Yesterday, Cassie premiered her long, long, long awaited new single, “King of Hearts.”
Now, the video for the song has arrived, which is more or less a 3 1/2-minute eyegasm of vintage Versace, wind machines, fire, bathtubs, leather boob straps, old-timey cameras and luscious lady lumps. It’s perfect.
For a deeper explanation, I’ve provided a more in-depth analysis…
Prompted by news of the US 9th Circuit Court ruling Prop 8 unconstitutional earlier this month in California (HUZZAH!), Jessie And The Toy Boys has just unveiled the video for “Runaway,” a song inspired by the same unifying message every NO ON H8 advocate has urged: “Everyone deserves love.”
“Baby, we could runaway (Are we in love?)/Head in the clouds, got the radio loud,” Jessie dreamily ponders. From Jessie:
When I wrote ‘Runaway’ with DJ Skeet Skeet, we wrote it from the perspective of our 13 year old selves, who felt pressure from our parents and society to be something that we were not. The song is ultimately about breaking free and following your heart.
The video stars Mizz Toy Boys (and her Mannequins–never leave home without a plastic prince in tow!) and Mollie Thomas, the first openly gay woman running for Miss California, in a tale of unexpected romance. Watch below now!
As for the song itself, “Runaway” is gorgeously lush, recalling some of the icy synth sheen of Gwen Stefani‘s “Cool.” There’s something a bit magical within that chorus–the way Jessie’s voice floats above the twinkling synthesizers…it’s mesmerizing!
Digging the track too? Well, that’s good–’cause Jessie’s giving it away for free for Valentine’s Day NOW!
Funnily enough, this also reminds me of a track called “Hideaway” by the famously (and possibly just for TV) bisexual Tila Tequila, another “Let’s run away forever!” track that remains one of my favorite (being entirely serious) cutesy pop tracks ever, yet has never leaked in HQ. (Someone please get in touch and make this happen, I BEG OF YOU!)
Props to you for fighting the good fight for everyone, Jessie.
Happy Valentine’s Day…to ALL THE LOVERS!
PS: If you haven’t been following already, Jessie’s been unleashing a mini-series on her VEVO/YouTube–check out the first three episodes now!
Live fast, die young, bad girls do it well…
The magnificent M.I.A. comes guns blazin’ back onto the scene in 2012 with the Danja-produced “Bad Girls,” a track originally featured on her off-the-charts brilliant 2011 mixtape, Vicki Leekx.
The accompanying Romain Gavras-directed video, which was released earlier today on Pitchfork, finds the genre-smashing British femcee getting flossy and flying free in the desert, racing dusty cars and pulling some rather insane stunts along the way. Oh…just chilling sideways on top of a moving car, you?
Whether she’s ra-ra-sis-boom-bah-ing for Madonna or just hangin’ tight off the hood of a car, M.I.A. is simply too cool for school–and I love every minute of it.
“Bad Girls” was released on January 31. (iTunes)
It seems that over the past few months since we’ve last heard from her, Cherrytree darling Mizz Natalia Kills has found herself a handsome suitor to shack up with and enjoy all for herself. Sounds like it’s all ponies and rainbows and marshmallows for Ms. Kills now, right? And they’re both going to live happily ever after…
Just kidding: She wants to kill him. She wants to kill him DEAD.
In the murderous new clip for Kills’ latest rampage, the dark-pop princess sharpens her knives and…fetches a few gallons of milk?!
That’s right! To do out the dirty deed, the sneaky songstress takes to doling out some serious punishment, lactose style. If you think the lead in Brit Brit‘s “I Wanna Go” video got the milky shower treatment, think again–this is an all-out moo-sacre.
You’ve got to love Kills’ dagger-sharp ‘tude and high fashion-meets-cheeky camp throughout the clip. (Did I just see a milk-ified reference to Un Chien Andalou at one point?) This is a girl who loves her pop hooks and humor about as sharp as her razor blades.
Bang bang, my Kills-y shot him down! J’adore.
“Kill My Boyfriend” is released this month. (iTunes)
“Titanium (feat. Sia)”: The best song off of David Guetta‘s 2011 record Nothing But The Beat by a long shot–and now, an official single.
The video for the powerhouse uptempo follows a young boy (Ryan Lee, who fittingly starred in Super 8) as he runs from the law E.T. style because he’s hiding something a little–supernatural. It’s one of those videos that starts with a bang and, err, well…no spoilers up in here, but stay tuned up until the very end!
Although it’s disappointing that the Aussie alt-diva herself wasn’t featured, the clip still tells a great mini-story that works well with the song.
And while it’s still unclear whether or not “Titanium” will be making its way stateside (it would truly be the ultimate pop injustice if not!) the song’s already been serviced to much of Europe, charting within the Top 10 of dozens of countries already. Let’s make this one explode all around the world!
“Titanium (feat. Sia)” was released in December. (iTunes)