← Back | Director | 1 Music Videos

Matt JohnsonMatt Johnson

Matt Johnson, a mixed bag of talents, made his mark in the music industry primarily as a director. Johnson has an impressive portfolio, having directed videos for some of the best in the music business. Some of his memorable works include "Fineshrine" by Purity Ring, "Don't Swallow the Cap" by The National, "Young Fathers" by Typhoon, and the visually enthralling "Turn It Around" by Lucius. As a director, Johnson is known for his ingenious use of prismatic effects, dark themes, and atypical visual statements that set a unique mood for each music piece.

In an interesting turn of events, Johnson got his first big break in the music video industry when he was just a struggling artist himself. Deciding to self-direct a music video for his band, Matt and Kim's "Lessons Learned", he cleverly staged a strip down Times Square stunt. This daring act not only brought him sufficient attention, but also bagged him the Breakthrough Video award at the MTV VMA's in 2009. He continues to direct the band's music videos, instigating numerous captivating experiences. Above all, Johnson's inherent ability to capture profound human emotion through his unique lens, and connect it with the rhythmic intimacies of music truly sets him apart.

Disclaimer: Text might contain bits of A.I. imagination. Report mistakes