T.I. and CeeLo Green team up with T.I. and Tiny’s family for the “Hello” video. In the clip, T.I. and his family reunite in a saloon where Tiny is a singer and the OMG Girls are waitresses after a long journey through the desert. Honestly, the video isn’t the greatest, but if you’re a fan of the family’s VH1 show T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle then you saw them filming this video on the most recent episode and got to swoon, once again, over how cute the Harris’ youngest son Major is. Continue reading
The video for Maroon 5′s “Love Somebody” looks extremely simple, but the theme is beautiful. Adam Levine and his bandmates only half exist, literally, until they mold the perfect lovers, who help them to become whole in return. At least that’s what I got from the sexy video in which Levine and a woman use their hands to create the rest of each other with a paint-like substance. As a fan of M5′s older material I’ve tried my hardest to detest this new stuff, but with each new single I find myself singing along and hitting replay. There’s something really intimate about this video. And, really, who doesn’t want to feel closer to Adam Levine? Continue reading
Travis Garland’s Fashionably Late Vol. II EP has been in heavy rotation since it was released earlier this year and now one of my favorite songs is getting the video treatment. Garland fantasizes about chilling with a girl he meets in the video for “Blue Electric Roses.” The two hang at the beach and chill in Garland’s car throughout the clip. Since the video for “Where To Land” had a chill vibe I would’ve expected something more for this video, but Garland looks gorgeous as usual so there’s that.
VV Brown landed on the scene with an infectious song and a simplistic approach to making music. In fact, most of the music on her debut album Traveling Like the Light was originally created on Brown’s one-string guitar. But, with growth comes change, and Brown’s new single “Samson” will either isolate fans or excite them. Brown unleashed “Samson” on HungerTV with sinister visuals that show Delilah cutting Samson’s hair (If you’re not familiar with the Bible story here is a synopsis.) and making him instantly weaker, older and just plain creepy looking. The visuals are monochrome. Brown’s vocals are heavy and the drums are strong and steady. Where Regina Spektor turned the infamous tale into a love story, Brown highlights the betrayal and shows Samson’s downfall at the hands of a seductress both visually and sonically.
According to Brown, most of her new songs feature a similar experimental sound. “The new sound is way more experimental and electronic,” she said. “I think my tastes have matured and have become more alternative. I use to listen to a song and think how can this be a “hit record” but now I listen to a record and it’s all about how it makes me feel. It doesn’t have to be consumed with the idea of its catchy or specifically categorized for a particular radio station,” she added. Continue reading
Rotimi is most known for his role on the Starz show “Boss,” where he plays Darius alongside Kelsey Grammar, Sanaa Lathan and TI, but he plays an unfaithful version of himself in his latest project. The visuals for the new song “Only Human” features Rotimi opposite Naturi Naughton (think: 3LW and Lil Kim in Notorious), who plays the forever waiting girlfriend as her boyfriend (Rotimi) steps out with other women with the excuse that he’s “only human.” The excuse may be a little flawed, but the song is smooth and the visuals, directed by Chris Amos & Travis LaBella, are entertaining. The team depicts the varying perspectives in a relationship through silhouettes.
Watch the video below and tell me what you think of “Only Human.” Would you like to hear more from Rotimi? If so, he plans to release a new EP this summer! Continue reading
Jennifer Lopez performed her latest single “Live It Up” with Pitbull last night on American Idol and fans were able to get a sneak peek of the video in the new Kohls commercial, but today the full video was released. JLO and Pitbull party it up on the beach with friends and Lopez struts herself on stage before swinging through the air just like her dancers during the Idol performance. It’s generic, like the song, but I’m sure it’ll be played everywhere until we all jump on the bandwagon.
JLo will reportedly sing “Live It Up” this Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards at 8 p.m. EST. Continue reading
Sara Bareilles and a group of dancers take over the city in “Brave.” The general message appears to be “do what makes you happy even if you’re judged for it,” because none of the participants are particularly good at dancing, but they look extremely happy and confident as they bust a few moves with the pop star. The video fits the theme of Bareilles’ latest single perfectly.
If the video makes you too happy, balance it out by listening to “Manhattan,” a new song which Bareilles also released today. “Manhattan” is a piano ballad that could’ve easily fit on last year’s Once Upon Another Time. Sara Bareilles is good a making songs that can reduce any human to a puddle of tears and emotions, and this song about trying to move on from an old love is yet another example of this.
Sara Bareilles will release her fourth studio album The Blessed Unrest later this year. Be “Brave” and check out the new material at your own risk. Continue reading
Kendrick Lamar and his friends turn up at a funeral in the “B*tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” video that was released in full today, following last week’s behind the scenes footage. The video features opposing imagery of K. Dot being baptized in a pool full of liquor by Mike Epps and dancing with his friends in a limo as they head to bury the dead. The video ends abruptly before a black screen with the words “Death to Molly” appear, and just like that my love for Kendrick Lamar grew 10x stronger. Continue reading
Skylar Grey is the murderer in her latest single “Final Warning,” but in the video for the song she’s the victim. The video tells the tale of a family being ruined by lies and affairs and one man’s desperate attempts to silence the one person who can destroy his picture perfect life. There is no actual murder in the video, but it does feature some vomiting…
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Lana Del Rey is known for her nostalgia-inducing songs and her music videos that look like they were shot using Instagram filters. The video for “Young & Beautiful” has both of these elements. The clip features Lana looking like the perfect image of Old Hollywood and singing into the camera, and a shot of an orchestra playing along to the Great Gatsby tune.
Honestly, “Young and Beautiful” has one of the funniest bridges I’ve ever heard in my life. Have you paid attention to it?
Dear lord, when I get to heaven, please let me bring my man. When he comes tell me that you’ll let him in. Father, tell me if you can. All that grace, all that body, all that face, makes me wanna party.
Lana Del Rey wants her man to love her when she’s ugly, but it appears her reasons for loving him and believing he deserves acceptance into the pearly gates are strictly superficial.
“Young & Beautiful” is featured on the Great Gatsby soundtrack which is in stores now. The Great Gatsby is also in theatres starting today. Continue reading