Love, love, love.
Probably the most disappointing thing for me last night during the Grammy Awards was watching Kanye West perform Only One. It actually hurt my feelings to be so bored by something he was doing (and it’s sad that, on a night when we could’ve been talking about another dope performance, we’re talking about another Yeezy rant instead). Luckily, Sia, Maddie Ziegler, and Kristen Wiig actually came through with Chandelier and delivered a performance that I couldn’t look away from. Some people who are not as obsessed with Wiig as I am did not recognize her right away (or at all), but as soon as I saw her I knew the performance was going to be hilarious and brilliant. It was. There were so many performances last night (I loved the opening with AC/DC, and the tribute to Selma at the end), but this was my favorite. Can’t wait to hear what you guys think! Did they win the night, or what?
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Yesterday we learned that Madonna released the music video for her new single Living For Love on Snapchat but today, at last, she is letting us watch the video on You Tube like a normal person. As you can see above, Madonna‘s matador-themed video for Living For Love combines subtle elements from her classic music videos Open Your Heart, Take A Bow, True Blue and Like A Prayer. The soaring pop song crescendos to an anthemic pitch as matador Madonna dances around with a troupe of minotaurs. It’s a great video, I think. Far from revolutionary but entertaining nonetheless. I know that many people did not see this video when it was released yesterday on Snapchat so, now’s your chance to see what Madonna is serving us these days. What do you think? Are you impressed with what you see here?
Teaching the childrens
Madonna, in an attempt to get in with the cool kids, just released the music video for her new single Living For Love on Snapchat. If you want to see the video, at least right now, you’re going to have to have Snapchat on your phone to watch it. Living For Love, as you may know, is the first single from Madonna‘s already leaked new album Rebel Heart … and it is expected that she will be performing the song live on the Grammy Awards this Sunday night. I managed to grab some screencaps from the video which you can see in this gallery. For now, unless you watch the clip on Snapchat (or until the video is ripped from the app and shared online … well before the video is released traditionally on You Tube), this is all you’re going to get of Maddy‘s LFL video. Have you seen it? Do you like it?
Kelly does it again
Last week we got to see the lyric video for Kelly Clarkson‘s new single Heartbeat Song and today we get to see the official music video. The clip is really great as it tells the tale of a few people (male and female, straight and gay) that break up, only to meet new people and fall in love all over again. Kelly is rockin’ a serious Total Eclipse of the Heart look in this video which I can forgive because the clip, overall, is really damn cute. I love the song, I love the video — I really love Kelly Clarkson. Please enjoy!
"Get ready for the real thing!"
Yesterday, Madonna released a mysterious teaser video for her new single Living For Love, the first from her already leaked in full album Rebel Heart which is still scheduled for official release on March 10. Today, Maddy shares a new promo video for Living For Love … this time, a behind the scenes video from the music video set of Living. I understand the music video is finished and ready for release, possibly this weekend to coincide with her performance of the song at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. Check out this behind the scenes clip from the Living For Love music video set and see what you think. So mysterious, no?
Double CDs with b-sides & rarities / 180-gram Vinyl versions
Amazing news, Tori Amos fans!!! Today we learn officially that Tori is releasing deluxe versions of her legendary first two albums Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink in April each packed with LOTS of really great extras. Both albums will be released on double compact disc, each containing b-side songs, live performances and rarities from each album era. Rabid fans like me have collected these songs individually on import singles and bootlegs over the years but for the first time ever, these songs have been collected together in an official capacity. The albums will also be released in 180-gram vinyl for the first time ever here in the US and, of course, will be available in digital form (which implies that the albums have been remastered as well). AHHH!!! Click below to learn deets about these deluxe versions of Tori‘s albums and hear one of the classic b-side songs that will be included in these deluxe album versions. More »
Rihanna, Kanye & Paul will perform this song live at the Grammy Awards
Last month Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney released a new single titled FourFiveSeconds, to be featured on Rihanna‘s upcoming as-yet untitled new album — and a week later, they released a behind the scenes video from the set of the song’s music video. Today, just a short time ago, the official music video for FourFiveSeconds was released. As you can see in the embed above, the video is sparse and minimalistic, just like the song itself … which is fitting. We also learn today that this trio of musicians will perform FourFiveSeconds live at the Grammy Awards this coming Sunday night, February 8. Have a look at the video for FourFiveSeconds above. Do you like?
Last week we got to see a sneak peek at the music video for Giorgio Moroder‘s new song with Kylie Minogue Right Here, Right Now and today we get to see the full music video. As you can see, the video is all about Kylie and her sexiness but Giorgio makes an appearance here and there along the way. The imagery in the video feels very disco meets illuminati which, I’m guessing, is meant to appeal to fans old and new. Have a look above at Giorgio and Kylie‘s new video and see what you think.
You have to watch this video
Jimmy Fallon brilliantly managed to gather together a group of music superstars to perform with him and The Roots an a capella rendition of Queen‘s classic song We Are The Champions in honor of the New England Patriots winning Super Bowl XLIX last night. As you can see, Carrie Underwood, Ariana Grande, Usher, Christina Aguilera, One Direction and MORE participated in this a capella sing-along of We Are The Champions … which further proves that Jimmy Fallon is a pop culture genius. If you can overlook the irritatingly annoying way that Ariana and Xtina tried to overdue it with the vocal gymnastics, I think you’ll agree that this group sing-along of We Are The Campions is cool as Hell. Please enjoy.
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Last weekend we got our first listen of Rihanna‘s new single FourFiveSeconds, which features Kanye West and Paul McCartney, and today we get our first look at the music video for the track. Ri Ri, Yeezy and Pauly Mac are sharing today a behind the scenes video that was shot on the set of the FourFiveSeconds video shoot and as you can see, they appear to be going for a very stripped down music video to go with the stripped down sound of the song. We don’t yet know when the finished video will be released for FourFiveSeconds but my guess is that the video’s release is imminent. Stay tuned.