A week after announcing the release of a brand new album called Blackstar arriving on January 8th; the legendary artist shares the official video for the album’s gloomy, title-track!.
The video, directed by Johan Renck, stars several strange characters; a dead astronaut, a woman with a tail, creepy scarecrows, etc. There are sci-fi elements and religious undertones throughout the video’s 10min epic run — with Bowie in the center of it all.
The video kinda looks like a David Lynch’s version of R.E.M’s “Loosing My Religion”.
New York-based Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of, –an artist we haven’t had the chance to introduce, but have been following for months now– just unveiled one of her best videos to date. In the clip, directed by Eli Born and co-produced by Urban Outfitters as part of their UO Music Video Series; we see the singer in a deserted forest, surrounded by beautiful fall foliage as she contemplates the silence of nature. The slow-motion shots between the forest and NYC, along with Rodriguez spellbinding vocals capture a state of isolation that seems pure and comforting in a beautiful, strange way. The song and visuals are simply stunning!
“Icon” is the latest single taken from Rodriguez’s phenomenal debut, Me out now!
Legendary neo-soul songstress Ms Erykah Badu just dropped a hot as f***, trap-infused, slow-burning jam called “Phone Down” from her upcoming Mixtape entitled, “BUT YOU CAINT USE MY PHONE”!
Badu recently told The Fader the mixtape was inspired by Drake; no surprise there, since she recently dedicated a cover of “Hotline Bling,” (below) to the rapper.
“He’s an inspiration to me. Sonically, he’s in a place where I want to be. It’s halfway between where I was and halfway to where I am now. If I want to come out and do something, I will try and raise myself to his bar or channel myself to his frequency.”
And it appears the work on the mixtape have gotten the creative juices flowing; as she’s also prepping a new album:
“I’m in love with this mixtape – it feels good. I think it’s a whole new frequency for the planet and I just wanted to do it because it’s inspiring me to write my new album—it’s kind of like the buffer in-between. I would like to describe it as a creative process and I got some really good surprises for you guys. I cannot wait until the end of the month . It will be on iTunes at the end of the month [Thanksgiving]. But along the way, I’m going to drop some freebies and some underground (bleep) just so the people can have something to listen to.”
Swedish-pop trio Miike Snow are back with a brand new song and video called “Heart Is Full”; a soulful, pop-rock leading track from their upcoming new album iii due out in 2016!
About the video, director Lance Drake tells EW: “For the video, we wanted to create a world loaded with zillions of comic book, sci-fi, and video game references from my childhood fantasies”. “Nearly every frame has a small homage — Ghost in the Shell, 5th Element, and Mortal Kombat to name a few.” “My goal was to create fierce, female characters in total control of an over the top world. In our lead, played by Braina Laviena, I found so much more than beauty. [She has] a killer charm and a stealth sensitivity.”
The last few minutes of the video are really intense. Great performance by Braina Laviena.
The wait is ovah!!! Missy Elliot is back with a slamming new single and her first music video in 7 years! The new track called “WTF (Where They From),” features Pharrell williams, and is the first single taken from her yet-untitled upcoming seventh studio album; an LP that’s been in the making for almost a 10 years!
Just as much as Bjork and Michael Jackson; Missy Elliot has always been a visionary when it comes to music videos and “WTF (Where They From),” does not disappoint. The video is yet another colorful, eye-popping, fashionably-cool, instant-classic by the rapper.
But why are we GAGGING SO?? She brings it to you every ball!!
After weakening our emotional senses with the sensual R&B track “Gemini” and the soulful “Karate“; the beautiful Anne-Marie returns with another stellar pop tune called, “BOY“!
Addressing the age-old question every girl has: Is he or is he not?! Anne-Marie adds her own fun and funky, soulful spin to the complex subject of sexuality and dating in 2015! Although, in the colorful video, directed by Courtney Phillips, the answers seems to be very clear!
This is the most fun we had watching and listening to a song in a LONG time! We had a mile-wide smile from beginning to end. We need more original, smart pop music like this!
Anne-Marie is currently working with Two Inch Punch, Steve Mac and more on her debut album, set to release next summer. We can’t wait!
Back in early March, Sydney-based Singer\Producer Elizabeth Rose dropped “Another Earth” a minimal and smooth track that introduced her melodic, soulful R&B side. Well, now the singer is back with yet another sleek, R&B jam called “Shoulda Coulda Woulda”. The track, brilliantly mixes elements of late-90s pop with early-00s R&B. It has a glorious throwback vibe that recalls productions by “Darkchild” aka Rodney Jerkins; the mastermind behind Toni Braxton, Brandy and Mary J. Blidge’s best crossover hits.
Check it out!
“Shoulda Coulda Woulda” is taken from Elizabeth Rose’s debut album Intra dropping March 4 via Midnight Feature/Inertia
Today, Santigold premiered a groovy, feel-good new single called “Can’t Get Enough of Myself” via Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show and announced the title of her brand new album called, 99¢(artwork above)! She also shared details on the album’s peculiar title and what the new single is all about during a phone conversation with the radio host.
99¢ is schedule to arrive early 2016! Can’t wait!!!!
From Carly Rae Jepsen’s highly underrated album, E•MO•TION; watch the phenomenal new video for one of the highlights of the record, “Your Type”.
In the video, narrated as a Cinderella story, the singer paints a vivid picture where talent and imagination sometimes aren’t enough to overcome one’s reality.
The video has an open-ending. Although, it should have concluded with “To be continue” ’cause we want to see the rest of her journey! We have so many questions! Will she find the skater bros who stole her Beats? Does she meet the boyfriend\producer who turns her into a famous pop star? Does Jepsen’s character gets the Cinderella ending she hopes for? So many questions!
When her new single “Flesh Without Blood” recently dropped; many of you were quick to label the song ‘radio friendly’ and\or criticize Claire for sounding ‘too pop’. Well, the newly released song “Scream” featuring Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes is a way for Grimes to reassure you that the weird, talented and innovated girl who made Geidi Primes and Visions is still around!
Over at her tumblr page– which on itself it’s a glorious, ever-growing visual-art piece– Grimes unveiled the illustrations she made for every track on the Art Angels album + the Mandarin-English translation of “Scream”.
Check it out below!
Art Angels drops November 6!
The screams that are buried in the lungs
Buried in the bones and the muscles
Cram into a sickness
What used to be dry is now sodden
Swollen, meaty, moist and juicy
My teeth are bouncing off it
A woman pulls out the headful of black hair with her bare hands
Walks along the mountain ridges in a dream
Remembrance swarms like mosquitos
Opening up the unfocused eyes
As if… Quick, spread the legs without desire wide
I take a bite, are you still unmoved
You can scream out
Tracing along your spine
My fingers created a cold lake
I look around, no one is guarding
The exhibitionist takes out his coat and jumps into it with tears on his face
I planned to record your scream as you reached orgasm
But then realize that I’ve pressed the wrong button
The moment has been lost, irretrievable
You lie there
Struggling with the body fluid that is getting cold
Sticky, transparent, elastic flowers in my palm
I’m not satisfied; I want to squeeze more out of your body
The telephone rings at this moment
A herd of deer run past the window and at the same time
Blue winds are dispelled so quickly, wiping out the foams on the margin of the world
Escaping from your half-opened eyes
Picking up the phone, silence comes
The desire just awoken breathes and screams in the receiver
As I listen I lick away every drop of your sweat
“Take me to the party, Kami- Kamikaze, Blame it on the buzz, I am never gonna get enough”
After delivering “Lean On” one of the best songs of the summer; Diplo and Danish singer MØ reignite the fire with another catchy collaboration called, “Kamikaze”.
In the official video released a few days ago; MØ and crew take over the streets of Kiev, Ukraine for a royal dance party that includes lots reckless behavior, car racing and lots of awesome dance moves!
“’Kamikaze’ is a happy party song, but at the same time also about being lost and restless,”MØ said in a press release. “What I really like about this video is that it embraces both those aspects: the party vibe – the friendships and the happiness – but also the darkness, the craziness and the doom. And it’s not just the song that has that duality, it’s very much who I am.”
Last week, after formally revealing the title and artwork for her brand new album, Art Angels (above); today comes the first taster of brand new music from Grimes’ by way of new single, “Flesh Without Blood”! After several blogs leaked the video over the weekend; the official video for the track has now been released for the whole world to see!
In true Grimes fashion, the video is insanely amazing, fashionably striking and a colorful visual treat. Wearing a purple wig and dressed as an anime version of Marie Antoinette; the singer and crew take over a tennis court for a dance rave; while clips of her rolling around in a bed of cash wearing angel wings flash on-screen. There are also some intense moments where grimes is drenched in blood that instantly make us think of the movie, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! The vibrant video concludes with an added teaser of a new, beautiful ballad called, “Life In The Vivid Dream”.