A lot of new music dropped in the first two months of 2022, signaling a trend to accompany music videos to accompany the release of early singles. With interesting visuals and storylines, 2022 has been a year where artists’ creativity is constantly on display and proves the importance of their visions.
So far, here are some of the best music videos of the year:
“The Joker and the Queen” – Ed Sheeran ft. Taylor Swift
Nine years after their first collaboration, ‘Everything Has Changed,’ Sheeran and Swift surprised fans around the world with this new duo, rehearsing yet again about how love can open someone up. to the one he loves even if it is a treacherous and frightening prospect. The music video “The Joker and The Queen” emphasizes this theme, showing the evolution of a relationship, ironically the same as their previous music video, and how a bond between two people can withstand the toughest challenges. .
“she’s everything I want to be” – Tate McRae
This tribute to Chorus line shows McRae as a struggling dancer trying to fit in among the crowd at an audition, comparing herself to the other girls around her. In a metallic navy workout outfit paired with fishnet tights and leggings, McRae looks like she’s actually 1980s. With winged eyeliner and a high ponytail, the singer wishes to be the the girl everyone looks up to and wants to be, giving listeners insight into her insecurities.
“Coconut” – Kim Petras
Petras’ viral Tik Tok anthem finally got the music video listeners were waiting for, with the exquisite, lighthearted choreography the singer promised to reveal. The video itself shows Petras in an orange corset and bright blue metallic miniskirt and a green screen of ’70s-inspired flowers, and of course, coconuts. Her background dancers complete the overall vibe of the video, making viewers want to shake their heads the whole time as she sings about summer days and hot temperatures.
“King” – Florence + The Machine
After the release of high as hope in 2018, Florence + The Machine are back with the first single “King” which seems to be the precursor to an upcoming album. The music video dropped recently on February 23 and depicts Florence Welch herself as a healing goddess aware of her own flaws and failed past relationships. With exquisite use of color, symbolism, and choreography, this is by far one of the most captivating videos I’ve seen this year.
“Oh My God” – Adele
Of course, Adele had to give us the look of the classic black-and-white music video for “Oh My God,” which was a striking track from her recent album. 30. In this music video, Adele is seen in what almost looks like a parallel to the video for her hit “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” as seen in a similar ballgown and pin-up hairstyle. She is perhaps the most laid back and carefree singer as she sways to the beat and gazes at her reflection with a smile on her face.