The Best Music Videos of 2017 (So Far)

By Briana Fields

 

2017 has been a really good year for music videos. Here are some of the best and most aesthetically pleasing, in no particular order.

 

Lorde – Green Light

 

 

I’m not kidding when I say that after this music video came out, I watched it every day for a month. The slightly grainy footage, the use of bright red and green lights and Lorde dancing down the street until the sun comes up – all good things. It reminds me of some of the best nights I’ve had going out, and for a music video, that’s impressive.

 

Charli XCX – Boys

 

 

This one is fun to watch just to see how many of these boys you recognize. It’s a study on the female gaze and celebrates young men embracing all different kinds of masculinity. There are puppies, lots of pink and Joe Jonas eating pancakes. What more could you want?

 

Kendrick Lamar – Humble

 

 

Nothing short of cinematic, this video deserves to be watched in the highest definition on the biggest screen available. Every single time the shot changes, you’ll think wow and also wait, how did they shoot that? It’s incredible.

 

Young Thug – Wyclef Jean

 

 

Whether you like Young Thug or not, this is without a doubt a masterpiece. Director Ryan Staake managed to piece together one of the best music videos I’ve ever seen from a shoot without the artist starring in it, and it ended up being so hilarious and iconic that honestly, it was probably for the best.

 

Dua Lipa – New Rules

 

 

This was absolutely the song of the summer for me, so if you missed it, catch up! This video is a feat of choreography and great fashion. If you’re a girl who’s ever tried to get over a guy with the help of your friends, this video will be both relatable and inspirational. It’s another one you’ll want to watch again and again – it’s honestly a little hypnotic.

 

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts

 

 

The colors are gorgeous. The video perfectly echoes the song’s vibe. Also, um, Rihanna is in it? Obviously this video had to make the list.

 

Sir Sly – High

 

 

This video is like seeing one of the dreams you’ve normally forgotten about by the time you wake up come alive. It’s bizarre, but you also won’t be able to look away. It is imagination at its wildest, and it’s cool to watch the band just go with it.

 

SZA – Drew Barrymore

 

 

Most of this video feels homemade in the best way. Even though it was released over the summer, it perfectly captures the time of year that we’re about to enter when it’s warm inside but cold outside, just like SZA captures the feeling of self-doubt in the lyrics.

 

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Featured image is from Billboard

 

 

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