Kiesza follows up her breakout single “Hideaway” with her latest offering, “No Enemiesz.” The song, off the chanteuse’s debut LP Sound Of A Woman, now has an accompanying lyric video. The clip has a total throwback vibe, complete with a fuzzy camera filter straight from 1992 and the verses written on birthday cakes, magazines, iPhones and more. Dimly-lit shots of people at an underground basement party are also interwoven throughout.
Watch the lyric video up top, and look out for the official visual tomorrow (October 24). Sound Of A Woman was officially released on October 21 via Island Records. More »
Chvrches go on a psychedelic trip in their latest video for “Under The Tide.” The visual, directed by Sing J. Lee, combines Japanese anime with fuzzy space effects that takes the viewer on a wild journey. Martin Doherty takes the lead role, performing the track in between the animated clips. The song is a year old, but the Scottish synth-pop trio reworked it earlier this month that made for a refreshing listen.
“Under The Tide” comes from Chvrches’ awesome debut LP The Bones of What You Believe (released in September 2013). The band will also appear on the Lorde-curated Hunger Games: Mockinjay Pt. 1 soundtrack, which will be available on November 18. More »
Mary J. Blige‘s “Right Now” tune is so good, that the singer released not one — but two videos for it! The first came in a form of a black + white clip earlier this month, which highlighted the budding friendship between the R&B diva and Disclosure (the song’s producers).
The second premiered today (October 23), and it finds Blige strutting through the streets of London and performing at an underground club. “Right Now” is off the singer’s forthcoming thirteenth studio LP, The London Sessions (out on December 2). It features collaborations from artists like Sam Smith, Emeli Sandé and Naughty Boy. More »
Remember when the young queens of Fifth Harmony teamed up with Mattel to create a Barbie anthem called “Anything Is Possible”? Whether you’ve blocked the memory out of your head or have been happily bopping to the kid-friendly tune for months, the accompanying video has arrived — and it’s really something.
The über-perky, super colorful visual sees the BO$$ES going totally Barbie (even briefly turning into Barbie dolls!), crooning their female empowerment anthem while little girls dance around them and dream big: Olympians! Superheroes! Pop stars! Astronauts!
It’s undoubtedly the cheesiest thing the 5H ladies have ever participated in, but hey, it’s meant to inspire the next generation to dream big. Anything is possible, after all. More »
Sister Cristina, a 26-year-old Italian nun, became an overnight YouTube sensation when she performed Alicia Keys‘ ballad “No One” on The Voice Italy earlier this year. She went on to win the competition, generating enough interest along the way to land a US deal with Republic Records. The divine diva is now promoting debut album (due November 11) with a cover of Madonna‘s “Like A Virgin”.
My initial reaction to Sister Cristina’s unfortunate song choice was to bathe my ears in holy water but she has her reasons. “I chose ‘Like A Virgin’ because I wanted it to bear witness to God’s power to move all things!” she said in a statement. “I see it as God’s touch, when he called me to a new life, giving me back the purity and dignity of being his Daughter and being Loved by Him.” Ok, sis. Chill. Her interpretation of Madonna’s classic is actually kind of sweet. Watch pop’s coolest nun in action up top and check out her snazzy album cover and tracklist after the jump. More »
Milky Chance is part of the new wave of European pop (think Tove Lo, Mr. Probz and Nico & Vinz) causing major damage on the Billboard Hot 100. The German duo’s hypnotic debut single “Stolen Dance” is hovering just outside the top 50 and is expected to climb a lot higher given mounting radio support. Their cover of Miley Cyrus‘ “Wrecking Ball” should also win them some new fans.
Clemens Rehbein (vocalist) and Phillip Dausch (producer) aren’t the first indie-pop outfit to tackle Bangerz diva’s chart-topper. Haim, London Grammar and Angel Haze have all put their own spin on the song but Milky Chance really break the song down to basics and turn it into something unrecognizable. Watch the band perform the song on SiriusXM up top. More »
To quote myself, there’s catchy and then there’s “Geronimo”. Sheppard first topped the charts in their native Australia with the unstoppable anthem and now have their sights set on US chart domination. The indie-pop band took an important step towards that goal today (October 21) by performing the song of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. It also marked their US TV debut.
The quirky collective, who were recently nominated for seven ARIA Awards, delivered a typically charming performance with tight musicianship and perky harmonies. And it already seems to be paying dividends. “Geronimo” made a huge leap on the iTunes download chart today and should make an appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 in the not-too-distant future. Watch up top. More »
If you haven’t discovered Seinabo Sey yet, it’s time to get correct. The mountain of buzz around the Swedish soul siren is only going to grow thanks to gorgeous anthems like “Pistols At Down”, the latest cut from just-released debut EP For Madeleine, and exquisite covers. (Check out her stunning interpretation of Clean Bandit‘s “Rather Be”).
The 23-year-old not only has killer songs but also a remarkable visual approach. Her “Pistols At Dawn” video plays like the weirdest sci-fi short ever with the rising diva walking around an abandoned forest in a striking red ensemble. Things get even weirder when she’s stalked by a stormtrooper-like character and divides in half. At least, that’s what I think happened. Watch up top. More »
It’s Pitbull‘s world, we’re just living in it! The unstoppable rapper/vodka mogul/Playboy brand ambassador can now add children’s entertainer to his long list of accomplishments. Mr. Worldwide provides the theme song for new animated movie Penguins of Madagascar — a cute party jam called “Celebrate” — and hangs out with his cartoon friends in the video.
The 33-year-old begins the visual by jetting around the globe before hitting the studio to record a new song. That’s when the animated penguins arrive and wreak havoc behind the boards. From there, the unlikely gang take their man/bird act to the stage. The video is a little cheesy but super endearing. “Celebrate” will appear on Pitbull’s Globalization LP (due November 24). Watch up top. More »