Nicole Scherzipuakenikeninger has just shot a video–and this time, it’s for a brand new song!
The newly recorded track was penned by the Nervo Twins (who MuuMuse interviewed this summer), the Aussie duo responsible for such global smashes as the Rowland/Guetta banger “When Love Takes Over” and Kylie‘s “Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love),” amongst others.
Photos from the shoot–which took place in Xilitla, Mexico–look absolutely breathtaking so far, featuring Scherzy sitting at a moss-strewn piano near a waterfall during one scene; perched high above the jungle floor in a long white gown in another. Absolutely STUNNING!
“Try With Me,” which was choreographed by Brian Friedman as confirmed by his tweets a few days ago, is rumored to be the lead single off of the UK re-release of Scherzy Baby’s debut record Killer Love, which was originally released in March.
A Nervo/Nicole production? My body is ready. Let’s hear it!
“Don’t Hold Your Breath” was released on August 16 in the US. (iTunes)
OH MY GOD IT’S THE SECOND COMING OF ALY & AJ*.
Just kidding. Nobody will ever be able to compete with Aly & AJ.
But if someone was going to try, it might as well be Destinee & Paris, a fresh teen pop duo who recently seceded from their parent group, the legendary Clique Girlz. This stellar pedigree should be enough, but it doesn’t hurt to note that Destinee & Paris are also effortlessly hot (in the way that gorgeous blond sisters so frequently are — see Nervo for more). One has beachy waves; one has blunt cut bangs. (I can’t tell them apart yet; this has not inhibited me from enjoying their music.)
More importantly, their first single, “True Love,” is actually a delicious pop nugget. Produced by Rami, Carl Falk, and Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello, “True Love” blends ambient-synth instrumentation with a crunchy, explosive singalong chorus — sounding, variously, like the best parts of Nicole Scherzyquittelephoninmehehehehehinger’s “Don’t Hold Your Breath,” Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” and One Direction’s incomparable “What Makes You Beautiful” wrapped up in one perfect little confection.
The video is more or less incomprehensible — the narrative is quite muddled, but I think it’s vaguely nautical, and there’s umbrellas and bright colors and hot boys in tank tops and cute choreography, and overall I’m not mad about it.
Also, Destinee & Paris hang out with JoJo, Literal Queen of Everything.
AND THAT IS ACTUALLY ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DESTINEE & PARIS.
Sam Lansky is a contributor to MuuMuse.
Mohombi, just in case you weren’t already aware, is the Swedish-Congolese Cherrytree artist responsible for “Bumpy Ride,” the 2010 smash (which is basically just a cover of Kevin Lyttle‘s “Turn Me On”) that hit Top 10 in, like, every country except America.
After churning out his debut record MoveMeant in February of this year (as well as a few international singles, including “Coconut Tree (feat. Nicole Scherzingimfromhawaiier),” which will be played during the processional at my wedding), the singer is already working toward a follow-up, beginning with the release of his brand new single tomorrow (September 2): “Maraca.”
The thing about “Maraca” is that it’s literally just Jennifer Lopez‘s “Papi” with male vocals. But the thing about Jennifer Lopez’s “Papi” is that it’s AMAZING, which means “Maraca” is, at the very least, secondhand amazing.
In fact, that’s exactly what “Maraca” is: Secondhand amazing. Because there’s nothing at all unique about “Maraca”–it’s got the classic RedOne repeat-peat-peat-peat-’til-your-ears-bleed chorus and a spicy ~Latin-tinged~ boom boom beat–but that formula, however derivative, is still essentially amazing.
“Maraca” is that song you’ll grow to hate immediately after the first time you hear it in da club. It’s also that song you’ll reference while discussing ‘the death of music’ with friends. But right now? Right now, it’s fucking AMAZING (sort of, anyway).
Now, let us watch a rather sweaty, sexy Mohombi performing his brand new single in front of a bunch of drunk and/or willing ladies.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, WATCH WHAT HAPPENS AT 1:20.
Did you catch it? That was Mohombi turning around, lifting up his shirt a bit and shaking his ass/arse to the beat like a ’90′s rap video girl, all while wearing a sparkly belt. YES, MUUSERS: THIS IS REAL LIFE.
In conclusion: Mohombi could get it.
“Maraca” will be released on September 2. (iTunes)
This is very good news!
Nicole Scherzingimmegimmegimmeamanaftermidnighter‘s second US single will be “Don’t Hold Your Breath,” the 100% MuuMuse Approved, 1# UK smash single from her forthcoming debut studio album, Killer Love.
From the official press release:
Global superstar Nicole Scherzinger debuted her video for new single, “Don’t Hold Your Breath,” this week to US fans. The track is now available for download and is the second single from the former Pussycat Dolls lead singer’s upcoming solo album Killer Love, set for a November release on Interscope Records.
“Don’t Hold Your Breath” is already a huge hit in the U.K. It debuted at the #1 spot on the UK National Chart, and also hit #1 on both the Combined Singles Chart and Digital Download Chart. The video, directed by Rich Lee (Black Eyed Peas, Eminem), has racked up more than 18 million views overseas.
No word yet on whether she’ll be actively promoting the single stateside she did with “Right There” or if this will remain a soft digital release, but let’s hope we get a few performances before US X Factor premieres this Fall.
EDIT: LOL J/K, she’s totes promoting it! The singer JUST appeared on Live With Regis and Kelly this morning to perform the track. WATCH HER PERFORMANCE RIGHT NOW!
“Don’t Hold Your Breath” is a major smash of a song that deserves some equally major recognition…let’s see some chart action, Scherzy Baby!
And let us never forget the legendary video, which taught us all a valuable lesson about plumbing and window installation.
“Don’t Hold Your Breath” was released on August 16. (iTunes)
Earlier this morning, MTV announced the addition of a brand new socially-concious category to the 2011 Video Music Awards: “Best Video With A Message.”
The nominees for the award–from the network that brings you Jersey Shore and 16 and Pregnant–include Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way,”
Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful,” Katy Perry‘s “Firework,” Taylor Swift‘s “Mean,” Eminem‘s “Love the Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna),” P!nk‘s “Fuckin’ Perfect” and Rise Against‘s “Make it Stop (September’s Children).”
As you can tell from the list of candidates, it’s kind of–err, lacking in places. MAJORLY.
To remedy this situation, I’ve gone ahead and spotlighted four of the most glaring snubs. With any luck, I’ll have shed some light on why these four deserving titles should be receiving as much praise and recognition as any other “It Gets Better” PSA–I mean music video.
You’re welcome in advance.