Each month we’ll be bringing you our pick of the best new music videos on the internet. This month has seen the release of some amazing videos with some beautiful visuals, including mysterious dancing figures, adorable kittens and the return of Aphex Twin.
Danny Brown keeps things interesting
Danny Brown has always been one of recent hip-hops most interesting and individual artists, and that hasn’t changed with his latest release When It Rain. The music and the visuals go hand-in-hand perfectly, combining a raw and aggressive energy with flickering and occasionally unnerving imagery.
Duit keeps us on our toes
We’re massive fans of clever choreography here at Canvas, which is why we fell in love with Duit’s video for All The People. A collaboration between director Krzysztof Grajper and Polish art collective Lunapark, the video features a mysterious silhouetted figure throwing down some mesmerising shapes in front of a rocky white background.
Aesop Rock gets adorable with Kirby
If there are two things guaranteed to make people smile, it’s adorable puppets and even more adorable kittens. Aesop Rock combines the two with this charming video for Kirby, which was directed by Toben Seymour and features a puppet version of the indie rapper along with a rescue kitten named Dina.
The triumphant return of Blood Orange
We say return, but its not like Dev Hynes ever really went away – the insanely talented musician has been busy producing and recording hits for the likes of Solange and Carly Rae Jepsen since the last Blood Orange album, 2013’s Cupid Deluxe. He’s just dropped his incredible new album Freetown Sound, along with this beautiful video for Augustine.
Return of the weird – Aphex Twin is back!
Aphex Twin hasn’t made an official music video for 17 years, and the ones he released back then were completely unique, weird and terrifying – most notably the mind-melting Come To Daddy. It’s only fitting then that his newest official video takes on an interesting premise; it was directed by Ryan Wyer, a 12-year-old from Rush, County Dublin. Aphex Twin and Warp Records commissioned the video by the schoolboy after becoming aware of his work through his YouTube channel, and the resulting video is as fascinating as you’d expect.