A very recent phenomenon to take your internet by its throat is the – Concept of a LYRIC VIDEO. Let me take the liberty and explain it you what it entails. Basically you can read the lyrics of the song which pops up on your screen simultaneously when you play the song on YouTube; it’s just like a well made lyric video of the original track of an artist. Please don’t mistake it to be a fan lyric video (which I don’t really blame you for, YouTube is stormed with those kinds of videos).
So, lately a few artists have been following a certain pattern- first they release the lyric video and then the official music video of the song. And that caught my attention. I must say some artist did really take equal amount of pain to make a flawless lyric video. Hence I’ve created a list of top 5 best lyric videos so far. (My opinion may vary but if it doesn’t *Hi5*). So here goes the list.
No.5. Boys Like Girls “Be Your Everything’
The entire concept of the lyric video caught my attention. The paper craft game we used play in our school and the simplicity of just using a single composition notebook is completely amazing. I think it puts in a sincere effort in what the song tries to convey plus the typography of the lyrics is simple and readable. It makes it a cute little video to watch.
No.4. Cassettes Won’t Listen “Falling Apart”
I particularly like this artist. But the reason I can’t get this song out of my head is because the first time I looked up for this artist on YouTube I came across this mind-blowing lyric video of one of his song. And the video just builds itself and carries itself. If you see the video, you’ll understand what I exactly want to say. The typography and the whole idea of Falling Apart, the emotions and the fluidity of words falling out of your mouth is JUST AMAZING. Take a look.
No. 3. U2 “No Ordinary Love”
Ok, U2. That should somehow sum the amount of art and soul the song pours out. But they have intensely put forward a screen full of chalked words and equally amazing street art. This particular track is from the soundtrack for the movie “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom”. Let me not ruin it anymore, take a look for yourself.
No.2. John Mayer “Paper Doll”
Well, talk about doing something out of the box. This video ‘fits’ in perfectly. Literally! I really want to meet the person who conceptualized the whole video. Some serious balls you need here to push such a video out on such a beautiful song. The quirkiness just soothes my senses. Let me also tell you this, there are extremes to the video viewing- in the sense you either might love the video or just simply hate it (or find it very annoying- not the song just the lyric video). So take a look and pick which side are you on.
No.1. Katy Perry “Roar”
And the number 1 spot had no debates in my head. Ms.Perry always does something that stands out. And the lyric video of her single Roar takes the throne. What do we do first thing in the morning? We check our phones and from there starts our day. And Ms.Perry very aptly has captured the whole essence in her song in bright texts and cute little emojis. God! It’s so refreshing to see creativity work its magic. Let me tell you this I still watch this video. Now let me allow you to enjoy the video too.
©Madhura Rumde for PosterGully.com