With the advent of streaming platforms becoming more and more the place to listen to music, some attention to music videos has been lost. Many artists, however, continue to make beautiful video clips, choosing breathtaking locations ranging from designer homes to monuments of art history such as the Eiffel Tower.
Collater.al asked ESSE Magazine to point out 5 of the most spectacular music videos in which famous monuments and architecture appear, or other lesser-known ones in which the talents of artists such as Kendrick Lamar or Solange are combined with those of great designers.
PNL – Au DD
Tour Eiffel (Paris, France)
Three years after their last album, “Dans la légende,” the French duo announces their comeback as best they could: the video for “Au DD,” the single that launched the album “Deux Frères,” is filmed in the iconic place of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, to represent Ademo and Nos’ greatness as best they could.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z – Apeshit
Louvre Museum (Paris, France)
What better location for the most iconic couple ever? Beyoncé and Jay-Z for their track “Apeshit” even choose the Louvre for the video of one of their most popular collaborative tracks from the album “The Carters.”
The Weeknd – Secrets
The University of Toronto Scarborough and Toronto Reference Library (Toronto, Canada)
For one of the most popular tracks on “Starboy” – the album that has been living a second life in the last period thanks to TikTok – The Weeknd chose as locations two very important places in his city, Toronto: the University and the Library.
Solange – Cranes in The Sky
Steel House by Robert Bruno (Yellow House, Texas, US)
There are many architectural settings for Solange Knowles’ “Cranes in The Sky” video, from New Orleans through Texas and on to New Mexico. Solange Knowles also passes by one of America’s most unusual structures: the Steel House by Robert Bruno, an architect famous for his steel welding technique. The Steel House represented all of the architect’s dreams, which unfortunately never saw full completion.
Kendrick Lamar – N95
Forth Worth Water Garden (Fort Worth, Texas, US)
“N95” is the first single taken from “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers,” Kendrick Lamar’s latest album. The video for the song – a real social denunciation also linked to Covid – features many locations, but the one that caught the most attention is that of the Fort Worth Water Garden, a real oasis built in 1974 in the center of Fort Worth, a North Texas town.