Karmin’s new music video for “Hello” takes place in Los Angeles’ China Town, a beautiful oasis of rosy lanterns and bright paper parasols. Lead singer Amy Heidemann bikes through the neighbourhood in Daisy Dukes and a star-patterned crop sweater before changing into a Matrix-style black jacket for night. That’s when things get a little confusing.
Although the video is performance-based, a story tries to work it’s way through with both Amy and fiance Nick Noonan getting ready for a big date. While Nick basically prepares for his date by shaving his head, Amy prefers to strut down China Town and perform to people who aren’t watching/listening to her.
Overall, it feels a little disjointed and boring but the catchy song and opening sequences make up for that. Plus, Amy pretty much kills the rap and singing portions.
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Earlier this week, Cody has been teasing us all (yes I consider myself one of his angels) with a sneak preview to his new music video, “Wish U Were Here.” Warning ladies: his shirt DOES come off multiple times.
The video consists of every summer essential you could think of – stylish blazers, trendy sunglasses & tank tops, chillin’ poolside, a stadium full of fans, a guitar (duh) and a bunch of fireworks. We also get to see Cody in his zone, rocking the stage with rapper Becky G. The two of them together on this track = the perfect jam sesh, trust me.
You can find WUWH off Cody’s new EP, Preview To Paradise, but we are totally stoked for his full debut album Paradise coming later this fall. You can catch him on tour with Big Time Rush running until September 21, but that’s not all. Cody will also be joining Justin Bieber’s Believe Tour in Los Angeles later this year. Things are only getting bigger for this dreamy Aussie!
Now I don’t mean to brag, but we were lucky enough to be the first people that Cody played “Wish U Were Here” acoustically for. If you missed it, no worries because you can watch it here. He even answered some lucky fan questions about being Punk’d and his thoughts on releasing new music.
Cher Lloyd – “Dancing On My Own”
Cher Lloyd’s last single “Want U Back,” had the 19-year-old songstress flipping tables, acting bratty in a diner and pretty much causing her exes to start filling out retraining orders. She shows us she isn’t all snarls and sass in her new cover of Swedish pop star Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own.” Lloyd strips down Robyn’s electro hit into an acoustic version, singing earnestly and powerfully. Like, seriously, if you had any doubts as to the girl’s talent, Lloyd will prove you wrong with this track.
Parade – “Light Me Up”
With the Spice Girls announcing a reunion musical, it would appear that British girl groups are all the rage right now. Parade is the latest group of five gorgeous, talented women to band together, and lemme tell ya, you’re going to like what you hear. Their latest single, “Light me Up,” produced by Tom Powell (of Girls Aloud and Sugababes fame) mixes influences of synth pop, electro, and dubstep into one catchy, crazy track. Trust me, one listen to thing song and the girls will “Parade” straight into your hearts. (Sorry, I had to!)
David Guetta ft. Sia – “Falling to Pieces”
After David Guetta and Sia’s monstrous hit “Titanium,” it was inevitable that the French DJ and Aussie songstress would collaborate again. Once again, ladies and gentlemen, we have a massive hit waiting to happen. Guetta debuted “Falling to Pieces” last weekend at the Tomorrowland festival in Belgium and judging by the videos out there, the crowd was eating it up. I’m definitely a fan of the Guetta/Sia collab and can’t wait to bust my moves at the club to this jam!
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In Justin Bieber’s video for “As Long As You Love Me” actor Michael Madsen, who plays his GORG girlfriend’s dad, wants to break up their relationship. We’re not sure why since Justin is a total charmer. In fact, when Madsen tells Bieber off at the beginning of the video, he gets a few things wrong:
1) Justin Bieber is no mere boy. I mean he is, yes, but have some respect Madsen, he’s a MAN (duh). This storyline is decidedly more grown up than those we’re used to. It’s filled with forbidden love, family conflict and violent repercussions. Bieber is certainly evolving.
2) Madsen says: “I know what type of guy you are. Once upon a time I used to be the same thing. You know what that means? That means one day you’ll leave her for someone else, and break her heart.” To that I say: Like you know anything Madsen. I’ve never met Justin personally but I can assure you he’s not one of those scummy guys that would jet off for no reason at all. I can tell. Plus, doesn’t he prove his dedication when he risks personal injury to stay with his girlfriend?
3) The biggest lie of all is when Madsen claims he doesn’t want to know Justin Bieber. I mean, come on, we know you’re trying to play the tough father figure and all but EVERYONE wants to know JB. #AmIRight?
Even though Madsen gets a few obvious things wrong, we’ll forgive him because he seems like an intimidating guy (has anyone seem Reservoir Dogs?) and he’s definitely an amazing actor (again, has anyone seen Reservoir Dogs?).
In the end, things kind of go astray for Madsen when his daughter chooses
Romeo Justin over her father, but we’re left with a bit of a cliffhanger.
The Anthony Mandler-directed mini-film features Big Sean. The track is taken from his fourth studio album Believe.
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Nicki Minaj is a red party bird in her new video for “Pound the Alarm,” which is totally getting us stoked for Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival this weekend. Filmed in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, the video opens during the daytime with some steel drums. By nighttime, the fireworks are going off.
The Benny Boom-directed video is like a colourful mashup of feathers and fire breathers with beautiful views of the coastline.
The track is from Minaj’s second album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Right now, “Pound the Alarm” is at Number 39 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart.
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On the set of Hedley’s most recent video, “Kiss You Inside Out,” @Jordans_life asks Jacob what’s the key to making the perfect music video (let’s be real, Jacob is a natural). Surprisingly, Jacob says he relates to sweet/genuine rappers. Staying on the track of rap music, Jordan goes way-back and shares one of his own personal music videos on set.
Earlier today, Justin Bieber FINALLY gave his Beliebers what they’ve been waiting for after America’s Got Talent screwed us over..but that’s beside the point. His second single off Believe “As Long As You Love Me,” features Big Sean and has already been blasting across the radio waves and rising up the iTunes charts.
The minute-long preview for the music video shows a very different side of JB than we’ve seen from the past, and involves a confrontation with actor Michael “You Don’t Wanna Mess With Me” Madsen, who you might remember from Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill. Madsen plays the very mafia-looking father figure of Justin’s love interest but that doesn’t seem to scare him away. Things get a bit feisty and words get exchanged, leaving us with a bit of a cliffhanger. Sidenote: Did anyone else notice the resemblance to Romeo and Juliet when Justin and his forbidden love ran away?
Although we didn’t get to see Big Sean’s rap in this sneak preview — WOAH DERE, I’m getting a little too ahead of myself — I’m certain his part will tie in perfectly.
You can watch the whole music video, or should I say short film this Wednesday and I have some advice: make sure to watch the video with a friend and have a cold water bottle handy. Things may get a little too dangerous if you’re home alone and you happen to faint, hyperventilate, fall, etc. I predict this video will convert any haters, if for some strange reason they still exist.
I’ve never seen my timeline go so wild in my life. Justin, be aware that your Beliebers are ready:
Jennifer Lopez looks smokin’ in her new music video for “Goin’ In” featuring cameos from Flo Rida and Lil Jon. From her bedazzled lips, neon coloured outfits and tight fit abs, it’s evidently clear that there’s no aging for JLo — I just hope to look like her when I’m 43.
Two of my favourite scenes are when she’s covered by a vibrant, pink cape, surrounded by two white wolves. Another is where she takes it back to the whole “Jenny From The Block” look, proving to us that she still has those solid dance moves. The video has a great vibe overall, with tons of flashy lights.
The song features on her greatest hits album Dance Again…The Hits that hit shelves on Tuesday as well as the Step Up Revolution soundtrack, in theatres today!
In the Rizzle Kicks new Toby Lockerbie-directed video for “Dreamers” they’re pretty convinced they can make it to the moon and back, which we won’t argue with because those guys can pretty much do anything in LIFE.
The duo spew out the lyrics in front of a wall painted with a gigantic, trippy white cat, wearing a monocle. They rap: “I can find that place/ Up in my dreams tonight/ Where you and I/ Don’t have to fight/ Over what is right or wrong/ It’s not you who decides/ Oh this is my life.”
The track is the sixth single from their album Stereo Typical.
We recently saw Victoria Justice and Max Schneider’s one-take music video for their Bruno Mars cover and found out pretty quickly that their lives are dayam awesome. The duo took on a Maroon 5 medley, which includes “Payphone,” “Moves Like Jagger” and “She Will Be Loved” among others. Whatever they’re doing, they look like they’re having fun.
Just like their Bruno Mars video, this Kurt Schneider-directed clip is a live lyric video, which is challenging to shoot considering they’re jetting from room to room in a live action sequence. If you’re dying to see the two in action, they’re going on tour in a couple weeks. Check out their tour dates here.
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At times Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City’s new music video for “Good Time” feels like one of those car or beer commercials where you think “man, life would be pretty rad if my fashion-savvy friends and I went on road trips to the wilderness and had masked dance parties around a bonfire.”
If you didn’t gather from the title of the track, the point of the song is that no matter what a boring pit your life seems to be you can always have a good time if you’re with your friends. I really don’t know how you can have a bad time weaving flower headbands, driving in expensive-looking red convertibles (with the top down, of course) and swimming in hidden caves.
Still, this summer anthem reminds me to relish these last couple months of warm weather with the carefree and spontaneous vibe of youth. The track will be on Owl City a.k.a Adam Young’s new album The Midsummer Station and is expected to be included on Jepsen’s album later this year.
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Before Cody Simpson started his interview with @Jordans_life, he couldn’t help but notice two female names written on his arm. Of course he called him out and asked if he was two-timing. Uh def not! Considering the teen heart throb is only 15 (sobs), he has tons of charm with the ladies and let’s us know how he stays grounded. He also dishes out how to be perfect gentleman and his type of girl. By the way, I totally want a matching floral button up!
Meek Mill fittingly released the video for his song “Amen” on Sunday, which is a day of worship for many people. The song has been so controversial that a pastor in Philadelphia named Rev. Jomo K. Johnson called for a boycott and Mill accused him of “trying to get famous.”
Meanwhile, the rapper went ahead and released his video for “Amen” yesterday, in which he reminisces about female conquests and magnum bottles. “Lord forgive me for my sins/ I’m just tryna win and shit/ Devil a dress but if she knock I let her in,” he raps.
The video, directed by DRE Films, is set in Mill’s hometown Philadelphia, and we even get a glimpse of the city’s Museum of Art, where Sylvestor Stallone ran in the movie Rocky.
The track features Canadian rapper Drake but we also get cameos in the video from J. Cole, Fat Joe, Travis Porter and Waka Flocka Flame. Meek’s debut album Dreams and Nightmares will be out on Aug. 28.
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Madonna surprisingly only has one outfit change in her music video for “Turn Up The Radio” and it involves taking off her jacket. The singer leaves her hotel room, bombarded by the flashing lights of photographers. She realizes all she needs to pick up her spirits is a drive through the Italian countryside, where she runs into her fans and a few free spirits she takes along for the ride. Madonna filmed the video in Florence last month. The track is the latest single from her electronic pop album MDNA.
Whether you’re too embarrassed to admit it or not, whenever One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” comes on the radio, it is your JAM. Speakers up, windows down and singing your heart out. I mean, what’s better than a group of five hotties from the UK? Well unless you’ve got the, “I’m just too old for this” feeling. Basically if you feel like an outcast in their fandom, this song is probably perfect for you and will make you feel a little bit better about being a cougar.
Jest made a hilarious (but accurate) parody for “One Direction’s Song For Grown-Up Teenage Girls.” Some may argue and say that the average age of directioners are already in there teenage days but it’s okay for you older ones, no need to live in secrecy anymore.
The video starts off with a woman acting very hesitant on her laptop. She must of been on iTunes downloading their newest single or concert film. Then five look-a-like members of the band pop up. I gotta says, the wigs and suspenders really do it. The lyrics go on to: “Time to come clean, know what I mean/ You have the musical taste of a tween. It’s OK (oh-oh), it’s OK to like this song.”
If you’re a diehard fan and love them unironically like us, don’t miss their latest video diary. The boys also released a new video diary, capturing moments on set from photo shoots, red carpets, in the studio, horsing around and being the pranksters that they are.
While No Doubt’s new album Push and Shove isn’t set to release until September 25, the band has released a music video teaser for “Settle Down”, the first single off the new record.
Featuring lots of bright lights, wild stage costumes and a scene of the band members giving each other hugs, the music video directed by Sophie Muller is set to debut on July 16.
So, who else is excited for this?
Mac Miller dropped his trippy new video “America” just in time for July 4. Mac raps from a red lit room with the U.S. flag draped across his shoulders: ”Got my middle finger up with a cup and a dutch split/Hand on my nuts when I’m wilin’ out in public/Welcome to America, motherf*cker, welcome to America”
Meanwhile, his crew appropriately throws up their middle fingers behind him while crazy animated doodles create a whole new commentary. The song also features Casey Veggies and Joey Bada$$ who appear in the Mike Waxx and Mike Carson-directed video as well.
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Santigold morphs into a creepy 1950s Stepford wife in the music video for “The Keepers.” The blonde-wigged artist shares a green-tinted meal with other domestic debutants when their peaceful dinner is suddenly interrupted by shady drive-by shooters. She sings: “We’re the keepers, while we sleep in America/ Our house is burning down.”
The Santi White-directed video is a cutting social critique with a danceable beat. The glaze-eyed family dances like Barbies in their own bubble and smiles for family portraits while their house literally burns around them.
The track is from the already-released Master of My Make-Believe.
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Florence + the Machine’s new retro-inspired video for “Breaking Down” is a loving ode to Los Angeles and summer nostalgia. The catchy song is about paranoia and loneliness but the upbeat melody and catchy beat ultimately make it hopeful.
The video features singer Florence Welch candidly posing at the pool, playing tennis and driving in the backseat between shots of blowing palm trees and neon cocktail signs. It fits with this generation’s incessant need to live in a different era, when romantic Instagram shots were actually Polaroids and you wore cat eye glasses because they were new, not because they were old.
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Okay, now it’s just not fair Smith family. Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith already have a 13 year old wunderkind named Jaden, who is an accomplished actor (The Pursuit of Happyness) and rapper (he even performed with Justin Bieber). Now, their 11-year-old daughter Willow released yet another music video, called “I Am Me,” making every normal videogame playing kid feel unaccomplished.
We previously heard her upbeat party anthem “Whip My Hair,” but now she’s literally done whipping her long locks. Willow shaved her head and premiered the reflective track “I Am Me” on Sunday. In the video she sings ”Your validation is just not that important to me” in front of graffitied walls and in New York parks with her portable keyboard. Willow has genuine talent and I admire that she’s able to forge her own identity so confidently, at such a young age.
The track is likely from her debut album Knees and Elbows, which doesn’t have a release date yet. She also recorded “Fireball” with Nicki Minaj.
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