THANK YOU, GOD: It’s just been way too long since we last saw some solo work from one of MuuMuse’s most favoritest dance floor divas ever, Mizz Wynter Gordon.
Just yesterday (Britney reference!), the NYC native dropped a video for “Still Getting Younger,” one of the gorgeous, glittering cuts off of her impossibly amazing 2011 debut With The Music I Die (review), which was produced by Empire of The Sun‘s Nick Littlemore.
Poor Will Young.
Judging by the clip for his gorgeous new single “I Just Want A Lover,” it looks like the original Pop Idol winner has gone and squandered all of the funds from his insanely incredible studio album Echoes last year, and now he’s fallen from grace–from pop star status to a full-time Tesco register boy. (“And it feels like…bankruptcy!”)
But fear not: He’s a crafty one. Sure, he doesn’t have a dollar to his name, but DAMN IT, he still knows how to dance!
Well, with a shopping cart anyway: Watch as Will twirls for miles on end to the delicious disco stomp of his new single, all while accompanied by new metallic beau. They’re basically the new Gene Kelly and Ginger Rogers!
This video hits frighteningly close to home back in the days I used to work in retail. I’d rather not talk about it.
But for serious, though: As with everything about the Echoes era, this video and this song are nothing less than complete perfection.
Behold! It’s the video premiere of “Power & Control,” one of my very, very favorites off of Marina And The Diamonds‘ ridiculously amazing sophomore record, Electra Heart. (Review)
Still twirling ’round in a massive abandoned mansion as with “Primadonna,” Marina–or is it Electra? Homewrecker? Teen Idle, perhaps?–spends her time sulking in the corner and enjoying some gorgeous shadow play against the walls. She also canoodles with an inappropriately attractive man, who in his spare time enjoys bouncing balls against the wall, doing crunches and shining lights into Marina’s face. (I’m aroused.)
While there’s not a whole lot happening, the video’s still absolutely gorgeous. Plus, there’s a Newton’s Cradle, which is one big, metallic METAPHOR. POWER! CONTROL! For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction! “You can’t have peace without a war!”
You know…I’ve been doing my 8 Minute Abs every day, and the hyper-enthusiastic trainer gets me pretty motivated and all, but I think I’d perform a lot better if Marina showed up and threw a bucket of ice water at my torso. I wonder if she charges for that?
I ♡ MARINA.
Electra Heart was released on April 30. (iTunes)
You already know coco morier, but perhaps by a different name: She’s Nicole Morier, the talented Electrocute singer-songwriter who co-penned Britney‘s “How I Roll” and “Trip To My Heart,” Sky Ferreira‘s “99 Tears” and Selena Gomez‘s “Whiplash,” amongst dozens of other pop gems. Lately, she’s been doing her own thing.
After launching collaborative record label INGRID back in April along with Miike Snow, Peter, Bjorn & John, Lykke Li and several other Swedish talents, morier has just premiered the video for her completely genius single “Ambulance,” which was co-scribed by Sky Ferreira and Miike Snow.
The clip follows a sullen girl as she wanders through a state of dreaming, popping pills, gorging on food late at night (too real) and experiencing weird, glittery hallucinations. It’s like a cross between The Virgin Suicides, Valley of the Dolls, Girl Interrupted and a Surrealist film festival, resulting in something as otherworldly and morbid as the song itself (if that doesn’t sound like a compliment, it is.) Also, I have a feeling Marina And The Diamonds would totally dig this.
Dig it too? Good. It’s just a taste of what’s to come from morier’s debut Strangers May Kiss, due out June 19 on INGRID.
“Took the anesthetic, but I can still feel…”
Strangers May Kiss will be released on June 19. (iTunes)
Swedish indie-dance-pop-call-it-what-you-want duo Icona Pop, who first made waves with their delicious Kitsune-approved “Manners” back in 2011, are back with a seriously killer bang: “I Love It.”
Propelled by a sledgehammering synth stomp crafted by fellow Swedes Patrik Berger (Robyn‘s “Dancing On My Own”) and Style of Eye, the girls unleash their inner pop-punk princess, akin to Dragonette‘s Martina, or even some of that feisty Girls Aloud/Dolly Rockers UK girl group energy. “I got this feeling on a summer day when you were gone/I crashed my car into the bridge/I watched, I let it burn!” they declare. It’s like one big, defiant response to Martin Solveig‘s “Hello.”
I especially live for the song’s sassy sing-spoken bridge: “You’re from the ’70′s, but I’m a ’90′s bitch!” Oh, YES!
Icona Pop’s latest provides such a perfectly ferocious burst of energy, you’ll be balling up your man’s shit in a bag, throwing it down the stairwell and crashing your car into a bridge in no time. (Actually, maybe don’t do that.)
Can you say “Summer anthem” in Swedish? Actually I can, thanks to
Google Translate an actual Swedish person…
“I Love It” will be released in Sweden on May 9. (iTunes Sweden)