When you’re winding down from a long day, you just want to enjoy a good high. Music pairs perfectly with this, who doesn’t love to set the mood with some tunes? The perfect music can also make for a great 420 experience. Music can help us enjoy our high even more, and the right visuals can provide a satisfying experience in itself. The music videos to some of your favorite songs can also provide a deeper insight into the meaning behind the song. Here are some music videos you should watch while you’re high.
Good Days – SZA
SZA is an American singer and songwriter. She had her studio debut in 2017 with her album Ctrl, which has been on the Billboard 200 for 4 years now. The contemporary R&B singer is finally working on her own music again and released two singles in 2020, “Hit Different” and “Good Days”. In the beginning of 2021, SZA dropped the music video for her single “Good Days”. The video begins with SZA laying on the floor with a bag of mushrooms laid out on top of a book, implying that the rest of the video is her experience while on substances. The music video contains beautiful imagery of a mushroom fairytale setting while SZA dances around.
Come A Little Closer – Cage the Elephant
Cage the Elephant is an American rock band that formed in 2006. Cage the Elephant is known for their indie / alternative rock sound with catchy choruses. “Come A Little Closer” is a song from their Melophobia album from 2013. The music video depicts the band in a trippy animated land where anything can happen. From being captured by vulture-like creatures to performing in front of trippy visuals, this 4-minute video has many interesting events to keep you entertained while high.
Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?
Arctic Monkeys is an English rock band that formed in 2002. Their song “Do I Wanna Know?” is from their album AM from 2013. It became one of their most popular songs off that album and is widely recognizable. You can sometimes find it used in commercials. The music video is a wonderfully simple animation. The video starts off with the image of the album cover: auditory wavelengths. The lines then turn into images relating to the song’s lyrics. The video is an interesting visual experience to watch while high.
Stuck In The Sound – Let’s Go
Stuck In The Sound is a French indie rock band that formed in 2002. “Let’s Go” is a short song off their album Pursuit from 2012. The song has a fun pop rock sound. The music video is an animated story about a Chinese man training to be an astronaut and from the first glance seems irrelevant to the song. But I urge you to pay attention to the man’s life and the lyrics of the song as you smoke. After all, it’s all about the experience, no matter how insignificant it may seem.
Kid Cudi – Pursuit of Happiness (Megaforce Version)
Kid Cudi is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. Since his debut in 2009, Kid Cudi has been an influential force in contemporary hip-hop and alternative acts. His song “Pursuit of Happiness” is very well known, especially amongst stoners. That’s not surprising though, it’s a great and catchy song. The megaforce version featuring MGMT and Ratatat has a music video that shows Kid Cudi is some sort of repetitive trance, much like how we may feel like when we’re high.
Doja Cat – So High
Doja Cat is an American singer, rapper, and songwriter. Although she’s been making music since 2013, her career has been on the rise since 2018 when she released “MOOO!”. In her funky neo soul song “So High”, Doja sings about what all of us do: get high. The music video has lots of bright colors and chill vibes, enough to remind you of a day at Coachella. It’s a great mood setter for sitting back and smoking.
Coldplay – Up&Up
Coldplay is a British rock band that formed in 1996. Since then, they’ve released many great songs, “Viva La Vida”, “Yellow”, “Adventure of a Lifetime”. Their song “Up&Up” is from their album A Head Full of Dreams from 2015. The music video was directed by Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia, and even won MTV Music Video Award for Best Visual Effects. The surreal imagery in the video will have you taking a second look to fully understand what you just watched. With the captivating visuals and positive lyrics that only Coldplay can write, this music video is definitely worth the watch.