Lana Del Rey works in mysterious ways. Promotion for her amazing Ultraviolence LP has seemingly ground to halt (apart from that unforgettable stint at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Forever cemetery) but she just dropped an official remix video for Maleficent theme song “Once Upon A Dream” — months after the box office smash finished its run in theaters.
At least the remix in question is a menacing masterpiece. Young Ruffian‘s dreamy/nightmarish overhaul has racked up almost one million streams on SoundCloud and is generally accepted to have achieved the impossible by making Lana’s eerie cover even spookier with a cacophony of sinister bleeps and beeps. Watch the video, which features footage from the Angelina Jolie-starring blockbuster, up top. More »
If you’ve been online in the last 24 hours, you’ve probably been assaulted by click-baiting headlines insinuating that Iggy Azalea accidentally flashed her vagina at a bar mitzvah. The truth is much less salacious. The rap diva’s pants split — I’m surprised it hasn’t happened before now given her gravity-defying curves — but she went right on singing and dancing. Because realness.
Apart from suffering a wardrobe malfunction and slaying Halloween with her White Chicks ensemble, Iggy has been gearing up for the re-release of The New Classic (now called Reclassified) on November 24. (The same day Beyonce reissues her visual album!) The femcee’s next move? Releasing a video for MØ-assisted smash “Beg For It”. While we wait for that opus, check out her legendary bar mitzvah moment after the jump. More »
Pentatonix have had a lock on Christmas since 2012, when they released their hit holiday-themed EP PTXmas. The vocal group sensation returned in October with even more yuletide fare via their album That’s Christmas To Me, which contains, among 10 other festive tracks, a mash-up of the standard “Winter Wonderland” with Bobby McFerrin‘s jazzy 1988 chart-topper “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Why those two songs? Oh, why not.
Joining the quintet on that meeting of the tunes is “Dear No One” singer Tori Kelly, who also appears in Pentatonix’s Brady Bunch-like, sweater-filled video for the mash-up. Get in the holiday spirit above. More »
K. Michelle has released the visuals for her new single, “Love ‘Em All.” The clip finds the singer at her fiercest state, as she flips her luxurious red weave, caresses mannequins, straddles a chair Janet Jackson-style and shows off her dance moves with choreography scenes.
“Love ‘Em All” is the first single off K. Michelle’s forthcoming sophomore LP Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart (due December 9). It features songs like “Maybe I Should Call” and the interestingly-titled “Drake Would Love Me.” More »
Now that they’re free agents, Karmin are on a roll with releasing new music. The pop duo have followed up last month’s song “Sugar” with “Yesterday,” a ska-tinged track that comes complete with a dark and moody music video. A bonus with this one: We get to hear the crooning of Nick Noonan, as well as Amy Heidemann.
In the video clip, the pair hang in the background and detail a love gone wrong while a man discovers that his better half is cheating on him. It’s sort of like Sam Smith‘s “I’m Not The Only One” visual, but with the genders switched and with way more of a noir vibe. More »
Kendrick Lamar has released a visual for his inspirational new single, “i.” The Alexandre Moors & The Little Homies-directed video begins in a sweaty underground club where people are dancing to a soulful instrumental (perhaps a cut off the rapper’s forthcoming LP?), but the song soon kicks in and the simply-dressed K. Dot joins in on the festivities. It is intercut with shots of a gripping reality on the Compton streets — including a couple arguing, a young man being arrested and a person trying to commit suicide.
“i,” produced by Rahki, is the first insight to the rapper’s highly anticipated, yet-to-be-titled sophomore album. There is still no word yet on when K. Dot’s forthcoming LP will be released. More »
Glass Animals are enjoying a well-deserved commercial breakthrough with trippy indie-pop anthem “Gooey”. The Dave Bayley-produced single has been hovering in the top 30 of Spotify’s Global Viral Chart for the last six months and became the British band’s first Billboard entry when it snuck into the top 40 of the Alternate Songs chart.
The Oxford-based outfit performed at the historic Capitol Studios during a recent promo trip to Los Angeles and delivered a killer rendition of “Gooey”. Glass Animals are known for their tight musicianship and playful approach, and those qualities really come through in the dizzying Possum Hill-directed live video. We’re excited to premiere it up top. More »
Since finishing her stint on The Voice (she was the season five runner-up), Jacquie Lee has been hard at work on her debut EP for Atlantic Records/300 Entertainment. Broken Ones dropped in October and it does a great job of showcasing the substance and vocal grit that persuaded Christina Aguilera to push that red button and offer her services as a mentor.
A video for the EP’s title track arrived last week and it finds the teenager emoting in a New Jersey warehouse. We’re excited to premiere a behind-the-scenes look at the arresting visual, which includes a candid Q&A with the rising star. Jacquie opens up about the way she taps into different emotions and her aspirations for “Broken Ones”. Watch up top. More »
Becky G gives her fans a behind-the-scenes access pass in her lyric video for “Can’t Stop Dancin’.” The clip finds the teen singer performing the song in a live setting and having fun with her band members backstage. Produced by Dr. Luke, the tune is a sultry groove filled with tropical guitar riffs and honeyed vocal harmonies.
Along with churning out new music, Becky G has been busy performing on Demi Lovato‘s Demi World Tour — which recently wrapped up on October 27. Watch the “Can’t Stop Dancin’” lyric video top. More »
The last time we heard from Elen Levon she was channelling her inner-Taylor Swift on gentle country-tinged pop anthem “Over My Head”. Well, a lot can change in the space of a year! The rising Australian pop star returns as the voice of Spada‘s latest club banger “Cool Enough” — complete with lyrics about getting high and indulging in all kinds of miscreant behavior.
To underline her transformation into a bad ass dance diva, the 20-year-old embarks on something of a crime spree in the outrageous video. For starters, Elen kidnaps a man and then hits the bottle with her friends. She also hotboxes a car and causes general chaos on the streets on Berlin. It’s a surprising detour for the wholesome “Wild Child” singer but the track is an absolute monster and it’s great to see her switching things up. Watch above. More »