Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Nicole Scherzinger’s “Your Love” Lyric Video: Watch

May 30th, 2014 // Comment
Nicole Scherzinger Your Love lyric video
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Nicole's "Your Love"
Nicole Scherzinger Your Love
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Lyric videos can often prove to be tiresome forays into the unnecessary, and the one for Nicole Scherzinger‘s “Your Love” is no exception. Still, if you’re like us, then you were likely caught off guard by the overall catchy nature of Scherzy’s new collab with The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, and so the song itself transcends any need for flash with these types of promo gimmicks.

Above you’ll see palm trees zip by on what looks like a tropical island while some video tech plays around with the color tinting. More teasing for the actual music video, which looks to be a summery, beachy affair? Watch and see. More »

Danity Kane’s “Lemonade” Is The Cutest Lyric Video You’ll See This Week: Watch

May 29th, 2014 // 1 Comment
The Perfect Refreshment
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While I’m still getting my head around Danity Kane being a trio, there’s no denying that “Lemonade” is a killer bop. The beat — courtesy of “Damaged” producers The Stereotypes — goes hard and the ladies sound better than ever. It also boasts some of the fiercest brags of 2014, which drunk girls will be quoting in the club all summer.

It’s pretty hard to make a memorable lyric video but Dawn, Aubrey and Shannon pull it off by hiring the trio of toddlers from their “Lemonade” artwork. The baddest babes in pre-school have swag to burn and they basically recreate Beyonce‘s “Yonce” video without the sexy costumes and lesbian encounter. Learn all the words to DK’s new anthem up top. More »

Beyonce Stars In Hilarious/Shady ‘Godzilla’ Spoof: Watch The Viral Video

May 29th, 2014 // Comment
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God bless the internet. Someone with way too much time on their hands has re-edited the Godzilla trailer to feature an entirely different monster. One with a killer weave and hit-filled discography. Yes, the new face of terror is Beyonce and she’s toppling buildings like she crushed your fave’s career. Download “Pretty Hurts” or run for cover!

I don’t entertain Bey shade but this is too funny. Kudos to the video’s creator for including an interview with Madonna, blending in the game-changing diva’s iconic Super Bowl performance and reawakening Sasha Fierce. There’s even a clip of her inauguration presentation thrown in for good measure. Watch the viral sensation after the jump. More »

Bella Thorne Is The Waitress Of Your Dreams In “Call It Whatever”: Watch Her Debut Video

May 29th, 2014 // Comment
Would You Like Fries With That?

Bella Thorne takes it back to the ’50s in her candy-colored “Call It Whatever” video. (Which is an interesting choice because the Paro-produced bop couldn’t sound any more 2014 if it tried). She waits tables in an old-fashioned diner but don’t mistake the teen queen for an apron-wearing frump. Her cherry pie is the hottest dish in town!

The set-up is cute and allows Bella to show her bubbly personality with counter-top dancing and goofy facial expressions. “Call It Whatever” will no doubt rack up the YouTube views but it will be interesting to see if that translates into chart success. The 17-year-old doesn’t have the biggest voice but the Kesha-inspired sing/talking works for her and the song is undeniably catchy. Watch up top. More »

Jennifer Lopez Heats Up The Desert In Sultry “First Love” Video: Watch

May 29th, 2014 // Comment
No Second, Third Or Fourth Love

“I knew I had to leave the world behind me to find out who I was,” exclaims Jennifer Lopez as she wanders the Californian desert in her finest couture gown. “I knew that love would never search for me, that I would have to search for it.” And so begins the ultimate triple threat’s sexiest visual since 2011′s breathtaking “I’m Into You”.

As luck would have it, Jenny’s man-hunt pays immediate dividends. She is found by British model David Gandy and love blossoms. It’s a fairly simple set-up but, in director Anthony Mandler‘s capable hands, it turns out to be an absolute feast for the eyes. The black-and-white photography is gorgeous, J.Lo has never looked better (which is truly saying something) and her co-star isn’t exactly hard on the eyes either. Watch extremely beautiful people find love in a glamorous place up top. More »

Mariah Carey’s 5 Best High Notes In One Minute, From “Vision Of Love” To “You’re Mine”: Idolator Instant

May 29th, 2014 // 7 Comments
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Screamin' Mimi
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It’s unofficially Mariah Carey Week here at the Idolator office (oh, okay — it’s pretty much official), and to celebrate the release of the diva’s brilliantly-titled 14th (!!) studio album Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, we’ve compiled her five best high notes from her singles over the past 24 years in one ear-splitting video (above).

We all first heard scrawny, 21-year-old Mariah hit that glorious, garage-door-opening whistle register with her very first single, “Vision Of Love,” back in 1990. It was just the first of a staggering 18 #1s she racked up on the Billboard Hot 100 over the decades, and in that time, Mimi’s high note has become one of her biggest trademarks. More »

Remember “Mr. Saxobeat”? Well, Brace Yourself For Alexandra Stan’s Latest Hit “Cherry Pop”

May 28th, 2014 // 4 Comments
Expect Sophistication And Glamour

The pop deity behind 2011 novelty hit “Mr. Saxobeat” is back with another irritatingly catchy piece of trash/guilty pleasure, depending on your tolerance for cheesy euro-pop. (Mine is exceedingly high). Alexandra Stan hopes to erase her one-hit wonder status in America with new single “Cherry Pop”, which could be an uphill battle.

Not that the Hi-NRG anthem is completely without charm. That very distinct Romanian house sound is always fun in small doses but “Cherry Pop” is an absolute trip both lyrically and visually. I have no idea what Alexandra is singing about but I expect it’s something sexual from all the motioning towards her crotch in the frankly hilarious video. Watch up top. More »

Broods Give Their “Bridges” Video A Makeover: Watch The Equally Moody US Version

May 28th, 2014 // Comment
It Was Sink Or Swim
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New Zealand brother-sister duo Broods unveiled the new (and actually improved) version of their “Bridges” video today (May 28). The original was only released a couple of months ago but it was considered too obtuse for the American market. That’s a fancy way of saying Caleb and Georgia weren’t in it and we like to see our budding pop stars over here.

Directed by Dori Oskowitz, the revised clip is an oddly ominous visual feast filmed in California’s beautiful Sierra Pelona mountains. The Nott siblings are present (and look suitably ethereal in the dappled sunlight) but the plot centers around a group of creepy teens bathing in a lake. It’s basically Picnic At Hanging Rock with a kick-ass soundtrack. Watch up top. More »

Richard X Produced Erasure’s New Album ‘The Violet Flame’ & So Far It Sounds Fantastic: Watch A Trailer

May 27th, 2014 // Comment
X-static!
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If longstanding UK synth duo Erasure threw you for a loop by enlisting Frankmusik to produce their last pop album, Tomorrow’s World, then hold on to your hats, because their just-announced follow-up, The Violet Flame, has Richard X at the helm. And we here at Idolator drink from the fountain of X. (See our raving over Annie‘s 2013 The A&R EP.)

Erasure’s Andy Bell and Vince Clarke likely made a good impression of X at some point, since when we interviewed the British producer last year he had this to say about the projects he works on: “If I’m going to be spending time listening and working on music, it’s got to be something I like, or it’s not going to work — so there’s no point for anybody. That’s been my policy from when I started. It’s common sense, but not every producer thinks like that.” More »

Alex Clare Announces Sophomore Album ‘Three Hearts’, Premieres “War Rages On” Video

May 27th, 2014 // Comment
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If you’re tired of Microsoft’s fondness for Alex Clare‘s “Too Close” and the company’s over-usage of the song in its Explorer ads, there may be some relief on the way. The British singer announced that his sophomore LP Three Hearts will be released on July 21. Of course, whether or not Clare can bust out of the dreaded one-hit wonder slot he’s found himself in alongside such folks at Gotye remains to be seen. Perhaps new single “War Rages On” will do the trick?

Give the dramatic video a watch below and see if you think the bombastic “War Rages On” has got the chops to become Alex’s second smash in America. More »