Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Bea Miller Captures Teen Angst Perfectly In Her “Young Blood” Video: Watch

Jul 21st, 2014 // Comment
Not Your Average Disney Diva
Meet Bea Miller
We spoke to rising teen diva Bea Miller about "Young Blood". Read More »

Bea Miller didn’t win X Factor in 2013 but the gravelly-voiced teen made enough of an impression to land a record deal with Hollywood Records. Not that she’s your average Disney diva. The 15-year-old worships The Pretty Reckless, recorded an EP full of relatively rebellious pop/rock anthems and is an outspoken LGBT advocate (she has two mums).

It makes sense then that the video for “Young Blood”, the lead single from her similarly-titled debut LP, would be a fairly gritty affair. Directed by Mark Pellington, the atmospheric video was filmed in what appears to be an abandoned warehouse and finds Bea (and a bunch of equally pained-looking teens) in an extremely emo mood. It’s a great fit for the catchy and surprisingly stirring anthem. Watch up top. More »

“Weird Al” Yankovic Premieres “Lame Claim To Fame”: Watch Him Make Fun Of Name-Droppers

Jul 21st, 2014 // Comment
Pft, Like You Haven't Name-Dropped Before.
Oh Lorde, "Weird Al"
"Weird Al" Yankovic sings an ode to foil in Lorde's "Royals." Read More »

As part of the “Eight Videos In Eight Days” installation for his new album Mandatory Fun, “Weird Al” Yankovic debuted his video for track “Lame Claim To Fame” today. Already premiering parodies of pop heavyweights such as Pharrell, Iggy Azalea, Lorde, and Robin Thicke, Weird Al doesn’t poke fun at celebrities this time around but, rather, makes jabs at the people who name-drop or claim to know today’s biggest cultural figures but really don’t.

“My sister used to take piano lessons from the second cousin of Ralph Nader,” Weird Al sings, which he then follows up with “Last year I threw up in an elevator next to Christian Slater.”

And the list goes on and on. While the video itself is a bit reminiscent of Peter Gabriel‘s “Sledgehammer,” the track is done in the style of your average southern blues rock band. It also might have you shouting “I’ve got a lame, lame claim to fame” by the end of it.  You’ve been warned. Watch the clip up top. More »

Jacob Latimore Teases “Heartbreak Heard Around The World” Video: Idolator Exclusive

Jul 21st, 2014 // 1 Comment
He Really Wants Her Back
Jacob's Back
Jacob teams up with T-Pain for new single "Heartbreak". Read More »

We premiered Jacob Latimore‘s catchy new single “Heartbreak Heard Around The World” in early June and the multi-talented teen (he’s also a budding movie star with roles in Ride Along and The Maze Runner) is now gearing up to release the Jumper-inspired video (due July 23). From our exclusive sneak peek, it looks like something of a blockbuster.

Directed by Erik White, the slick visual finds the 17-year-old walking/dancing down the street while thinking about his lady. Jacob rocks a pair of Heelys skate shoes and looks suitably emotional. Given that the clip is based on a science fiction film about a kid with teleportation abilities, I’m sure there’s a lot more action to come. Watch up top. More »

Tinashe Performs Breakthrough Smash “2 On” On ‘The Wendy Williams Show’: Watch

Jul 21st, 2014 // Comment
Turn Up With The Big Boys!
Popping Up: Tinashe
She talks touring with Justin Bieber and being inspired by Janet. Read More »

Tinashe made the leap from blog darling to genuine contender with infectious DJ Mustard-produced single “2 On”, which is rocketing up the Billboard Hot 1oo. (It lands at an impressive number 27 this week). The rising star dropped by The Wendy Williams Show today (July 21) to perform the smash and even showed off some nifty dance moves.

R&B’s new ‘it’ girl is known for her off-the-wall fashions and she served serious ’90s chic by rocking what appears to be a transparent raincoat. Tinashe worships Janet Jackson and there was a touch of Damita Jo to her simple but slick and effective performance. Apart from a minor choreography mishap, the 21-year-old delivered an overwhelmingly fun performance. Watch up top. More »

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

Jul 21st, 2014 // Comment
Robyn Royksopp Do It Again music video
Rise Up!
Robyn's "Do It Again"
robyn do it again lyric video
Listen To The singer's pair-up with Royksopp. Read More »

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
Her Love Makes Us Feel Like...
Nicole's "Your Love"
Nicole Scherzinger Your Love
Listen to Nicole Scherzinger's comeback single! Read More »

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
Stick An Arrow Through My Heart, Why Don't Ya?
ALT J's "Left Hand Free"
Listen to the British indie band's new track from their upcoming album. Read More »

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
Wrap It Up
Al's "Word Crimes"
Weird Al Yankovic Word Crimes Blurred Lines parody Robin Thicke video
Yankovic goofs on Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." Read More »

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
Sigma Paloma Faith Changing music video
Paloma Goes To Florida
Sigma's "Nobody"
The London duo flip Kanye's "Bound 2" & have a hit. Read More »

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
Stumbleine Violet Skies We're Shadows music video
Sink Or Swim

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 »