I’ve been waiting for this all summer.
Melanie Fiona released the Caribbean-influenced “Bite the Bullet” as a single back in May but I haven’t seen or heard much promo for the song since. Which sucks because it’s a solid single for the R&B songstress, featuring an enticing production, Fiona’s signature vocals and biting lyrics.
Today, the singer unveiled the music video for the song. A black and white affair, Fiona and her band are seen strutting around a home with gun-themed instruments.
The visuals are fun, but surprisingly dark compared to the song’s bright production.
Hopefully this will give the song a little push and put it on the radar of a few more people before Fiona releases her third album Awake. Continue reading
Kehlani’s “The Way” is a great anthem for a lowkey summer romance.
The bouncy production, simple chorus and suggestive verse from Chance the Rapper are all instantly addictive. Seriously. It’s hard to listen to this song just one time.
The two artists teamed up once again for the song’s music video. The simple black and white visuals finds Khelani dancing with her backup singers before getting close to Chance. It’s nothing major, so it’s not something that you’ll want to watch more than once, but you’ll at least have the video running in the background so you can hear the song.
The track is featured on Kehlani’s You Should Be Here.
…but it probably won’t be.
Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen released the music video for the second single off her new album E.mo.tion today, which excited me because the new single is really good.
It’s obvious Jepesn’s team is trying to push “Run Away with Me” ahead of the album’s U.S. release date (August 21) in order to spark some interest for the project.
The video is pretty standard, though. Jepsen runs around various cities twirling around gleefully and doing karaoke with friends in the footage.
As far as the single goes, it’s amazing. The horn refrain. The suggestive chorus (“Baby, take me to the feeling. I’ll be your sinner and secret when the lights go out. Run away with me.”). The catchy chorus. It’s everything you expect from a Carly Rae Jepsen single.
The unfortunate thing is the album has been out overseas for weeks now, meaning anyone who really wanted to hear the album probably already has.
Still, the cards may not be stacked in her favor but I will remain team #JusticeforCarlyRaeJepsen. Continue reading
Bebe Rexha‘s “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” has one of my favorite messages from the pop songs that have been released this year.
The song finds Rexha battling with mental illness and reeling against traditional methods of treatment. The newly released music video doesn’t stray too much from this, although it isn’t specifically about mental illness.
In the visuals, Rexha is sent to reform school after failing to get along with her prim and proper family members. Once there, she refuses to conform and ends up taking over the school, of course. This is a pop video, remember?
It’s worth noting Bebe Rexha does look absolutely stunning in this video. It’s great to see her coming into her own as an artists. She’s been writing hits for major pop stars and now it looks like it may finally be her time to shine.
I only had one request for Tinashe’s “All Hands on Deck” video: I just wanted dancing. Tons of dancing.
And that’s exactly what the singer delivered, along with a some killer outfits.
Tinashe and her dancers take over an abandoned shipyard in the video for her latest single from her 2014 debut album Aquarius.
If you’ve seen a live performance of this single, you’ll likely recognize the choreography, but that doesn’t make the new release any less entertaining.
Watch the video and share your thoughts below! Continue reading
“I say f**k you while I’m thinking of you as my husband” may be one of my favorite lines from one of my current musical obsessions at the moment.
Kat Dahlia’s “I Think I’m In Love” perfectly captures the emotional highs and lows that come with the frightening realization that you have fallen in love with someone.
In the video for the catchy single, Dahlia cooks, smokes and stares up at the night sky with her special someone in between takes of her absolutely freaking out.
The video should do a good job of promoting the single from Dahlia’s recently released album My Garden.
Watch the visuals for “I Think I’m In Love” below and share your thoughts. Continue reading
Fifth Harmony took home the Favorite New Artist award last night at the Kid’s Choice Awards and debuted the video for their latest single “Worth It.”
The song finds the ladies listing out their demands to their men over a twerk-ready production. Kid Ink also contributes to the Reflection single.
The video features short clips of the girls dancing (likely because they’re not that good at dancing), along with them being stock market Bo$$es (sorry).
The feminist theme of the video is sure to spark a few debates, but Lauren is wearing a 90s choker, so the good news is that trend is officially making a comeback. Continue reading
For many people, Tori Kelly’s new Max Martin-produced single “Nobody Love” will be their first introduction to the soulful pop singer.
(Which is sad. She has some amazing material!)
Following the release of the single, the first from her forthcoming album, Kelly has released a feel-good music video.
I’ll admit, the song and the video feel far too polished for Kelly. Her voice is incredible and her EP Forward showed that she sounds best when the production is stripped down. Still, the horns in the single’s production and the dancing in the video is irresistible. Continue reading
FOMO is real. Raury is here to help us overcome it by stealing our phones (and smashing the windows of cars?).
I’m assuming the smashing of car windows was just for added bad-ass effect, actually. Still, the message is clear: Raury and the LoveRenaissance crew are a bunch of crazy young kids with bats and a message.
Watch as they snatch the phones of unsuspecting strangers in the video below. Continue reading
alt-J has a knack for making videos that are stunning, but hard to watch.
In “Pusher,” the main character is an orator of sorts, attempting to persuade a group of disinterested men. He actions in the video grow more and more erratic and then the unspeakable happens…
I don’t want to spoil the ending, but I also realize warning people who this may be a trigger for is more important. The end of the video features a suicide. It’s a pretty gruesome thing to watch, honestly. Admittedly, I watched the ending with one of my eyes closed, so if that kind of imagery makes you uncomfortable I would sit this one out. Just listen to the audio version. It’s much more subdued and absolutely worth it.
Everyone else, the video is below. Continue reading