Gay singer-songwriter Ryan Amador teams up with Avan Lava singer Jo Lampert for a beautiful new video with a powerful message. The two tackle the unwanted ugly labels that are often times hurled at the LGBT community. Tom Gustafson directed the “Define Me” clip with his partner Cory Krueckeberg editing it.
Brooklyn-based Amador and Lampert begin fully clothed. Slowly they begin to take of their clothing revealing their bodies riddled with homophobic labels. The clip culminates with them washing and scrubbing off their body graffiti. “We’re starting this party tonight, where people will be undefined,” they sing. 100% of the single’s proceeds will be donated to LGBT equality organizations. Check out the clip below.
I hate to admit it, but Lana Del Rey is starting to grow on me. It started with her cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Chelsea Hotel No. 2” and the accompanying music video. Her latest is a take on Nancy Sinatra’s 1967 track, “Summer Wine.” It’s actually quite fitting since Del Rey has often been compared to Sinatra. Perhaps she should consider becoming a cover artist because that seems to be the only time I’m feeling her music.
For her new clip, the 26-year-old singer enlisted her real-life boyfriend, Barrie-James O’Neill who’s the singer for Scottish alt-folk band Kassidy. The two cavort around in a dreamy Instagram-esque visual with handheld footage captured while in Santa Monica. It’s a little adorable. Check it out below, along with Sinatra’s original duet with Lee Hazlewood.
Epic doesn’t even begin to do it justice. How else would you describe a music video that was filmed over six continents and is over seven minutes long? The “Can’t Hold Us” music video was co-directed by Ryan Lewis, Jason Koenig and Jon Jon Augustavo and took about 16 days to shoot.
When Macklemore & Ryan Lewis teased the follow up to their smash “Thrift Shop” was going to big, I didn’t imagine this big. The clip features a camel, pirate ship, kangaroos, sled dogs, mariachi band, stunning landscapes and some vintage furniture that looks like it came from a thrift shop. It also includes fellow Seattle musician Ray Dalton belting out vocals and getting a haircut on the beach (random?). Fittingly enough, their world travels end in their hometown of Seattle by hoisting a Heist flag atop the Space Needle. Watch their epic adventures below.
Next to “Sweet Nothing” featuring Florence Welch, Calvin Harris’ collaboration with Ellie Goulding is my favorite from his third studio album, 18 Months. I just adore the “Anything Could Happen” singer. Clearly, I’m not alone in thinking this. The Scottish producer does as well.
Calvin certainly doesn’t look like he hates pretending to be Ellie’s boyfriend in the clip. These have some serious chemistry. I wonder if their respective significant others sensed it too. Harris is dating Adam Levine’s ex, Victoria’s Secret Model Anne Vyalitsyna and Goulding is with actor Jeremy Irvine (War Horse).
In the newly-released music video, Ellie and Calvin hang out in Miami. They head to the beach, check out the city’s amazing nightlife and kiss a lot during it. Whether hanging out in bed or driving around in a convertible, these two just can’t keep their hands and lips off each other. Normally, this much PDA would be vomit-inducing, but they’re just so darn adorable. Check out their Miami adventures below.
My favorite solo female artist of all time Ms. Roisin Murphy is releasing yet another solo single not attached to any album. God bless her. I mean she did warn us years ago, after two incredibly successful studio album after leaving Moloko, and with a new family on the way, that she had no desire to release a full album any time soon, but the fans want more!
Roisin has been putting out solo tracks since 2009, when she released one of my favorite songs of hers “Orally Fixated“. From then it’s just been collaboration after collaboration and tease after tease, and “Look Around You” feat Boris Dlugosch is going to be no exception.
Boris is an original in the German house music scene, and worked with Roisin back in 1999 with a remix of Moloko’s “Sing it Back”, catapulting the single into stardom.
My gorgeous friend Czahn, equally if not more obsessed with Roisin, posted this new mega mix snippet on my wall of the upcoming releases of this song. With remixes by Chopstick, Johnjon, Raik and Maxxi Soundsystem, this is going to end up being another cult following for inexplicable fans like me that never really know what she’s going to do next. After years of dangling the carrot in front of our faces, we’re still following her to see how badly she teases us next.
Question for all you out there who have pools. Did you hire your pool boy based on looks and the possibility of fulfilling the fantasy? I would. LOL. I even contemplated hiring one just for our hot tub ;)
Hi Fashion recently debuted the music video for their new single, “Eighteen.” It’s a bit strange, a dash erotic and overall an entertaining watch from the electro pop duo. It includes a scantily clad pool boy, a threesome during a plastic surgery operation and lots of manhandling of meat. Literally. Check out the video below.
Well that was fast. Within days of releasing his follow up to “Gangnam Style” Psy drops the music video for “Gentleman.” Even though the clip has already amassed over seven million views, I don’t think it’s going to be nearly as viral as “Gangnam Style” which to date has clocked in over 1.5 billion views. I broke out into hysterical laughter the first time I saw that clip. Sadly, I didn’t with “Gentleman.” It’s mediocre at best. The 35-year-old singer is very well on his way to becoming a one hit wonder in North America.
What made “Gangnam Style” amazing was all the insane dance moves. The slow hip swaying in this one is anti-climatic. Apparently, it’s an homage to Brown Eyed Girls‘ “Abracadabra” music video. Speaking of them, Ga, who’s a member of the K-Pop girl group, appears in the clip. She takes over Hyuna as Psy’s love interest. Watch the music video below where Psy is anything but a gentleman with His Billy Madison-type pranks.
Chet Haze aka Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson’s song is back with a brand new vid ya’ll. I’m sure you’ve all been waiting with bated breath for it. I wonder if his mom inspired “Finest Girl.” Something about him just screams mommy’s boy ;)
The 22-year-old celeb offspring brings his frat bro rapping skills this time to a dance beat. What happened to the hardcore urban swagger? Has he sold out already? LOL. The music video isn’t my cup of tea, but I know a few of you became fans when Chet posed shirtless. I will say though, that entitled rich kid gone bad boy bravado is kind of a turn-on.
“This video shows that Chet is truly a dynamic young artist. Taking ‘Pop’ to new levels of excitement, ‘Finest Girl’ is sure to resonate with people who appreciate great music!” – Chet’s Manager, Briggs Goldberg, Kinetik Entertainment
I wouldn’t say “new levels of excitement” but I would say a different level. PS: How catchy is his manager’s name.. Briggs Goldberg. Love it. Check out the music video below. Be forewarned, you might find yourself asking whether to cover your eyes or laugh hysterically. I suggest both ;)