Some people tend to get offended when someone dresses in cultural garb that isn’t theirs. Hopefully, Iggy Azalea doesn’t get the same flack Selena Gomez or Gwen Stefani received when they donned South Asian and Native American wardrobe recently. I’m absolutely obsessed with Iggy’s new visual. It’s fun, vibrant and dare I say… culturally sensitive. The Aussie female rapper even traveled to India to film her Bollywood-inspired clip.
“Bounce” is the second official single from her forthcoming debut album The New Classic due later this year on Island Def Jam. The obvious route for such a potential club banger like “Bounce” is to film it in a nightclub. Not so for Azalea. The woman looks gorgeous in sari garb, slays the Bollywood choreography, and looks absolutely regal on top of an elephant. “Bounce” could be the potential crossover hit she’s looking for. I’m officially a fan. Check out the stunning clip below.
Here they are again!
The Drag supergroup of Detox, Willam and Vicky Vox (HEY GIRL!) also known as DWV has released their 3rd video, a parody of Robyn’s Dancing on my Own called “Silicone“! This time around Detox takes the lead because well she is full of silicone, and also I know that she’s a huge fan of Robyn. She performs Robyn quite a bit so I’m not surprised she took the lead on this one.
It’s bit of a slower jam but it is still just as hilarious as all the ones previous. What do you guys think?
Take a listen below and sound off in the comments. Don’t forget to follow me on twitter @TommyD.
PS – DRAG RACE FINALE TONIGHT…so excited.
I’ve been meaning to write this post for a couple of Sundays now but kept forgetting. Why have I been saving it for specifically for Sunday? As you know, we try to reserve this day to talk about something more personal and give a glimpse to who we are.
During my university days, I worked retail part-time. One of my co-workers (and friends) at the time was Trevor Guthrie. If you were a fan of boy bands during the late 90s/early 2000s, you might remember soulDecision. They had a couple of hits in Canada, but hit it big with “Faded” internationally. Yours truly even got a shout out on one of their first albums. I haven’t seen him in a couple of years, but Brian always bumps into him while both are getting their hair dids. Yup, we all have the same hairstylist.
An old friend of mine from back in the day recently directed me to Trevor’s latest single. He teamed up with Dutch producer Armin Van Buuren for a wicked new dance track, “This Is What It Feels Like.” The song has peaked to No. 2 in the Netherlands and starting to get some radio airplay in Canada. If you haven’t heard it yet, check it out below. It’s pretty good and I predict it’s going to be a grower.
If there was any way Jason Mraz, Mark Wahlberg and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath could have a lovechild together, singer-songwriter Dave Patten would be the result. The 22-year-old has qualities about him that remind me of each of the three guys. Patten hails from the Philadelphia area, where he grew up around music and played drums in local bands. After gathering a loyal YouTube following, he signed to Warner Bros. artist Meek Mill’s record label DreamChasers Records.
Dave recently released a music video for his brand new song, “Let Me Introduce My Band.” It’s his first single since signing with Meek Mills. It features him along with his band on a crime spree across Southern California. It all ends when an uncompromising FBI agent takes them down. Before he debuted the clip, he released a short intro featuring him in a boxing ring. Be sure to check out that sexy video before. Enjoy.
Work it out girls. Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu are giving me everything in their newly-dropped music video. The visual for their awesome collaboration, “Q.U.E.E.N.” doesn’t disappoint. Given it’s rather simplistic nature, the clip is a visually entertaining ride. It premiered yesterday via BET’s 106 & Park.
Both R&B ladies are exhibits in a “living museum” for being legendary musical rebels. As the vinyl record begins to spin, Monae and Badu come to life. Janelle once again teams up with director Alan Ferguson who did her “Many Moons” vid. Together, they put together a stylishly futuristic funky clip. Badu, or should I say Badoula Oblongata as she’s referred to in the clip, looks fantastic in her wigs. God, I missed her. Check out their somewhat sci-fi video below.
Attention pop stars! If you’re going to go all out, follow Empire of the Sun’s lead. The Australian synth-pop duo certainly didn’t hold back with the music video for “Alive.” The track is the lead single from their upcoming sophomore album, Ice on the Dune. Perhaps, the album title provided Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore inspiration for the clip’s concept. It’s so out there, I’m sorta obsessed with it.
The video is a campy sci-fi visual feast that harkens back to the day of those classic B movies but on a Hollywood blockbuster scale. The dramatic rock formations coupled with the majestic lush forest are beyond stunning. Whether you understand the concept and it’s underlying deeper meaning, it’s a marvel to look at. If fashion is more your thing, you’ll appreciate the outlandish and borderline absurd outfits. Check it out below.
Watch out One Direction, you have some boy band competition from your very own X Factor family. Union J even has their very own Harry Styles-looking bloke in the form of George Shelley. That’s where the similarity ends though. This boy band is only a quartet, has an openly-gay singer in the group and for the most part, friends prior to the show. Shelly was added to the trio ( known then as Triple J) once they hit the judges’ homes portion of the competition.
In their brand new clip, Josh Cuthbert, Jaymi Hensley, JJ Hamblett and Shelley do what hipster boys their age do- buy vinyl records, skateboard, shop, ride their bikes and get their hair did at the barber shop. Taking a page from their real-life journey, the boys enter an open mic contest. Hopefully for them, they end up better than their fourth place finish on the show. Check out the clip below. It’s kinda odd that they debuted it now since their single doesn’t officially hit iTunes til June 2.
Taking a page out of Emily Thorn’s book from Revenge, Mika is dishing some retaliation of his own in the music video for Popular Song. The 29-year-old openly-gay singer teams up with young Mariah Carey, aka Ariana Grande, to serve up sweet revenge on their school bullies. Here’s Mika’s explanation behind the song and anti-bullying video concept.
“I went to see ["Wicked"], and I thought, ‘Glinda’s actually being mean,’” Mika said of the song in an interview with HuffPost Gay Voices. “So I thought it would be nice to take the song and write my own version of it because I don’t like what she was saying in that part of the show.”
The Chris Marrs Piliero-directed music video is a dark visual feast. It looks like something Tim Burton might’ve created. In fact, it’s Beetlejuice meets Nightmare Before Christmas with a dash of Alice In Wonderland for good measure. Once Mika and Ariana emerge victorious, one of them turns on the other. Turns out, one wasn’t so nice to the other during their childhood. Find out who below.