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Andre 3000 In Jimi Hendrix Biopic ‘All Is By My Side’: Watch Two Scenes From The Movie

Mar 6th, 2014 // Comment
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On Sunday, writer/director John Ridley picked up the Oscar for his 12 Years A Slave screenplay. And if we’re to take a major leap and simply go by two new clips from his upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side, he could be an early contender for next year’s round of statues to be had, as well.

The film, which stars Andre Benjamin (aka Outkast‘s Andre 3000) as the rock legend and That Awkward Moment‘s Imogen Poots as love interest Linda Keith — the real life inspiration for the Rolling Stones‘ “Ruby Tuesday” and Hendrix’s own “Red House” — is set to debut stateside on March 12 at Austin’s Paramount Theatre during South By Southwest. Below are two clips from the movie, both featuring Benjamin and Poots, and both promising that All Is By My Side is going to be at least worth checking out for Andre nailing Jimi’s voice alone. More »

Foxes Mashes Massive Attack’s “Teardrop” With Pharrell’s “Happy”: Watch Her Incredible Cover

Mar 5th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Leave it to Foxes to turn Pharrell‘s serotonin-raising “Happy” into a heart-rending synth ballad. The Glorious diva dropped by BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge earlier this week and offered a completely unexpected take on the Despicable Me 2 chart-topper — for starters, she mashed it up with Massive Attack‘s 1998 trip hop classic “Teardrop”.

The 24-year-old’s interpretation begins like an eerie lament, with the Brit showing off her powerful pipes over “Teardrop”‘s melancholy opening notes. Just when you think you know where she’s going with her distinctly unhappy cover of “Happy”, Foxes ups the tempo and gets her groove on. Trust me, you won’t “feel like a room without a roof” after watching this wacky mash. See it up top. More »

Watch Broods’ Waterlogged “Never Gonna Change” Video

Mar 5th, 2014 // Comment
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Broods are back with a video for “Never Gonna Change,” off their very strong debut EP. For the visual, the New Zealand brother and sister are nowhere to be found. Instead, the clip follows a man who (we’re guessing, here) is drowning, and what we see is his death fantasy about being with his lover.

Or, ya know, maybe it’s literal and it’s actually about two people with magic water powers doing it in a leaky trailer. We can’t be too sure. Either way, the waterlogged images fit with the song’s fluid synths and bass line.

Check it out up top. More »

Lea Michele Delivers A Powerful Rendition Of “Battlefield” On ‘GMA’: Watch

Mar 5th, 2014 // Comment
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Lea Michele dropped by Good Morning America today (March 5) to promote her debut LP Louder and performed Sia-penned ballad “Battlefield”. The Glee star looked sleek and stylish in a little black dress and showed off her powerful pipes with a typically dramatic/impressive rendition.

The 27-year-old was really in her element here. Lea is clearly more comfortable with emotional ballads than uptempo tracks — and gets to have her very own Celine Dion moment complete with awkward (but amazing) facial expressions and acrobatic hand gestures. Watch her endearing diva turn up top. More »

Kelela Bodies Alt-R&B In Bok Bok’s “Melba’s Call”: Watch

Mar 5th, 2014 // Comment

With her CUT 4 ME mixtape, Kelela was another voice entering the increasingly crowded realm of alt-R&B last year, but she set herself apart by matching the type of earnest, evocative vocals you’d hear in the ’90s with squiggly, unpredictable productions that seemed to come from the 2090s. After that, the L.A. singer landed on the Solange-curated Saint Heron compilation, along with Jhene Aiko, Sampha, Cassie and more. Now she has linked up with British producer Bok Bok (who had some credits on her mixtape) for “Melba’s Call” off his forthcoming EP.

The beat is a thing of stuttering beauty, with slap bass and synths transformed into hiccuping clips, like another dimension’s version of Janet Jackson‘s Control. With such a distinctive arrangement, you’d think it would be easy for Kelela’s vocals to get lost in all the syncopation, but those pipes are the foundation of the whole song, and her voice ably floats and falls to keep up with the choppy beat.

Check out the video below. More »

Sleeper Agent’s “Waves” Behind-The-Scenes Video: Idolator Premiere

Mar 5th, 2014 // 3 Comments
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Perception is thrown for a loop in Sleeper Agent‘s video for “Waves,” the lead single off the Kentucky alt-pop band’s upcoming sophomore LP About Last Night (out March 25 — and, incidentally, no relation to the recent feature film of the same name). In the clip, frontwoman Alex Kandel lays on a bed of dolls and gets her upside-down head dipped in a fish tank while fellow vocalist Tony Smith sits on the ceiling and is later doused in milk, which is pouring from the side of the screen.

“Waves” director Chris Grieder and the band members give an inside look at how those tricky shots and various others were done during the two-day shoot via a behind-the-scenes video Idolator is premiering today. Head below to get a peek behind the curtain on the set of Sleeper Agent’s latest visual. More »

Katy Perry Talks Her Sister’s Home Birth, Miley Cyrus & Bedroom Fantasies On Australian Radio: Watch

Mar 4th, 2014 // Comment

Katy Perry flew into Australia today (March 4) to announce the Aussie leg of her Prismatic tour and sat down for a radio interview with the crew from 2DayFM. She spoke about her looming live extravaganza, describing it as “a feast for the eyes” as well as “colorful and uplifting”. That’s exciting but the best moment is failed pop star/host Sophie Monk asking the “Dark Horse” diva about her bedroom fantasies and being (politely) shot down.

Other highlights include the 29-year-old finally opening up about her sister’s home birth — it turns out she filmed the event for future viewing — and kissing Miley Cyrus at a recent Bangerz show in Los Angeles. Katy revealed that the queen of twerk wanted more than she was willing to give. “I was like that tongue is infamous,” she laughed. “I don’t know where it’s been!” Watch all four parts of the interview after the jump. More »

Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” Gets An Unofficial But Amazing Emoji Video: Watch

Mar 4th, 2014 // Comment
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The Hive has skills! One talented Beyonce fan by the name of Jesse Hill has taken it upon himself to recreate the diva’s meme-spawning mega-hit “Drunk In Love” using emoji and it’s great. The neat trick should be fun for like ten seconds but it held my attention to the very end.

There’s so much to love about this video. For starters, who knew there were so many sexual emoji? A digital porno featuring smilie faces can’t be too far off! Also, props for using the eggplant emoticon in such a creative way and well done for honoring Bey’s weird and wonderful lyrics in such a faithful way. Watch the viral video up top. More »

MisterWives’ “Reflections” Lyric Video: Idolator Premiere

Mar 4th, 2014 // Comment
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In January, New York trio MisterWives offered up their debut EP, Reflections. The six tracks that make up the joyous, synth-pop filled release are brimming with giddy handclaps and deftly-arranged melodies, and today Idolator is premiering the lyric video for set’s title track.

In the clip, vocalist Mandy Lee, drummer Etienne Bowler and bassist Will Hehir spend time goofing off in an apartment, and their actions are quite literally displayed from the point of view of a mirror’s reflection. And just what do the MisterWives band members get up to? We don’t want to give away too, too much, but let’s just say there is silly string, lipstick, alcohol, a loveseat and some shirtlessness — and that’s all before the fireworks come out. More »

Robin Thicke And Jessie J Star In DJ Cassidy’s “Calling All Hearts” Candy-Colored Video: Watch

Mar 4th, 2014 // 2 Comments
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DJ Cassidy really lined up an all-star cast for “Calling All Hearts”. Nile Rodgers And Earth, Wind & Fire help set the classic dance vibe, while Robin Thicke and Jessie J lend their powerful pipes to the retro anthem. It’s a heady mix that promises big things from the knob-twiddler’s debut LP Paradise Royale (due in May).

The video is equally epic affair. The celebrity DJ — he has spun tunes for Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey at private parties — gets dumped by his girl in the black-and-white intro before he’s whisked away to a pink soundstage after buying a magical hat. It’s like The Wizard Of Oz with a disco soundtrack! Watch the candy-colored visual up top. More »