2017 has kickstarted with some incredible music videos, which made us think-we need to compile a list and put it all together for our readers to enjoy.
From the obvious (Young Thug) to other videos that were a little left of center, we've got it all. While we can't catch all of the music videos that have been released this month, we think we've got a pretty comprehensive list of some of the greatest visuals we've seen so far in 2017.
Young Thug - Wyclef Jean
This one was the clear dominator in terms of music videos. Young Thug failing to show up to his own music video shoot is no surprise to anyone, but what Pomp & Clout did with it was pure genius.
Bohan Phoenix- Jala
Bohan Phoenix is one of the most exciting rappers in the game, and his music videos always take on an air of movie-level storytelling. Rapping in both Chinese and English, no one reps Asia and New York like Bohan.
Sampha - (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano
Sampha's voice is insanity that just carries on for days and days, and the minimalistic styles he's implemented for his record only showcase how stunning his vocal work truly is.
With that in mind, the video here only plays further to Sampha's musical capability and the end result is powerful as it is simple.
Moiré - Jupiter
Glitchy and weird, Moire's work with Ghostly has proven to make him one of their best in the label. It doesn't tell too much of a story here, but it's still an entertaining watch nonetheless.
Vitalic - Waiting For The Stars
This one is just all around fun. Dancing glittery women dance around over a cool backdrop. Just greatness all around with fantastic music cascading through the visuals.
Bonobo - No Reason
Bonobo and Nick Murphy bring some serious work into the video, which is cyclical and trippy as hell. It's a room continuing to get smaller, and enveloped in Japanese culture, where everything is crowded, it makes a statement on top of being just a fun video.
JeanGa and George - Compromise
Continuing the trend of trippy videos, this animated piece is uncompromising in its artistic decision and musical style. It's strong, pro-women in a way, and in general, the colors and visual direction is fantastic.
Clap! Clap! - Hope feat OY
Taking a childlike approach to their drawing style and animation, this one is otherworldly without coming off pretentious. Colorful and simple, this video is stunning in a way that's hard to describe.
Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 - Star Stuff
Chaz Bundick, Sometimes known as Toro Y Moi, is always up to something, and his latest project is a new album called Star Stuff, slated for a March 31st album. This video takes us on a bowling alley journey and is done in a way only him and his crew could.
Tei Shi - Keep Running
I was surprised to see a friend of mine in this video when my friend sent me this video, but that's not why this video is in our best of list. It's dreamy, colorful, and manages to blend various colors and moods with a simplicity not seen since "Hotline Bling." Mixed in with a low-budget feel with high-quality vision, Tei Shi's music is always a pleasure, and she now has a video to match.
Ama Lou - Not Always
The young singer plays with gender fluidity and stereotypes in this latest piece. It's emotionally charged and impactful, and the visuals are shot beautifully. The North London artist is quickly making a massive name for herself, and we can't wait to see more.