Cher Lloyd – Want U Back
“Want U Back” is British pop star Cher Lloyd’s first single in the US and is a great, feisty debut for the 18-year old who competed on The X Factor UK two years ago. The song was originally released as Lloyd’s third single off her album Sticks + Stones, and was re-cut and re-released for her introduction to the US. The music video shows Lloyd confronting her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend in a diner while wreaking havoc all over the place. Apart from looking like an American Apparel advertisement, Lloyd shows off her serious sass and has a great “don’t care” attitude while keeping things PG for the young ones.
Lykke Li – Come Near
Lykke Li’s label Ingrid released a compilation called Volym 1 for international Record Store Day on April 21. The compilation featured Scandinavian artists including Miike Snow, Starlight Serenade, and a brand new track by Lykke Li. “Come Near” is an ethereal tribal inspired track with no apparent hook or chorus, but shows Lykke Li’s raw talent with some creative African inspired wails and drums. Those Swedes are a talented bunch.
Kanye West – Lost in the World
Even though Kanye West’s last album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasies was released over a year ago, the rap superstar teamed up with fashion filmmaker Ruth Hogben to create this video masterpiece. His video for Kanye’s “Lost in the World,” which features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, is stunning and goes far beyond the norm of usual rap aesthetics. It’s an art piece shot in black and white featuring anguished dancing, layering effects, and strobe. Lots of strobe. Whether you’re a Kanye fan or not, this creative video is definitely worth checking out.
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Do you ever go to a busy laundymat and wish you could just bust a move as you’re listening to the hottest new dance song on your iPod? If so, you and Angela Trimbur have a lot in common.
The girl made a video of herself dancing to Lykke Li’s “Im Good, I’m Gone”. She wrote on the video page that she went through a bad breakup and wanted to cheer herself up.
“I’ve been mega sad/low. This title caught my eye as I scrolled through- it’s fitting!” she says, of the song choice.
The video, in case you’re curious, takes place at the Laundromat in Echo Park. California. Angela’s got skills in the dance department– she even uses a laundry cart as a dance partner for a bit — but, it’s a real shame the two ladies in the background couldn’t care less. They just want to wash their delicates!
Check out the short clip below.