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BANKS’ “Beggin For Thread” Video: Watch The Eerie Clip

She's Got You Beggin' For Thread
Releasing her stunning, ever-so-slightly danceable track “Beggin For Thread” last week, LA songstress BANKS — real name Jillian Banks — just premiered the haunting video, which veers in an almost spooky, Corpse Bride-esque direction.

Unlike her previous hypnotic clip for “Drowning,” “Beggin For Thread” is filmed completely in black and white. BANKS surrounds herself with a gaggle of gorgeous dancers, whose bodies all seem to have been carved by Michelangelo himself, as they contort in unfathomable positions and almost try to suffocate her. BANKS remains flawless, however, even when she seemingly impersonates a sort of freaky zombie bride by the end of the clip. Oh, and as if it wasn’t ethereal enough, random glimpses of a majestic white stallion flash throughout, making the visual all the more mesmerizing to watch. More »

Florrie Covers Kiesza’s “Giant In My Heart”: Watch The Acoustic Session

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Florrie Gives Us All The Magic
While her plastic bag-filled visual for “Little White Lies” remains floating in our brains, UK indie-pop darling Florrie just threw a curveball, covering Kiesza‘s “Giant In My Heart” in a brand new acoustic session. Worlds collide!

The stripped down cover of the fast-rising dance diva’s Hideaway EP jam turns the bouncy House anthem into a truly gorgeous, gentle guitar-led production — that is, before she starts riffing loudly against a lively guitar strum. The cover showcases not only Florrie’s more than capable chops, but her ability to really kill it as a guitarist. (If you’ll recall, she’s also a master drummer!) Talent all over the place. Now then, can we arrange for some sort of fun electro-House duet between the two?

Check out Florrie crooning Kiesza up top, and let us know what you think of the arrangement in the comments below. More »

Future Hit: Ella Henderson Brings Her “Ghost” To America — Watch The Video

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Haunted Hit
In June, Ella Henderson threw her home country of the UK for a loop by releasing her stomping, soulful power-pop single “Ghost.” Co-written and co-produced by Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella — part of the team behind Maroon 5‘s current hit “Maps,” as well as “Counting Stars” by Tedder’s band OneRepublic — the song shot straight to the top of the British chart and stayed there for several weeks, thus turning Henderson into one of 2014′s breakout stars.

Of course, Ella had already gained some notice in England after winding up in sixth place on the 2012 season of The X Factor UK (AKA the season that James Arthur won — yeah, we had to look him up, too). More »

Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J & Ty Dolla Sign Get “Shell Shocked” For ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’: Watch

In light of the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles blockbuster flick, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign and Juicy J have teamed up as a power rap trio for soundtrack banger, “Shell Shocked.” Produced by Madsonik and Kill The Noise, the menacing track serves up a hard-hitting trap beat for the hip-hop all-star’s killer verses.

“[Paramount] heard about how big of a fan I was of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their whole legacy. I actually have Donatello tattooed on my leg, so when they asked me to do it, just being a fan and being a musician, it made sense,” Wiz revealed in a press release. “In my generation, I think everyone who listens to me loves the Turtles as much as I do, so it just made sense.”

So, without further ado, prepare to raise some shell!

Watch the video up top, and let us know what you think in the comment section below. More »

Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Delight In “Anything Goes” Video: Watch

Jazz It Up
Her ARTPOP really could mean anything.

As we’ve known for a while, Lady Gaga‘s briefly ditched her Koons balls and Aphrodite Lady garden panties to jazz it up with the legendary Mr. Tony Bennett for their long-awaited duet LP, Cheek To Cheek, due out in September.

After dropping “Anything Goes” off on iTunes at midnight, the duo’s come full force with their #CheekToCheekPromo today, including an appearance on Today this AM and the release of the accompanying video for their debut standard.

The behind-the-scenes clip sees the two tinkering away in the studio, recording their record together and fiddling at the engineer’s table to craft their collaboration. The two trade smiles (as Gaga trades out several wigs), some tears (when isn’t Gaga crying, really?), embrace, hit the stage together and, evidently, enjoy their time working together.

Plus, most importantly, a cameo from Gaga’s iconic French bulldog, Asia! Check out the clip up top. More »

The Janoskians’ “This Freakin Song” Video: Idolator Premiere

Oh, F&#@!
Ready to get a ridiculously catchy song stuck in your head for at least the next 24 hours or so? The Janoskians‘ latest single is appropriately titled “This Freakin Song” (or, in its more explicit version, “This F*ckin Song”), and its sing-song melody and “la la la la la la” chorus pretty much ensure that you won’t be forgetting the track, which was co-written by Mike Posner, anytime soon.

The tune is a straight-up breakup song — “You’re gonna miss me when my song’s on the radio, you’re gonna hate this freakin song,” the guys warn — while the video finds the Australian band of music-minded pranksters sending up Michael Jackson‘s classic “Beat It.” (No, really — love the boombox, lads.)

Head below to watch the visual for the Janoskians’ latest, and let us know what you think of “This Freakin Song.” More »

Hilary Duff’s “Chasing The Sun” Video: Watch Her Dream Of The Perfect Vacation

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Wish You Were Here?
Hilary Duff‘s appeal has always been that she’s part sexy girl next door, part nerdy goofball. And in her music video for comeback single “Chasing The Sun,” the onetime Disney princess plays up both sides to the hilt.

Here we see Duff portraying a weary office worker, who, as the song’s chorus goes, is literally chasing her ideal of a dreamy, sunny getaway, complete with a tall, dark and handsome hunk rubbing suntan lotion on her back and frolicking in the waves with her. We here at Idolator can totally relate, because our daily lives are Complete Hell. Oh, not really, but, you know… More »

Christina Perri Performs Catchy New Single “Burning Gold” On ‘Today’: Watch

New Hair, New Hit
Christina Perri is best-known for her emotional ballads (“Jar Of Hearts” and “A Thousand Years”) but the 27-year-old isn’t afraid to raise the tempo occasionally as she proves on new Head Or Heart single “Burning Gold”. The singer/songwriter performed the irresistible toe-tapper on the Today Show this morning (July 28) and even showed off a new look.

The “Human” diva is almost unrecognizable with her sleek, straightened hair but there’s no mistaking that voice. Christina delivered the goods vocally (as usual) and did her best to rev up the crowd with an energetic performance. “Burning Gold” has radio hit written all over it, so expect to hear a lot more of the Butch Walker-produced anthem. Watch up top. More »

The Narrative’s “Chasing A Feeling” Video: Idolator Premiere

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The Chase Is On!
It’s been four years since The Narrative released their self-titled debut LP — and since Idolator shined a spotlight on the indie-pop act in our Popping Up series. And since then the Long Island band have pared themselves down to a duo (consisting of Suzie Zeldin and Jesse Gabriel) and gotten to work on their sophomore LP.

The first offering from the upcoming album is the summery single “Catching A Feeling” (buy on iTunes), which finds Suzie and Jesse sharing vocal duties and harmonizing beautifully atop a gorgeous, layered blanket of synths and guitar licks. Today we’re premiering the music video for the track, which you can watch above. More »

5 Seconds Of Summer Pose As Target Employees To Prank Customers: Watch

Can I Help You With Anything?
Australia’s 5 Seconds of Summer will likely sell big with their self-titled debut album. Just in case, though, the pop-punk band decided to pose as Target employees – complete with fake names – in an elaborate prank to boost sales. The band’s mission, according to drummer Ashton Irwin: “We’re going to be pretty much trying to sell our album to middle-aged men.”

Ultimately, 5 Seconds of Summer ended up aiming for a broader audience. The band dropped CDs into random carts. Guitarist Michael Clifford “helped” another customer search for microwaves by mentioning that they were likely by the CDs. Fellow guitarist Luke Hemmings told one customer that he smelled nice, before he placed a CD next to a child sitting at the DVDs section. (She pushed it away.) More »