Our 2020 retrospective series ends today with the countdown of Live4ever’s 20 favourite music videos featured on these pages during the past 12 months.
Our publisher and founder Paul Bachmann, who regularly served on judging panels for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ special effects and camera categories, has been looking out especially for cinematography, visuals, production value, editing, concept and adaption.
20: Panic Shack – Who’s Got My Lighter
19: I Like Trains – Dig In
18: Chubby and the Gang – All Along the Uxbridge Road
17: Hot Chip – Positive
16: Hazel English – Five and Dime
15: The Strokes – The Adults are Talking
14: Gorillaz ft. Elton John and 6LACK – Pink Phantom
13: The Lounge Society – Burn The Heather
12: Liam Gallagher – Once
11: Run The Jewels – Walking in the Snow
10: Working Men’s Club – Valleys
9: Arctic Monkeys – Arabella (Live at the Royal Albert Hal)
8: Idles – Kill Them With Kindness
7: Jehnny Beth – Heroine
6: Warbly Jets – NASA
5: Tame Impala – Lost in Yesterday
4: The 1975 – If You’re Too Shy
3: Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death
2: Foo Fighters – Shame Shame
1: Michael Kiwanuka – Interlude (Loving the People)
Phillip Youmans directed the video for Interlude (Loving The People), taken from Michael Kiwanuka’s 2019 album Kiwanuka.
“Listening to Interlude (Loving the People) feels like sunshine on my skin,” Youmans has said in a statement.
“This film is an escapist trip where young black people revel in the psychedelic experience. For me, ‘Loving the People’ is about the adrenaline of unconfined love and joy, a celebration of black youth and imagination.”