Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Justin Timberlake’s “Not A Bad Thing” Video: Watch The Search For Love

Mar 20th, 2014 // Comment
Pharrell x Justin
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Justin Timberlake has released the video for “Not A Bad Thing,” the cheery “Mirrors”-esque ballad that serves as one of the (few, in my opinion) highlights of the second volume of The 20/20 Experience. JT premiered the clip via Ellen and as the host explains, the “documentary about finding love” is based on the (supposedly) true story of a man who recently proposed to his girlfriend on an NYC-bound LIRR train using this song. Timberlake still hasn’t identified the couple, so the video is sort of a scavenger hunt to find the real couple. Kind of a cool idea!

Unfortunately, the execution is a tad cheesy. There are tons of clips of norms talking about love, plus an unintentionally hilarious True Detective-like investigation board. (Sample index card: “Who is she? What is her name?” This is a great starting point. If they answer that, I think they just might crack the case.) But maybe I’m just a cold-hearted cynic.

Check it out below. More »

The Veronicas Sign With Sony, Prep Comeback (For Real This Time)

Mar 19th, 2014 // Comment
Welcome Back!

The Veronicas have been largely MIA for the last four years after being locked in an on-going and very public tussle with Warner Bros Records. They resurfaced in mid-2013 and announced that they were going independent but then disappeared again apart from a random video previewing a promising new song called “Sugar Daddy”.

Well, it seems the Australian duo has finally got their shit together. Jess and Lisa announced a new deal with Sony Records in a YouTube video and promised new music and a tour very soon. The sisters, who made a splash on the Billboard Hot 100 with 2009 hit “Untouched”, also shared a couple of new tracks including one called, appropriately enough, “Did You Miss Me”. The answer is still yes. Watch up top. More »

Route 94 & Jess Glynne’s “My Love” To Get US Release: Watch The Sexy Video For The UK Smash

Mar 19th, 2014 // Comment
Wham Bam
Jess Glynne's "Home"
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One of the most exciting new releases of 2014 is deep house slow-burner “My Love,” from London producer Route 94 (real name: Rowan Jones) and up-and-coming vocalist Jess Glynne. The track just recently spent time at the top of the UK chart, where it followed another upbeat #1 hit featuring Glynne, Clean Bandit‘s “Rather Be.”

Sadly, “My Love” hasn’t gotten a push in the States (though it is available currently on iTunes, via 2013 dance compilation Annie Mac Presents)…until now. The song is set for an American release on April 8 via Island Def Jam subsidiary 4th And B’Way. More »

Kylie Minogue’s “Sexercize” Video: Watch Her Stretch, Arch, Bounce & Grind On Another Woman

Mar 19th, 2014 // 1 Comment
Stretch It Out, Baby
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Since the tracklist for Kylie Minogue‘s 12th album Kiss Me Once first appeared, there has been one song title grabbing the most attention: “Sexercize.” And how exactly does one go about sexercizing, you might ask? Oh, trust us — Kylie is here to show you, via her music video for the Sia-penned number and some moves that are definitely NSFW.

The Will Davidson-directed visual arrives just a day after Kiss Me Once was released, and in it, Minogue and her crew of female workout partners bend over, bounce their pert butts, grind on rubber balls and, ultimately, each other. Rihanna, you’ve been put on notice, girl…this is how a real diva sweats on camera. More »

Neon Jungle Throws A Rave In The Colorful Video For Theme Song “Welcome To The Jungle”: Watch

Mar 18th, 2014 // 2 Comments
Love Me Down

“Welcome To The Jungle” is to Neon Jungle what “Spice Up Your Life” was to the Spice Girls — an unofficial theme song that sums up what the group is all about. And in the case of the “Braveheart” hitmakers, they clearly have parties, boys and generally having a good time on the brain. (Pretty much the same as their predecessors, actually).

So how do you sum up the budding band’s ideology in a video? Throw a rave in abandoned warehouse/giant club, of course! The ladies of Neon Jungle hang out at the neon-colored free-for-all and serve truckloads of sass. Amira all but steals the show with her fiery rap towards the end, so keep an eye out for the femcee’s big moment. Watch the UK’s hottest girl group in action up top. More »

Amy’s Killer Quiff, Nick’s Abs And Other Good Things About Karmin’s “Pulses” Video: Watch

Mar 18th, 2014 // 1 Comment
I Wanna Make Your Heart Beat

Karmin switches it up for the third visual from imminent debut LP Pulses. The Boston duo leaves behind the retro disco vibe of “I Want It All” on the album’s title track — opting for an edgier mix of hip hop and pop that showcases Amy’s steady flow and Nick’s vocal chops.

The stylish pair always deliver memorable videos and “Pulses” is no exception. Largely filmed in black-and-white with the occasional splash of bold color, the clip begins with mock stock footage of scientists finding a way to visually represent sound before Nick and Amy appear (shirtless and with a huge quiff, respectively) to do their thing with dancers and acrobats. Watch up top. More »

Robyn & Neneh Cherry Go Tumblr-Wave In “Out Of The Black” Video: Watch

Mar 18th, 2014 // Comment
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Dancing On Their Own
Robyn x Royksopp
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If you haven’t noticed, around these parts we’re firmly in the “any Robyn news is better than no Robyn news” school of thought. A photo of Robyn in the studio with her pals? Cover it! A song from her protege? Cover it! A remix of her Neneh Cherry collaboration? Cover. That. Shit. So now, we have the official video for “Out Of The Black,” the duet off Cherry’s Blank Project, and it includes actual real footage of Robyn. So you know we’re all about it.

The low-key song gets a fittingly lo-fi video. It was directed by Dario Vigorito, and features the two Swedes rocking normcore getups and singing as various images pop up in the background or are superimposed on top of them. It has a very cut-and-paste, analog feel. Check it out up top. More »

Kylie Minogue’s “Sexercize” Video Teases: Watch Two Clips

Mar 18th, 2014 // Comment
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Kylie Minogue has always been the queen of playful innuendo. But with Sia-penned Kiss Me Once track “Sexercize,” subtlety flies out the window and lyrics like “stretch it out, baby” and “tomorrow you’ll be sore” hit like a lust-charged jackhammer.

And so here we are with two short teases of what’s looking like a full video for “Sexercize,” one (below) via NOWNESS — directed by Oscar nominated director/screenwriter Roman Coppola, who collaborated with the Chandelier Creative agency to pay “homage to Kenneth Anger’s 1965 short Kustom Kar Kommandos” for “just one facet of an ambitious multimedia hub” — and one (also below) that was posted to Kylie’s own Instagram earlier today. The full clip is due to premiere tomorrow (March 19).

We will note that NOWNESS also refers to Minogue’s “Sexercize” as “the latest single from her 12th studio album, Kiss Me Once.” More »

Guy Sebastian Performs A Brilliant Acoustic Version Of New Single “Like A Drum”: Watch

Mar 17th, 2014 // 8 Comments
Ain't Gonna Miss A Beat
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Guy Sebastian experiments with EDM on catchy new single “Like A Drum” but the Aussie superstar proved the song can (more than) stand on its own without the soaring synths and thunderous beats when he performed a brilliant acoustic version for us at Nightbird Studios in Los Angeles.

Accompanied by only a guitar, Guy dusts off the powerful pipes that made Lupe Fiasco collaboration “Battle Scars” a platinum-selling hit in 2012. This is a vocal tour de force. The 32-year-old makes “Like A Drum” shine in a completely different light while showcasing his incredible versatility. Hopefully, we get an official acoustic version somewhere down the track because this is really, really good. Watch up top. More »

Zedd’s “Find You” Video Is A Special Effects-Filled Roller Coaster Ride: Watch

Mar 17th, 2014 // Comment
An Epic Love Story

Zedd‘s “Find You” is one of the many great songs housed on the Divergent soundtrack and today (March 17) it gets a suitably epic, special effects-filled video. Featuring the vocals of Swedish songstress Miriam Bryant and “Clarity” songwriter Matthew Koma, the EDM duet is, at its core, a simple love song and that is reflected in the dazzling visual.

After beginning like a fairly generic dance video (pretty girls, a rave and cameos by Zedd, Miriam and Matthew), things soon take a twist when our heroine finds a love interest and is then chased by a flock of birds through a snow covered landscape and descends into a giant tree trunk. There’s also a magical bath tub and some rather obvious product placement. Watch up top. More »