- Tumor – Allie X
If you haven’t checked her out yet, definitely go give Allie X a listen. This song off her CollXtion I album has a particular feel that would translate beautifully in a visual concept. The dramatic builds and choral vocals throughout the song are almost beckoning for a powerful performance video. And did somebody say black and white?
- Waste The Night – 5 Seconds of Summer
Now, you can’t tell me you can listen to this song without picturing a home video-style series of city lights and late night adventures. All that’s missing from this song is a video that captures the excitement and anticipation that the lyrics bring to the melody.
- Apartment – Modern Baseball
Hailing from Philadelphia, PA, Modern Baseball is one of those groups that can be described as “the best band you’ve never heard of”. This track off their second album paints the perfect picture of something everyone can relate to – not knowing how to talk to somebody you have feelings for. A video depicting the “typical” college life of weekend parties that somehow turn into 2am board games and awkward conversations is almost necessary to accompany this song.
- Leave You In The Dark – State Champs
One of State Champs’ few acoustic releases, Leave You In The Dark is a love song that deals with the struggles that come from every relationship and, eventually, break up. The simple guitar chords and pop-punk lyrics would be a perfect pair to a combination of stage performance shots and scenes of a mending relationship. It’s a meaningful song, but delicate enough to be supported by a killer video.
- Safe and Sound – Tonight Alive
Tonight Alive’s strong vocals make for the coolest contrast in this sweet love song. A video that follows the stories of multiple couples, only pausing to have each one take a few polaroid snapshots together, would be the lighthearted backdrop this song needs. And a collage of all the pictures of happy moments would create the perfect ending
- Missing You – All Time Low
All I can see when I listen to this song is a classic concert/tour footage video, but with a twist. This song serves as reassurance and support for anyone who has ever felt that they aren’t enough, which is why a video focusing on the fans who feel a connection to the lyrics would be an incredible addition. All Time Low make no secret of how grateful they are for their fans, so a video showing them how much their fans are grateful for them is the perfect setting for this song.
- New York – Ed Sheeran
At the end of 2015, Ed Sheeran released a deluxe version of his 2014 Brit Award Album of the Year, X. New York is part of the new track list and honestly, needs some more attention. Like Waste The Night, this song is almost begging for a small spot in a larger city life plot line. Whether it’s friends, family, or another love, New York is definitely an ideal soundtrack to any number of nighttime adventures.
- Jukebox (Life Goes On) – The Summer Set
Any song that’s as optimistic as this one needs a video that goes along with it. With potential scenes such as dive bar karaoke, failed flirting, and even references to Dawson’s Creek, the possibilities to this music video are pretty endless.
- Girl Almighty – One Direction
Close your eyes. Listen to this song. Suddenly, it’s 1965 and you’re sitting front row at a Californian surfing competition. Contestants try and try again to tackle the perfect wave, but the one who stands victorious is the lone female in the line up. Taking some inspiration from Frankie and Annette, the 1D boys would host the competition while doing their thing in the performance shots. And there you have it, the ideal video for this song – a friendly reminder of just how rad girls are.
- Anyway – Tori Kelly
Speaking of rad girls, Tori Kelly has no shame about staying true to herself. A song this confident and empowering needs to be spread as much as possible, which is why a visual component would be all the more perfect. Something along the lines of Hailee Steinfeld’s Love Myself, this song needs to be a giant celebration of self love and knowing how much worth each person has on their own.