Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

COOPER’s “This Year” Lyric Video: Idolator Premiere

Jun 4th, 2014 // Comment
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Keeping Up With COOPER
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Hailing from Brisbane, singer-songwriter Kate Cooper has already had quite a storied career. Her first band, Iron On, supported Tegan And Sara on tour in Australia before Kate eventually moved on to form the duo An Horse, where again she found herself traveling — this time in America — as opening act for the Quin sisters.

Jump ahead a few years, and Kate now has new material she worked on in Los Angeles with producer Tim Myers (who co-wrote OneRepublic‘s “Stop And Stare” during his time spent as a former member of the band) and executive producer Sara Quin. Now going simply as COOPER, one of the first offerings from this set of songs is “This Year,” a track being used in promos for E!’s current season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. More »

MØ Conquers ‘Kimmel’ With “Don’t Wanna Dance”: Watch Her Wild Performance

Jun 3rd, 2014 // 1 Comment
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has been generating mad hype for the best part of a year with her indie-skewered-but-still-strangely-pop approach to electronica. The Danish diva (Karen Marie Ørsted to family and friends) is currently touring America to promote her excellent debut LP No Mythologies To Follow and dropped by  Jimmy Kimmel Live last night (June 2) to perform two songs.

The first tune in the 25-year-old’s two-song set was current single “Don’t Wanna Dance”. The alt-pop gem is reminiscent of Sky Ferreira‘s Night Time, My Time LP but not as dark. MØ wants to have a good time, which is reflected by her crazy dance moves and energetic stage presence. Watch her in action up top and then check out an equally great performance of “Pilgrim” after the jump. More »

BANKS Drops Stylish New Video For “Drowning”: Watch

Jun 3rd, 2014 // 1 Comment
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In getting ready to release her highly-anticipated debut LP Goddess on August 9, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter BANKS has premiered a string of stunning tracks and videos that have generated significant internet buzz. Her new video for latest single “Drowning” is no exception.

Done in collaboration with filmmaker Mike Piscitelli and i-D Magazine, the video shows a sultry and ethereal BANKS wearing black, white and red outfits in a dimly-lit room of seemingly endless mirrors. Could this dark video be a precursor to what her album’s general vibe will be like? Watch after the jump. More »

Kimbra Premieres Her Video For “90s Music”: Watch

Jun 3rd, 2014 // Comment
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With the release of New Zealand songstress Kimbra’s latest synthy jam “90s Music,” naturally, we’ve all been anxiously waiting for the song’s video to finally come out. Well, here it is, and Kimbra does not disappoint.

A kaleidoscope of different images seemingly thrown randomly together, the video takes us on a trippy journey through Kimbra’s idealist and dreamy perception of the 90s’. From Kimbra dancing in front of a white-picket fence with Minnie Mouse-styled hair to her lounging on a green Fiat in a purple fur coat amongst the clouds, this slightly bizarre, yet endearing, video is an attention-grabber that fits perfectly with the new song. More »

Justin Timberlake Celebrates All Kinds Of Love In Cute “Not A Bad Thing” Fan Video: Watch

Jun 2nd, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Justin Timberlake‘s romantic bop “Not A Bad Thing” has already soundtracked a real-life marriage proposal, so it’s fitting that the theme of the ’90s throwback anthem’s new viral video would be the celebration of love in all its shapes and sizes. JT asked fans to submit pictures and videos using the hashtag NotABadLoveStory, and they were more than happy to comply.

After a quick introduction from the 33-year-old, the video splices fan-generated content into a live performance. There are submissions from parents, same sex couples and even a man who found love for himself after battling mental illness. Much like the official video, it’s more than a little cheesy but you can’t help but be moved all the same. Watch up top. More »

Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” Video: Watch The ‘Fault In Our Stars’-Filled Clip

Jun 2nd, 2014 // Comment
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She & Charli XCX pay tribute to the film in their "Fancy" video. Read More »

Following the recent Top 10 chart placing of the Fault In Our Stars soundtrack — not to mention the current ascent of “Fancy” to the top of the Hot 100Charli XCX‘s video for “Boom Clap” premiered today. To sum it up, the visual is a lighthearted affair that features many clips from the film interspersed with Charli riding around in a boat, posing among a slew of colorful bicycles and dancing around on the sidewalk in a few other scenic locations as the sun begins to set.

It’s not the most exciting music video you’re going to lay your eyes on in 2014, but that doesn’t take away from the mid-tempo synth-pop number’s overall charm. Watch above. More »

SecondCity’s “I Wanna Feel” Tops UK Chart With The Aid Of A Toni Braxton Sample: Watch The Video

Jun 2nd, 2014 // 1 Comment
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The revolving door of top notch, ’90s-sounding house tracks topping the UK singles chart in 2014 continues this week with “I Wanna Feel,” a cut by Chicago-born, UK-raised musician SecondCity (real name: Rowan John). Like Duke Dumont‘s recent #1 hit across the pond “I Got You,” which borrows its vocal from Whitney Houston‘s “My Love Is Your Love,” and Sigma‘s British chart topper “Nobody To Love,” a track that similarly samples Kanye West‘s “Bound 2,” SecondCity infuses his own dance track with a portion of Toni Braxton‘s vocals from her 1996 hit “You’re Makin’ Me High.”

Give the cute video for SecondCity’s “I Wanna Feel” a watch above (and, if you like what you hear, you can purchase on US iTunes). Then jump back in time by catching the visual for Toni’s original below. More »

Cheryl Cole’s “Crazy Stupid Love”: Watch The Lyric Video

Jun 2nd, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Not content with former X Factor UK judge Nicole Scherzinger‘s “do do do do do” from her new single “Your Love”? Then why not try on former X Factor UK judge Cheryl Cole‘s own lovey-dovey single, “Crazy Stupid Love,” with it’s “la la la la la” refrain? The former Girls Aloud member even throws another trendy gimmick into the song for good measure: a saxophone, which, given Ariana Grande‘s “Problem,” could mean we’re in for another Summer Of Sax only three years after the instrument’s last bout of resurgence in pop.

Cole’s previous solo album, A Million Lights, was released in 2012 and the campaign kicked off with the pretty spectacular Calvin Harris-produced “Call My Name.” Since then, Cole reunited briefly with her Girls Aloud mates for a final hurrah with the ladies — a greatest hits package and a farewell tour — and is now readying her fourth album. More »

Ariana Grande And Iggy Azalea Evoke The Swinging ’60s In Their Groovy “Problem” Video: Watch

May 30th, 2014 // Comment
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After what felt like the longest countdown in Instagram history, Ariana Grande‘s “Problem” video is finally here and it was definitely worth the wait. The 20-year-old takes it back to the swinging ’60s in the mod-inspired video, dancing for her life — bye, Rihanna! — in a cute retro outfit. Of course, the Yours Truly diva isn’t alone in the Nev Todorovic-directed visual.

Ari is joined by chart-busting Aussie femcee Iggy Azalea and what appear to be Big Sean‘s lips. The former guest star makes the biggest impression with her towering pile of hair. It’s all very Austin Powers meets Barbarella, which is a surprisingly cute concoction — particularly when you throw in some talented break dancers. Watch up top. More »

Tori Amos Performs A Stripped Back Live Version Of Madonna’s “Frozen” In Amsterdam: Watch

May 30th, 2014 // Comment
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Tori Amos wowed fans with a moving, stripped back cover of Madonna‘s 1998 hit “Frozen” at a concert in Amsterdam last night (May 29). The indie-pop legend performed the song at her trusty piano and delivered a typically nuanced and haunting vocal. It turned out to be a surprisingly great fit for the redhead, who received thunderous applause.

The 50-year-old (how is this possible?) diva is experiencing something of a career revival. Tori’s new LP Unrepentant Geraldines debuted on the Billboard 200 at number seven earlier this year — her highest charting album since American Doll Posse reached number five in 2007. Fingers crossed she performs the song when her tour hits North America in the summer. Watch up top. More »