“Reunion (Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. remix)” — M83
From Detroit indie-pop duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. comes this remix of M83’s “Reunion,” off their recent album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. The remix is a great, toned down version of M83’s heavily 80s-inspired track. Dale Earndhart Jr. Jr. keeps the essence of the track with M83’s signature atmospheric vocals, but adds their own twist with some synth, and a driving beat. Reunion will be officially released later this month and serious fans who buy the disc will be treated to six remixes of the single, including this Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. version.
“Blood Brothers” — Ingrid Michaelson
Ingrid Michaelson gets to play dress up in her new video for “Blood Brothers.” As she sings about how all people are deeply connected to each other, a team of makeup artists transforms the singer into her personal idols, David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, and more. Not only is the song is well thought out lyrically, showcasing Michaelson’s iridescent voice, it’s also really cool to watch her various transformations!
“Speed the Collapse” — Metric
Metric’s latest single “Speed the Collapse” off their upcoming fifth album Synthetica is an apocalyptic anthem that creates an image of a rebellion. Lead singer Emily Haines sounds powerfully in charge and the track sounds dark and sinister. It keeps in theme with the rest of the album, which the members of Metric say is about watching people die in other countries and in their own country. If the rest of Synthetica sounds anything like “Speed the Collapse,” it’s sure to be a success.
“Wild Wild Life” — Florence and the Machine
Florence Welch gets to show off her rarely seen sillier side in this cover of the Talking Heads’ “Wild Wild Life.” The gang sits around a couch dressed in fluffy animal costumes as they deliver an amazing acoustic rendition of the track, and even have a childish dance routine that looks like a ton of fun. After the dramatic video for “Breath of Life” released last week, it’s great to see that the band can embrace the lighter side of life as well.
“Move in the Right Direction” — Gossip
Gossip’s new single off their latest album Joyful Noise will have you up and dancing before the first chorus even begins. The beat is infectious and 80s inspired synthesizers really pump life into the jam. Beth Ditto herself is all smiles in the futuristic video, featuring male dancers and stark black and white graphics as she imparts some inspirational words of wisdom about literally moving life in the right direction to find happiness.