Did you know that rock songs have some of the most interesting music videos? Yup, it’s true. Maybe it’s to do with their rebellious nature since artistes have the freedom to express themselves in whatever way they wish to. I guess that is why rock music isn’t quite mainstream. Fortunately some of these songs make their way to the public and became instant hits.
It’s no secret that I love rock music. But of late, my love for the genre has been renewed thanks to the fantastic songs that were released in 2015. Most of them were alternative rock, some were fun, while others had a message. And thanks to YouTube, we can enjoy their brilliant videos too.
So here it is, a list of music videos that rocked 2015 and still do.
“Renegades” by X Ambassadors
Renegades is the very first successful single of the American rock band from their debut album VHS. Just like the song, the video is beautiful as it shows people with disabilities overcoming challenges and doing things you wouldn’t think they could. The message is clear, disability doesn’t stop people from going after their dreams.
This touching video was actually inspired by the band’s pianist Casey Harris who is blind from birth. It’s deep, and that’s why it rocks.
“Victorious” by Panic! at the Disco
This is the song that’s responsible for introducing me to my favorite rock band right now, Panic! at the Disco. Its video has quite an interesting concept; to celebrate all kinds of the victories whether big or small.
This is one of the most entertaining rock videos I have ever watched.
“Irresistible” by Fall Out Boy
Irresistible is the third single from Fall Out Boy’s album American Beauty/American Psycho. Personally, I prefer the remix featuring Demi Lovato to the original. But this particular video takes the cake with its incredibly cheesy humour.
To be honest with you, it is quite irresistible.
“New Americana” by Halsey
New Americana has more of an alternative pop sound. However, it is by the rebel herself Halsey. The song comes from her 2015 debut album Badlands and talks about the new American generation which is ‘high on legal marijuana’. Perfect vibe for the 21-year old singer with blue hair who refuses to dress like a typical girl.
The video itself looks like a cut from The Hunger Games or the TV series The 100. It is empowering and fierce, and that’s why it deserves to be on this list.
“SHUT UP + DANCE” by Walk The Moon
Shut Up and Dance is undoubtedly one of the 2015’s dance anthems. It is also the biggest single (yet) of American rock band Walk The Moon from their second album Talking Is Hard.
This hit song was actually inspired by the lead singer’s girlfriend who invited him to dance one day in an LA nightclub. And the rest as they say, is success history.
What more can I say about this fun and colourful video? Nothing really. So lemme just shut up and dance!
Let’s hope that 2016 will also be a year filled with more great rock music because I just can’t get enough. In the meantime, allow me to listen to my current rock song obsession, for the fifth time today.