Forget Jem & The Holograms, it’s all about will.i.am and the Bieber hologram. I know our site has our fair share of will.i.am and Justin Bieber haters, so be forewarned. The Black Eyed Peas member is surrounded by multiple look-alikes, while the Biebs pop up as a ghostly hologram. I’m sure it’s every hater’s worst nightmare.
I’m not the biggest fan of either artist but I appreciate a high-concept well-executed clip. I can give props when warranted. I even half-debated writing this yesterday, but after watching it a few times, I decided to write a post about it.
Ben Mor directs the clip which is set in a futuristic Asian world. It’s all very I, Robot meets Star Wars. will.i.am sports his unflattering harem drop pants while meticulously executing robotic choreography. Meanwhile, Justin takes a page from Tupac’s Coachella appearance last year and only appears in holographic form. Check out the clip below.
It’s all about collaborations recently. Snoop Lion roped in Miley Cyrus for “Ashtrays & Heartbreaks.” Then Cyrus sang on will.i.am’s “Fall Down.” Now will.i.am is helping out Ke$ha with her third single from Warrior. Can we expect a Ke$ha and Snoop Lion collabo soon?
As with many artists who made splashy debuts, Ke$ha is suffering the dreaded sophomore slump. Her first album, Animal, sold about 1.4 million units domestically. So far, Warrior has only moved just a bit over 200,000. The lead single, “Die Young” did relatively well but then was pulled from radio stations after the Newtown shootings. The follow up single “C’Mon” only peaked at No. 27 which isn’t bad for most, but all of the 26-year-old singer’s singles have charted in Billboard’s Hot 100 Top 10. I’m sure her record label had a hand in bringing will.i.am on the reworked track. But does he elevate the single or bring it down? Check it out below. “Crazy Kids” will hit U.S. radio on April 29.
The first released trailer of The Great Gatsby was captivating, but the most recent one featuring some of the music from the soundtrack just put it over the edge. It’s remarkable how music can elevate emotion.
If hearing short snippets, of what is bound to be a phenomenal soundtrack, had you begging for more, you’re in luck. The official soundtrack sampler has been unveiled, featuring 30-second snippets from each of the songs on the LP, with one notable exception- the Beyonce & Andre 3000 cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black.” Speaking of which, I’m sure if Winehouse were still alive today she would be included in this talented bunch.
Jay-Z who was commissioned to curate the soundtrack did a fantastic job of lining up artists who evoke the roaring 20s while keeping it contemporary. A few of the standouts on the soundtrack include Florence and the Machine, Sia, Coco O. and Lana Del Rey’s contribution. Normally, the latter gives me gas, but I think she’s absolutely divine on her track and will fit perfectly in the film. Also worth mentioning is my girl Emeli Sande. She does a swing version of Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love.” So glad that the Scottish songbird is finally getting some love in North America. Listen to her cover along with the rest below.
First Snoop Dogg and now will.i.am. Miley Cyrus sure is getting around these days. Like “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks”, her collaboration with the Black Eyed Peas member is not for her own solo album, but rather for her duet partner. Out of the two, I feel this one has more crossover potential than Snoop’s.
“Fall Down” is from will.i.am’s star-studded album titled, #willpower. In addition to Cyrus, the 38-year-old entertainer enlisted Justin Bieber, Nicole Scherzinger, Skylar Grey, Chris Brown and Britney Spears. I’m sure you’ve heard of the little track SLASH worldwide smash “Scream & Shout” the latter and him created. Miley definitely has a lot to live up to with her track. The chorus and hook isn’t as catchy as Spears, but Miley does a solid job. Truth be told, I expected a lot more considering Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco and Cirkut produced the track. Check it out below.
will.i.am and Justin Bieber have just released a hot new dance track called “That Power” and you can check it out below. It’s definitely a smart move for will.i.am to be aligning himself with big names like Britney Spears and Justin Bieber. The new song is the latest single from his fourth studio album called #willpower which comes out on April 9.
The thumping beat in the song is killer and it will definitely be a hit. In the lyrics, Bieber also samples some of the lyrics from Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.” The song is nothing out of the ordinary for will.i.am and follows the formula that seems to work with him. Like I said, it’s the beat that makes this song for me and why I think it’ll do well.
Listen to the song below and let me know what you think of it.
Not too long ago, the remix for will.i.am and Britney Spears‘ “Scream and Shout” track came out featuring Diddy, Lil Wayne, Waka Flocka Flame, and Hit Boy. Today, the music video was released and we’ve got your first look below.
I don’t hate the remix, but I don’t love it either. I feel the same way about the music video. That being said, it’s always fun to see so many artists in one music video (seemingly) together at the same time, and of course with Britney Spears in it, I had to watch it at least once. I love the gangsta-style Britney in this video and I guess the way they filmed it gave each of the artists in the collaboration some time to shine.
Watch the video below and share your thoughts on both the song and the new music video in the comments.
The official remix for Will.i.am and Britney Spears‘ “Scream & Shout” song leaked over the weekend and we’ve got it for you to listen to below. The remixed song from producer Hit Boy features Lil Wayne, Waka Flocka Flame, and Diddy.
After the song leaked, Britney Spears tweeted, “I don’t think the world is ready” and then started to tease fans that she was on set working on the music video. “I’m on set shooting the #ScreamandShoutRemixVideo @iamwill @Hit_Boy @iamdiddy @WakaFlockaBSM @LilTunechi redefining remix.” Will.i.am joined in the conversation by adding, “@britneyspears I don’t think the clubs are ready, I don’t think the speakers are ready for the 808′s…I agree with you…#getREADY”. I will say that the remix is totally not what I expected, but definitely falls in line with the comeback of hip hop.
Give the remix a listen below and share your thoughts in the comments on if you like it or not. Can’t wait to see the music video for this!
I have been watching The X Factor regularly this season but I was extra sure to tune in tonight for one special reason. No, it wasn’t to see if once again, Paige Thomas or Cece Frey dropped the musical ball. But instead, it was to check out the world premiere of will.i.am and Britney Spears’ highly anticipated new music video for Scream & Shout. After the few little sneak peeks we had received, I was ready for it.
First things first, Britney looks absolutely stunning every time she appears on screen. Her movements are characteristically Ms. Spears and fit perfectly into the kaleidoscope-like effect the entire video portrays. What’s hard not to notice is the incessant product placement of the technology throughout the entire clip. But hey, a man’s gotta make that paper right? And that iPad typewriter things is pretty cool.
I wasn’t the biggest fan of the song when it first was released but in all honesty, it has completely grown on me and the accompanying video is definitely fun to watch. I wish there was bit more of Britney partaking in some full-out choreography but hey, we can’t have it all right? Check out the brand spankin’ new clip and share your thoughts in the comments. Do you think this clip will up it’s placement on the charts?