6 Music Videos That will Make Your Skin Crawl
Get in the Halloween Spirit with Solidarity in Sound
Here’s our roundup of the creepiest, most otherwordly tracks out there - and the music videos that take them to the next level.
Make sure to follow us on Spotify too, we’re dropping a Halloween playlist soon!
Mothercreep by FKA Twigs
It’s actually our Halloween playlist’s namesake. This blog post is only scratching the surface, make sure you’re following Solidarity in Sound on Spotify for 4 hours of Halloween vibes. FKA Twig’s entire M3LL155X project was playlist inspo, but Mothercreep holds a special place in our Halloween-loving heart.
Alejandro by Lady Gaga
The Mother Monster - it’s hard to choose just one video by Lady Gaga. She collaborated with Steven Klein for the Alejandro visuals. In an interview with MTV, he says, “I was not thinking in terms [of influences.] I saw it more as a combination of cinema and theater…[It is] about a woman's desire to resurrect a dead love and who can not face the brutality of her present situation. The pain of living without your true love."
Human by Sevdaliza
In an interview with Paper Mag, Sevdaliza spoke about the themes surrounding her Human music video. “I think Human was definitely playing with the fetishization of the female body, but adding an element to that that makes you cringe. That cringe element is not specifically something that's been thought about, it just happens in the moment. That energy becomes different when you're performing in that suit... It was definitely making a comment on the male gaze. I like to confront my pain and my process of accepting my body by using it as a consistent subject, as a mirror in visual expression. It's like torture and therapy at the same time.”
Pull Up by Abra
Pull Up is self-directed and FADER-produced video. If Abra is a new name to you, this is a pretty strong introduction to the self-proclaimed “Darkwave Duchess.” After this video, FACT magazine’s mini-doc on Abra is a good next step.
Haunted by Beyonce
We almost forgot about this one. This play-by-play post by Bustle sums up our reactions pretty well. “The song is starting. Right. This is a music video. Not an episode of American Horror Story: Murder House.”
Venus Fly by Grimes ft. Janelle Monae
This last song won’t make your skin crawl, but it’s worth mentioning. In 2015, Grimes & Janelle Monae was the collab we didn’t know we needed. There’s also a behind the scenes video if you’re interested.
This list is just a sneak peek at our Halloween playlist - make sure you’re following us on Spotify to get 4 hours of Halloween vibes.