Power pop-rock band Foster the People has been touring North America this year in support of its sophomore album Supermodel, released last spring. So naturally, its new video for album highlight “Are You What You Want to Be” features quick cuts of live footage, including close-ups of the crowds breaking out into moshpits, and low-key behind-the-scenes antics. Unlike with its “Best Friend” clip, no supermodels were harmed during the video’s making.
Foster the People released its new video right before its performance at music festival Austin City Limits, plus its last few shows with stops in Florida, New York and California. Watch the band perform “Are You What You Want to Be” up top, then see its last remaining tour dates below. More »
Cheryl Cole may not have many cares to give in the world as of late, but the UK singer is now showing off her vulnerable side. She uploaded a video on her official Youtube page yesterday (October 9) with a performance of her singing a mash-up of TLC and Beyonce. The choice of songs? “Unpretty” and “Pretty Hurts,” naturally.
Filmed in a rehearsal studio, the black + white visual finds her stripping down the tracks and performing them acoustically. Meshing “Unpretty” and “Pretty Hurts” is a genius move, but the former Girls Aloud member doesn’t quite showcase their powerfully emotive tones.
Cole’s upcoming fourth studio LP, Only Human, is set for a November 10 release – with “Crazy Stupid Love” and “I Don’t Care” serving as the first two singles. More »
Hozier hangs with Bill Hader, host of this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, and cast member Cecily Strong in three promo clips for the show. The Irish “Take Me To Church” crooner doesn’t really say much until he’s caught in the middle of a group-hug, which prompts him to groan, “So uncomfortable.” It’s fascinating stuff that really underscores all the promise this episode has to offer! Watch in awe above. More »
Postmodern Jukebox, the same group who brought us the awesome bluegrass cover of Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda,” is back with another spin on a current pop favorite! Their latest song is a Motown-inspired version of Taylor Swift‘s “Shake It Off,” from her upcoming fifth album 1989 (out on October 27).
With help from singer Von Smith (who looks quite classy in a black and white tuxedo), they manage to add some vintage soul to the playful single – complete with harmonized background singers and a horn section. The result is a super-fun cover that could be enjoyed by lovers of the old-school sound as well as the new music generation. More »
Guess what? Jessie J is guest-judging on Dancing With The Stars this coming Monday (October 13), on the eve of her new album Sweet Talker‘s release. She was asked briefly about it during her appearance on Good Morning America this morning — for the record, she’s looking for “technique, a good line” and “pointed toes,” all you dancers. And then she launched into a live performance of her new single “Burnin’ Up.”
Way to wake up all the sleepyheads out there, girl. Catch Jessie’s very brief chat and rowdy performance above. More »
Tinashe brought out SchoolBoy Q to perform their radio hit, “2 On,” on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night (October 9). Donning a blue-leather outfit that was reminiscent of the early ’90s, the singer glided through her performance’s sexy dance moves with ease (all while singing live, might we add). SchoolBoy Q soon joined her on stage to add his touch of California swag.
“2 On” is the first single off Tinashe’s debut album, Aquarius (released on October 7). It also features the A$AP Rocky-assisted “Pretend” and the slinky bedroom romp, “Bet” featuring Dev Hynes. More »
Hilary Duff hit up Watch What Happens Live for more “All About You” promo last night (October 8), but it wasn’t host Andy Cohen asking the truly probing questions. Instead, he left that up to his animated henchbird, Shady She-Gull. Right out of the gate, the cartoon critter asked poor Hilary who she’d rather switch lives with: Miley Cyrus, Amanda Bynes (shade) or Lindsay Lohan (SHADE!!). Naturally, Duff opted for “Wrecking Ball” stripper Miley. One question she refused to answer, though, was on “who’s better in the sack: musicians or athletes?” More »
Betty Who stopped by The View this morning (October 8) to perform her hit, “Somebody Loves You.” The song (from The Movement EP) became viral last year, thanks to it being the soundtrack to a surprise proposal at a Home Depot. Since then, it has been inescapable and unofficially became Who’s signature tune.
The songstress was her usual energetic self, as she bounced around to the bright, ’80s-influenced pop tune in front of a neon-colored backdrop. “Somebody Loves You” is one of the tracks off Betty Who’s debut album, Take Me When You Go (released on October 7). She’ll be releasing her Convertible Nights EP for the UK on November 24, which includes four tracks from the album. More »
Hilary Duff is on a serious promo run for her new single, “All About You.” She first performed the folksy tune on The X Factor Australia back in September, then brought it stateside for the first time yesterday on Good Morning America.
Today (October 8), Duff stopped by Live With Kelly & Michael to perform the song in front of their audience. Wearing a classy blazer and jeans combo, the singer effortlessly breezed through it – proving that even after a 7-year long hiatus to focus on acting and being a mom, she’s still a natural when it comes to music. More »
Hilary Duff made an appearance on Good Morning America today (October 7) to perform her current single, “All About You.” Similar to her performance on The X Factor Australia back in September, Duff added a cute country twist to the bright pop song, thanks to her backup singers and a banjo (!) player.
During the show’s interview, she hinted at an upcoming tour next February and discussed her new show Younger on TV Land. 2014 became the singer’s return to music after a 7-year hiatus, with the comeback single “Chasing The Sun.”
Duff’s forthcoming third studio LP was supposed to be released in October, but she announced on Twitter that the project will be pushed back for a few more months. More »