BY TER STAFF
Are music videos a lost art in 2015? With MTV and VH1 airing more reality television programs than actual music videos, it is no surprise that a lot of artists have abandoned the music video route of promotion. Fortunately not all artists subscribe to such logic. Many superstar artists still know that fans crave visuals, even if they are streaming it from their phone or tablet. And a lot of emerging artists know that creating some dope visuals are a great way to gain exposure and put your name on the map. Check out our favorite music videos from this past year and see who got our number one spot.
10. Lana Del Rey – “High By The Beach”
Continuing with her theme of music videos that give you the most vintage and nostalgic feels, Lana Del Rey’s ‘High By The Beach’ isn’t a stoner’s anthem as the title suggest, rather it’s a tale about love and loneliness. Directed by Jack Nava, who also directed Lana’s ‘Shades Of Cool’ video, the visuals for this record stay true to the song as Lana is alone in an empty California beach house, while a metaphorical, yet actual, helicopter watches her from afar. The video takes an unexpected turn, when Lana takes out a giant explosive from her guitar case to blow up the voyeur helicopter, leaving us all to read into the video’s true meaning.