Best synth pop music videos 2022

Best synth pop music videos 2022

Hey there music video lov­ers! I know I've been keep­ing you all wait­ing for this art­icle, but bet­ter late than nev­er, right? As you may know, I'm a massive fan of synth pop music and the music videos that accom­pany it. And, let me tell you, 2022 was a great year for synth pop! I've been scour­ing the inter­net, watch­ing and re-watch­ing music videos, and I'm pleased to announce that we've finally come up with a list of the best synth pop music videos of 2022.

From the 273 music videos we watched, we awar­ded a total of 29 as the best of the best. This year's list includes some of the biggest names in the synth pop scene, as well as some excit­ing new dis­cov­er­ies and debuts. There are plenty of fresh and innov­at­ive music videos that deserve recog­ni­tion, and I'm thrilled to share them with you.

This art­icle is one of my high­lights of the year, and I hope you'll enjoy read­ing it as much as I enjoyed put­ting it togeth­er. I've been a fan of synth pop for as long as I can remem­ber, and it's always a thrill to see new music videos in the genre. Whether you're a seasoned fan or a new­comer to the scene, I'm con­fid­ent you'll find some­thing here to love. So, without fur­ther ado, let's dive into the best synth pop music videos of 2022!

The best synth pop music videos 2022 in no ranking order

Night Club – Die in the Disco

The anim­ated music video for 'Die in the Disco' by 'Night Club' is a visu­ally stun­ning mas­ter­piece. The anim­a­tion is top-notch and flu­id move­ment that bring the char­ac­ter of 'Emily Kavanaugh' and their world to life. The over­all aes­thet­ic is both unique and cap­tiv­at­ing. The video is a per­fect com­ple­ment to the song's upbeat tempo and catchy lyr­ics, mak­ing for an enter­tain­ing and mem­or­able view­ing exper­i­ence. Overall, the anim­a­tion in "Night Club – Die in the Disco" is def­in­itely some­thing to be praised.

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Gore Gloss – Famous

The music video for 'Famous' by the tal­en­ted band 'Gore Gloss' is a nos­tal­gic trip to the golden era of music videos. With its dreamy sepia tint, the video trans­ports us back to a time where music videos were more like short films. The seam­less integ­ra­tion of green screen tech­no­logy adds to the allure of this vin­tage-inspired masterpiece.

The 'Famous' music video is a test­a­ment to the band's com­mit­ment to their craft and their under­stand­ing of the art form. If you're a fan of the 80s aes­thet­ic, then this is a must-watch for you. All respect to "Gore Gloss" for keep­ing the spir­it of clas­sic music videos alive!

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Priest – Techno Girl

'Techno Girl' by Swedish band 'Priest' is a mes­mer­iz­ing trib­ute to the world of 'Cyberpunk 2077'. With its vivid neon lights, moody goth­ic over­tones, and elec­tric energy, the video takes us on a jour­ney through a bust­ling futur­ist­ic cityscape.

The com­bin­a­tion of these ele­ments res­ults in a music video that is not only visu­ally stun­ning but also highly atmo­spher­ic. Hats off to "Priest" for deliv­er­ing a vis­ion­ary masterpiece!

Another great music video in 2022 from Priest is: Nightcrawler

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Blackbook – My Darkest Memory

The band 'Blackbook' is a recent dis­cov­ery that has made a last­ing impact with their music video for 'My Darkest Memory'. Despite its min­im­al­ist­ic setup, the video show­cases the incred­ible impact that neon lights can have in an empty ware­house set­ting. The cre­at­ive use of per­spect­ives only adds to the visu­al appeal of this fant­ast­ic music video.

It's no won­der why 'My Darkest Memory' has been touted as one of the best music videos of 2022. If you're a fan of clean aes­thet­ic visu­als and power­ful music, then 'Blackbook' is a must-listen/watch. Keep an eye out for this tal­en­ted band, they're def­in­itely ones to watch!

BTW: The album 'Confessions Of The Innocent' by 'Blackbook' also made a high rank in our list 'Best synth pop and genre-related albums 2022'. Check it out!

Another great music video in 2022 from Blackbook is: My Beautiful Witch

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Seadrake – The Fever (Feat. Dorian E)

'The Fever (feat. Dorian E)' by 'Seadrake' is a visu­al feast dir­ec­ted by Chris Ruiz. With its bold use of strobo­scop­ic effects, strik­ing black/white and red imagery, and a plen­ti­ful of typo­graph­ic­al ele­ments, the video is a true work of art. But the real standout of the video are the elec­tri­fy­ing dance routines by 'Michael Fernandez' and styl­ish poses from the mem­bers of 'Seadrake', par­tic­u­larly the mes­mer­iz­ing pres­ence of Dorian E. with her erot­ic Goth charm.

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L’âme Immortelle – Der Fluch

The music video for 'Der Fluch' by the goth­ic band 'L'âme Immortelle' is a haunt­ingly beau­ti­ful piece of cine­ma­to­graphy. The use of desat­ur­ated col­ors serves to enhance the dark and mel­an­chol­ic tone of the song, while the gor­geous the­at­ric­al sta­ging by the band elev­ates the over­all exper­i­ence. This music video is a prime example of how a still life can be brought to life with the right touch of artistry. If you like goth­ic music and visu­al storytelling, then 'Der Fluch' by 'L'âme Immortelle' is a must-see.

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Soft Cell & Pet Shop Boys – Purple Zone

The music video for "Purple Zone", the col­lab­or­a­tion between British bands "Pet Shop Boys" and "Soft Cell", is a true nos­tal­gic dream come true for fans of clas­sic 80s synth pop. With its charm­ing cast of char­ac­ters, includ­ing Marc Almond as an ice cream seller, the boys meet­ing in a British pub, and oth­er icon­ic Brits mak­ing appear­ances, this music video is a visu­al treat. The cel­eb­ra­tion of all things 80s synth pop is sure to make the hearts of fans beat faster.

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Condition One – Stand By Me

'Stand By Me' by 'Condition One' is sure to please fans of British band Depeche Mode. The video is remin­is­cent of Depeche Mode's 1993 video 'Condemnation', with its sepia tones and strong use of reli­gious sym­bol­ism. Whether you're a die-hard fan of Depeche Mode or simply appre­ci­ate music videos with a touch of spir­itu­al under­tones, 'Stand By Me' is def­in­itely worth a watch.

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Desire – Telling Me Lies

The music video for 'Telling Me Lies' by the tal­en­ted young band 'Desire' is a visu­ally stun­ning work of art. With its flu­id blend of dream-like imagery and power­ful visu­al storytelling without con­text, this music video is sure to leave a last­ing impression.

The erot­ic cos­tumes add an extra lay­er of sen­su­al­ity to the over­all exper­i­ence, while the slow shots, soft track­ing shots, and cross­fades cre­ate a mes­mer­iz­ing, dream-like atmo­sphere. The young band has done an amaz­ing job of cre­at­ing a music video that is both visu­ally stun­ning and emo­tion­ally impactful.

Other great music videos in 2022 from Desire are: Love Is A Crime (Feat. Mirage) and Days & Nights

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RROYCE – Paranoiac SL

'Rroyce' have gone above and bey­ond with their music video 'Paranoiac SL', and it's easy to see why it's been a smash hit with their fans. The Muppets-inspired par­ody of a sab­ot­aged gig, com­plete with pup­pet alteregos, is executed with a level of artistry that is truly remarkable.

The comed­ic storyline is full of tongue-in-cheek humor and visu­als that will make view­ers laugh out loud, yet still man­ages to end on a uplift­ing note with a cel­eb­ra­tion of both pup­pets and humans. The sheer tal­ent and ded­ic­a­tion that has gone into pro­du­cing this music video is unpar­alleled, and it shows in the final result.

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Welle: Erdball – Das Atomboot (C=64)

The German elec­tro pop band 'Welle: Erdball' brings us a true blast from the past with their music video for 'Das Atomboot (C=64)'. This clas­sic stop-motion anim­a­tion film, rendered in black and white, trans­ports us back to the days of yes­teryear with its authen­t­ic vin­tage vibe. The level of detail in the film, show­cas­ing a wooden fig­ure car­ry­ing out vari­ous activ­it­ies in a beau­ti­fully fur­nished doll's room, is a test­a­ment to the love and care put into this piece. It's a truly cap­tiv­at­ing and charm­ing watch, a real standout in the music video world!

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Synapsyche – Silvertongue (Feat. Aesthetic Perfection)

The music video for 'Silvertongue (Feat. Aesthetic Perfection)' by 'Synapsyche' is a bold and edgy visu­al exper­i­ence that hits hard. It's a dark and unset­tling jour­ney that takes you into a world of viol­ence and psy­cho terror.

The video fea­tures graph­ic imagery, intense psy­cho games, and grue­some murder scenes that are not for the faint of heart. The two guys from Synapsyche deserve a round of applause for their fear­less act­ing and the gritty atmo­sphere they bring to the video.

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Junksista – Oxytocin High

'Junsista' deserves recog­ni­tion for their dar­ing depic­tion of the unpleas­ant side of the 80s (in my opin­ion) in their music video for 'Oxytocin High'. The video show­cases some truly ques­tion­able fash­ion choices from the era. Diana and Boog, the two mem­bers of Junsista, have done a great job in explor­ing the weird corners of the 80s and bring­ing them to life in this music video.

The double roles of Diana and Boog are not only hil­ari­ous but also incred­ibly well executed (mean in a trashy way, of course), adding to the over­all appeal of the video. The music video con­cludes with a fant­ast­ic trash factor, fea­tur­ing cine­mat­ic end cred­its that com­plete the over­all trashy feel of the video. If you're a fan of trash films and good music, 'Oxytocin High' is def­in­itely a must-watch. So, gath­er your friends, grab some pop­corn, and pre­pare to be enter­tained by Junsista's bold and dar­ing take on the 80s.

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Lights Of Euphoria – Access Denied

As an indi­vidu­al with dis­cern­ing taste, I must admit that the music video 'Access Denied' by the band 'Lights Of Euphoria' left a deeply dis­turb­ing impres­sion on me. I must cau­tion oth­ers with a more lim­ited per­spect­ive to pro­ceed with caution.

The video tackles the top­ic of love for sale and love dolls/androids in a dysto­pi­an future, and I have to com­mend the band on their impress­ive film-mak­ing skills. Although the exten­ded walk through the city with the love doll/android felt a bit prolonged.

Despite its unsat­is­fact­ory end­ing and a twist that I failed to fully grasp, the video left a last­ing impres­sion on me. It's a great example of uncon­ven­tion­al art that pushes bound­ar­ies, and I highly recom­mend it to those who appre­ci­ate such dar­ing works.

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Seelennacht – Cursed

The German band 'Seelennacht' presents their music video 'Cursed' which takes place in a clas­sic goth disco. I must say, I was impressed by the cre­at­ive use of col­or­ful light­ing in a dark set­ting. It cre­ates a unique ambi­ance that per­fectly com­ple­ments the dan­cing goths in their goth­ic attire. The over­all visu­al exper­i­ence is cap­tiv­at­ing and I thor­oughly enjoyed watch­ing it.

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Lizette Lizette – Miss Gendered (almost NSFW)

As we move on to the next standout in the list, we have the music video for 'Miss Gendered' by 'Lizette Lizette'. It is without a doubt one of the weird­est and par­tially most dis­turb­ing music videos I've come across last year. With cos­tumes that push the bound­ar­ies, this video has to be declared as almost NSFW (not safe for work). The concept revolves around a "Miss Election" com­pet­i­tion, but instead of con­ven­tion­al con­test­ants, it fea­tures unique and quirky char­ac­ters. The bizarre nature of the video is what makes it so enter­tain­ing to watch.

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Juno Francis – Labyrinth

'Juno Francis' con­tin­ues to be a rising tal­ent in the synth pop genre, and their music video for 'Labyrinth' show­cases their unique style and cre­ativ­ity. The band's strong cos­tumes and cool film­ing loc­a­tions com­ple­ment the already fant­ast­ic song. The singer's mir­ror boots are espe­cially note­worthy and add an extra touch of eye-catch­ing style to the music video.

BTW: The still young band 'Juno Francis' were already rep­res­en­ted in the art­icle 'Best synth pop music videos 2021' with their song 'Hey You Goodbye Me'.

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Emmon – Purebloods (Feat. Emanuel Åström)

This music video by 'Emmon' for their song 'Purebloods (Feat. Emanuel Åström)' is a true visu­al delight. The use of black and white adds a rich con­trast that makes the visu­als stand out even more. The video fea­tures Rorschach inkblots and some amaz­ing paint­ing effects that are sure to leave a last­ing impres­sion. The end­less loops of the main char­ac­ters only serve to enhance the over­all exper­i­ence, per­fectly com­ple­ment­ing the music.

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Twins In Fear – Disappearance

The music video for 'Disappearance' by 'Twins In Fear' show­cases their sig­na­ture creepy and eer­ie style. The video fea­tures themes of pos­ses­sion and scenes remin­is­cent of the clas­sic hor­ror movie 'The Shining'. The aloof­ness that the duo exudes in their videos is incred­ibly con­vin­cing, mak­ing it hard to tell wheth­er it is an act or not.

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Sexy Suicide – Klatka

I was abso­lutely cap­tiv­ated by the music video for 'Klatka' by the band 'Sexy Suicide'. Although I regret not under­stand­ing the lyr­ics, the sound and visu­al aspect of the video com­pletely res­on­ates with my tastes. The video boasts a clas­sic 80s goth­ic aes­thet­ic, fea­tur­ing a female goth in the present day and por­trayed in black and white. The con­trast of the mono­chro­mat­ic tones cre­ates a depress­ing and haunt­ing atmo­sphere, which I found incred­ibly alluring.

I have a deep appre­ci­ation for black and white music videos as they allow the focus to be solely on the aes­thet­ic and mood without any dis­tract­ing col­ours. The 80s goth look has stood the test of time, and it's still rel­ev­ant and fash­ion­able today. The music video for 'Klatka' per­fectly encap­su­lates this time­less style, mak­ing it a standout piece in my opinion.

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BOO – Nightclub Mishap

As a fan of both retro aes­thet­ics and mod­ern elec­tro pop music, I was thrilled to dis­cov­er the music video for 'Nightclub Mishap' by 'Battery Operated Orchestra' (BOO). The video per­fectly blends the nos­tal­gic vibe of the 80s and 90s MTV logo reveals with the play­ful energy of con­tem­por­ary pop. The sing­er, sport­ing bright and bold makeup, are the cherry on top, driv­ing home the hyper­pop­pi­ness feel. Is "hyper­pop­pi­ness" even a word?

Anyway, I was also impressed by the clev­er choice to shoot part of the video in a tiny toi­let, which adds to the video's quirky charm. Overall, BOO's 'Nightclub Mishap' is a fun and funky cel­eb­ra­tion of pop cul­ture past and present.

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System Syn – Knives

As someone who closely fol­lows the work of spe­cial effects pro Clint Carney from 'System Syn', I had high expect­a­tions for the music video for the song 'Knives' from the album 'Once Upon A Second Act' (2020). I was not disappointed.

The video fea­tures cool, organ­ic­ally anim­ated organ­isms that vibrate to the beat, and the slow cuts offer ample time to fully immerse your­self in the visu­als. Clint Carney him­self wears a mask that rep­res­ents an extra­ter­restri­al or per­haps a demon, or per­haps both. The video is a stun­ning dis­play of Clint's tal­ent and imagination.

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Omnimar – The Matrix

With an observing eye for visu­als and details, I was thor­oughly impressed by Omnimar's latest music video, 'The Matrix'. The amount of effort and cre­ativ­ity that has gone into the mak­ing of this video is simply remarkable.

From the intric­ately pro­duced to the neon-drenched scenes, every aspect of this video has been executed with pre­ci­sion and fin­esse. And with a title like 'The Matrix', you already know that the them­at­ic con­tent we're talk­ing about doesn't need any fur­ther explan­a­tion. This is a true test­a­ment to Omnimar's con­tin­ued suc­cess in the synth pop music video space.

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Mae M – Destructive Behaviour

'Destructive Behaviour' by 'Mae M' is a true work of art in the form of a music video. From the open­ing scene, you're imme­di­ately drawn into the haunt­ing, flick­er­ing imagery that sets the tone for the rest of the piece. The protagonist's des­cent into mad­ness is depic­ted in a way that's both haunt­ing and cap­tiv­at­ing. You find your­self sit­ting in the pad­ded cell right along­side them, feel­ing their des­per­a­tion and fear.

The visu­al rep­res­ent­a­tion of "mad­ness" in the video is noth­ing short of phe­nom­en­al. The atten­tion to detail, com­bined with the use of flick­er­ing lights and creepy imagery, cre­ates an atmo­sphere that's both dis­turb­ing and allur­ing. You can't help but feel com­pletely immersed in the world that 'Mae M' has created.

For a debut video, 'Destructive Behaviour' holds its own against even the biggest pro­duc­tions in the industry. The visu­als are truly top-notch and the mes­sage behind the song is delivered with raw emo­tion and power. This video is a test­a­ment to Mae M's tal­ent and vis­ion as an artist. 'Mae M' has cre­ated a work of art that's both haunt­ing and beau­ti­ful, and I'm honored to be able to review it. Congratulations, Mae M, on a truly incred­ible debut video!

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Diorama – Iisland (Faderhead Remix)

In 'Iisland (Faderhead Remix)', the music video by 'Diorama,' the band show­cases their mas­tery of cre­at­ing a dark and tense atmo­sphere with sim­pli­city. The video takes place in a dimly lit hall­way and a cor­ridor and fea­tures the ener­get­ic act­ing per­form­ance of Torben Wendt and Felix Marc, who ham­mers the key­board keys.

The visu­al sim­pli­city of the video allows for the per­formers to take cen­ter stage and their act­ing only adds to the already intense atmo­sphere. Torben and Felix put their hearts into their per­form­ance, mak­ing it easy for the view­er to be cap­tiv­ated by their energy and emo­tion. 'Diorama' have once again proven their abil­it­ies to make power­ful and mem­or­able music with 'Iisland (Faderhead Remix)'. The pas­sion and tal­ent dis­played in this video show­cases why they're one of the best in the game.

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Corlyx – The Taste

This music video is a true mas­ter­piece and it show­cases the amaz­ing tal­ent of Corlyx. The band is known for their elec­tri­fy­ing beats and their unique sound, and the music video for 'The Taste' is the per­fect rep­res­ent­a­tion of that. The cool out­fits and 80s/90s vibes in the video are just the cherry on top. The col­or sat­ur­a­tion was turned up to the max, giv­ing the video a gaudy and visu­ally stun­ning look.

But the real high­light of this video has to be Caitlin Stokes in the Candy Instagram spot. She steals the show with her incred­ible energy and per­son­al­ity, and she truly makes the video come to life. Her per­form­ance is one that will stay with you long after you've watched the video. For the highly erot­ic scene from 3:24min onwards, the video would almost have to be clas­si­fied as NSFW (wink smiley).

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Veil Of Light – Apricot Kiss

The music video 'Apricot Kiss' by 'Veil Of Light' from their album 'Sundancing' is a pure feast for the eyes and ears. It show­cases a delight­ful recre­ation of the clas­sic 80s music videos and trans­ports us to a nos­tal­gic world where everything seemed so simple yet so beau­ti­ful. The loc­a­tions selec­ted for the video add an extra lay­er of depth to the over­all exper­i­ence, cre­at­ing an ambi­ance that is truly one-of-a-kind.

One thing I couldn't help but notice was the use of Polaroids, which seemed quite out of place in today's world. However, this quaint touch adds to the vin­tage feel of the video, mak­ing it a nos­tal­gic treat for fans of clas­sic music videos. The sound qual­ity of the video is spot on and I can't help but feel that the Pet Shop Boys were a big influ­ence on Veil Of Light's style. It even brings back memor­ies of the Pet Shop Boys clas­sic hit 'Domino Dancing'.

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Kat Von D – Lovesong (The Cure Cover)

'Kat Von D' has an undeni­able cha­risma and her latest music video, a Spanish cov­er of 'Lovesong' by The Cure, is no excep­tion. The music video is a true visu­al feast that oozes 80s vibes, and the goth­ic aes­thet­ic is spot-on. The vibrant col­ours and the intric­ate details, such as the image dis­tor­tions inspired by The Cure's 1982 album 'Pornography', are a test­a­ment to the artist's pas­sion for the British legends.

The music video is a love let­ter to the 80s and a fit­ting trib­ute to Robert Smith and The Cure. The Spanish vocals add a new dimen­sion to the clas­sic song, and the bright, bold visu­als are a per­fect match for the mel­an­chol­ic melody. The video is a cel­eb­ra­tion of love, life, and music, and I can't help but feel uplif­ted every time I watch it.

Kat Von D's 'Lovesong' music video is a mas­ter­class in 80s style, goth­ic aes­thet­ics and music video pro­duc­tion. The artist's love for The Cure shines through in every frame, and I am in awe of her vis­ion and creativity.

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Grausame Töchter – Alles kaputt! (NSFW)

Grausame Töchter's music video for 'Alles kaputt!' is a NSFW visu­al mas­ter­piece that explores the theme of envir­on­ment­al degrad­a­tion. The video fea­tures nud­ity and sexu­al sym­bol­ism to expli­citly depict how we're fuck­ing our plan­et til it's broken. While the expli­cit depic­tion might offend some, I per­son­ally think it's an appro­pri­ate and impact­ful rep­res­ent­a­tion of the cur­rent state of our planet.

'Grausame Töchter' has once again pushed bound­ar­ies and shown their innov­at­ive approach to music with this video. It's a visu­al tour-de-force that will leave a last­ing impres­sion on those who watch it and the mes­sage is one that can't be ignored.

The raw depic­tion of our eco­lo­gic­al crisis is sure to evoke strong emo­tions, and it's a test­a­ment to the band's com­mit­ment to address­ing import­ant issues. If you appre­ci­ate thought-pro­vok­ing and socially con­scious art, then this video is a must-watch. Congratulations 'Grausame Töchter', you've done it again!

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