Swidlife’s 10 Best Music Videos of 2022

    Music has always been a powerful medium for storytelling and self-expression, and the music video format has given artists an even greater platform to share their vision with the world. In 2022, we saw a wide range of music videos that captured audiences’ attention and made a lasting impact. Whether it’s the stunning visuals, compelling storylines, or innovative concepts, these music videos truly set themselves apart and left a lasting impression on viewers. So without further ado, here are our 10 best music videos of 2022.

    Mati — Pressure

    Directed by: Matthew Hove

    Mati’s “Pressure” was a visual masterpiece showcasing his incredible talent and unique style. The video features a series of striking shots, all set against vibrant and atmospheric settings. It’s a must-see for fans of great storytelling and anyone looking for a captivating and artistic video experience.

    Jordan Ward & Joony — IDC

    Directed by: Brent Campanelli 

    Jordan Ward and Joony’s “IDC” is a powerful visual representation of shaking off dead weight and moving on from a toxic relationship. The video, directed by Brent Campanelli, takes place in Brooklyn and tells the story of a person’s journey to break free from an unhealthy dynamic.

    Amindi — slideshow

    Directed by: Dylan McGale

    “Slideshow,” directed by Dylan McGale, features a fan’s obsession with Amindi’s music—performed by LA-based artist Jermtown. The video explores the theme of superficial devotion in both romantic and fan relationships.

    Neemz — Guidance

    Directed by: Simon Morrison

    In the music video for “Guidance,” directed by Simon Morrison, Neemz showcases the idea of trusting the journey and finding direction. Through her powerful singing, songwriting, and stage presence, Neemz encourages both herself and her audience to live in the present and make every moment count.

    Curtis Waters — MANIC MAN

    Directed by: Ethan Johnson

    The “MANIC MAN” music video, set in Curtis Waters’ hometown of Vancouver, shows him struggling with bipolar disorder through a chaotic action sequence featuring stolen cars and treacherous caves. Directed by Ethan Johnson, the video portrays Waters running from guilt and fighting against his ego.


    Directed by: Cedric Crisologo

    IGWE AKA’s “DONT NEED A SOUL” is a visually stunning work, with balloons possibly symbolizing the song’s theme. The video’s vibrant and bold colors, combined with AKA’s emotive performance, make for an unforgettable viewing experience. The use of balloons as a metaphor only adds to the song’s message, reinforcing the idea of freedom and breaking free from societal expectations.

    papa mbye — PIXEL

    Directed by: Braden Lee

    papa mbye’s “PIXEL” video is a true work of art, both visually and musically. Various effects and techniques add an extra layer of depth and dimension to the music, creating an immersive experience for the viewer. The video’s unique visual style complements the music perfectly, resulting in a cohesive and captivating piece. The combination of the music and the visuals make “PIXEL” a must-see for anyone interested in cutting-edge and innovative video production.

    Shann — Without Trying

    Directed by: Brenner

    Shann’s video for “Without Trying” is a beautifully shot and edited piece with stunning use of vibrant colors that add a dreamy, ethereal quality to the footage. The beach shots, in particular, perfectly capture the laid-back, relaxed vibe of the song. 

    Kevin Holliday — Out of Me

    Directed by: Cam DeMars

    In Kevin Holliday’s “Out of Me” music video, he takes viewers on a tour of his hometown of Brooklyn while bringing the song’s themes to life. The recurring presence of a disco ball represents Holliday’s enduring feelings in a long-distance relationship, implying that the connection does not fade when their conversations end.

    Asha Imuno — ZIG ZAGGING

    Directed by: Angel Orozco

    Asha Imuno’s “ZIG ZAGGING” video showcases an interesting use of edits. The video begins with a fast-paced montage of various shots, gradually slowing down as the song progresses. The use of fast cuts and spliced-together footage creates a chaotic and energetic feel, perfectly fitting the fast-paced nature of the song.


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