Surely by now you've seen Weird Al Yankovic's "Word Crimes" video? That's the biggest example of a lyric video to date, and there's no denying how entertaining it is to watch. Especially if you yourself are sick of certain misuses of words and grammar.
This latest one I worked on for KIX's latest album was a literal blast to work on. Press the big play button above to give it a watch.
It was done completely in After Effects. No video shoots required. Just straight animation.
As soon as I heard the song ("Love Me With Your Top Down") I was hooked on it! The tune is just so damn catchy. I even played it for a client while we were setting up for an interview one day and he asked me, "Who does this song? The chorus is infectious!" Nasty-sounding word to use, but very appropriate as we kept moving our heads to it well after it had finished.
If the lyrics are the strongest part of a song, then it makes sense for a lyric video to really show them off.
Seen any awesome lyric videos lately? Post 'em if you got 'em. Drop a link in the comments.