Madonna needs a lot of help, apparently
A couple of days ago, we got to see a behind the scenes photo from the set of Madonna‘s music video for Bitch, I’m Madonna which was full of colorfully dressed back-up dancers. Today we learn that Madonna will have more than just back-up dancers in her video … she’ll also have actual mega (and not so mega) pop stars in the video as well. Taking a page from Taylor Swift‘s Bad Blood music video playbook, Madonna has decided to invite her rivals/compatriots/BFFs Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Rita Ora to feature in the music video as well … which would sound kinda cool had Taylor Swift not done this same sort of thing just a few weeks ago. Click below to see the poster art that Madonna shared on Instagram announcing the cast of pop stars that will co-star in her new music video. More »
In spite of the fact that pretty much everyone is either over or has completely forgotten that Madonna released a new album back in March (after it leaked back in December), she continues to press forward with the promotion of her new album Rebel Heart. After the release of the music videos for her singles Living For Love and Ghosttown, Madonna is readying the release of a music video for her third single, Bitch, I’m Madonna. You may recall that Maddy performed Bitch, I’m Madonna back in April when she visited The Tonight Show (you may also still have nightmares over her attempt at stand-up comedy on the same show) so I guess we knew a music video was coming … even if 2 months later and after everyone already forgot about the song. NONETHELESS, the video is almost out … and to get fans excited, Madonna released a behind the scenes photo from the music video set. More »
"I saw you start the fire"
Just about a month ago we learned that Veruca Salt is releasing a new album titled Ghost Notes next month when they released a couple of new songs, including their single Laughing in the Sugar Bowl. Today we get to see the just-released music video for Laughing and as you can see and hear, the Salts are back with a vengeance. For the most part, this new music video is mostly a performance video but it reminds me very much of the group’s first music video for their smash hit song Seether back in 1993. Check out the video for Laughing in the Sugar Bowl and be reminded what a force to be reckoned with Veruca Salt is as a rock band. I am SO excited for the release of their new album. This song is so effing great!
For the first time outside of the Museum of Modern Art
Last weekend we got to see Björk‘s inventive music video for Stonemilker, taken from her new album Vulnicura. Today we get to see, in full, the music video for her song Black Lake. As you may recall, a portion of the Black Lake music video was released in a trailer back in February to promote the Museum of Modern Art‘s exhibit on Björk and her art in NYC. Until now, the full Black Lake video was only available to those who attended the Björk exhibit at the MoMA. I’ve already watched this video a couple of times and it is just … wonderful. You definitely have to check it out … it may be the best 10 minutes of your day.
Oh and Pitbull, too
Jennifer Lopez, WHO MAY OR MAY NOT BE COLLABORATING ON NEW MUSIC WITH MISSY ELLIOTT RIGHT NOW BUT WE DON’T KNOW FOR SURE EVEN THO THE LADIES *ARE* HANGING OUT TOGETHER THESE DAYS, is really having a moment right now. In recent weeks, she paid beautiful homage to Selena Quintanilla at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, she slayed the red carpet at the MET Ball Gala, she announced her forthcoming concert residency in Las Vegas, she guests on Jason Derulo‘s new song Try Me and — of course — there are those hints that she may be collaborating on new music with Missy Elliott. Today we see that J. Lo is featured in the music video for Prince Royal‘s new single Back It Up. I can’t say that I’m at all familiar with Prince Royce but as you can see and hear above, Jennifer‘s guest appearance in this video makes it a million times better (even if we have to deal with a guest appearance by Mr. Worldwide himself Pitbull). Check out the embed above and have a look at/listen of Prince Royce‘s collaboration with Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull and see what you think. Does this song sound like it could be a contender for the Song of the Summer?
Follow the Björk
Visionary artist Björk has released the music video for her new single Stonemilker, the latest from her new album Vulnicura, and as you can see above … the woman has managed to outdo herself, yet again. Björk has always pushed the boundaries of her artistic expression from the very start of her career. This time around, Björk has given us the first interactive music video filmed with a 360° camera. As you can see above, Björk moves out of the picture frame and you have to use your computer mouse to follow her. It’s a very simple yet very clever effect. You just never know what you’re going to get when Björk releases a music video project. This video for Stonemilker is brilliant. I am in love.
Co-starring 'Empire's Jussie Smollett
Mariah Carey released back in April her new single Infinity, the first from her new greatest hits album #1 to Infinity. Today we get to see the just-released music video for the track. The video was filmed in Las Vegas and is themed around her new Las Vegas concert residency (which has already gone on hiatus until July), so if you missed seeing the small smattering of shows that have already come and gone, you can kinda sorta get a feel for what you missed by watching this music video. Empire star Jussie Smollett is featured in the video, so that’s another reason to watch … OH, and the song … yet another reason to check out this video. Have a look above, see what you think of Mimi‘s latest music video offering for Infinity.
Sia-penned and beautiful
Back in February, when she was promoting the forthcoming release of her new album Piece By Piece, Kelly Clarkson gave us our first listen of her Sia-penned balled Invincible. Today we learn that Invincible has been released as an official single and we get to check out the just-released music video for the track. As you can see above, the video features Kelly and a group of women all being strong and independent and invincible and stuff as they dance throughout the video. Not only is the theme of this video Girl Power but it also has a heavy theme of diversity as well. I love this song and I love Kelly Clarkson. Check out the video about and see if you love it, too.
OMG SO MUCH BETTER
Thank you sweet baby Jebus for hearing our prayers!! Hilary Duff has *just* released a new version of her music video for her new single Sparks that features NO advertisement for the Tinder dating app that she is really enamored of lately. As you may recall, Hilary released a music video for Sparks earlier this month that was jam-packed with way too many Tinder references, essentially turning the music video into a commercial for the dating app. The new version, embedded above, is all Hilary, all Sparks, NO Tinder … just as the gods intended. I am still obsessed with this song and I am really in love with this video so … please enjoy.
Jenny Lewis FTW!
In late March, singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis teased that she would be paying homage to her child actor appearance on The Golden Girls in the music video for her new single She’s Not Me. Today, we get to see Jenny‘s music video in full and see that she not only references her guest appearance on The Golden Girls (1987) but also her starring roles in the movies Troop Beverly Hills (1989) and The Wizard (1989). Lewis, as you may know, was a kinda successful child actor back in the day but has since become a much more accomplished musician both as a solo artist and as the frontwoman of Rilo Kiley. I love this song, I LOVE her nods to her acting past and I really love Fred Arminsen as GG‘s Sophia Petrillo. This has to be the music video of the year!