Below is one of the most powerful music videos I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot of music videos. (80’s kid here.) It’s Ki: Theory’s cover of Ben E. King’s 1968 “Stand By Me.”
Not only is it a terrific cover, but the video combined with the music make it an intense, atmospheric short film. It’s surprising how much storytelling and emotion the actors and director convey — and all in under three and a half minutes.
Be warned — it’s pretty dark stuff, and a little graphic.