Did you hear the choir of angels singing out this morning? Because they too were celebrating this momentous occasion: Missy Elliott is back! The superstar dropped a surprise music video on the world today for her new single “WTF (Where They From)” featuring Pharrell Williams. The video is classic Missy with fast paced cutting, sick dance moves, a little girl working it on the dance floor and Missy just being her amazing self. It’s the first time we’ve gotten to see her doing things on her own in seven years, and oh my, it was worth the wait. Remember when she stole the Super Bowl halftime show from Katy Perry? Well if the Super Bowl people know what’s up, next year’s halftime show will be all Missy. And now we have to sit here patiently and wait for a full album. Bring it, Missy.
The wait was SOOOOO worth it!
Say “Hello” to Adele‘s first video in three years! The singer announced she will be releasing her new album 25 this November, and above is the video for the album’s first single!!! And it’s everything you were hoping for and more. Seriously, I watched it over 10 times already — it’s that good. In the emotionally haunting video, Adele sings about a past love (played by Tristan Wilds, best known for his role on the The Wire) that she doesn’t appear to have had closure with. With lyrics like, “If after all these years you’d like to meet to go over everything / They say that time’s supposed to heal, yeah / But I ain’t done much healing,” you know you’re in for a good one.
Posted under: Adele
Get your tissues ready...
Gwen Stefani just debuted the official music video for her new song “Used to Love You” and it’s definitely about her recent breakup with Gavin Rossdale. The singer appears absolutely devastated in the video, which sees her break town in tears and get super raw and emotional. What makes the vid even better is that it’s all shot in one take! And with lyrics like, “I don’t know why I cry / but I think it’s because / for the first time since I hated you / I remembered that I used to love you,” this song could possibly be considered one of the all-time best break up songs. Get your tissues ready, and watch above.
Posted under: Gwen Stefani
It was a great night for Canadians last night! Not only did Drake drop his hot new music video for “Hotline Bling,” but the Canadian government elected a new leader. Oh, and Toronto Blue Jays won a baseball game. But all we really, really care about are Drake’s dances moves. His music video opens in a phone sex office, staffed with curvaceous phone sex operators (of course because that’s totally his type) before leading into his extended dance sequence. The best part about this, is that Drake can’t really dance, but that doesn’t stop him from letting loose.
Posted under: Drake, Hotline Bling
Because it's Global James Bond Day...
Following last week’s teaser, Sam Smith has released the video in full for his James Bond theme song, “Writing’s On The Wall,” and boy, does it have us pumped for the new film. The singer himself gets a taste of the Bond life in the video for his Spectre theme song and even contains some sexy footage from the movie, including a love scene between James Bond (Daniel Craig) and his new love interest Lucia (Monica Bellucci). Watch above!
Last week we got to hear the new Disclosure song Magnets, which features vocals by Lorde, taken from their new album Caracal (which was released last Friday). Today we get to see the just-released official music video for Magnets which, as you can see above, features some very shady biz. The video is beautifully shot in what looks to be a fabulous home in the Hollywood Hills and it appears to follow the lyrics of the song pretty closely. The more I hear this song, the more I love it. Check out the video and love the song along with me. Enjoy.
Posted under: 'Magnets', Disclosure, Lorde
'Hurts', so good
Last month — AT LONG LAST — singer JoJo released new music for the first time in EONS when she dropped her new tringle which features 3 new songs. Today we get to check out the official music video for one of those songs, When Love Hurts. As you can see above, JoJo is serving some SERIOUS body … along with some fun armeography. I love this song and the video is fun so I hope you will enjoy. It’s really amazing to have JoJo back among us. I’m looking forward to hearing what’s next from her. Her 3 new songs are good enough to tide us over for a while but … Imma need an album pretty soon.
Posted under: 'When Love Hurts', JoJo
"I'm running still, I'm running still"
Earlier this week we we learned that a new song from Beyoncé would be coming out today and today — the song is here. Beyoncé‘s collaboration with Naughty Boy, Runnin’ (Lose It All), has been released and by clicking above you can hear the song in full by way of the track’s official music video. Runnin’ is featured on Naughty Boy‘s new album and as you can hear, Bey slays with her stunning vocals. The video, too, is pretty damn good so … yeah, check it out and savor this new music from Beyoncé. Until she releases new music of her own, this may be the only thing we get from her for a while so, enjoy.
It's out in full tomorrow
Yesterday we learned that Naughty Boy is releasing a new song tomorrow titled Runnin’ (Lose It All) which features Beyoncé on guest vocals and today we get our first taste of the song. The embed above features a short clip of the music video for Runnin’ and as you can hear, Bey is sanging her heart out on the track. The full song will be released tomorrow, which means it should be available for download at the stroke of midnight tonight. Have a listen above and see if this new song sounds enticing enough to buy when it is officially released tomorrow.
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.