8 Aug 2018
Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid – ‘Eastside’
Our usual Music Video Of The Month picks are for videos that push the form or show us something we have never seen before. This month it’s a definite change of pace with a very sweet and affecting video from some of pop’s biggest stars.
The video takes us to the high schools of both Benny Blanco (stylised as ‘benny blanco’) and Halsey, showing us where they first fell in love. A simple idea, but one that immediately conjures up nostalgia for our youth and those endless summers in between school terms.
Blanco has recently worked with Kanye, Nas and Cardi B – and both Cashmere Cat and Ed Sheeran make uncredited appearances on this song. Not that you would know it from the video, which is a bittersweet peek into the childhood of one of music’s most successful producers.
Director: Jake Schreier
Previous music video of the month – THE CARTERS