Jay Loyola

SEVDALIZA Unveils The Gorgeous Visuals for “That Other Girl”

SEVDALIZA’s debut EP, The Suspended Kid is probably one of our favorite EPs released this year. Every single track from the EP and subsequent video has led us into a beautiful state of sonic pleasure and visual hypnosis (see”Backseat Love“,“Sirens Of The Caspian”,”Marilyn Monroe“). But none other song has captivated us more than opening track, “That Other Girl”. With it’s profound lyrics, whispering vocals and minimalist— yet frenetic production; the track’s otherworldly sound is emotionally magnetic and simply impossible to shake off.

Today, the songstress unveiled the beautiful video for the track directed by visual duo, Pussykrew, which shared the following:

In this video, Sevdaliza has fallen victim to her own creation of a safe vacuum. Submissive to deep-rooted emotions and assumptions, Sevdaliza finds herself imprisoned in her own paintings and sculptures. Can she remain unflawed? She has become nothing more than a statue surrounded by surreal environments. Identity becomes a game, however she remains in control of the computed bodies. She breaks the stereotypes of gender roles and constructs to manifest a different notion of cyborgian identity.


The The Suspended Kid is out now.

Sevdaliza – Facebook | Soundcloud

Janet Jackson Debuts New Song Featuring Missy Elliott!

Last night Janet Jackson kicked off her Unbreakable World Tour in Vancouver with a surprise opening number that featured a brand new song, presumably called “Burn It Up”, featuring the equally legendary Missy Elliott! The two divas last collaborated in 2001 with the remix of “Son of a Gun”. Although Missy did not shared the stage with Janet, she appeared rapping on a giant screen.

Check it out!


Zola Jesus – “Nail” [Official Video]

Watch Zola Jesus’ (Nika Roza Danilova) brand new video for “Nail” the brand new single taken from the phenomenal, Taiga!

Video director Jacqueline Castel shares: “The video for “Nail” conceptually explores the dualistic themes of vulnerability and strength, bondage and freedom, death and rebirth in parallel to the lyrical content of the song. Performing within a custom made sensory deprivation bed built by S&M pioneers Kink Engineering, Nika was sealed between sheets of opaque black latex with a high powered shop vac for each take – a physically aggressive and demanding form of restraint that requires breathing through rubber tubing constructed within the bed. Stripped of the superfluities of the flesh, her performance reveals the surreality of the dehumanized form.”

Taiga is out now!

Zola JesusFacebook | iTunes

Kali Uchis – “Loner” [Official Video]

We introduced sultry singer Kali Uchis back in June when she dropped her phenomenal debut EP, Por Vida. Now the Pink-haired babe returns with another sexy visuals for “Loner” one of our favorite cuts from the EP!

In the video, Directed by Uchis and Andy Hines, we see the singer driving to an empty, 1950s-styled diner and hotel room for some needed self reflection. “Cause I was a loner until I met you, and I let you in after the persuasion, mind games, manipulations,” Uchis softly signs as neon-pink florescence lights embellish her lonely surroundings.

We’re mad crazy in love with Uchis’ debut EP so be sure to grab a copy! The EP still available as free download here.

Check it out!

Kali UchisOfficial Site | Facebook

Watch The Weeknd’s “Tell Your Friends” Video!

Currently enjoying major success with his Number 1 crossover pop-hit, “Can’t Feel My Face”, The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) shares the highly anticipated video for new single,“Tell Your Friends”. The track, produced by Kanye West is taken from the Toronto crooner’s second studio album, Beauty Behind the Madness arriving on 8/28 via XO/Republic.

The Weeknd teams up again with “The Hills” director Grant Singer (Sky Ferrera, Vic Mensa, Sleigh Bells) for the minimal yet surreal visuals.

Does anyone get Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights” vibes from the video??


Bat for Lashes Returns With New Project SEXWITCH, Shares “Helelyos”!

Natasha Khan, better known by her stage name Bat for Lashes returns with a new side project called SEXWITCH. The band is comprised of Khan, Dan Carey (who produced Bat For Lashes’ 2012 album The Haunted Man) and Alisdair Stirling and Jorgen Traeen of the band TOY.

As Pitchfork reports, the debut album will be a set of six covers of 1970s psych and folk songs from around the world (track listing below). The self-titled debut arrives September 25 via Echo/BMG.

Khan also revealed that a new Bat for Lashes will be out in spring!

Pitchfork: You’ve already written the next Bat For Lashes album, right?
NK: Hopefully it’ll be out in spring, yeah. It’s a big undertaking because thematically it’s very linked to a feature [film] that I’m writing at the moment. It has a story and I’m really excited! It’s going to be really good. But because I’ve done this, I feel like I might do a few more sessions and play some of the songs live a bit more, incorporate that into the recording—I haven’t done the final stage of recording yet. 

Listen to the psychedelic new track “Helelyos” below and share your thoughts?!!

SEXWITCH Track Listing:

1 – Ghoroobaa Ghashangan (Iran)
2 – Ha Howa Ha Howa (Morocco)
3 – Helelyos (Iran)
4 – Kassidat El Hakka (Morocco)
5 – War In Peace (U.S.A)
6 – Lam Plearn Kiew Bao (Thailand)