Steve Grand maybe the gay singer du jour, but there’s another LGBT singer worth giving some love. We’ve been fans of Eli Lieb for years. From his YouTube covers to his debut album, Lieb has always hit the right notes with us. With his “Young Love” music video, our fascination with him has transformed to pure obsession. It features his first-ever on-screen kiss. How does one exactly sign up for the gig to star opposite him ;)
“I didn’t set out to make a righteous statement with this video. I always live my life completely authentically without any fear of what others might think. I find true happiness comes with that kind of honest acceptance of oneself. It just so happens that one of my many characteristics is that I am gay. When it came time to shoot a video to this love song, I of course had stay true to who I am in order to tell that story: I didn’t flinch for a second. I hope that this video will help other people live their lives to the fullest: never out of fear and always toward love.” – Eli Lieb
Ahhhhhh, remember young love? Isn’t it the best thing? That feeling of always wanting to be around with someone and spending every waking moment with them is priceless. The Geoff Boothby-directed clip perfectly captures that magical time in all our lives, whether straight or gay. If you haven’t checked out the video yet, it’s definitely a must-watch. Enjoy it below.
Up until now I haven’t been the biggest fan of “Ooh La La” but after watching the clip, I’ve somewhat come around. Watching a glowing Britney Spears hang with cute Smurfs and her even cuter sons Sean Preston and Jayden James is too hard to resist. Even though the Marc Klasfeld-directed clip is on the simple side (it is for a kids movie after all), you simply can’t hate on it even if you tried. Not only does Brit look Smurftastic but she actually seems happy too. She’s one proud momma.
Britney revealed that her sons “were really, really good on set,” adding, “They were, like, acting, and my oldest son, Preston, was right on cue every time they would tell him to do something. Later on, I got to see what they actually did on camera and it was adorable.”
Spears begins the clip sitting in a theater with her boys. She magically then transports to the Smurf Village where she rocks out with Smurfette and the crew. Naturally, footage from Smurfs 2 is incorporated in the visual. After all, the track is meant to drive business to the sequel hitting theaters on July 31. Check out the too cute vid below.
While Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes are cautionary tales of what could happen to former child stars, there are some that prove being a complete hot mess isn’t the only option. Malcolm David Kelley proves you can transition into adulthood gracefully. If the name sounds familiar but can’t figure out exactly why, he’s Walt from Lost. Remember the kid who was kidnapped by “The Others” on the first season finale. The 21-year-old actor just dropped his latest music video and it’s surprisingly catchy.
MKTO is comprised of Tony Oller and Kelley. The two met while starring on the TeenNick series Gigantic. “Classic” is the follow up to their debut single “Thank You” which broke into the Top 10 in Australia and New Zealand. As the track title suggests, their latest is a fun timeless pop track. Oller smoothly delivers the verses while Kelley adds some urban swag during the rap interlude. Check it out below.
That was fast. I didn’t expect Ellie Goulding to drop a music video for “Burn” so shortly after debuting the track just last week. Other artists please take notice. There’s nothing more irritating than waiting months for a video to a favorite song to surface. Beyonce, I’m talking to you. I want a “Grown Woman” or “Standing In The Sun” visual NOW!!!
For her Ryan Tedder-produced track, Goulding heads to an airport runway to have a little fun. Whether in a sea of glowing orbs, partying with some friends or surrounded by lights, the adorable Brit looks gorgeous. While not her most original clip, you can’t argue that it’s probably one of her most glamorous. “Burn” is the lead cut from her repackaged Halcyon Days EP which will feature 10 new songs. It’s scheduled to hit streets on August 26.
Those Ukranian stiletto-wearing bitches are back and fiercer than ever. In the Hindrek Maasik-directed clip, Kazaky find themselves being groped and frisked during a routine TSA security checkpoint. Sounds like a Belami porn, right? While the clip doesn’t fully go all out erotica, things do get hot and steamy.
When one of the members of the group find themselves in hot water, he does an impromptu striptease to the guards. He finishes off the dance by wrapping himself in an American flag. I suppose this is one way to prove you’re not a threat to homeland security.
Check out the boys’ fierce runway walk (literally) that even Naomi Campbell would take notice. Homeboys head to the tarmac to do some vogue action. Watch the clip below.
Being a blue-eyed soul singer himself, Robin Thicke has often been compared to Justin Timberlake. Sometimes he’s even been referred to as the poor man’s version of JT. OUCH! With “Blurred Lines” being a huge global smash, it seems the tables have turned and now Timberlake is taking a page from Thicke’s playbook.
Much like Robin’s controversial “Blurred Lines” clip, “Tunnel Vision” showcases plenty of naked women. JT’s version, however, has less of an exploitation feel about it. His army of bare-breasted women are shown in more of an artistic way instead of Robin’s where the ladies look like mindless props. The video’s concept shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to JT’s fans, since the single’s cover art featured a woman’s silhouette.
Given the nudity involved in the clip, not surprisingly YouTube has taken it down. Thankfully for Vevo’s less stringent rules, the video is still online. Check out the NSFW video below.
It’s nice to see Janelle Monáe letting her hair down- literally and figuratively. As cute as her signature updo was, seeing her weave in all its glory is a welcome change of pace. Taking inspiration from Outkast’s “Hey Ya” music video, the 27-year-old singer goes for an American Bandstand-like theme for her new visual directed by Wendy Morgan and Pierre Rouger.
In “Dance Apocalyptic,” the female Bruno Mars rocks out a few dizzying dance moves. Frenetic doesn’t even begin to describe it. Monae moves so quickly, the above screen grab was the clearest I could snap. The clip is a jam-packed roller coaster ride complete with zombie attacks, a breaking news segment and Janelle fans wearing unique headwear like birdcages. As mentioned in my previous post, the track is her most mainstream one to date. Hopefully, it’ll translate to some Billboard chart action and commercial success. She definitely deserves it. Check out the clip below.
A few of our Spanish-speaking readers described Mariah Carey’s Spanglish version of “#Beautiful” as being #terrible. While I’m pretty sure the translations aren’t on point 100 percent, I do enjoy “#Hermosa” tremendously. I’m always down for a little bilingual action. You can imagine my #glee when Mimi released an accompanying music video for the alternate version of her hit collaboration with Miguel.
Instead of being caged up in a chandelier-filled barn, Carey and Miguel vacation on the beautiful Italian island of Capri. The two are shown in a rowboat, exploring the Blue Grotto, walking the cobblestone streets of the island and other sightseeing activities. All those scenes are intertwined with images of Mariah and Miguel laying down their Spanglish lyrics in the recording studio. Overall, I like the video. It’s tempting me to book another vacay in Italy. Check out the new clip below.