Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Vance Joy Reveals Debut Album Title, Tracklist And “Mess Is Mine” Video: Watch

Jul 10th, 2014 // Comment
Vance Joy Or Polar Bear?
Vance Joy Interview
Vance Joy talks "Riptide" and his debut LP. Read More »

We recently chatted with Vance Joy about his incredible success with ukelele-laden tune “Riptide,” as well as his much anticipated debut LP. Lo and behold, the Aussie songsmith has (finally) not only given the record a title, but also a release date.

Produced by Ryan Hadlock, who has worked with the likes of The Lumineers, Foo Fighters and Gossip, the album has been christened Dream Your Life Away and is set to be released on September 5th in Australia, with a TBD September date set for the U.S. and Europe.

In the meantime, the folkster has put out a brand new video for his latest single, “Mess Is Mine,” which follows a polar bear (that is seemingly Vance Joy’s spirit animal), wandering around the city and becoming a taxi driver. The video is slightly bizarre, but gets more heart-wrenching with every minute — not to mention, it certainly gives us a more enlightened look at polar bears. Watch the clip above, and peruse the complete tracklist of Dream Your Life Away after the jump. More »

Jonathan Jackson + Enation’s “Everything Is Possible” Lyric Video: Idolator Premiere

Jul 10th, 2014 // 1 Comment
Jonathan Jackson Enation Everything Is Possible
Ah, The Possibilities

Jonathan Jackson + Enation are set to offer up their fourth album Radio Cinematic on October 14 — and the first since the band’s namesake Jackson took on a starring role on ABC’s Nashville. Ahead of LP’s release, Idolator is premiering the lyric video for first single “Everything Is Possible,” a guitar-driven cut that gives an injection of good old rock ‘n’ roll to the mid-tempo love song genre.

“You and me are gonna take on the night / you and me are gonna burn out the lights,” Jackson sings on “Everything Is Possible,” while backed up on the track by his brother Richard Lee and bassist Daniel Sweatt.

Jonathan says of the song, “Love has a fight in it. It’s not passive. It’s fierce. There’s this proverb: Love is stronger than death. ‘Everything Is Possible’ takes that idea of rebellion and applies it to love.” More »

Rixton Cover Ariana Grande’s “Problem”: Watch

Jul 10th, 2014 // Comment
Rixton Are Problem Free
5 Q's With Rixton
The Brit band talks being signed by Scooter Braun. Read More »

Ariana Grande might have just missed that #1 spot stateside with her Iggy Azalea-assisted summer hit “Problem,” but she’s shot straight to the top of the UK charts last week.

To honor Ari’s hit, “Me And My Broken Heart” hit-makers Rixton — who first burst onto the US scene at #14 with their debut single earlier in March — have just churned out their very own (excellent) cover of the track.

The rapidly rising UK troupe’s take on the track re-swizzles the production entirely, replacing the brass-heavy original with soulful harmonies, finger snaps and nasty guitar licks. No Iggy section to be found here, but with lead singer Jake’s powerful chops at the forefront, the rap is hardly missed.

The boys are now planning to release their US Top 20 hit in their homeland next week, and judging by the strength of their stateside debut — plus the hilarious “Make Out” Miley Cyrus and Rihanna-spoofing video released last year — they should have no problem notching a hit across the pond, either.

What do you think of their cover? Let us know in the comments below. More »

Katy Perry Premieres Unexpected Commercial For New Fragrance, ‘Royal Revolution’: Watch

Jul 8th, 2014 // Comment
Katy Tour Pics
Here's our gallery of pics from the opening night of Katy's tour. Read More »

First, she was the Killer Queen, but now pop starlet Katy Perry is starting the Royal Revolution — with perfume, that is.

The latest “Sassy Sapphire Sister” scent, Royal Revolution is now also accompanied by a rather surprising new animated video, in which a cartoon Katy is a crime-stopping warrior that saves a medieval land from a maniacal ruler who is trying to turn every young woman into a clone.

Sounds crazy, right? Yeah…we couldn’t stop watching, either. Check out Katy Perry’s Royal Revolution campaign by clicking here, and let us know if you’ll be running out to buy a bottle in the comments below. More »

Mapei Releases Lyric Video For “Change”: Watch The NYC-Inspired Clip

Jul 8th, 2014 // Comment
Looking For Change

Since the drop of her mesmerizing EP-titled track “Don’t Wait”,  Swedish-American singer Mapei has not only received attention from the likes of producers such as Kingdom  and Benny Blanco, but she’s also been remixed by Chicago MC Chance The Rapper, acquiring the apt title of everyone’s “Pop-R&B Darling On The Rise.”

Following up with the release her latest anthemic number “Change” in early June, Mapei just released a new lyric video for the track, in which she channels her inner Bob Dylan a la “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” Directed by Philippe Grenade and Jarret Egan, the video is a sort of ode to the singer’s current residence: New York City. While seemingly a simple collage of clips portraying New Yorkers holding up the lyrics to her song, the video is actually a rather emotional encounter of people from all walks of life who are looking for the same thing: change.

Mapei’s new track will be featured on her debut LP, Hey Hey, which is scheduled to be released on September 23rd. Watch the video for “Change” up top, and let us know what you think about the clip down below. More »

Allie X’s “BITCH” Video: Watch Her Bizarre Shopping Spree In The Fuzzy Clip

Jul 8th, 2014 // Comment
allie x bitch music video
The Bitch Is Back
Allie X Q&A
allie x promo
We chatted over email with the mysterious new singer. Read More »

Here’s the video for Allie X‘s all-caps synth track “BITCH” — or at least another video for it. It’s a song that we noted in May sounds like what would happen if Lana Del Rey set her time machine to 1982 and hooked up in the studio with Yaz. Our opinion on that hasn’t changed, but the Canadian singer gives a little bit more context to the lyrics (“I’ll always be in your control / I’m your bitch!”) by posing as a grocery-shopping Stepford-like diva, complete with vacant stare and repetitious scenes of her tossing various products into her cart.

The whole thing plays out like some fuzzy, lo-fi cable access clip from long, long ago. Enjoy Allie’s latest oddity above. More »

Colbie Caillat’s “Try” Video: Watch Her Remove The Makeup And Sing Au Naturale

Jul 8th, 2014 // Comment
Plain Beautiful
Colbie Interview
Colbie Caillat guitar promo photo
We chat with Ms. Caillat about her upcoming music. Read More »

As stunning as we know Colbie Caillat is, the singer has opted to strip away the glamor for new single “Try” and present herself and her friends as they really are: Women who you’ll find are even more beautiful on the inside than out, if you just take the time to look. Caillat first presented this theme in the star-studded lyric video for the Babyface co-write, which featured some of the California singer-songwriter’s friends (like Sara Bareilles and Fifth Harmony) and fans stepping outside of their glammed-up comfort zones.

With their hair let down (and wigs removed), their faces stripped of product and their beaming smiles front and center, Colbie and the other women in the clip give us one of the most quietly powerful visuals of the year so far. More »

Charli XCX Performs “Boom Clap” Live On ‘Today Show’: Watch

Jul 8th, 2014 // Comment
Boom! Clap!
Charli's "Boom Clap"
The video for her Fault In Our Stars hit. Read More »

We’ve had the absolute pleasure of watching alt-pop darling Charli XCX slowly-but-surely climb her way into the public’s consciousness over the past year or two, from co-penning Icona Pop‘s “I Love It” to her now ubiquitous “Fancy” with Iggy Azalea. But now, finally — FINALLY! — Charli is having her time to shine all on her own.

Earlier this morning, the True Romance songstress took to the stage of the Today Show to perform her Fault In Our Stars soundtrack hit, “Boom Clap” and, to no one’s surprise, she completely nailed it.

Backed by an all-female group of band players (GIRL POWER!) and giant “B-O-O-M C-L-A-P” silver and red heart balloons, Charli delivered her punchy summer anthem in a silk pink cami dress, essentially creating what looks like the coolest sleepover ever on early morning TV. Can we get an invite next time?

Check out the rapidly rising starlet performing “Boom Clap” above, then let us know what you thought in the comments below. More »

Jessie Ware’s “Tough Love” Video: Watch The Beautiful, Flower-Filled Clip

Jul 8th, 2014 // Comment
Field Of Dreams
Jessie Remixed
Hear Cyril Hahn's mix of Ware's "Tough Love." Read More »

Jessie Ware’s ethereal, Kate Bush-esque single “Tough Love” now has a a fitting visual to accompany it. The music video finds the British singer posing in a field of flowers with the sun shining behind her and big white clouds in the blue sky ahead of her. Other dark imagery flits by, including a cap-wearing gent with his back turned to the camera and Jessie sinking in a tub filled with roses and water.

We’re not exactly sure what any of this has to do with tough love in itself, but Ware, as always, looks and sounds lovely here, and we’re more on board than ever with whatever is coming down the pipeline regarding her upcoming Two Inch Punch- and Benny Blanco-co-produced sophomore LP. More »

Florrie Debuts Dreamy, Plastic Bag-Filled Video For “Little White Lies”: Watch

Jul 8th, 2014 // Comment
Victim Of Her Own Good Intentions
Florrie Begs Us
Hey, anything Florrie asks of us, we'll probably oblige. Read More »

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag? Sure, Katy Perry does sometimes — but so does Florrie.

After releasing several mixtapes and free tracks over the past few years, the UK pop starlet-on-the-rise is finally making her major label debut with her new single “Little White Lies,” a dreamy, devastating slice of electro-pop clearly crafted in the hallowed cottage halls of almighty UK pop production troupe, Xenomania.

The accompanying visual, which just dropped yesterday, sees the singer-songwriter dreamily cooing her track while sitting in the middle of a field, eventually breaking into what she knows best: Drumming! (As the in-house drummer for Xenomania’s band, Florrie’s had a hand in playing on tunes for the likes of Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue and The Pet Shop Boys.) Watch the video and/or recycling PSA up top, and continue reading about the video below. More »