A massive month for music videos saw amazing work from an eclectic range of sources, including double servings of bangers from both A$AP Rocky and The 1975.
Videos of the Month - December 2018
Another playlist on the video output of 2018, and this is the one that's all about the final month of the year. As the holiday season loomed, December was the month that saw a customary drop in the number of releases. But without question, this was a month where some real quality videos came out - including some towering works.
From the return of Gesaffelstein at the beginning of the month, to the return of the Raconteurs at the end, December was also when we saw a huge new video for Mark Ronson & Miley Cyrus, and a record-breaking one for Ariana Grande's thank u, next (above): the most YouTube views in the first day of release, ever.
And there was a bully-battling Emma Stone in a new Paul McCartney video, a soul-stirring marching band for Justice, Rosalia drowning in her own tears, Matty Healy battling his imagination in the latest 1975 video. Plus Eminem, Jorja Smith, the Prodigy, Son Lux, and fab videos for up-and-coming artists Beabadoobee, Pretty Vicious, Shame and Yxng Bane.
All in all, a mighty fine way to end the year...
October went by like a blur. In that super-fast, super-busy month we had the UKMVAs, the launch of the new-look Promonews (finally) and also some of the year's biggest music videos.
Some great stuff came out in September - and some of it still managed to get under the wire to be included in the mix for this year's UKMVAs.
The pick of the the videos featured on Promonews in steamy August includes new ones from artists with tremendous track records in making great music videos for their music, from Aphex Twin to …
UKMVA-winning animator-directing partners Karni & Saul have returned to music videos with this delightful visual for Israeli singer-songwriter Sivan Talmor.
Maxine Peake plays a woman who retreats to her hotel room to sink into alcoholic despair, in Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's new video for Ex:Re, the solo project of Elena Tonra, lead singer …
Nico Poalillo offers glimpses of ordinary people's lives - and how love dictates our ups and downs - in his video for James TW, who interects with each story in some way. It's a sensitively …
Meji Alabi captures dancehall star Popcaan and singer/producder Davido in this vibrant celebration of Nigerian womanhood for the laid-back Dun Rich.
This excellent video for South African singer-songwriter Alice Phoebe Lou takes place in a studio apartment with some interesting furniture - its made from men.
Rebecca Phillips's self-directed video for Green Porcelain echoes the song in centring around fragility and the feeling of violence that occurs when what is familiar, valued or even treasured …