Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Labrinth’s “Let It Be” Video: Watch The Singer-Songwriter Create His Upcoming Album

Aug 27th, 2014 // Comment
Just Let It Be
Labrinth, Acoustic
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Gearing up for the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album, Labrinth — real name Timothy McKenzie — recently dropped his soulful number “Let It Be.” While it might not be a party-starter like his Tinie Tempah-assisted club banger “Earthquake,” the new single not only lets his sultry pipes shine through, but also shows a real maturation for the 25-year-old English crooner.

Now “Let It Be” has a video, and it’s a pretty dizzying one at that. Filmed in a single shot, the clip seemingly follows McKenzie’s process of making his second disc, from fighting with label execs and recording tunes in the studio to just jamming with his friends. What’s more, it all takes place in a rather eerie warehouse space.

The visual might also reflect his trepidation with this still-untitled new record as he further ventures away from writing purely pop jams. More »

Usher Hits The Club Without Nicki Minaj In Their “She Came To Give It To You” Video: Watch

Aug 26th, 2014 // Comment
Somebody Turn On A Light!
Nicki At The VMAs
Nicki Minaj stunned in a sexy dress at the VMAs. Read More »

Given Usher‘s status as perhaps the most consistent artist in R&B, it’s surprising how underwhelming the first two cuts from his eighth studio album have been. “Good Kisser” was an unusually generic bedroom anthem and “She Came To Give It To You” sounds like a reject from Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience. Even a cameo from Nicki Minaj can’t save it.

The video isn’t particularly inspiring either. The 35-year-old is one of the best dancers in the business but his moves are clouded by murky lighting and choppy editing. Then there’s Nicki no-show. Sure, she performs her verse in a room surrounded by televisions but it’s kind of anti-climactic that they never share a scene together. Watch up top. More »

Jennifer Lopez And Iggy Azalea Discuss Their “Booty” Remix On MTV’s ‘House Of Style’: Watch

Aug 26th, 2014 // 1 Comment
Bottom-Heavy Babes
J.Lo + Iggy
Iggy Azalea jumps on the remix of Jennifer Lopez's "Booty". Read More »

News that Iggy Azalea replaced Pitbull on the new edit of Jennifer Lopez‘s “Booty” caught most people by surprise this morning (August 26) but the bottom-heavy divas gave away multiple (and fairly obvious) clues on a recent episode of MTV’s House Of Style reboot. In fact, they openly talked about their collaboration and their world-famous derrieres.

After playing a snippet of the Diplo-produced club-banger, J.Lo says: “I’m super excited for it. It’s going to be the next single.” But then Jenny gives the whole thing away. “You did something on it and obviously because we have that in common,” she says in reference to their beautiful butts. “I think we have high fashion booty,” chimes in Iggy. Watch the hitmakers in action up top. More »

Usher & Nicki Minaj’s “She Came To Give It To You” Video: Watch A Teaser

Aug 26th, 2014 // Comment
Usher Nicki Minaj She Came To Give It To You music video
Dancin' Machine
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Watch all the big performances from the '14 VMAs. Read More »

You all saw Nicki Minaj bouncing her ass while performing “Anaconda” at the MTV VMAs on Sunday, right? She also did “Bang Bang” live with Ariana Grande and Jessie J that night, as well as “She Came To Give It To You” with Usher. One place Nicki is not present, however, is the above teaser clip for the “She Came To Give It To You” video. What we do see is Ursh busting some Michael Jackson-esque moves over a Pharrell-produced beat that’s very Off The Wall-era MJ…territory, mind you, Justin Timberlake already covered last summer with “Take Back The Night” (and countless others have covered multiple times before). More »

Cobra Starship’s “Never Been In Love (feat. Icona Pop)” Gets A Lyric Video: Watch

Aug 25th, 2014 // Comment
Oh, They're In Love!

After the announcement of Cobra Starship‘s comeback track “Never Been In Love” last week, the Icona Pop-assisted banger has arrived. And how does it fare?

While the track had the potential to suffer from ‘EDM’ overload to keep up with current trends, it’s not that at all, really: Instead, the Wallpaper.-produced cut is actually a punchy party anthem, full of infectious piano melodies, hand claps, na-na-na‘s aplenty and a soaring hook of a chorus: “I know now…I’ve never been in love before you!” Some listeners in the YouTube comments have pointed out that it’s got a similar vibe to Fatboy Slim‘s “Praise You,” and there’s good reason for that: It’s sampled in the song!

“I had been listening to a lot of early 90′s UK artists — Jesus Jones, EMF, George Michael. It was a time when bands first started incorporating break beats and electronic elements into their music. I had been trying to find a way to modernize that sound,” Saporta explains of the track. Of course, the Icona Pop girls supply their usual fare of rowdy, sing/shout-along vocal skills to add some extra punch to the track, resulting in what will likely be the latest addition to your rager playlists. More »

Lenny Kravitz’s “The Chamber” Video Trailer: Idolator Premiere

Aug 25th, 2014 // Comment
Lenny's Back!
Shirtless Lenny
Lenny Kravitz shirtless nude naked 2014
Kravitz posts a shirtless selfie, gets hearts racing. Read More »

Following his scene-stealing roles in films like Precious, The Hunger Games and The Butler, Lenny Kravitz is getting back to music with new album Strut, but keeping things cinematic with his music video for lead single “The Chamber.” The video, directed by Anthony Mandler, won’t arrive in full until September 4. But just like at the movies, Idolator is premiering the trailer for “The Chamber” today.

Above, noir-ish scenes fly by featuring Kravitz walking the Paris streets at night only to be stalked by a mysterious car. Is the driver of the vehicle the same full-lipped femme fatale the shirtless rocker beds down with in other bits from the trailer? Oh, Lenny — your life is far too complicated! More »

Charli XCX Goes Bad Ass School Girl In “Break The Rules” Video: Watch

Aug 25th, 2014 // Comment
Good Charli Gone Bad
Charli XCX Schools Us All
Charli XCX's New Album
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She's enlisted help from Weezer and Vampire Weekend. Read More »

Well, she’s officially done the impossible: Charli XCX has made me want to be back in high school again — if only to be her friend.

After premiering the feisty first offering from her upcoming second LP Sucker, the bad-ass “Boom Clap” songstress has just delivered the appropriately school-themed video for her latest single, “Break The Rules.”

Charli and her friends (together, a giant group of mega-babes) are in no mood for academia in the newly premiered clip, causing a ruckus on the school bus and taking a pit shop at the fabulous Trashy Lingerie boutique to try on some sweet outfits for prom. Given the Jawbreaker vibes of the video, it’s only too perfect to see Rose McGowan making a cameo to play “The Chaperone” at the dance as the troupe makes their grand entrance and takes over the otherwise lame scene. (And after the Clueless nod with the “Fancy” video, it looks like Charli’s not over her ’90′s teen movie love affair!) No spoilers from hereonin, but watch all the way to the end…Carrie might also come to mind. More »

Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj’s “Bang Bang” Video: Watch The Ladies Shoot ‘Em Up

Aug 24th, 2014 // 1 Comment
Jessie J Speaks
Jessie J Bang Bang Idolator interview
We sat down for a chat with the UK songstress. Read More »

Goddamn, it seems like it’s been forever since Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj began teasing their joint collaboration “Bang Bang.” The song has since gone on to become an iTunes best-seller, and now the music video is here! (Leave it to these stellar divas to choose MTV VMAs night to drop the visual.)

Head below to watch Jessie, Ariana and Nicki separately strut their stuff through Los Angeles before meeting up and rocking a rooftop by the video’s end. More »

Coldplay’s “True Love” Video Tells A Whimsical Love Story: Watch

Aug 22nd, 2014 // Comment
True Romance
Coldplay's "Magic"
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Watch the circus-themed video for lead single "Magic." Read More »

Coldplay has really upped the visual ante during the Ghost Stories era. The band took a spooky stroll through their woods in their dark and distorted “Midnight” video, put on an old-fashioned carnival show in “Magic” and took to the streets of Sydney, Australia for their “A Sky Full Of Stars” visual. They were all striking in their own way but “True Love” could be their best yet.

Directed by Jonas Akerlund, the whimsical clip tells an unusual love story. There’s a sumo suit-wearing ballerina who is deemed too fat for the stage but refuses to give up on her dream to dance. She crosses paths with Chris Martin, who shares her passion and size. Before you can grab a tissue to dab your eyes, they’re in love and dancing together. Watch up top. More »

MTV VMAs 2014: Watch Every Video Of The Year Award Winner From The Past Decade In 2 Minutes

Aug 22nd, 2014 // Comment
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We Put A Ring On The Past 10 Years
2014 Video Floppys
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Idolator salutes the flop of the pops! Read More »

At this Sunday’s (August 24) MTV Video Music Awards, Pharrell will be the one male facing off against female pop forces Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea and Sia in the Video Of The Year category. And of course we all know those names today, but who remembers that Panic! At The Disco once waltzed away from the VMAs with a Video Of The Year moonman? Or what song Green Day nabbed the award for in 2005? Or what year Britney Spears emerged victorious in the category?

Ahead of the latest staging of MTV’s annual extravaganza, we decided to flash back through the past decade, all the way back to 2004, to refresh our memories on exactly which artists and songs won the big prize on VMAs night. We then compiled snippets of all the winning clips into one two-and-a-half-minute video, which you can watch above. More »

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