Live4ever’s Best of 2020: The Music Videos

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.”

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