Music videos can be an effective means of conveying emotion and telling a narrative, inspiring generations of artists to push creative boundaries further than before. Iconic clips have served as inspirations to many.
Master of visual poetry, [Director’s Name] employs symbols and metaphors to elicit a range of emotions in these mesmerizing music videos. He empowers artists by giving them freedom of expression while providing viewers with an insight into their worlds.
1. “Losing My Religion” by Aerosmith
Losing My Religion” can mean different things to different people; most take its meaning as being about someone who feels uncomfortable in social settings and practices how he should behave or say things, yet still isn’t able to connect with people around him. Lyrically, “a simple prop…to occupy my time” implies this man may just be using this person as a way of passing the time or avoid feeling lonely.
Peter Buck originally recorded the main riff for this song using a mandolin, an instrument not usually associated with R.E.M. But, its success catapulted them to mainstream rock status and led to them becoming one of music history’s biggest acts. The track became one of the first hit singles from Out of Time album which came four years after their major label debut Green album release and also marks a turning point where R.E.M. began to lose their edge.
2. “Walk This Way” by Run-DMC
Aerosmith’s 1986 video for “Walk This Way” marked an inflection point. After the disappointment of their previous album, Done With Mirrors, the band struggled for mainstream success; but after its success both as single and video, Aerosmith found itself back into mainstream success – garnering multi-platinum albums and Top 40 hits for several years to follow.
Joe Perry composed a two-measure drum beat and guitar riff to begin this song, before Steven Tyler sang rapid-fire lyrics about a high school dance he attended; these words not only told a tale but had an energetic feel as they flowed smoothly – producing an energetic tune with elements from rock, funk and hip hop music genres.
Girls Aloud and Sugababes covered it for Comic Relief charity single in 2007. This version featured Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine, Sarah Nicola Amelle singing parts of the song; Keisha sang chorus; Dallas Austin produced track; it included additional effects like vocoder for electro pop feel.
5. “Q.U.E.E.N.” by Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae’s film for her song “freedom anthem” stands out among music films in many ways. One of its unique aspects is featuring her as both an actor and character; thus cementing her desire to fight injustices through multiple means. For instance, one scene shows her held captive by members of Wondaland revolutionary group as they resist authority through music. A narration provides context by explaining that they were being held because of their connection to music as well as refusal to follow instructions given from above.
She is depicted as an energetic leader with a cause who understands that to best reach her audience with ideas of equality and justice she needs to combine these concepts into engaging pop songs which people will sing along to and dance to (I enjoy them as well while playing games of online poker on websites reviewed on the https://centiment.io).
This video serves as a sneak preview for Many Moons, the film which will star Janelle Monae as Cindi Mayweather (an android). We will cover that film further on Film Drilldown.