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MTV 2 Overcast is a music video aesthetic that was popular from 2001 until the mid-2000s. The term was coined by designer Steves Peeps in 2023. It gets its name from the gloomy cloudy visual style that dominated music videos at the time. It is the sister aesthetic of MTV Green Sky.

History[]

Following 9/11, music videos began to take on a more somber tone. Grey dismal skies and dreary atmospheres dominated the bulk of music videos of the period.

Visuals[]

  • Grey color palette
  • Extreme desaturation
  • Overcast sky
  • Streets
  • Increased contrast
  • Junkyards
  • Gloomy atmosphere

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