And now for something completely depressing.
It’s the video premiere of Sia‘s “I’m In Here,” the gorgeous, haunting ballad off of her sensational summer release, We Are Born. (WATCH)
Taking a break from the puppets, fuzzy felts and colours for a moment, Sia now finds herself soaring miles away on a bleak, cloudy airplane ride to nowhere.
The video is set to the acoustic version of the song (which is worthy of being deemed the sequel to Sia’s grand opus, “Breathe Me”), featuring vocals by The Bird And The Bee‘s Inara George.
Will this make you want to die? Yes, basically. But that’s kind of the point.
We Are Born was released on June 4. (iTunes)
Miss KERI Baby–look what you gone did!
Keri Hilson is breaking out the big guns (literally) for “The Way You Love Me,” the third single off of her upcoming sophomore studio release, No Boys Allowed. (WATCH)
Backed up by a bad ass crew of bitches including JoJo, Dirty Money‘s Dawn and Faith Evans, Miss Keri Baby thugs her way through a most scandalous, swagga-riffic covert operation.
A little bit CiCi, some parts Gaga/Beysus “Telephone,” the video for “The Way You Love Me” finds Keri going harder and grittier than ever before, slithering up against a vault’s open door and growling some truly filthy come-ons in the process: “I got that kind of pussy that keep you off the streets,” she brags.
Is it a very sexy upgrade to her No Boys Allowed image as of late? Well, yes. But I had no doubt that Miss Keri Baby was really a dirty bird underneath just waiting to spread her wings and grind.
“This ain’t no pretty girl rock,” Hilson snarks during the video’s extended introduction. You got that right.
No Boys Allowed will be released on December 14. (iTunes)
It’s here, it’s here! It’s Joe McElderry‘s new video for “Someone Wake Me Up.” (WATCH)
Seems Cheryl Cole and my boyfriend are still in cahoots post-X Factor, as they’ve both gone ahead and released their drippy new videos on the same day! I’VE SPRUNG A LEAK.
Here are some other important things to know:
+ “Someone Wake Me Up” is a tie-in single with the release of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader. As a result, the camera rudely wastes precious seconds on some stupid kids and a lion running around some magical land when it could much more effectively be trained on Joey baby’s body (crotch-level preferable).
+ As one can plainly see, McEldreamy enjoys standing around dripping wet, much like how he shall greet me (naked) at the door of our palatial estate in Kensington after a long, soothing bubble bath to unwind after a sold-out concert in London. Which he will dedicate to me.
+ I have to go change my pants now.
“Someone Wake Me Up” will be released on December 5. (iTunes UK)
BRINGIN’ ON THE FLAAAAAAAUUUUHHHHHD.
Oi oi…it’s Cheryl Cole‘s new video for the second single off of Messy Little Raindrops, “The Flood.” (WATCH)
Within the ex-Aloud superstar’s devastating mini-epic, Cole employs classic cinematography techniques as a way of visually harnessing the complex emotions surrounding the tortured artist’s deep, waterlogged sorrow–the most obvious of which of course being Soviet montage theory, utilizing several recurring images as a way of conveying grief through symbolism rather than direct visual narrative (as popularized in Sergei Eisenstein‘s The Battleship Potemkin).
LOLOL J/K–CHEZZA’S A MERMAID, Y’ALL.
Or a lighthouse widow or something.
“The Flood” will be released on January 3. (iTunes UK)
This is the Rankin-directed video for “Brave,” the greatest song off of Kelis‘ impeccable Flesh Tone, which is a leading contender for album of the year. (WATCH)
This song meant the world to me this year on a very personal level–to the point that I practically begged her to release it when we met at the album launch.
Sure, she looks pretty here, but I had so badly hoped that the video for this song would match the song’s sheer magnitude. This is…such an overly simple treatment. Too simple for my liking, Rankin or otherwise.
I’m disappointed. And a little bit sad.
Flesh Tone was released on July 6. (iTunes)