Having first fallen in love with innovative Tel Aliv artist Noga Erez after seeing her captivating live performance at Visions Festival back in 2017, we have been mega fans of her immense sounds.
About to release her much anticipated second album, Kids, she has become known for her commanding, defiant beats and prides herself on artfully creating immersive videos to visualise the meaning behind her tracks. We caught up with Noga to find out about the five music videos that inspire her most. Read about her choices below, and make sure you check out her video for ‘You So Done’ at the end of this post!
Tyler, The Creator – ‘Yonkers’
That is for me the bible of one location, one-liner videos. The video with the cockroach. There’s so little in it, yet so much in it at the same time. I watched this video about a million times when I was trying to figure out how to make a minimalist video work.
Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar – ‘Never Catch Me’
This is the video I send people when I either want to talk about story-telling or colour. It’s a beautiful cinematic piece, that is a full emotional journey between deep sadness and pure joy. It’s lit and coloured beautifully.
Billie Eilish – ‘Bury A Friend’
This is just so bold for an artist in the eyes of the mainstream to make such a video. I love the transitions between the rooms, the images of the hands, and obviously the needles in the back. So dark and so, so good.
Radiohead – ‘Daydreaming’
This song/video has made me cry so many times, I’m not exaggerating. Something about Tom Yorke in this video -knowing his biography, but also, regardless. There’s something so emotional about a person continuously walking and opening doors, it feels to me like a biographical video – something that is told from the point of view of a person who has experienced so much pain, and love. And in the end he gets to the top of the snowy mountain, and it’s like he dies, but is also back in the womb, and this is the type of shit that makes me shiver.
Rosalia & Travis Scott – ‘TKN’
I do love a good dance video every now and then, and this is one. It’s not just a dance video. And that’s what I love about it. Rosallia is this mother figure to a bunch of kids (who happen to be amazingly charismatic dancers), and every single move in that choreography is spot on.
Massive thanks to Noga for sharing her five favourites with us!
Kids, the new album from Noga Erez, is out tomorrow 26th March via City Slang. She will also be doing a special live stream of the album on 1st and 2nd April, tickets here. Watch her video for ‘You So Done’ here:
Photo Credit: Shai Franco