As a media student, most of the times with a piece of media I look for meanings and dig way too deep into the subject! However: most of the time music videos have a lot of meaning and are created to essentially allow the artist to tell the story of the song. So with that said, here are my top 5 favourite music videos that have meaning!
5. Heart made up on you- R5
The song almost directly reflects on the actions in the music video- the music video is a narrative in which a boy distracts police while his female love interest robs a jewellery shop- and some lyrics from the chorus are ‘my mind says no you’re no good for me, but my heart’s made up on you’ saying that he knows she is bad yet is too in love to stay away from her.
The music video to this acoustic state champs bop has an introduction in which a female voice is speaking about destiny of meeting someone whilst clips of children growing up are shown. The concept for the rest of the video shows vocalist Derek singing and playing guitar in the back of a pickup truck amongst general romantic scenes between him and a love interest.
Personally this song has helped me a lot through hard times, and whilst not being the most advanced of videos, provides a simple message of trying to make someone smile or laugh by taking them away from a situation that is making them unhappy and distracting them.
2. Losing Myself- State Champs
This video is so fun to watch, and has a narrative around it because it’s set in a water park, and is supposed to be a promotional video for said water park- and honestly this gif of Tyler might have been the best moment in the video:
1. The Vamps- Middle of the night
Okay so this is my personal favourite because it’s so simple and features two characters using sign language to communicate so firstly the representation of deaf/signing people is incredible and so unseen in media!! Secondly it’s a bop and they just got number one album in the UK so that’s even better!
Peace! Grace 🙂