Björk just unveiled the latest music video off her critically-acclaimed album, Vulnicura. As expected, it’s another wonderfully wacky eye-pleasing visual trip. The 49-year-old Icelandic singer never ceases to entertain her fans.
Björk puts on a leather body suit accessorized with an architecturally-stunning yellow headdress. It reminds me of a dandelion in some respects. Frequent Lady Gaga contributors, Inez and Vinoodh directed the clip. Here’s what they recently told Noisey about their video.
“Björk’s character for ‘Lionsong’ had to be smooth like a spider waiting in her web and seductive like a Balinese dancer cast in bronze. She is seen as if under a microscope, baring her heart while luring us inside the bloody galaxy of her own wound.”
Check out the visual below. It’s quintessential Björk.
Fear not, a sequel for Battleship has not been greenlit. Can you imagine a studio exec crazy enough to finance another film based on the classic board game? One was more than enough. Though beautifully shot, that sci-fi action film was one hot mess.
Rihanna and Peter Berg, who directed her in Battleship, are once again teaming up. This time, the 27-year-old singer will be the focus of the project. Berg will produce a theatrical feature documentary that will give an “unfiltered look into Rihanna’s life and how she’s ascended to become a global icon.”
Not exactly sure what inspired Ellie Goulding to do this, but I certainly appreciate it.
The 28-year-old British songbird covers Hozier’s smash hit, “Take Me To Church.” Her angelic voice is perfectly suited for the gospel-tinged track. With Ellie on vocals though, the folk-rock song is far less bombastic and more hypnotic with its moody electronic synths. It’s worth a listen for sure.
In other related Hozier news, the 24-year-old Irish singer recently released a new music video. He opted to only appear in silhouettes. Instead, it’s all about Natalie Dormer in the “Someone New” visual. Despite hooking up with several men, the Game of Thrones actress plays a lonely woman in the somber clip. Check it out below, along with Goulding’s cover.
As you all know, I’m always down for a Pitbull collaboration. My inexplicable obsession with Mr. Worldwide hasn’t passed yet ;)
This time around, the 34-year-old rapper joins forces with Ricky Martin. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe it’s the first time they’ve teamed up. Shocking, right?
Martin debuted “Mr. Put It Down” on New York City’s 103.5 last night. The English-language track is pretty bangin’ and features a club-ready beat. For the meantime, I only have a low quality version but once a better version pops up, I’ll update it. Check out the hot new single below and weigh in afterward.
UPDATE: Official Audio now embedded.
I’ve been on the fence since first hearing “I Want You To Know.” At times I like it and at other times I’m just meh. I just wish it was something that wowed me from the onset. Clearly, I’m in the minority. The EDM track is already a Billboard Hot 100 Top 20 hit. I will say though, the newly-released music video has me rethinking my stance. I’m a sucker for a glossy visual.
Selena Gomez channels her inner disco diva and heads to the club for the colorful music video. There’s not much of a narrative but oh well. She looks flawlessly glamorous which I suppose was the main objective.
The strobe-filled clip finds the 22-year-old singer showing off her dance moves in vintage form-fitting clubbing attire. Zedd appears sporadically popping up at the club looking dapper in a tuxedo. Just in case you were wondering, Zedd and Selena are being dubbed Zeddlena by their fans.
“I Want You To Know” is the lead cut off Zedd’s forthcoming sophomore studio album and is expected to appear on Selena’s first album with her new label, Interscope. Check out the fun clip below.
Looking great is the best revenge!!! Right?
Ciara isn’t the only R&B singer following that train of thought. Jordin Sparks is also flaunting her body to show what her ex is missing. The American Idol Season 6 winner just dropped the music video for her new single “Double Tap” and she looks fantastic.
The 2Chainz-assisted track is off her well-received #ByeFelicia mixtape and will also be featured on her forthcoming third studio album, Right Here, Right Now.
The urban scorcher has been described as somewhat of an Instagram anthem. The Dabs-directed music video plays on that by showing the 25-year-old singer on the social media app taking plenty of selfies hoping her admirers ‘double tap‘ her photos. Check out the clip below.
“For me in the song, the girl is talking to the guy saying, ‘I know you stalk my page. I know you look at the photos. I know that you don’t like them. I bet you’re not going to like that picture, but I know you like me,’” Sparks told Yahoo Music about the song.
“But then you can take it another way as well, like you’re in a relationship with someone,” she added. “Say we’re sitting next to each other. Say we’re together, right? I’m scrolling through my phone, and I hover over a picture of a really hot guy, and you’re like, ‘I know you’re not about to tap that picture. I know you’re not about to double-tap that picture in front of me.’”
Someone’s got their pre-pregnancy body back and then some. Ciara shows off her toned physique for her “I Bet” music video. Motherhood certainly suits her.
“I Bet” is the lead cut off her forthcoming album Jackie named after her mom. The Harmony Samuels-produced ballad was inspired by the 29-year-old’s breakup with her baby daddy, Future. The personal track is doing well on urban radio and starting to make a dent on mainstream stations. Deservedly so. I love it.
For the accompanying clip, Ciara tapped Hannah Lux Davis to direct. The R&B singer shows off her dance skills in leg-baring and sultry outfits. There’s no narrative, but she looks sensational and serving some vintage Janet Jackson seductiveness. Definitely check out the visual below.
It’s clear that Adam Levine or someone in Maroon 5 loves hip-hop. During their current V era, the band has enlisted rappers J. Cole and Big Sean to add some urban swagger on “Animals” and “Maps” respectively. They’ve done it once again for their latest single.
This time around though, some female power was enlisted for the official remix of “Sugar.” Nicki Minaj delivers some rhymes about her favorite candy and fashion designers on the new version which features an updated and bouncier beat.
I like Minaj, but her presence isn’t necessary. The catchy track is fine on its own. Give the remix a listen below and weigh in afterward.