made major waves with his star-studded Worlds Apart
EP earlier this year. The five-song set boasts collaborations with Ellie Goulding
, Tove Lo
and Estonian dance diva Kerli
. She voices the dreamy title track and stars in the just-released video, which pays homage to the fantasy genre with well-executed special effects and stunning art direction.
The ethereal synth-ballad (with a demented dub-step twist) lends itself to a whimsical visual and Jeff Montalvo (his real name) goes all out with a tale of (literally) star-crossed lovers. Or it could just be about random people staring at distant moons for no particular reason. While I’m not exactly sure of the narrative, I do know that it looks great and Kerli gets to sing underwater. Watch up top. More »
certainly has impeccable taste in featured artists! The American DJ/producer’s third EP Worlds Apart
boasts killer collaborations with club queens Ellie Goulding
and Tove Lo
as well as co-production with Hungarian duo Myon & Shane 54
, who worked with Cole Plante
on the extremely underrated “If I Fall”
Fantasy fan Jeff Montalvo (his real name) creates intricate and atmospheric soundscapes for each vocalist — letting Ellie’s airy voice roam over eerie synths on “Don’t Leave”, while Kerli effortlessly rides dub-step waves on the title track. Each song on the EP is great but rising Swedish diva Tove fronts the genre-hopping set’s most adventurous anthem (“Strangers”). Listen to Worlds Apart in full after the jump. More »
Put your hearts up, Moonchildren! The stars have aligned, allowing us to bring you Kerli
‘s “Chemical” before it debuts on iTunes next week. The platinum-haired bubblegoth siren serves up intimate acoustic gorgeousness with her latest offering from her Utopia EP
, out on March 19.
Like her earnest “Love Me Or Leave Me,” the song finds the fairy-loving Estonian pop princess spilling her acoustic soul all over the speakers. But this time, she’s not agonizing — in fact, she’s intoxicated. (By love!) “This love is more than chemical/It feels unusual, and I can’t get enough,” she slowly croons above a gentle piano melody and subtle strings. We have no idea who’s kerling up with Kerli to make her kroon like that — but he or she is the lucky one, indeed.
“Chemical” is a pretty tune, and further proof that Queen Kerli’s capable of serving up seriousness alongside her spacey club jams. Check it out below. More »
fries, rejoice! The mother of all Moonchildren
is forging ahead with the release of a new EP, Utopia
, and she’s just debuted the artwork for the upcoming release, which shows her looking, well, quintessentially Kerli in an ornate, fantastical shoot.
Utopia is set to feature her singles “The Lucky Ones” — which recently notched the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart — and the recently debuted track “Love Me or Leave Me,” a swoony ballad that we legitimately love. Catch the full tracklist after the jump. More »
Last year at this time, Kerli was rocking SXSW
with her unique brand of bubblegoth pop magic. Now the “Army of Love”
singer has floated a new track out to her Moonchildren
— “Zero Gravity.” This soaring single comes complete with an eye-popping video, beaming us up to a colorful wonderland in the sky. “I’m as light as I can be / You got me feeling weightless,” the Estonian chanteuse sings in a variety of vibrant costumes, and you’re likely to feel a bit giddy yourself as you click through our exclusive behind-the-scenes photos by Erica Lauren
. Watch the video
, download “Zero Gravity” on iTunes
, then let us know what you think on Facebook
, or in the comments, Moonchildren!
Bubblegoth gal Kerli knows that making it in the music world takes more than just creating a mix of danceable moody tunes — you need the help of your friends and family. And this Estonian pop star’s followers (whom she calls her Moonchildren) are some of Kerli’s biggest supporters. Hop below to check out the “Army Of Love”
singer discussing the relationship she has with her fans as a part of Bing’s “Friends Matter” campaign. More »
Some of our most beloved pop stars rocked the red carpet in Hollywood last night for Logo’s 2011 NewNowNext Awards. From fashion-forward Swede singers Robyn and Oh Land, to “Wonderland”
singer Natalia Kills and SXSW performer
Kerli, it was one outrageous outfit after another. Post-show the ever glamorous Adam Lambert chatted with Paula Abdul, making for an adorable mini-Idol
reunion pic. Even NKOTBSB
members AJ Mclean, Joe McIntyre and Jonathan Knight were seeing partying it up. Check out the highlights from Thursday night, and to see who walked away with this year’s Brink of Fame: Music Artist award tune in on April 11.
Well, the 25th annual SXSW Festival has come and gone, but don’t worry, we’ve lassoed the pop music highlights you may have missed while in Austin (or via the comfort of your home computer). British “Wonderwoman”
Ellie Goulding played a killer set along with new discoveries Walk The Moon and Foster The People. Bubblegoth
Kerli brought the Pure Volume house into her own private acid trip with her performance at Buzznet’s party. Before Diddy dropped by Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music show
, he played The Fader Fort by Fiat thrilling fans with a medley of old hits including “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems”.
Estonian bubblegoth gal Kerli throws a White Party to rival Diddy’s annual bash in the new video for her single “Army Of Love.” Decked out in all white (and a few scary-cute animal masks), the singer and her moon children minion kick off a righteous outdoor assembly that doubles as the hottest rave to hit Middle Earth. Check out the video below — and keep your eyes peeled for the unicorn!
Perhaps it’s all just part of the Fame, but we’re shaking our heads at the number — and diversity — of respected music stars who have taken aim at pop queen Lady Gaga lately. It’s been a long time since a mainstream star has triggered so much open, public debate over every aspect of their art. Some (Roisin Murphy, Kerli, etc.) charge that Gaga jacked their style or look. Others (Team Aguilera) accuse her of ripping off their music, while M.I.A. blasts her for adopting avant-garde style without the substance (see them face off in pics here
). How long can Gaga remain on top when the rest of the pop world is creating such a toxic atmosphere around her?