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The first video from Rejjie Snow's recently released debut album Dear Annie is a parable on the plight of the outsider, the Other in society, given its own distinctive character by director Martin C. Pariseau.
KLVDR, a director who has worked with J Hus, Tinie Tempah, Stormzy, Gigs, Wiley and Krept & Konan, has now joined Burning Reel for music videos.
Hailing from Zimbabwe, but resident in England since the age of 11, KLVDR's background in art direction, photography and brand identity has also earned him collaborations with NBA, Footlocker and Beats by Dre.
Two Penny Blue's Lament is about coming to terms with Death, a theme interpreted by Dan Hawkins as a disconnected relationship between singer Tommy Gathers and a young woman who is a mysterious and seductive presence throughout the video.
Greg Barnes takes us on a journey around young UK rapper Benny Mails' performance and appetite for mischief.
Benny is seen promoting the letter P by flyposting it around town, while also sporting a collection of on-point outfits, in the short sharp kinetic video for Passion, shot on 16mm and high and low digital formats.
Shot during some extreme weather - minus 10 C and gales - in Winnat's Pass in the Peak District, Daniel Alexander Harris and his intrepid two-man crew succeeded in shooting a stunning 16mm piece for newcomers Night Flight.
So the Beast from the East also provided us with a visual feast.
Aella Jordan-Edge takes to the London nightclub scene to film Matoma’s Lonely’ ft. MAX. With an “imaginary friend” concept at its core, this video was inspired by Aella’s love for the classic film Harvey.
Shooting on Kodak 16mm 200T allowed Matthew Sterling to capture the vibe of Caitlyn Scarlett's Ornaments.
Casual, cool and independence resonnate through her honest lyrics, reflected by the tinted shots of the singer pacing through the local supermarket, a colourful, banal scene contrasted with the intimacy of her bedroom shown through other clips.
Wouter Stoter captures “a single moment repeated from 18 different angles” in this intriguing video for Kim Janssen.
This is a party where a group of expats gather, and a series of mini-character studies take place as a ball skidding into a swimming pool initiates a growing sense of strangeness.
Silent Tapes's third video for Adam French takes one evolutionary step in their visual world for the singer-songwriter, moving towards a very dark reality.
In fact, it's nightmarish, as a number of lost souls strungle to survive in the darkness of a brutal city. And throughout, a single, miraculous orange tree on a street corner sheds its fruit.
Thor Brenne's video for Ina Wroldsen is a strikingly metaphorical retelling if a folk tale through dance.
Grant Singer's latest video for The Weeknd gets more epic and enigmatic as it goes along.
Austin Peters has created an atmospheric, grungy and woozily lo-fi video for Diplo's collab with emerging SoundCloud rapper Lil Xan.
Shot on various formats, the scenes include Diplo and Lil Xan hanging in a rundown car in a field. Xan also walks woozily around a house party a la Mean Streets, a gas station and the aisles of a convenience store.