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Royksopp & Robyn’s “Do It Again” Video: Watch The Dramatic Black & White Clip

Jul 21st, 2014 // Comment
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Royksopp and Robyn‘s Do It Again EP hit the pop world this past spring to critical acclaim, and the Norwegian electronic duo and eternally cool Swedish singer have been trekking around together on tour in support of their joint release. Today brings the sprawling six-minute video for the EP’s title track, a song we recently included in our Best Of 2014 (So Far) roundup.

The video was directed by Martin De Thurah in Mexico, and it depicts rebels living out desperately urgent scenarios (seeking medicine after an injury, having sex, dancing wildly etc.) in a castle before a final act of authoritarian violence brings it all to an end. More »

Nicole Scherzinger Performs Acoustic Version Of “Your Love”: Watch

Jul 17th, 2014 // Comment
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Doo-doo-doo-da-damn.

Nicole Scherzinger is coming out of the gate strong with her infectious UK summer single “Your Love,” poised to land at the very top of next week’s charts. She’s going hard with her promo game, too — from a performance on Alan Carr to milking a goat live on the radio. (Hey, whatever it takes.)

Luckily, Scherzy’s latest promotional tactic requires no manhandling of farm animals whatsoever: The former Pussycat Doll troupe leader just uploaded an acoustic rendition of “Your Love” performed on The Box, and it’s absolutely stunning.

Stripping out the heavily filters on the verses and punchy synth production of the original, Nicole powerfully croons across gentle guitars and a steady drum pulse. The live take breathes new life into the song entirely, highlighting not only Scherzy’s more than capable vocal chops, but the song’s beautiful underlying melodies. Those doo-do-do-da-doos have never sounded sweeter — this is love at first listen.

Watch Nicole’s gorgeous “Your Love” makeover up top, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »

ALT-J Premiere Thrilling “Hunger Of The Pine” Video: Watch

Jul 17th, 2014 // Comment
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When it comes to their videos, British indie rockers Alt-J have a knack for the slightly off kilter. Case in point? The video for “Fitzpleasure” …and their newly released video for their Miley-sampled single “Hunger of the Pine” is no different.

Directed by music video mastermind Nabil, who is responsible for the stunning visuals behind Frank Ocean’s “Novacane”  and FKA Twigs’   “Two Weeks”, the clip follows a man running from thousands of flying arrows through a forest. A bit Hunger Games-esque, the concept was first drawn up by band’s frontman, Jon Newman.

In a recent interview with NPR, bassist Gus Unger-Hamilton notes that the track explores “the idea that missing someone — pining — can be a physical pain much like hunger.” An almost too literal presentation of that very thought, the “Hunger Of The Pine” video leaves you feeling uncomfortable, yet completely engrossed by its gloriously gory images. So, fair warning: it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted. Still intrigued? Watch the video up top. More »

“Weird Al” Yankovic Parodies Lorde’s “Royals” With “Foil”: Watch The Video

Jul 17th, 2014 // Comment
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Who knew “Weird Al” Yankovic was going to be as prolific as Queen Beyonce by rolling out a new music video each day this week? Following “Tacky” and “Word Crimes,” the next order of business off new album Mandatory Fun is “Foil,” a goof on Lorde‘s “Royals.” The video has Yankovic teaming up with College Humor and depicts the pop comedian as a looney tunes cooking show host (watch for Patton Oswalt‘s turn as Al’s producer) who goes from singing the praises of aluminum foil to theorizing on the Illuminati’s takeover of the world. More »

Sigma And Paloma Faith’s “Changing” Video: Watch The Colorful Clip

Jul 17th, 2014 // Comment
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Sigma have followed up their huge UK hit “Nobody To Love” with the epic “Changing,” a euphoric drum and bass jam that features “Can’t Rely On You” singer Paloma Faith. When the song first premiered last week, we branded it a storming dance cut given a powerful edge via Faith’s booming, gospel-like vocals and the strings (or at least string-like synths) that fill the track throughout.

Now there’s a beautiful video that was shot in Florida to accompany the song. Here we see Paloma — and, occasionally, British dance duo Sigma — roaming the area and hanging with the locals, lounging on the hood of an old Chevy and being driven through the streets. More »

Stumbleine And Violet Skies’ “We’re Shadows” Video: Idolator Premiere

Jul 16th, 2014 // Comment
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Stumbleine (aka UK-based musician Peter Cooper) started out on his own in 2012 with debut LP Spiderwebbed. A year later he released a collaborative EP with Welsh singer Violet Skies, and this past spring they followed that project up with a full LP together, called Dissolver.

Today Idolator is premiering the gorgeous video for Stumbleine and Violet Skies’ moody Dissolver number “We’re Shadows,” which features school kids floating eerily in a swimming pool and a pair of hooded figures lurking somewhere in the darkness.

“‘We’re Shadows’ is a song about having the strength to walk away from someone who isn’t who you thought they were, and has nothing left to offer you,” Violet Skies tells us. “The visuals Rino Stefano Tagliafierro has set to our song are really stunning and ethereal — it’s always so interesting to see how someone visualises your music when they hear it — everyone sees something different.” More »

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Blurred Lines” Parody “Word Crimes”: Watch The Educational Lyric Video

Jul 16th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Pharrell Williams has been inescapable on the radio over the past year, thus making him a prime target for “Weird Al” Yankovic on his latest album Mandatory Fun. You’ve likely already caught Al’s video for “Happy” parody “Tacky,” and, yes, even Daft Punk and Pharrell’s “Get Lucky” gets riffed on in Yankovic’s latest polka medley on the album, along with a slew of other chart hits from the past couple years.

Now, as if Robin Thicke doesn’t have enough woes lately — anyone pick up a copy of Paula the other week? Didn’t think so —  “Weird Al” sends his and Pharrell’s “Blurred Lines” by sending us all back to grammar school with “Word Crimes.” More »

Broods’ “Mother & Father”: Watch The Hypnotizing Video

Jul 15th, 2014 // Comment
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Releasing their haunting coming-of-age single “Mother And Father” earlier this June, New Zealand siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott – also known as Broods — have now offered up the music video. It’s a clip that is as spellbinding as the song itself. Shot in black and white, the visual shows flash close-ups of the angelic-faced duo as well as Georgia frivolously dancing to the song’s profound melody.

It’s simple, yes, but it fits perfectly with the dreamy, nostalgic quality of the single. Not to mention, “Mother and Father” is the official first taste of their much-awaited debut LP, Evergreen, due out October 7. Check out the video up top, and prepare to be mesmerized.  More »

Paris Hilton’s “Come Alive” Video: Watch The Exotic Angel Of Song In Her Natural Settings

Jul 15th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Laying in a pink cloud high up in the skies. Lounging on a flower-strewn swing underneath a tree. Standing in front of blinding light with angel wings on her back. These are just a few of the images you’ll see of songbird Paris Hilton in the video for her latest Cash Money single “Come Alive,” and they all add to the dreamy nature of the dance track.

Oh, damn — wait! How can we forget the unicorn Paris pets lovingly, or the giant pink flower that opens during the, um, climax of the song? Surely this is like a typical day in the life of the singer/business diva, and you’re all invited to watch. Think of the “Come Alive” video as your passport to Hilton Heaven. More »

Lykke Li Unveils “Gunshot” Video: Watch

Jul 15th, 2014 // Comment
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Lykke Li staggers through a parking lot in her “Gunshot” video, directed by Fleur and Manu. One moment she’s slowly walking forward, the next her body convulses – and the other people in the parking lot all react differently to her behavior. One man peers over her shoulder to see if she’s alright. Boys circle around and push her around like grade school bullies. A much younger boy mimes shooting her, while a group of twerking girls pay her no mind.

“Gunshot” is off Lykke Li’s third album I Never Learn, which completes the loose trilogy that started with Youth Novels and 2011′s Wounded Rhymes. Surprisingly, she wrote the song after a mediation session. “[T]he words just came out kind of violent words,” she said to The Guardian. “So this is also the moment in, in a relationship where you’ve fucked up and some things you can never take back. I think that a lot of people can relate to that moment where it’s just gone forever.” More »