Here are some music videos that I dig, which all have a common theme of essentially just featuring the lead singer in isolation (The Strokes one does cut to some of the others, but it’s mostly of Julian Casablancas’ (dreamy) face).
These are all really simple ideas but I find them effective because each music video is very focused and so much is said through slight facial expressions. Having a camera just on one person for 3 – 5 minutes can say a lot about who he/she is.
This song is called Cornerstone and it is by Arctic Monkeys
This song is called Reptilia and it is by The Strokes
This song is called No Surprises and it is by Radiohead
This song is called Make A Mess and it is by Zoe Boekbinder
This song is called Yellow and it is by Coldplay