Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Daphne Guinness Promotes Intergalactic Love In Her David LaChapelle-Directed “Evening In Space” Video

Warning: Alien Sex Scenes
Daphne Guinness has quite the resume. She’s an heiress (note her last name) and fashion icon, having been the late, great Alexander McQueen‘s muse. The 46-year-old is now trying her hand at pop music because she can. The budding diva released her debut single last year but takes things to the next level with bizarre David Bowie-referencing pop anthem “Evening In Space”.

Produced by the Tony Visconti (who is best known for helming classic Bowie albums like Space Oddity), Daphne’s latest effort is an acquired taste. I love her dramatic deliver and drowsy vocal style but it’s not for everyone. The video, however, is a must-watch experience for all. Directed By David LaChapelle, the kooky visual finds our heroine rocking killer couture in a spaceship until she crashes and hooks up with an alien. Watch in awe up top. More »

Shirtless Calvin Harris Takes Ice Bucket Challenge & It’s A Pec-Filled Sight To Behold: Watch

Calvin Chills Out
At this point, we’re so used to seeing the ladies of pop stripping off their clothes, that’s always a bit of a shock to the system when the guys of musicland show some skin, as well. (Okay, okay — maybe it’s not that rare of an occurrence.) So speaking of shocking your system, enter the Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon that’s currently sweeping across social media, wherein folks are doing the utterly bananas thing of dumping a freezing bucket of ice-filled water over their heads or donating $100 (or both!) to raise awareness for Lou Gherig’s Disease. Naturally a boatload of celebrities are hashtagging themselves into the the cause’s spotlight, including Scottish dance music stud Calvin Harris.

Below you’ll find a video clip of Rita Ora‘s shirtless ex, with his rock-hard washboard abs, pecs and biceps on full display as he…as he… Sorry, we’re still stuck on Harris’ hard abs and pecs and biceps, and probably won’t be moving past that for quite some time. Just enjoy below. More »

Kerli Stars In Seven Lions’ Fantasy-Themed “Worlds Apart” Video: Watch

Star-Crossed Lovers
Seven Lions made major waves with his star-studded Worlds Apart EP earlier this year. The five-song set boasts collaborations with Ellie Goulding, Tove Lo and Estonian dance diva Kerli. She voices the dreamy title track and stars in the just-released video, which pays homage to the fantasy genre with well-executed special effects and stunning art direction.

The ethereal synth-ballad (with a demented dub-step twist) lends itself to a whimsical visual and Jeff Montalvo (his real name) goes all out with a tale of (literally) star-crossed lovers. Or it could just be about random people staring at distant moons for no particular reason. While I’m not exactly sure of the narrative, I do know that it looks great and Kerli gets to sing underwater. Watch up top.  More »

Betty Who Performs “Somebody Loves You” At Lollapalooza Hard Rock Hotel Afterparty: Watch

Lollapalooza Loves Who!
Still got love for Miss Betty Who? Why, us too!

The fabulous Slow Dancing songstress recently turned the party out at Lollapalooza in Chicago at the beginning of August. And, along with her main stage performance, Betty also rocked out hard at the Sound Of Your Stay Music Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago for an afterparty — and we’re bringing you right into the action.

Watch up top to see Betty talk about the therapeutic process behind writing “Somebody Loves You” with her producer and friend Peter Thomas, and keep watching to see her performance at the afterparty.

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Miami Horror Return With “Wild Motion (Set It Free)”: Listen To The Band’s Summery Synth-Anthem

Dancing Stick Figures? Check.
Australian synth-pop quartet Miami Horror generated all kinds of buzz with debut LP Illumination. (“Sometimes” and the Kimbra-featuring “I Look To You” were total jams!) The guys are still putting the finishing touches on their sophomore set but kindly dropped “Wild Motion (Set It Free)” to whet our appetite for the project. And, as expected, it’s great.

The shimmery pop anthem is a breezy blast of ’80s-inspired electronica with an instantly hummable chorus that builds around candy-coated synths. Miami Horror take the animated route for the song’s video, which features dancing stick figures and not much else. It’s is fairly minimal but the pastel-colored cartoon has a great soundtrack, which is the most important thing. Watch up top. More »

Khloe Kardashian Makes A Surprise Cameo In French Montana’s Scary “Don’t Panic” Video: Watch

The Purge 3?
Remember when Kim Kardashian starred in Kanye West‘s romantic, meme-spawning “Bound 2″ video? Well, Khloe Kardashian‘s cameo in French Montana‘s creepy “Don’t Panic” visual is nothing like that. For starters, she wears a mask for most of the horror opus (it was inspired by The Purge) and her man is too busy terrorizing a woman for a leisurely bike ride.

There isn’t a lot more to say about the unsettling video. It suits the ominous DJ Mustard-produced banger and Khloe looks scary/sexy (scarily sexy?) wielding a machete. There’s also a twist at the end, which makes the implied violence easier to swallow. French’s latest album Mac & Cheese 4 drops in November. Watch the youngest Kardashian sibling channel her inner vigilante up top.  More »

Iggy Azalea’s Pre-Fame Pop Song “Nothing Like Me” Surfaces Online: Watch The Britney-Tastic Video

Still The Realest
Before finding fame as a rapper, Iggy Azalea briefly tried her hand at dance-pop. The Australian hitmaker recorded a sexy club-banger called “Nothing Like Me” prior to signing with Grand Hustle and probably forget all about it. Until someone posted the Britney Spears-channelling video on YouTube. (Think “Womanizer” filmed on an iPhone).

Of course, bloggers are falling over themselves to call it embarrassing but I think it’s awesome for several reasons. Firstly, Iggy still has that southern drawl. Which means that, for whatever reason, she’s been using it since landing on American soil and didn’t just adopt it to sound “more urban”. Secondly, those buns are still outrageous — meaning they are most likely real. (How many unsigned divas can afford major surgery?) Last but not least, it underlines the fact that everyone has to start someone. Just ask Katy Perry and Lana Del Rey. Watch up top. More »

“Black Widow” Video: Watch Iggy Azalea And Rita Ora Go ‘Kill Bill’ Over A Cheesy Bacon Sandwich

Black Widow, Baby!
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora‘s venomous tag-team “Black Widow” remains one of the shining highlights from The I-G-G-Y’s The New Classic, so it was only a matter of time before the two gave it a proper visual. Iggy tackled Clueless for “Fancy,” and now she’s gone completely Kill Bill.

Following an extended intro in which Rita and her beau (actor Michael Madsen) amusingly order from Waitress Iggy at a diner, the two divas team up to combat their foe — over, I guess, a cheesy bacon sandwich? From there, Iggy heads to Japan to train in swordfighting, giving us her best Uma Thurman impression. Meanwhile, Rita’s acting like a BO$$ (alongside head honcho T.I.), kicking ass and taking names (and chips) at a poker table. It all leads to a final showdown — featuring a cameo from the song’s namesake! — completing Iggy’s second killer film-inspired video.

Watch the “Black Widow” video above, and let us know what you think in the comments below! More »

Ariana Grande’s “Break Free” Video: Watch Her Shoot For The Stars (And Shoot Rockets Out Of Her Boobs)

Ariana Grande Zedd Break Free music video
Remember “Break Free,” the single Ariana Grande released after the eclipsing mega-hit “Problem” and before all-star collaboration “Bang Bang” (with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj)? It kind of got lost in the shuffle, didn’t it — especially now that Ariana’s album track “Best Mistake” is also available and currently #1 on iTunes.

The video for “Break Free” has finally arrived (though whether or not it’s too little, too late remains to be seen), and as we saw teased two months ago, it takes its inspiration from ’60s sci-fi camp fest Barbarella. Here Ariana blasts aliens with her ray gun, busts up evil man-machines (with her rocket boobs, no less — nice nod to manga series Mazinger Z) and writhes around like a naughty sex kitten. More »

Awesome Video Alert: The Rollerskating Sirens In Chet Faker’s “Gold” Video Will Mesmerize You

Mad Skills.
Actually that headline should read awesome video and song alert. Chet Faker‘s latest single “Gold” is an absolute gem but the Hiro Murai-directed visual takes the killer Built On Glass cut to the next level. For starters, the mesmerizing clip stars three scantily-clad babes rollerskating down a dark highway — performing intricate choreography, no less.

The Australian singer/producer (real name Nick Murphy) has a strong track record of delivering memorable videos. He was frozen, thawed and literally rotted away in the stop-animation opus “Talk Is Cheap” and shined a light on the creepiest break-dancer of all time in “Drop The Game”. “Gold”, however, surpasses those gems with its simplicity and flawless execution. Watch up top. More »