The 10 Best Music Videos of 2022
Every year many music videos are being released and 2022 is no exception. Despite the large number of music videos, we still have the top rated ones. Let’s explore the best music videos of 2022 and get carried away by these amazing lists. (Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash)
1. Max Cooper – Exotic Content
Max Cooper has revealed that his upcoming album is titled “Unspoken Words” and will be released on Mesh on March 25. The album’s second single is titled “Exotic Contents”. The video is a marvel of digital art created by Xander Steenbrugge.
As part of the Unspoken Words project, Cooper explored the issues of using words to speak to each other. “The name ‘Exotic Contents’ comes from the idea that when we can’t see something right away. It’s hard to communicate with others since it’s all internal and personal.
This challenge stems from Wittgenstein’s private language argument. He compares the situation to that of a beetle trapped in a box.
In the show “Exotic Contents”, he collaborated with machine learning expert Xander Steenbrugge. He presented this concept in a simple way. Together, they developed a method to transform written stories into images.
Max Cooper maintains his impressive string of music video assignments. This was done with the help of Steenbruge and their remarkable use of generative artificial intelligence.
2. Chance the Rapper – Child of God
The rapper’s first single as a lead artist in 2022 is “Child of God.” It features Ghanaian-American singer Moses Sumney.
Chance met Gabonese artist Nala Opiangah in Accra. She was inspired by her interactions with Chance to create a 6’x11′ piece of art. It’s her signature: a complicated mesh of naked bodies of black women.
The “Child of God” music video illustrates Opiangah’s work. It also shows Chance’s songs matured in his House of Kicks studio.
While Chance raps with biblical imagery and personal passion, Opiangah’s works soar to high ceilings.
It seems that the children of God of Luck can be of any age. The second stanza contains reflections on youth, a recurring subject in Chance’s writing.
Ahead of the song’s release, Chance said on Instagram that it’s about trust, purpose and process.
He seems to lean towards the three on “Child of God”, where he seems revitalized.
This really simple and sweet video is a thoughtful look at the power of art to make the world more peaceful.
3. Florence and the Machine – King
The new video of Florence’s song is a great example of how to pair images with music. It’s epic, beautiful, ethereal and mysterious.
Florence + The Machine are back with a brand new single titled “King”. This video came after the release of their 2018 studio album High as Hope. This song seems to be the first sign of a new studio album.
Florence Welch is depicted as a goddess of healing. In the Feb. 23 music video, she acknowledges her shortcomings and failed romances.
It’s one of the most interesting films because of the way it uses color, symbols, and dance.
4. Ghost – Call me little sun
This new Ghost video is a trip down memory lane for people who miss late-night 1990s MTV. It shows off industrial metal in all the right ways.
5. Animal Collective – Here we go again
The masters of surreal indie electronic pop are back with their best work in years. This includes their best ever video, a wacky journey through 3D scans of pop music.
6. 5 Seconds of Summer – Complete Mess
5 Seconds of Summer’s ten-year album was released in 2011. Their fifth studio album will be released in late 2022, and the first song will be titled “Complete Mess.”
On February 18, 2022, the group sent a magazine to a fan and retweeted a tweet she made about the song’s title and release date. It was an unofficial way to let people know about the song. But the official news came a week later, on February 25, in the form of an Instagram post with the song’s official cover art.
Prior to the song’s debut, 5 Seconds of Summer teased it extensively. The first two clips were posted on TikTok by 5SOS on February 19 and 20. They started posting the snippets on Twitter a few days later.
The first ones, February 25, 26, 27 and 28, were all significant. The group uploaded the latest single, which revealed part of the Complete Mess lyrics, on March 1, a day before the song was released.
7. Grimes – Shinigami Eyes
Grimes, a Canadian singer-producer and visual artist, has just released her second single in too many months. The single is titled “Shinigami Eyes”. It comes with a futuristic music video with trippy visuals.
In the video, South Korean rapper Jennie Kim of BlackPink makes an appearance. Grimes can be seen wearing prosthetic elf ears.
8. Folly Group – Faint of Heart
A beautifully depressing clip. This is to complement Folly Group’s meticulously crafted electronic, dance and post-punk themes.
9. Toro Y Moi – Postman
Toro Y Moi produced another excellent indie dance track. This time with an artistically shot and edited video that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
The song “Postman” is a slinky psych-funk groove driven by bass, tambourine and Bear’s vocals. It also has a Bootsy Collins type feel. The song also has periodic electric yelps as an accent.
The music the video was directed by Kid. Studio. It shows him driving around San Francisco in a jeepney driven by the same Filipino who is on the cover of Mahal.
The video transitions from live action to animation during the song’s danceable double-beat breakdown.
10. The Joker and the Queen – Ed Sheeran ft. Taylor Swift
Sheeran and Swift surprised their fans around the world with their new duet. They sang to each other about how love can help someone open up to the person they love, even if it’s scary and dangerous.
Their first collaboration together, “Everything Has Changed”, was released nine years before this new song.
The music video for the band’s song “The Joker and the Queen” focuses on this theme. It shows how a couple’s love can last even through the toughest times.
Article by Mia Hug