It’s still pretty hard to believe (we keep rechecking our iTunes account to double-check whether or not it was all just a dream), but Azealia Banks just dropped her long-awaited debut LP, Broke With Expensive Taste, last Thursday. (We’re loving it, by the way!) And she’s not just stopping there this year with the surprises, either: She’s already got a visual lined up for her ’90′s House-leaning anthem “Chasing Time,” and it already looks seriously sick.
The artsy 15-second teaser sees Azealia in a series of fierce poses and forward-thinking (and quite revealing) fashions, supplying a peek at the looks in the upcoming visual. According to a new press release, the song will be the album’s first “official” single this year, and the full video will premiere later this week.
Check out the teaser up top, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. More »
Broods are all about the flashing lights in the video for their new single, “L.A.F.” Directed by Felicia Asplet and Jordan Arts, the minimalist visual displays various and random images — including lead singer Georgia Nott laying on a bed of water, a Star Wars-inspired light saber duel and a woman squeezing an orange.
“L.A.F.” is the latest tune off Broods’ debut LP, Evergreen (released on October 7). It features highlight tracks like “Bridges” and “Mother & Father.” More »
Attention, boys: If ever you have had the desire to date Taylor Swift, you may want to reconsider at this point. The 1989 pop singer-songwriter has just dropped the visual for her super catchy new single “Blank Space” and…well, you’ve been warned.
The Joseph Kahn-directed video sees Tay Tay ominously toeing the line between the grandeur of The Great Gatsby and the sheer axe-wielding terror of The Shining, as she quickly falls in love in her giant mansion filled with horses and deer (you know, as one does), gets super obsessed with her hottie boyfriend, grows hyper paranoid (#iPhoneProblems!) and starts going absolutely insahn on him.
Prepare (or hide away in terror) as Taylor goes on a golf club rampage against a classic car, stabs a lot of stuff, does some apple voodoo and cries some major mascara tears — until she’s onto the next one, of course. Watch the hilariously over-the-top visual up top, and let us know what you think by writing your name in the blank space (err, comment section) below. More »
Suddenly, the strategy behind all those shirtless, pants-less and overall sexed-up images Nick Jonas has been posing for in the lead-up to his self-titled solo album (out November 11) and new DirecTV series Kingdom make sense: It was all to prepare us for the totally NSFW footage from Kingdom you’re about to watch.
Well, okay, we’re only posting one of the explicit Vine clips below. Don’t worry, it’s the best one, and basically it shows Nick winding up a sexual romp with a woman in bed — a concept fans of the onetime purity-ring-wearing Jonas Brothers would have giggle-shrieked in disbelief and naughty delight over back in 2008. More »
Nick Jonas is just trolling us now. After posing shirtless for Details magazine and pants-less for Flaunt, the current Attitude cover boy drops the sexiest lyric video of 2014 (if not ever). How does he achieve this feat, you might be wondering? By scrolling the words to new single “Teacher” over the half-naked bodies of buff guys and sexy ladies. Oh, and he even makes a cameo.
“Teacher” is an interesting choice for the second cut — third, if you count “Chains” — from Nick’s genuinely great self-titled LP. There are definitely safer songs on the record (his duet with Demi Lovato is an obvious smash, while “Push” is a no-brainer) but the retro-pop of “Jealous” connected with fans and this picks up where that left off with it’s spiky synths and early Prince vibe. Watch up top. More »
Nicki Minaj goes straight “Looney Tunes” in the cartoon-inspired lyric video for “Only,” her collaboration with Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown. The visual basically shows that Minaj is the Queen of the World and we should all bow down in her greatness. As for the men? Breezy plays a liutenant, while Drake is a priest and Wayne is a businessman.
“Only” is the latest song from Nicki Minaj’s third album The Pinkprint, set for a December 15 release. It features songs like “Pills N’ Potions,” “Lookin Ass” and the infamous booty romp — “Anaconda.” More »
Rita Ora has been a busy girl as of late, having hopped on the stage with her good friend Iggy Azalea on Saturday Night Live to posing as a Cosmopolitan cover girl.
Recently. she supplied us with a Diane Warren-penned power ballad called “Grateful,” which will be used in the soundtrack for the upcoming film, Beyond The Lights. And now, the through-the-storm inspirational slow jam has just been outfitted with an official lyric video on Rita’s VEVO, complete with lyrics (duh) and lots of stills from Beyond The Lights. (Sadly, no Rita cameo found.)
Watch the lyric video for “Grateful” up top. What do you think of Rita’s heartfelt ballad? Sound off in the comments below. More »
Can Bleachers hurry up and break? Jack Antonoff‘s side project makes the music world a brighter place with their relentlessly catchy songs (“I Wanna Get Better” is ’80s-referencing, synth-rock perfection) and quirky visual approach. Remember, this is a band that jammed on top of a moving vehicle in their “Rollercoaster” video — yet another glorious pop anthem, by the way.
The fivesome’s latest coup is roping in a cast of kids to perform alongside them on Conan. Dressed in identical outfits, the next generation of Bleachers add another layer to the band’s already enjoyable live presence and, well, it’s just really cute. If you haven’t checked out their debut LP Strange Desire yet, “Rollercoaster” is as good a place as any to start. Watch up top. More »
Big Sean‘s break-up with Glee star Naya Rivera was one of the nastiest in recent memory. She blasted him on Twitter and then got married to a new dude in a matter of months. The rapper’s reply? Hooking up with Ariana Grande and releasing a biting diss track called “I Don’t Fuck With You” with classy lyrics like: “I don’t give a fuck about you and anything that you do.”
I think he wins. To celebrate the victory, the “Fire” hitmaker calls on a bunch of his famous friends for the football-themed video. There are appearances from radio personality Big Boy, rising R&B diva Teyana Taylor and producer DJ Mustard. Oh, and let’s not forget Kanye West‘s star turn as the MC’s coach. Watch Big Sean get his revenge up top. More »
And the award for the messiest/awesomest (is that even a word?) TV performance of 2014 goes to Miley Cyrus and The Flaming Lips for their mind-bending destruction of The Beatles‘ “A Day In The Life” on Conan. Everything about this trainwreck is terrible — did they even do a soundcheck? — yet undeniably watchable and wildly entertaining.
The performance, which airs tonight (November 6), begins with Wayne Coyne belting out the classic anthem in a huge metallic robe. Miley then crawls out from underneath it and sings her verse completely out of tune before snuggling up to her much older BFF. I’m still struggling to process what I saw but it makes me oddly excited for their rumored joint album. Watch up top. More »