Visual representations of the songs we love have been around for decades. When the words we sing along with are brought to life, the song can take on a whole new life. In 2017, we were treated to countless music videos and hours worth of beautiful imagery. With the help of a few of our friends, we put together a list of some of the best music videos that came out in the past year.
You can check out all the answers below and let us know your favorite music video of 2017 in the comments!
If you’ve missed any of our previous Year In Review posts, you can find them all here.
Connor Holcombe – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness “Fire Escape”
Will Dunaway – Kendrick Lamar “Humble”
Cory Clark – Wolf Alice “Don’t Delete The Kisses”
Jake Long – Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
Dillon Jordan – LANY “Good Girls”
RIVALS – Like Moths To Flames “Nowhere Left To Sink”
His Dream Of Lions – Sleep On It “Fireworks” (feat. Derek DiScanio of State Champs)
Sleep On It’s video for“Fireworks” was my favorite video of the year. The idea was cool and the collaboration between so many different bands added another element which I really enjoyed.
Lola Campbell of The Complex Dialect – Kendrick Lamar “Humble”
ANSON – Enter Shikari “Live Outside”
Reach The Shore
Crystal Lake “Apollo”
Logic “1-800-273-8255” (feat. Alessia Cara, Khalid)
The quality of music videos gets better every year but we chose these two.
Brooke Daly (Infectious Magazine Staff) – Asking Alexandria “Into The Fire”
Everything about this single was big. The sound itself, its implications (being the first single off of a hotly anticipated
album with the band’s former vocalist), and even its video. Luckily, it turned out exceptionally well. The clip focuses on the duality of man, featuring vocalist Danny Worsnop struggling to battle his evil doppelgänger as it tries to harm his bandmates. The choice is, of course, a move that ties in well with the song’s deep and personal lyrics about battling one’s inner self to triumph despite it all. The gorgeous noir-inspired cinematography provides shots that belong in a theater, and the composition is a beautiful balance of performance shots and a captivating storyline.
Gatherers – Animal Flag “Jealous Lover”
Animal Flag’s video for “Jealous Lover” is absolutely perfect.
LIMBS – King Krule “Dum Surfer”
King Krule’s music video for “Dum Surfer” is absolutely worth the watch. Filled with creepy visuals and interesting lighting/band shots.
TJ Horansky of Sleep On It – The Menzingers “After The Party”
The Menzingers “After the Party”. I love The Menzingers so much, and this was my favorite song off of their album After the Party. Kyle Thrash makes some of my favorite music videos, and this one was no exception!
Sami Marshall – Infectious Magazine Managing Editor
The Night Game “The Outfield”
I was absolutely obsessed with this song in 2017, so when the video came out for it, I was more than pleased. There’s something eerie about never seeing Martin Johnson’s face during the whole video, and just when you think he’ll turn around the video cuts out. From the way it’s shot to the mixture of different language subtitles throughout, this video is perfect!
Ninja Sex Party “Rocket Man”
I saw this video for the first time back in May, before the band officially released it, and it was honestly the only thing I cared about until October. I needed to see it again so badly! It is visually stunning and such a beautiful tribute to Elton John’s original.
The Maine “Taxi”
“Taxi” was easily one of my favorite tracks on Lovely Little Lonely and the music video was such a great addition to the countless amazing videos The Maine has released over the years. It wasn’t at all what anyone expected a music video for that song to look like. And I can remember audibly gasping at the major twist that happens when I first watched it.
Neck Deep “In Bloom”
This song hit hard for me this year, and to see the video was so soft and cute made me appreciate the track even more. It’s so pretty to look at and just adds another element to the song that only music couldn’t bring across.