Our round-up of the work featured here in July was a big month for creativity - as you would expect in the last full month of releases before the UKMVAs 2023 entry deadline. We certainly saw some more potential contenders for honours at this year's show.There were standout videos for Bakar (above), James Blake, London Grammar & Camelphat, Mura Masa, Harry Styles, Stormzy (twice), Paul Kalkbrenner, Zayn and The Chemical Brothers - and much more besides.
Promonews - 2 months ago
Here's our round-up of the work featured here in June, marking the halfway point of 2023. And once again it was a month packed with a range of high-quality work.These include standout videos for the return of ANONHI & The Johnsons, featuring Monroe Bergdorf, the Central Cee and Dave team-up, Doja Cat's reinvention with the help of Tanu Muino, another AI-fired excursion for Hak Baker by Hugh Mulhern, Little Simz big collab with Dave Meyers, RAYE's latest outing with Otis Dominique, and Roisin Murphy orchestrating her own hometown parade. Plus a couple of longer form films featuring several tracks, for Jords and The Black Skirts. All in all, some great work here, in most types of music genre.All very promising, now we have entered awards season...
Promonews - 3 months ago
Three Bank Holiday Mondays (in the UK) did not get in the way of May being the biggest month of the year so far for releases - and music videos.So here's our round-up of the pick of the month for May - featuring Arlo Parks, Ashnikko, Depeche Mode, Harry Styles, Janelle Monae, J J Hus,, Jess Glynne, Kesha, Kylie, Potter Payper, Rita Ora, Squid, Stormzy, The Hives... and much more besides.
Promonews - 4 months ago
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Here's our round-up of the pick of the month for April, from Aidan to U2 - including Eyes For Others, Jesy Nelson, Mura Masa and Olivia Dean.Plus Labrinth and Billie Eilish, King Krule, Katie Melua, ENNY, Patrick Wolf, and much more besides.
Promonews - 5 months ago
Our round-up of the pick of the month for March shows a range of signature creativity, the emergence of some exciting new directors and the return of huge artists with some big visual statements.Ed Sheeran and Calvin Harris are coming on strong with big new videos. RAYE revisited personal trauma. Arlo Parks continues her sophomore campaign. There was the unique kookiness of Sparks - guest starring Cate Blanchett. And of course the UK's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest - where the video was premiered on primetime network TV. And much more. There is life in the old dog.
Promonews - 6 months ago
After the customary sleepy start to the year, things started livening up in February. And here is the best stuff that we featured last month, where the new technology played unmistakeable part in some of the biggest moments. There was Ashnikko, bringing Saam Farahmand back to music videos, and employing AI to spectacular effect. And there was Hak Baker and Hey Baby doing the same. Slowthai launching a new record with contrasting vids helmed by directing teams The Rest and UNCANNY. While some classic partnerships returned: none more so than Anton Corbijn for the emotional return of Depeche Mode.The popsters were represented by Rita Ora and Jax Jones featuring Calum Scott, both courtesy of Charlie Sarsfield, while Joe Connor embraced Virtual Production and choreography to elevate Ellie Goulding's new direction.There was the revival of the trusty photobooth in Sayna Fardaraghi's video for Tom Grennan, more kinkiness from Tove Lo, headscratching concepts for Squid, self-directs from Taylor Swift and Enter Shikari; old school MTV vibes by Ivanna Borin for Paramore; and much more...
Promonews - 7 months ago
It was the familiar feeling of a new year kicking into shape. A trickle of fresh work, becoming an ever-steadier stream - supplemented by various things that slipped through the net at the back end of last year. But already hints and signs that in 2023 there will be big videos from big stars to get excited about - and get talked about.So the return of Miley Cyrus, P!nk and Sam Smith showed us the unassailable power of the music video medium as a vehicle for superstar power. But as always, its a broad church of creativity that saw artists new and older benefit from super work. So here are our picks of January...
Promonews - 8 months ago