MTV might have taken the music out of television, but an accompanying visual to a song can enhance and express the artist’s vision. Here are ten music videos to watch this week:
1. Budapest – George Ezra
Listen to the song before watching the video, and see if the real George Ezra looks like the George Ezra of your imagination.
2. I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith
Glee’s Dianna Agron and The Mindy Project’s Chris Messina star in this heartbreaking video from the balladeer.
3. Beggin’ For Thread – Banks
Because black and white is always better.
4. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
It’s impossible to listen to this song and not imagine your first dance at your wedding. The video makes it even harder. Ed Sheeran is by no means a dancer, but he’s flawless in this fluid video.
5. Happy – C2C
Try to not be happy while watching to this gospel-inspired, dance-heavy video.
6. Man On Fire – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
“I’m a man on fire, walking through your street, with one guitar, and two dancing feet.”
7. 7/11 – Beyonce
Beyonce released this homemade style video on her website, and it makes anyone want to spent a day in a hotel suite with Queen Bey. Look for Blue’s cameo.
8. Reflections – MisterWives
Although it was on an annoying Hulu commercial that played at seemingly every commercial break, the New York-based group put together a fun music video for their catchy song.
9. Salt – Bad Suns
This narrative video is an emotional journey, chronicling the path to find identity.
10. Harlem – New Politics
While the song may have been a big hit from the Danish band a few years ago, the video is worth watching on repeat. New Politics’ frontman David Boyd shows off his dance moves throughout New York City, shakin’ it like a bad girl up in Harlem.