APRIL 2017'S MOST STYLISH VIDEOS
By Matt Glazebrook, 5 May 2017
Another month, another batch of strong style inspiration backed with equally excellent music. Feast your eyes and ears on this lot.
NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge) – Scared Money
If we’re ranking videos on pure outfit goals, there’s a scene here, about 30 seconds in, that wins the month with a landslide. In it Anderson and Knxwledge hang out near some vintage BMWs, looking an absolute vision of retro awesomeness in bucket hats, skinny adidas footy tops and Gucci sweatshirts. Want.
ZAYN – Still Got Time ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR
Turns out, Zayn’s parties are a lot like our parties. You spend ages picking out the right outfit (logo sweatshirt, checked trousers, green-dyed hair), there’s a moment where you wonder if anyone’s going to come, then a load of people you don’t recognise turn up, and you spend most of the night wandering around feeling a bit confused and out of it. And at the end there’s no one left but you and a monkey. Always a monkey.
The Obsessives – You're My God
‘I’m trying to be cool,’ sing Philadelphia indie-rockers The Obsessives. They sing this while mooching about in an array of thrift-store finery (stone-washed denim jackets, straight-leg jeans, normcore sweaters, tie-dye tees) with some on-point manes of long hair, so we’d say they’re doing alright on that score.
DJ Khaled – I'm the One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
From the 'celebrities aren’t like us' school of music videos, DJ Khaled’s latest clip involves a bunch of his famous mates – Biebs, Chance, Lil Wayne, all three Migos – hanging around in a sort of ornamental garden, surrounded by bikini-clad (and occasionally horse-riding) models, generally looking like they’re having the time of their lives. So far, so obnoxious – but luckily there’s plenty of stealable styles (Justin’s baseball jersey and layered denim/army jacket look, Lil Chano’s Billionaire Boys Club sweatshirt and excellent oversized horse-print hoodie) to keep us regular folks from feeling too left out.
First Hate – The One
They may be 20-somethings from Copenhagen, but synth-poppers First Hate do a pretty convincing impression of Manchester in the early 90s in their new video for The One, complete with bowl haircuts, rave-ready anoraks, round sunglasses and neon-lit visuals straight out of an editorial in The Face. Kids these days, eh?