Five Music Videos That Will Make You Wonder

Maybe it’s the summer heat, but it seems I’ve been craving “different” these days.  Whether it’s befriending sock puppet photographers or breaking into dance in line at grocery stores –  something’s drawing me towards the unconventional, and it has certainly influenced my taste in music videos. Step into my world for a moment, and see a few musical gems that have entertained me this season.

1 Kraak and SmaakSqueeze Me

Heineken, Van Gogh, Kraak & Smaak. The three most famous things to come out of Holland. Ever. That’s what this band thinks, at least.  And who am I to pretend to know any better? This intricate music video must have taken ages to complete. Upbeat and amusing – it’s definitely worth a try.

2 Charlotte Gainsbourg – Heaven Can Wait

Hands down one of the most original  music videos that I have come across to date, Heaven Can Wait by Charlotte Gainsbourg is a must see. I’ve watched it on repeat for several days, and each time I’ve made a new discovery. Gainsbourg, a French singer-songwriter and actress has also been stirring things up in the film world with her performance in the controversial flick, ‘Antichrist.’  I haven’t seen (nor do I plan to see) the movie, but if it’s anything like this music video, I’m sure its quite the conversation piece.

3 Jonsi – Go Do

I’m not going to lie. This one gets a little creepy. But give it a chance, it has it’s moments. Icelandic guitarist Jonsi – you may know him as the lead singer of Sigur Ros – serves up quite a show in this visually arresting music video. There are some undeniably inspiring moments in this piece. If you’re looking for an excuse to step away from your real life for a moment, go ahead and take this one.

4 Moderat – Rusty Nails

Moderat, an electronic music project based in Berlin, is the brainchild of artists Sascha Ring, Gernot Bronsert, and Sebastian Szary. I’ll be honest – prior to discovering this video, I had no clue who either one of those guys was. Rusty Nails has put Moderat on the map for me.  If you’re anyone like me, it will send you into a trance and/or get you excited for bed time.

5 Beat Dis – Just Like

I’ve written on this one before, but I thought it certainly belonged in this post.  I still love the motion graphics – still think its worth a look. Enjoy.


About the author

Yolanda Muchnik is the Founder of Aliveasart. A working professional with a passion for the visual and performing arts, she's got a soft spot for all things creative. In addition to ten years of formal dance training, Yolanda has experience as a graphic artist, a management and strategy consultant, and digital marketer.

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