It's hip to be square
Last month we got our first listen of the new N.E.R.D. song Squeeze Me, written for the soundtrack of the upcoming animated film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water. Today we get to see the just-released music video for the song. As you can see in the embed above, Pharrell and his N.E.R.D. cohorts Chad Hugo and Shay Haley get in on the animated fun by becoming square-faced versions of themselves. I know, I know … the song isn’t much but with repeated listens, I continue to like the song. It reminds me of Pharrell‘s Come Get It Bae, which is one of those infectious songs you can’t get out of your head when you hear it. The video is cute, check it out.
"Cause so cold in the D, it is as days begin to tick away"
Back in November, we got our first listen of Eminem‘s new song Detroit Vs. Everybody, which features guest performances by Royce da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf and Trick Trick. Today we get to see the just-released music video for the song, which does feature all of the guest rappers on the track. Filmed in Detroit, this video is an excellent representation of the beautiful city that I love. Click the embed above to watch Detroit all-star video for Detroit Vs. Everybody.
Inspired by Brigitte Bardot's “And God Created Woman”
I hope you all still remember Petite Meller, the French jazz pop singer/philosophy major who I fell for a couple of years back. NYC Time is still my jam, but I love this new track, Baby Love! Petite Meller made her way to Nairobi, Kenya and shot the music video with a group of schoolchildren there. Of the girls she worked with Petite wrote on her Facebook page, “Their gifted dance and beat is the rhythm I hear in my mind.” This one, she says, is pour les filles de l’Afrique…” The video is slightly NSFW—fun and strange in all those Petite Meller-esque ways (plus the fashion is incredible), and the song is upbeat and sweet. Peep the video for more!
"Raised by the music / Fed by the beat"
Less than 2 months ago, back in November, Prince shut down all of his social media accounts (the accounts he created to promote the release of his most recent albums Art Official Age and PLECTRUMELECTRUM, the latter with his new band 3rd Eye Girl) and pulled all of his music/videos off You Tube. Today we learn that Prince is back online again with the release of the new music video for his new single with 3rd Eye Girl titled MARZ. MARZ clocks in at under 2 minutes but it’s a pretty great Prince track. The vibe of the video is supposed to be “retro”, I think. I’m not sure if the release of this video online is meant to signal a return to the Interwebs by his Purple Majesty or just a one off thing but watch the video while you can before Prince decides to pull it offline.
Posted under: 'MARZ', 3rd Eye Girl, Prince
The single is out on iTunes now!
On Saturday we got our first listen of Giorgio Moroder‘s new single Right Here, Right Now, which featured Kylie Minogue on vocals and is the first single from his upcoming new album 74 is the new 24 (his first album in 30 years which includes guest appearances by Britney Spears, Charli XCX, Kylie and more). Today, via the embed above, we get our first tease of the music video for Right Here, Right Now which was filmed last month and will be released in short order. In case you missed hearing the song in full HERE, you can click below to give it a listen … or five. More »
January 13, 1990
I know it’s not #ThrowbackThursday yet but I feel it is my duty to inform you that MC Hammer‘s biggest hit, U Can’t Touch This, is 25 years old. The song was released on January 13, 1990 and it immediately became a worldwide smash, catapulting MC Hammer into the stratosphere of fame and fortune. Unfortunately, due to a series of really bad decisions, MC Hammer lost both the fame and the fortune he amassed from his music career that started with the monster success of U Can’t Touch This but the song remains a smash. Click the embed above to watch the 25 year old music video for U Can’t Touch This and let’s celebrate a quarter century of Hammer Pants :)
Directed by FKA twigs
FKA twigs has released a music video that she directed for her new single Pendulum and as you can see in the embed above, the video is nothing short of stunning. twigs is bound by ropes as she is suspended over a CGI platform that models itself to the beats and rhythm of her music. It’s an amazing video. I was lucky enough to see twigs perform this song live here in concert in LA back in November ago but this video has taken her performance of the song to an entirely new level. Check out the video above and see what all the fuss is about.
Posted under: 'Pendulum', FKA twigs
Released January 12, 1999
16 years ago today, the world was blessed with the debut album …Baby One More Time by our dear Britney Spears and the pop music landscape was changed forever. Almost immediately, Britney stormed the charts and our hearts with an album that contained 5 hit singles that burned their way into our hearts and minds and firmly established herself as the new princess of pop. Since that fateful day, Britney has released follow-up albums that have enjoyed success on their own (her sophomore album Oops! I Did It Again still holds the record for the most albums sold in its first week of release by any female artist) but it all goes back 16 years ago to the release of Baby. Click below to join me in celebrating the sweet 16th birthday of Britney‘s debut album. More »
PITNB's Weekly Discussion Forum
Last week we welcomed the new year with ideas and tips for sticking to a New Year’s Resolution. We got some great responses, and I hope everyone’s 2015 is popping off the way they’d hoped! I know some people make vision boards, and sometimes it helps to have a particular person you hope to take something from, to emulate in some way. We all have our favorite celebrities, but I’m curious to hear if any of you are feeling especially close to any of them, as we enter the new year. Click inside for more!
Doing Shia LaBeouf things
Sia has released the music video for her new single Elastic Heart and as you can see in the embed above, the video stars Maddie Ziegler (the young dancer who stars in Sia‘s music video for Chandelier) and actor/artiste Shia LaBeouf. Maddie and Shia engage in a dance battle of sorts within the confines of a massive cage. It’s art, I take it. And it’s absolutely the music video I would expect from a collaborative effort between Sia and Shia. Please enjoy.