So after our pick of the best videos under the headings of Animation, Narrative, Comedy and Performance, now here's our ultimate list of the best of the best, the absolute bangers... our …
Best Music Videos of 2020: Animation
It's time to start our round-up of the momentous year that was 2020. And starting, as Promonews tradition demands, with the best work in Animation, also shows how music video production adapted, in the face of the devastating juggernaut that was Covid-19.
As pointed out in our recent Brief History of the Lockdown Video, this was the year that mainstream artists embraced animation. And although that was largely due to the impact of the pandemic and lockdown, perhaps the explosion of creativity from the likes of Dua Lipa, Stormzy, Little Mix, Tove Lo, in the area of animation will be one of the most lasting legacies of 2020.
But as always, this year produced a wonderfully eclectic mixed bag of work, from a wide range of supremely talented animation directors. From the hugely experienced - including Chris Hopewell, Ruff Mercy and even, Michel & Olivier Gondry - to the new visionaries - including Meat Dept, Mike Anderson, Cheng-Hsu Chung, and others. They made it a very big year for animation in music videos.
Our fourth and final list of the videos of the year deals with the artists who have used music videos to light up 2019.
Our favourite funniest videos of 2020 add up to a smorgasbord of delights.
Our round-up of 2020 concludes with the biggest, smartest and best performance videos featured on Promonews this year.
Martyn Thomas directs an impressive animated promo for Dutch DJ and producer Sander van Dijck …
Samy Mosher's second video for singer-songwriter Emmit Fenn, following the poignant Far From Here, …
Souvid Datta presents Episode 2 of the Silent Spaces series, following last month's Messengers.
George Moore and Jack Pell bring the retro vibes in his animated promo for David Guez.
Photographer Lillie Eiger directs her debut music video for Phoebe Green's IDK.
A deserted South London plays host to Wyldest vocalist Zoe Mead's sleepwalking, in Mark Van …