Music Video Roundup: John Legend, Aminé, Ashanti x Ty Dolla $ign, Halsey x Big Sean, Chromeo x DRAM, Malo
Odes to dating apps, disappointing masquerade parties, and more.
John Legend, “A Good Night”
Taking cues from the ‘swipe’ culture of online and app dating, and shot entirely on Google Pixel 2s, Legend plays the DJ of a club where a man and woman meet and, based on the song’s lyrics (“Everything’s gonna be alright / I think I just met my wife“), you can guess what happens next. Stay for the cameos from Insecure‘s Jay Ellis and Grown-ish‘s Yara Shahidi.
Aminé, “Injury Reserve” ft. Campfire
Keeping consistent with delivering entertaining clips, in this self-directed visual, Aminé and his crew don wigs, take joyrides, and debate the correct pronunciation of the word “rural.”
Ashanti, “Say Less” ft. Ty Dolla $ign
After being inundated with her own negative headlines in the news, Ashanti seeks solace in a house in the hills, surrounded by her girls and bottles of Ciroc, before hitting the club with Ty.
Halsey, “Alone” ft. Big Sean and Stefflon Don
Halsey attends a private, elaborate masquerade party only to discover her former lover with another woman. Her boosts of confidence though come courtesy of pep talks in the form of guest verses from both Big Sean and Stefflon Don.
Chromeo, “Must’ve Been” ft. DRAM
In the second visual from their upcoming album Head Over Heels, women, parents, and police officers try to break up the duo’s bromance and shenanigans at three different stages of their friendship.
The latest clip from the Compton rapper-producer follows a Bonnie and Clyde style love story between the rapper and his leading lady.