Plus, hear an acoustic performance of 'Bang Bang'
Earlier this week we got to hear the new Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande song Bang Bang in full and today we get to see a cute group photo that was taken on the set of the music video. Nicki shared the ussie photo (which, we now know, is a selfie that features more than 1 person) on her official Instagram profile and as you can see below, it’s a pretty fab photo. Additionally, Jessie J performed the song live and acoustically for a radio program this week, which you can hear in full below. More »
"I've done so many bad things, it hurts"
Back in June we learned that singer Sinéad O’Connor has returned with a new look and a new album that is due out this month. Today we get to see the official music video for the first single from her album I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss. Click the embed above to see the video for Take Me to Church and see how cleverly Sinéad used imagery from her music video for Nothing Compares 2 U in an interesting way for this new era of music. I’m not totally crazy about the song but I’m looking forward to hearing more from O’Connor. What do you think? Do you love Take Me To Church?
She's done it again
Katy Perry has unleashed upon the world another one of her music video masterpieces, with a lotta help from her brilliant music video director Danny Lockwood. This Is How We Do is, IMHO, one of the funner tracks on her album Prism and I’m very happy to see that the video reflects the spirit of the song. Click the embed above to watch the clip in full and be on the look out for cameos by Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin‘s hat. Enjoy!
Because when rappers get hella emotional, it's always epic!
Last week for #ThrowbackThursday we took it back to 1998 and it was a blast. This morning I did something I do almost every morning, and I went to YouTube to watch Three 6 Mafia’s Stay Fly video, which eventually lead me to Int’l Player’s Anthem and it got me thinking about how good it feels when rappers spit love songs. OMG. It feels so good. So today we’re looking back at some of the mushiest, gushiest rap songs of all time. Click inside for more!
Last month we saw photos of Tori Amos and her daughter Natashya Lórien filming a music video for their duet Promise, which is included on Tori’s new album Unrepentant Geraldines. Today we get to see the video in full. As you can see above, the video is very simple in that it features Tori and Tash singing to one another — no special effects, no storyline, no setting changes. Tori, Tash, singing. It’s a surprisingly beautiful video to watch. Click above, have a look.
Lana Del Rey has released another of her trademark music videos, this time for the title track of her new album Ultraviolence. Despite the fact that LDR tends to say ridiculous things in interviews (likely, for attention), she does manage to consistently put out music videos that keep her 100% on brand. In this new video, Lana plays a bride bathed in grainy black & white who looks forlorn and heartsick. Click the embed above and have a look. I love this song, I don’t mind the video. More of this and less interviews, LDR. For both our sakes, please.
Her debut solo album 'Crush Songs' is on the way
Karen O, the frontwoman for the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, announced last month that she would be releasing her first solo album later this year. Today we get our first look and listen of her debut solo single Rapt. Rapt is the first song released from her new album Crush Songs, which will be released on September 9. As you can see above, the video is a nice compliment to the sparse acoustic track. I love Karen O. I’ve been waiting for her to release a solo album for years now, so this is very welcome news for me. Check out the video and prepare yourselves for what will undoubtedly be an amazing album to come.
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We got to hear Hilary Duff‘s NEW single Chasing the Sun yesterday and today, we get to see the just-released music video. In the clip embedded above, we see Hilary acting out a scenario where she is an overworked woman suffering in a bland office environment dreaming of the lazy summer days at the beach. It’s not the most unique of music video treatments but it is a cute video overall. I’m digging the song, the video is adorable … Hilary Duff is BACK, y’all.
Mya, Sisqo, DMX... and the Spice Girls, obviously
PITNBr Erica Croce changed. My. Life. Yesterday she sent me a link to The Nostalgia Machine and I haven’t been the same since! So today’s #ThrowbackThursday is dedicated to her… and to anybody else who remembers when Sisqo and Mya collaborated on It’s All About Me and basically changed the world. But before we get started on this week’s collection, can I just say that I’m still in love with our list of Songs That Make You Ugly-Cry from last week? I didn’t get to reply to all of the comments, but I wanted to thank ALL of you for sharing your fave tracks, and for also opening up about your personal connections to some of them. Y’all are the best. Click inside for more!
Bae Bae's kids
Back in May, Pharrell performed his new song Come Get It Bae LIVE during an episode of The Voice as an introduction to the show as one of the two new judges/coaches coming next season (along with Gwen Stefani). Today we get to see the just-released music video for Bae that features guest star Miley Cyrus. The clip is a cute celebration of women … and then Miley is included as well. I dunno. Click the embed above, have a looksee for yourselves.