“I see this app as the wave of the future. I know my fans will swipe right.” That’s his official stance on why he chose to debut his newest music video on Tinder. But could his decision be partly a dig on his ex-fiance Jordin Sparks who debuted “Double Tap” on Instagram recently? I wouldn’t be surprised since there is no love lost between these former lovers.
“Want To Want Me” is the lead cut off Jason Derulo’s upcoming fourth studio album. The Ian Kirkpatrick-produced track is a slick and catchy number. Looks like the 25-year-old R&B singer has another hit on his hands, following “Wiggle” and “Talk Dirty.”
For the accompanying clip, Jason enlisted director Colin Tilley to film an equally slick visual. It’s pretty by-the-numbers with Derulo dancing, taking his shirt off, working out and making out with some chick. Check out the video below.
When disco is mentioned, one can’t help but think of the iconic band, CHIC. They churned out some of the greatest hits from the genre including “Le Freak” and “Good Times.”
Nile Rodgers is the only surviving member of the band. He resurrected the group with a new lineup. The latest incarnation of the legendary disco-funk group just dropped a killer new track titled “I’ll Be There” that will no doubt become a club hit.
Supermodel Karlie Kloss stars in the sexy visual. She connects the past and the present, as explained by Rodgers. She visualizes the past looking at old school vinyl – then gets dressed and goes out to a current party to meet up with Stephen Galloway and the current ?CHIC? lineup happens to be play. The clip directed by Inez and Vinoodh also features vintage footage of the original CHIC members.
The video is being released today because it’s the vernal equinox. What’s that you ask? It’s when day and night are the same length—and because there’s a solar eclipse in parts of the Northern Hemisphere. I’m already obsessed with the single and the video. Check it out below.
Jennifer Lopez performed her new ballad on last night’s episode of American Idol. Her choice of gown was relatively demure and prom-like and not the revealing and sparkly designs the 45-year-old entertainer typically wears.
After watching her new music video, it all makes sense. The gown’s train is used as a backdrop as animated aliens dance around her. In essence, J. Lo is a glorified projector screen ;)
“Feel The Light” is lifted off the soundtrack for Dreamworks’ animated film Home. Lopez provides the voice of Lucy Tucci, the mother of lead character Tip played by Rihanna. Check out her bright and colorful new visual below.
Meghan Trainor certainly has the cute market cornered doesn’t she? The 21-year-old sticks to a similar formula used for her “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin” videos. Colorful sets with Trainor rocking a retro-tinged wardrobe while executing simple cute choreography. Her fans, the #Meghatrons should be pleased.
“Dear Future Husband” is the third single off her debut album Title. I have to say, that I half-expected Meghan to be a one-hit wonder after her smash “All About The Bass.” The chart performance of “Lips Are Movin,” cracking into the the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10, surprised me. Her latest, a catchy doo-wop pop track, should follow suit and become another hit. Check out the video below.
Just last week, Nathan Sykes debuted his first solo effort without the rest of his band mates. “More Than You’ll Ever Know” is a surprisingly mature offering from the 21-year-old singer. IMHO, he’s the most gifted vocalist from The Wanted. He’s clearly the Justin Timberlake of the boy band.
For the accompanying visual, Sykes went for an equally slick vibe. The black and white clip directed by Thomas Bryant features Nathan singing while various clips of a couple engaging with each other are inserted. It’s perfectly suited for the jazz-inspired track.
The single has grown on me since hearing it initially. You can’t help but snap your fingers with Nathan. Check out the video below.
Fresh off her way-too-short appearance on Empire this week, Mary J. Blige drops a brand new video. On a serious tip though, Blige was highly underutilized on the FOX drama. All she did was duet with Terrence Howard on “Shake Down.” Next time, I want a showdown with Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson).
“Doubt” is the latest single off her critically-acclaimed The London Sessions. The Ethan Lader-directed clip finds the 44-year-old singing her little heart out in an empty theater. But by the end, it’s a packed house. It’s a simple clip, but when you’re the Queen of hip-hop soul, bells and whistles aren’t needed. Plus, the simplistic nature is very fitting for her London Sessions era.
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.
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.