Dream within a Dream
A week ago, Taylor Swift announced that she would be releasing the music video for her new single Wildest Dreams on MTV VMAs night and today we get to see the video in full. As you can see in the embed above, actor Scott Eastwood co-stars with Taylor in this video as her co-star in a fictional movie that the couple are making together. Set in a lush exotic environment, the characters in this video appear to be making an epic film while falling in and out of love with one another. At the film’s movie premiere, the now-estranged lovers share glances with one another while realizing that they still have feelings for each other. The video is basically as simple as that. What it lacks in story, it more than makes up for in beautiful imagery (and, apparently, a nice donation to the African Parks Foundation of America). It is very much a Taylor Swift music video. Have a look above and see what you think. Wildest Dreams is one of the prettiest songs on the 1989 album so I like that the video is breathtaking. I guess I just wish such a lush video offered more substance to match all that style.
"Say you'll see me again even if it's just in your wildest dreams"
The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards are going to be a big night for Taylor Swift who is not only nominated for some of the biggest awards of the night but also because that is the night that she will world premiere the music video for her the next single from her album 1989. The music video for Wildest Dreams will be released in full during the pre-show on VMAs night but, in order to tide us over until then, Taylor has released a very short snippet of the music video on her official Instagram profile. As you can see below, this video preview features short flashes of scenes from the video … which appropriately teases what’s to come. Have a look below and get your first tiny taste of Taylor Swift‘s Wildest Dreams. More »
The post-Zayn era is officially here
It has been a few months now since Zayn Malik left the pop group One Direction and while he is busy figuring out what his post-1D life will be about, his former groupmates are moving forward — full steam ahead — with their pop music dominance. One Direction has released the music video for their new single Drag Me Down (their first song released without Zayn Malik as a member of the group) and as you can see above, the British boys play US astronauts in the video. Casual attention to the song’s lyrics show that they bare no association whatsoever to the storyline of the music video, which doesn’t really matter to be honest. Click the embed above to get your first look at the new Zaynless incarnation of One Direction as they blast forward into space (and elsewhere) as a newly configured pop music foursome.
The glorious return of Chvrches
Last month we learned officially that the electronic/synth band Chvrches is releasing their sophomore album Every Open Eye in September and we’ve, thus far, gotten to hear two songs from the album — Leave A Trace and Never Ending Circles (both EXCELLENT songs, I have to say). Today we get to see the just-released, official music video for the first single from the new album and as you can see in the embed above, Chvrches have revealed a beautifully simple visual representation for Leave A Trace. I’m a big fan of the Chvrches visual aesthetic which compliments their music very well. Their new album Every Open Eye will be released on September 25 and I’ll just be watching and listening to Leave A Trace non-stop on repeat until that glorious day.
Posted under: 'Leave A Trace', Chvrches
Last weekend, we got to hear Lana Del Rey‘s new song High By The Beach, the second from her upcoming new album Honeymoon, which leaked online a couple of days before it was officially released. Today we get to see LDR‘s official music video for the song which has just been unleashed upon the world. As you can see in the embed above, Lana is being harangued by an ambitious paparazzi photographer who won’t go away until Lana makes him go away. The video is pretty straightforward but it but be watched from beginning to end in full. I love this song, I dig the video and I want to hear the rest of LDR‘s Honeymoon immediately. Please enjoy.
“I’ve been told the stilettos are for her next video"
A recent pricey purchase by Beyoncé has revealed that she will be releasing a music video this fall. A spokesperson for the House of Borgezie has dished that Beyoncé purchased a pair of their diamond-encrusted Princess Constellation stiletto shoes and has revealed to the British press that the shoes will be worn in “her next music video which should be out in the autumn“. As you can see below, the shoes are fly as f*ck and they look like the perfect footwear to cradle Bey‘s precious feet. But it’s the information about the forthcoming music video that is of most interest to me. Will Beyoncé be releasing a new song, possibly from a new album this year? Will she be appearing as a guest in another artist’s music video? Does this gossipy person from House of Borgezie even know what they’re talking about? So many questions! Click below to see Bey‘s new $300K shoes and read what the shoe salesman to the star has to say about her possible new video. More »
OMG, please let these videos keep coming!!!
Last weekend I shared absolutely BRILLIANT behind the scenes b-roll footage that was filmed on the set of Madonna‘s 1990 music video for Vogue. As you may recall, that 30 video gave us an unprecedented look at the creative process that goes into the making of an iconic music video. Today we get to see more behind the scenes b-roll footage, this time from Maddy‘s music video for Rain (from her 1992 album Erotica) which was released in 1993. Like the Vogue b-roll video, this new footage gives us a really cool look at Madonna at work. I am completely in love. More »
Posted under: 'Rain', Madonna
Earlier this year, singer Eden xo released a new single titled The Weekend which quickly became one of my favorite pop songs o’ the moment. The infectious beat and fun lyrics struck me at first listen and was immediately added to my running playlist (the highest honor I can bestow on any song). AT LONG LAST, Eden xo released the music video for The Weekend that is too cute not to share. Have you ever wondered what it might be like for Disney Princesses to get together and party with friends here in Hollywood? Well, wonder no more. Click the embed above to see the video for Eden xo‘s The Weekend and see how Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Belle, Ariel and co. like to get down and party. Keep an eye out for cameos by singer Bonnie McKee (as Cinderella) drag queen Vicky Vox (as Ursula) and Vine star Matt Cutshall (as Prince Phillip). Enjoy!
Posted under: 'The Weekend', Eden xo
Back in April and May, Kanye West delivered a pair of inspired performances of his new single All Day at Coachella and at a NBA Finals basketball game, which will be featured on his upcoming new album SWISH. This weekend, West debuted the official music video for All Day along with a short film titled I Feel Like That, which was directed by Steve McQueen. The screening took place in front of an intimate group of people and has yet to be formally released online. BUT, thanks to one industrious fan, we can watch the All Day / I Feel Like That video in the embed above. Kanye described himself to the assembled audience of 120 people as a “bad celebrity, but a pretty good artist” … which I leave to YOU as the final judge. Check out All Day / I Feel Like That above and see what you think.
30 Glorious Minutes of B-Roll
B-Roll footage from the set of Madonna‘s 1990 music video for Vogue has made its way to the Internets, giving us an entirely charming and completely unexpected behind the scenes look at the creation of this iconic music video. As you can see above, this video clocks in at just under 30 minutes and it gives us a really amazing look the work that went into filming the video. The alt angles, the scenes in between takes, that smile … this video gives fans a look at a side of Madonna that we don’t usually have access to. I’ve watched this video twice the whole way through already and I’ll probably watch it a few more times. Madonna was already a superstar before she filmed the music video for Vogue … but this behind the scenes b-roll shows us the birth of an icon. Please enjoy.
Posted under: 'Vogue', Madonna