Skrillex went solo for his new music video “Summit,” appearing sans ex-girlfriend Ellie Goulding. Instead, the video features an anonymous brunette actress who parties with her night owl friends, eventually ending up at a Skrillex performance.
Idolator suggests the music video looks like an episode of the British teen drama Skins, which is totally true. I hope someone parties like this, somewhere. And if they do, please invite me.
The track is from Bangarang and was filmed by his friends in Perth.
Watch it here
“Scream & Shout” — Britney Spears & will.i.am
Seems like Britney Spears has been hanging out a bit too much with X-Factor exec Simon Cowell, because she’s rocking a pretty heavy British accent on will.i.am’s new track “Scream & Shout.” Off will.i.am’s upcoming album #willpower, the pop princess and hip-hop genius make magic together. The track is perfectly produced with will.i.am’s futuristic touch, and Brit’s famous line “It’s Britney, bitch” makes a comeback all the way from 2007s “Gimme More.” Although the collab sounds like a match made in heaven, I would have liked to hear Brit singing a little more. Oh well, it’s still going to make you dance your pants off. #Willpower hits stores early next year.
“No Worries” — Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne pays homage to Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in his new video for “No Worries,” which sees him replaying the famous drive through the desert and Vegas shenanigans from the film. Wayne plays the gonzo journalist with the infamous sunglasses and cigarette holder, his long-haired pal rides shot gun, and the two spend the rest of the video roaming through a casino high on ether. Enjoy!
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In Ellie Goulding’s new video for “Figure 8″ she plays a lover tormented by a relationship that’s going in circles… or rather, a figure 8. The pink-haired, electro-pop singer writhes in agony on her bed, levitates and wraps herself in a single red sheet, highlighting her restlessness — it must have been one messy breakup.
This is the second single from her album Halycon and sets a common theme throughout the entire record.
Watch the video here
YouTube comment of the day — nay, week
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One of the best ways to really get to know someone is to ask about their experiences growing up. You can learn a lot about a person when you investigate what everyday normal things they used to like as a teenager. In this series we achieve maximum nostalgia with Ellie Goulding. It was like vintage shopping for memories. It’s not surprising that Ellie was popular in high school but we never knew she had a nerdy side. In this episode of ‘Way Back When,’ she tells us about Teenage Mutant “Hero” Turtles, Dream Phone and her obsession with Scottish history. Do you remember Dream Phone? That game was so good even guys wanted to buy it.
violin subwoofer. Skrillex and Ellie Goulding, aka the most epic and meant-to-be couple of all time, have split up after a year. A source revealed to US Weekly that the couple couldn’t handle the long-distance thing.
When I first heard that the two were dating oh so long ago, I was taken aback. They really are (were?) the most adorable couple — those shaved heads and love for strange yet beautiful music? My heart cannot handle it.
I hope these two are okay. In the meantime, here are five breakup tips inspired by this once-glorious couple:
1. Write a song.
2. Change your hairstyle.
Ellie and Skrillex sported do’s to similar to each other. It’s time to move on and go where no man has gone before — shave the other side.
WE ARE BELIEBERS! twitpic.com/b0uzua
— Katy Perry (@katyperry) October 4, 2012
Spoiler!! Katy Perry planned her Halloween costume early this year. The casual purple hoodie comprises the wardrobe element but once she gets a short brown wig, fast food (as a prop) and a wing woman to act as Selena Gomez, it’ll all come together.
Never Say Never (to attending a Justin Bieber concert even if you have the soul of a fat goth)
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) October 4, 2012
See? Take is from Lena Dunham (because she’s a genius) that Justin Bieber isn’t just for young and sprite teen girls (and Katy Perry) who all keep a poster of him on their ceiling. There’s a little Justin Bieber in everyone — even the black-cape-wearing, tattooed, wannabe goth who lives next door.
Just posted a photo instagr.am/p/QW5hJRTfej/
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) October 4, 2012
Skrillex is a very lucky man.
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) October 4, 2012
Ever since we heard Ed Sheeran’s folksly cover of Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time” we’ve been dying for him to serenade us with his sweet, sweet voice again. And Ellen always gets the luck, doesn’t she? The ginger-haired singer performed “Grade 8″ on the talk show for a select group of lucky audience members, basically telling each lady in the audience that their body is a ball point pen and their mind is his new best friend. Needless to say, they all went home and broke up with their boyfriends, professing to hunt down Ed Sheeran to MAKE HIM COMMIT.
Makeup before my crazy lashes and Bronzer ???????? instagr.am/p/QXV98Rhjv5/
— NiC0LE P0LiZZi (@snooki) October 4, 2012
There’s something different about Snooki in this photo… I guess motherhood means you just don’t have time to put on that extra layer of spider black mascara and giant falsies.
Alex Goot’s version of Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” slows down the upbeat tempo and replaces the electronic background with a simple guitar, piano and xylophone. The New York singer/songwriter adds some edge with his raspy voice, which surfaces at just the right times.
Goot’s cover is now available on iTunes and he’ll be touring around the U.S. and Canada starting Nov. 9!
Watch it here:
“You and I” — Anjulie
Produced by Italian DJ Benny Benassi, Anjulie’s “You and I” combines a fun, danceable beat with lyrics you can sing along to. The Euro-track shows the Canadian artist’s versatility, as it’s a departure from her recently-released track “Headphones.” You can download “You and I” starting tomorrow!
“Anything Could Happen” — Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding first released a lyric video with fan submitted Instagram photos for “Anything Could Happen.” Now, the lead single from her second studio album Halycon finally has an official music video. The video is about Goulding and her soulmate getting into a car accident and is filmed on a beautiful beach in Malibu. This isn’t your typical car crash though, as the beach is littered with shining spheres, mirrored pyramids. Goulding herself wears a flowing gown. It’s a pretty heart-wrenching video and hopefully isn’t a metaphor for her real life relationship with DJ Skrillex!
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Instrumental tracks don’t always make the collective radar of the Internet unless they’re under the guise of a pop song. It’s unfortunate, but at least these instrumental covers are introducing a new generation to talented musicians like Lindsey Sterling, Bryson Andres, CDZA and now this dude, Seth Gilliard.
In this Tony Morgan-directed clip, Gilliard performs Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” on the violin at South Carolina’s O-Ku Restarant and Bar. Gilliard performs his covers by ear but is thinking about writing out the sheet music. His performance is powerful and the violin really makes the track’s instrumentals stand out.
“I Will Wait” — Mumford & Sons
If you’re looking for a new song to add to that lay-in-bed-stare-at-the-ceiling-and-dream-about-my-crush playlist, look no further! English folk rockers Mumford & Sons’ new single “I Will Wait” is a bluegrass, banjo-y track filled with soft harmonies and earnest vocals that will cut straight to your heart. Ah, if only my (nonexistent) boyfriend would write music like this and sing it to me…and maybe bring me flowers every night, new jewelry once in a while, and look like Ryan Gosling. Pick up Mumford & Sons’ second album Babel on Sept. 24.
“Glow” — Mac Miller ft. Pharell
Mac Miller and Pharell Williams get glossy in their new track “Glow,” off the two artists’ upcoming EP Pink Slime. The duo released “Onaroll” back in June, and it would appear that Mac Millions and Skateboard P are a collaborative force to be reckoned with. Backed by ethnic-inspired violins, and a hyper beat, the boys lay down their rhymes, sounding confident and smooth. Sidenote: Mac Miller manages to yell “Mother f**ker” for ten seconds straight. If that’s not talent, I don’t know what is.
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Song: Ellie Goulding’s “Lights”
Why we’re obsessed: We’re seriously mesmerized by Madilyn and Jess’s radiating cover of Ellie Goulding’s “Lights.” It’s incredible how a piano and slower tempo can transform the song entirely.
Although their voices have quite a different range, they harmonize perfectly. Jess’ raspy quality brings out a certain edge to the song and backs Madilyn’s soprano perfectly. The cover has received more than 81,000 views in less than a week.
Background: Both girls have been singing and uploading various covers of Top 40 hits and some of their own material to their YouTube pages, along with collaborations with other YouTube stars. Jess seems to be heading more into the country music scene, since her first official music video was released on CMT, while Madilyn’s first EP is focused on pop/rock music.
Watch it here:
Everything British songbird Ellie Goulding releases sounds so delicate with her soprano voice but at the same time her tracks always have a danceable beat. Goulding shared a cover of Active Child’s 2011 single “Hanging On,” which is totally dreamy and but has a dubstep beat at the chorus: ”I just can’t keep hanging on to you and me,” Ellie sings, “I just don’t know what is wrong with you and me.”
Midway through, English rapper Tinie Tempah joins in for the win.
“Here’s the beginning of my new journey,” she tweeted. “Enjoy and share responsibly.” Later she wrote: “It is also a free download so please share and enjoy irresponsibly.”
Listen to it here:
I’m obsessing over Ellie Goulding’s cover of “High For This.” Her soft, British songbird voice puts an entirely new spin on the song, making it a bit lighter and less sombre than the original tune. Produced by Xaphoon Jones and uploaded to Soundcloud, the track is a cover of Canadian electronic/industrial/R&B artist The Weeknd. IN LOVE.
Listen to it here:
There are a few amazing things about this photo. First of all, Selena Gomez (furthest left) is wearing an amazing red wig and her “Spring Breakers” co-star Ashley Benson has pink tipped hair. Next, Skrillex is holding a Capri Sun (word) which makes me remember all the cafeteria “trades” I made in elementary school. Capri Sun was a hot commodity…
The most obvious draw to the photo is the company. Okay, so the fact that Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding, Skrillex and Ashley Benson are hanging out together isn’t earth shattering news, but it’s still an unlikely foursome.
They posed for the photo after Skrillex finished his DJ set at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Pop princess meets indie songbird meets dubstep ruler meets PLL star — what were they chatting about? [Source]
Hey, I guess emailing a girl you’ve never met and sparking an internet romance works when you’re Skrillex. The dubstep DJ and producer revealed to Rolling Stone that he asked Ellie Goulding out over email.
He said in the interview that before they ever met he sent her an unsolicited email that basically said: “‘I’m Skrillex. I don’t know if you know who I am, but I love your shit.’” He then said: “We started texting and talking on the phone.” Eventually Goulding even made a special trip out to see him.
Skrillex, who recently won three Grammys, added: “I love her. She’s my fucking girl.”
Online dating can be shady sometimes but I guess if you’re a celebrity and your private life is public, you feel like you already know your fellow artists.
Are undercuts the spiky Mohawks of our generation? I mean, it’s certainly a statement hair cut that all the cool kids are getting these days.
There’s Skrillex, Ellie Goulding, Rihanna, Willow Smith, Cassie and now… drumroll… Madonna’s daughter Lourdes. The 15-year-old who lends her creative eye to the Material Girl collection showed up at JFK Airport with Madonna to board a flight with her brand new do.
Lourdes continually proves that she’s infinitely cooler than us mere shoulder-length-hair mortals. On that note should I get an undercut? What do you think of the style? Would you go for it?
You know those couples that wear matching preppy polo shirts? Ellie Goulding and Skrillex don’t go quite so far with their aesthetics but they both sport a mean undercut.
The British songstress and the dubstep producer (who took home three Grammys) have apparently been dating since November and met through recording ties. I can’t envision their first conversation but I imagine it went something like: “Hey that’s a great undercut you have there, maybe we can get an undercut together some time.” Okay , enough with the lame jokes but really, they’re both so talented. Goulding, who performed at the Royal Wedding, is apparently even spending a lot more time in Los Angeles to be closer to him.
If you have any super celebrity couple names for us, please propose them now.
British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding, landed the gig of the century, when she was the only one selected to perform at the newly married Duke William and Duchess Catherine’s intimate reception on Friday evening at Buckingham Palace.
In an interview with Us Weekly she said, “It was an amazing honour to be asked by Kate and William to perform at their party. The atmosphere was incredible and it is a night I’ll never forget!”
An honour indeed, as the young 24-year-old was reportedly the only singer invited to perform at the dinner and dance reception of just 300 people, hosted by Prince Charles. An attendee of the reception said Goulding performed a cover of Elton John’s “Your Song,” as well as her well-known pop hit, “Starry-Eyed.”
Goulding won the BBC sound of 2010 poll and was awarded the Critics Choice Awards at the 2010 BRIT Awards. The young Brit is also set to star as the musical guest on the May 7 episode of Saturday Night Live, with guest star Tina Fey. Reportedly, William and Catherine chose the singer because they were huge fans of her 2010 debut album, Lights.
I would have thought perhaps William’s long-time friend and wedding guest, Joss Stone may have been asked to perform a song or two, but it looks like Goulding beat out any competition for the opportunity to be a part of history.
A nice boost for the Brit’s career.