Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Birdy’s Beautiful ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Ballad Gets A Simple But Moving Video: Watch “Tee Shirt”

Jun 6th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Birdy's "Wings" MV
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Birdy is slowly but surely gathering momentum in the US. The 18-year-old’s recent tour with Christina Perri has seen 2011 (!!) single “Skinny Love” steadily climbing iTunes and she has not one but two songs on the soundtrack of The Fault In Our Stars, which is shaping up to be one of the biggest movies of the summer.

Today (June 6) the Brit unveiled the video for simple, stripped-back ballad “Tee Shirt” and it’s mostly comprised of touching moments from the blockbuster tearjerker. Those scenes are intercut with footage of Birdy performing the song in her bedroom. It’s definitely a no-frills visual but you don’t need anything more when the song is this good. Watch up top. More »

PSY’s “Hangover” Video: Watch A Preview And Hear His Collab With Snoop Dogg

Jun 6th, 2014 // Comment
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The Perfect Cure
PSY's "Hangover"
PSY Snoop Dogg Hangover music video
See him get hammered in the video with Snoop. Read More »

With Sunday just two days away, that means one thing: We’re that much closer to NBA Finals Game 2. Oh, and the premiere of PSY and Snoop Dogg‘s “Hangover” video, too!

The transoceanic rappers teamed up for the song, which will serve as a buzz track ahead of an official single coming from YouTube king PSY later this summer. The music video is set to premiere during a special prime time episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live on Sunday (June 8) night, and Kimmel gives a tiny sneak peek at the “Hangover” vid in the teaser clip above. More »

Nicki Minaj’s “Pills N Potions” Video: Watch Her Get Emotional & Go Topless In A Preview Clip

Jun 6th, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Nicki's "Pills N Potions"
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Nicki Minaj throws us a curveball with her new single. Read More »

Hey, don’t forget — Nicki Minaj released a new single last month! Onika’s anguished Dr. Luke ballad “Pills N Potions” — which, let’s face it, plays like “Wrecking Ball”-lite — might not exactly be blowing gals like Iggy, Ariana and Katy out of the water, but perhaps the music video will turn the single’s chart fortunes around? We’ll find out after it premieres this Monday (June 9).

Until then, all fans of hip-pop’s Queen Barb will have to make due with the above 46-second preview of the Diane Martel-directed “Pills N Potions” visual. Here, Game co-stars as Nicki smokes a cigarette, cries a flood of liquid mercury tears and poses topless, all while seeming somehow way more dressed-down and au naturale than in her previous, candy-colored “Starships” days. More »

Becky G And Pitbull Bring The Party To Their Colorful “Can’t Get Enough” Video: Watch

Jun 5th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Becky G is currently climbing iTunes with inevitable summer smash “Shower” but she isn’t quite finished with her previous single yet. “Can’t Get Enough”, a Latin-infused hip-hop/pop anthem featuring Pitbull, recently became the 17-year-old’s first number one hit when it topped Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay chart. As such, it’s only fitting that the club banger get a (belated) video.

There’s not a lot to say about the rising rap diva’s visual. She looks gorgeous, sings in a giant plastic box and dances around some colorful floral arrangements. But let’s not forget Mr. Worldwide. He rocks his trademark suit and just does his thing. Which is always awesome. If you like the Dr. Luke-produced earworm, check out the rest of Becky’s Play It Again EP. Watch up top. More »

Neon Jungle Premiere “Louder” Video Ahead of ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ Album Release: Watch

Jun 5th, 2014 // Comment
The Ladies Get Loud
Neon's "Jungle"
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Pop starlet troupe Neon Jungle are aiming for a July 28 release of debut LP Welcome To The Jungle, an album that will contain 10 songs, including their previous UK hits — “Trouble,” “Braveheart” and the title track — as well as new single “Louder.” The latter finds the girls leaving the dance beats behind for a moment and trying their hand at pop balladry.

To be honest, “Louder” sounds a bit like The Saturdays‘ 2008 Chasing Lights album track “Lies,” but hey — who’s to say what works for one British girl group won’t work for another, right?

Watch Neon Jungle vamp it up in their “Louder” video above, then head below to hear The Saturdays’ “Lies.” More »

OneRepublic Debut Their Weird And Wonderful “Love Runs Out” Video: Watch

Jun 4th, 2014 // 5 Comments
Got My Mind Made Up
OneRepublic's Native
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We review Ryan Tedder & Co.'s latest album 'Native'. Read More »

According to frontman Ryan Tedder, “Love Runs Out” was originally going to be the first single from OneRepublic‘s Native LP but he couldn’t quite finish the chorus and eventually shelved the swamp-rock anthem altogether. The hitmaker happily found the time to fix it up for the deluxe edition of the album, and it’s currently shooting up iTunes.

The band unveiled the Sophie Muller-directed visual of their next big hit today (June 4) and it’s a highly conceptual affair filmed on a soundstage. We’re treated to Ryan cavorting with an elderly lady in a fake desert, a troupe of traditional dancers and some frantic tambourine work. The treatment doesn’t quite suit the song but at least it’s different. Watch up top. More »

COOPER’s “This Year” Lyric Video: Idolator Premiere

Jun 4th, 2014 // Comment
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The band's take on Lesley Gore's "You Don't Own Me." Read More »

Hailing from Brisbane, singer-songwriter Kate Cooper has already had quite a storied career. Her first band, Iron On, supported Tegan And Sara on tour in Australia before Kate eventually moved on to form the duo An Horse, where again she found herself traveling — this time in America — as opening act for the Quin sisters.

Jump ahead a few years, and Kate now has new material she worked on in Los Angeles with producer Tim Myers (who co-wrote OneRepublic‘s “Stop And Stare” during his time spent as a former member of the band) and executive producer Sara Quin. Now going simply as COOPER, one of the first offerings from this set of songs is “This Year,” a track being used in promos for E!’s current season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. More »

MØ Conquers ‘Kimmel’ With “Don’t Wanna Dance”: Watch Her Wild Performance

Jun 3rd, 2014 // 1 Comment
Time To Go Down That Road
MO's Spice Cover
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MO covers Spice Girls' classic hit "Say You'll Be There". Read More »

has been generating mad hype for the best part of a year with her indie-skewered-but-still-strangely-pop approach to electronica. The Danish diva (Karen Marie Ørsted to family and friends) is currently touring America to promote her excellent debut LP No Mythologies To Follow and dropped by  Jimmy Kimmel Live last night (June 2) to perform two songs.

The first tune in the 25-year-old’s two-song set was current single “Don’t Wanna Dance”. The alt-pop gem is reminiscent of Sky Ferreira‘s Night Time, My Time LP but not as dark. MØ wants to have a good time, which is reflected by her crazy dance moves and energetic stage presence. Watch her in action up top and then check out an equally great performance of “Pilgrim” after the jump. More »

BANKS Drops Stylish New Video For “Drowning”: Watch

Jun 3rd, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Hear BANKS cover "Are You That Somebody?" for BBC Radio. Read More »

In getting ready to release her highly-anticipated debut LP Goddess on August 9, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter BANKS has premiered a string of stunning tracks and videos that have generated significant internet buzz. Her new video for latest single “Drowning” is no exception.

Done in collaboration with filmmaker Mike Piscitelli and i-D Magazine, the video shows a sultry and ethereal BANKS wearing black, white and red outfits in a dimly-lit room of seemingly endless mirrors. Could this dark video be a precursor to what her album’s general vibe will be like? Watch after the jump. More »

Kimbra Premieres Her Video For “90s Music”: Watch

Jun 3rd, 2014 // Comment
Kimbra's 90s Dream
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The female voice on "Somebody" chirps up. Read More »

With the release of New Zealand songstress Kimbra’s latest synthy jam “90s Music,” naturally, we’ve all been anxiously waiting for the song’s video to finally come out. Well, here it is, and Kimbra does not disappoint.

A kaleidoscope of different images seemingly thrown randomly together, the video takes us on a trippy journey through Kimbra’s idealist and dreamy perception of the 90s’. From Kimbra dancing in front of a white-picket fence with Minnie Mouse-styled hair to her lounging on a green Fiat in a purple fur coat amongst the clouds, this slightly bizarre, yet endearing, video is an attention-grabber that fits perfectly with the new song. More »