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6 New Videos You Need To See

Stormzy gets Scary and Skepta trashes a car in this week’s roundup of the best music videos out there

With the advent of high-speed internet, we’re living in a bit of a golden age for the music video – but we’re also reaching a point where you see at least one of the bloody things every time you open your eyes.

The question is, how do you know which videos are stone cold classics and which are just dust in the wind of the World Wide Web?

As usual, we’re here to help! We’ve rounded up the most notable clips from the last seven days from the far-flung recesses of the internet.

Check them out after the drop.

Stormzy – Scary

Director: Kaylum Dennis

Trust Stormzy to drop his halloween special in the middle of spring. The Sir Spyro produced Scary does exactly what it says on the tin, bringing a healthy dose of gothic horror to Stormzy’s urban manner.

The video, once again directed by Kaylum Dennis, sees Stormzy in a twisted, dark version of London at dawn.

Skepta - Man

Director: Risky Roadz

Legendary grime documentarian Risky Roadz has stepped up to direct the first video from former Crack cover star Skepta’s upcoming album Konnichiwa, Man. The clip is a lo-fi affair that’s only available in max 480p because of course it’s only available in max 480p.

There’s a menacing vibe throughout that ends with Skeppy and the gang laying waste to a parked car. Tut tut indeed.

Gaika - BUTA ft Miss Read & Serocee

Director: Gaika

We’ve been into Gaika’s dancehall inflected rap for a minute now and this dimly-lit video is a perfect addition to the London MC’s collection of macabre alternative hip-hop bangers.

Twisted abstractions and dancing silhouettes sit behind guest verses from Miss Red & Serocee.

White Lung - Below

Director: Richard Bates Jr.

White Lung are set to return with a new album this Friday and judging by this preview it’s set to be their most polished affair yet.

The band play to a concert hall, empty apart from a collection of weeping celebrity look-a-likes. The members of the group adopt a stoic stance as they play their latest single to the small gathering.

We’re not sure either.

Anderson .Paak - The Season / Carry Me / The Waters

Director: Chris Le & Anderson .Paak

As if we needed another reason to love Anderson .Paak he’s just released this video for three of tracks from his latest album Malibu.

The clip covers The Season, Carry Me and The Waters and it’s great fun from start to finish. For more Anderson love check out our recent feature with the SoCal singer here.

Braids - Companion

Director: Kevan Funk

Canada’s Braids have been making their brooding, minimalist pop music for a while now and their latest single Companion is about as brooding as it gets. Singer Raphaelle Standell confronts her doppelgänger in Kevan Funk’s haunting, desert set video.

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