Florence + The Machine’s new video for “Spectrum” is an artful paradise filled with swan-like ballerinas, pirouetting around a blaze-haired Florence Welch. The elegant dancers lightly swirl around the singer while she delivers her powerful lyrics: “Say my name/ As every colour illuminates/ We are shining/ And we’ll never be afraid again.”
In another scene, she stands from an icy pedestal like Cleopatra while her doppelgänger dances on her toes beside her. The choreography becomes more fierce, wild and rigid as the video progresses. It’s one of those songs you want to put your whole body into and I know this from experience after
perhaps maybe definitely spontaneously dancing to the track in my room.
The David LaChapelle-directed video is as eccentric and beautiful as the song, which is the fifth single off her sophomore album Ceremonials.
Watch it here:
Nicki Minaj is a colour clashing, urban Harajuku girl in her new video “Beez In The Trap,” sporting three different hair colours, a pink bodysuit, neon eye makeup and a cheetah unitard. The video also features the prerequisite cash shuffling at smoky clubs and booty shaking.
The Benny Boom directed video, features 2 Chainz. Between outings at a disco-lit club, Nicki crouches in front of barbed wire and gropes a female friend.
Oh and if you didn’t catch it the first time: she beez in the trap.
Remember that self-pity rap we posted earlier in the month by Chris Brown? Well the song finally got a video, but we’re having a hard time feeling bad for him when he’s flying around on an incredibly swanky private plane. Chris reflectively stares out the window in his Olympic cap, clearly taking a break from the work he has on his Mac.
In fact, Chris probably maximized his time by filming the video while on his way to his next concert. Way to kill two birds with one stone there buddy.
I appreciate the fact that the video is pretty simple and he’s letting the lyrics speak, but you’d think he’d put a little more thought into connecting the video with the song. Considering it’s seemingly an explanation for his behaviour.
Machine Gun Kelly’s new music video for “Half Naked And Almost Famous” chronicles his life over the past year by mashing together home-shot footage of his life into a documentary. Check out MGK running through Beverly Hills in his boxers, crashing college dorm parties and pillow-fighting at a sorority.
The song is the title track on his debut album Half Naked And Almost Famous and samples the synth-pop hit “Young Blood” from New Zealand indie rockers The Naked and Famous.
The video starts with him accepting the Breaking Woodie Award. Skipping back a year, you can see he’s come a long way. [Source]
Watch the video below:
Rihanna went “gangsta goth geisha” for her upcoming “Princess of China” video with Coldplay. She posted pictures of her costume and makeup on Twitter this morning with the apt description and the hashtags #thuglife and #princessofchina.
In one of the photos, RiRi extends her middle finger with a freakishly long fingernail extension. She also wears thick black eye makeup and has her hair in an intense updo, partly held together by chopsticks. The look is partly East meets West and modern-day Geisha.
If this is any indiciation of Chris Martin’s look for the upcoming video, I’m excited.
I’m getting pretty sick of Madonna lately because it seems like every time I go online there’s a new “sneak peek” or teaser for one of her songs or videos. One teaser is enough Madonna! I don’t need to hear 30 seconds of every song you’re going to release because there’s not much I can do with those 30 seconds.
Anyway, she finally released the full video for her previously teased song “Girl Gone Wild.” A leather-clad and sometimes chained Madonna dances around smoking men wearing spikes and heels. The black and white video is pretty tepid but I like it because it reminds me of classic erotic Madonna.
Watch it below:
Carrie Underwood has two different sides in her new “Good Girl” video. On one hand, she’s sweet frilly and pink but she also has a darker alter-ego — you know, the type of girl who wears black clothes, leather and sheer tights.
The new video is for the lead track from her fourth album Blown Away, which comes out on May 1. There’s not much of a plot line for the new video, but it does feature lots of drool-worthy clothes and artsy shots of heels. We see floral Carrie, hipster-glasses Carries, seductress Carrie and we can’t forget Stepford Wife Carrie.
Bon Iver, aka the love of my life, released his official video for “Towers” and it’s haunting! The video features a lonely old man walking slowly through an eerie forest to the shoreline. The “tower builder” gets in his rowboat, then something devastating happens.
The scenery in the video is beautiful. It was shot on Native American land in Washington state. It’s hard to tell exactly what the message is, but it explores our relationship with nature and is a testament to North American land preservation.
The song will be released as a single in March.
Bonnie Bear Bon Iver, who is fresh off his Grammy win, can do no wrong in my eyes.
Skrillex is fresh off three Grammy wins and right back on tour. Yesterday, he dropped the video for the title track off his latest record, Bangarang. The emerging theme? Don’t underestimate the youth.
He weaves a pretty good story into the video too. It follows a neighborhood boy who torments the ice cream man. The kids eventually grow up to perform a full blown heist, proving that the choices you make as kids really do stick with you. Is the video enough to make you pull out Skrillex’s phone number?
It was only last week that Jack White released a new bluesy song called “Love Interruption” from his new album Blunderbuss, due out on April 24. Now, conveniently in time for Valentine’s Day comes Jack White’s “Love Interruption” video. The self-directed video features singer Ruby Amanfu sharing the mic in an old fashioned, glamorous setting.
The song is romantic in a scary, Jack White sort of way. Case in point the first line: “I want love to roll me over slowly, stick a knife inside me and twist it all around.”
I’m loving the new song, what do you think of it?
Watch the clip below:
Our friends over at CHARTattack posted the new video this morning saying:
“Ye and Jay’s 2011-defining hit “N****s in Paris” finally has a video, likely thrilling all of the Illuminati conspiracy theorists who were getting desperate for new material, as well as those eager to bring back the irritating trend of saying “That shit cray!” in totally unremarkable situations.
If you missed the Watch the Throne tour and its now-legendary encore, the hyperkinetic video documents one of the several times that the song is played during the end of the show, except with more CGI leopards and kaleidoscope effects. It’s directed by Kanye, so you can expect to feel poor as hell after watching.”
If you were lucky enough to see them live, you probably heard this song more than once. Like the concert, you’ll probably want to replay this video thirteen times.
Side note: it was nice to see Will Ferrel make an appearance in the video.
Watch it below:
Gaga’s much anticipated HBO special began shooting today according to Radar Online.
Paparazzi caught the pop sensation in between takes sporting torn fishnets, a huge hair poof, and spiked fingerless gloves.
Gaga tweeted excitedly about the event, exclaiming “What a dream come true! Filming my HBO special of the Monsterball today.”
She also spilled some new info about the video for her new hit, “Born This Way,” which has apparently finished post-production and could be release any time now. “Announcement soon! X” the chanteuse added coyly.
Looks like it’s gonna be a busy year for Gaga! Are you excited about her upcoming announcement?
Check out the digital look for BEP’s new video
California band Strata have released their new video, “Stay Young.”
While the lyrics urge listeners to keep their youthful innocence in a scary world, the video tells the story of a world collapsing due to global warming. Featuring some great special effects, the video can be seen here.
The song is off the band’s second album with Wind-up Records, “Strata Presents The End Of The World.” The album was written during two hard years for the band, mainly while lead singer Eric Victorino dealt with his mother’s cancer diagnosis. Victorino wrote on the band web site that the inspiration for the album was the mood of America, saying that it is like “living in what mostly feels like the end of times.”
Victorino continued to say that though the album deals with a lot of difficult emotions, it also focuses on hope. “Our collective mood is like quicksand and whenever we feel ourselves starting to sink, we rely on any little bits of hope we can find to keep us going. For most of us the only thing left that brings us hope is love. There’s nothing wrong with an honest love song… Has the whole world outgrown love? When did this happen? I don’t care, we write songs about real love because we believe in it, just as much as we believed in tolerance, violence, apathy, loss, corruption and all those terrible things. Each song on the album tells a different story and describes another part of our lives. From love to loss and everything in between. We live in a country at war with the world. This terror culture permeates everything in our lives. It’s not something we can avoid writing about anymore.”
Strata are currently on tour in the U.S.