Queen Tinashe–the rising R&B-pop songstress whom I’ve been bu-buzzin’ about ever since the releaze of her buzz track “Chainsaw” last April, through to “Artificial People,” her collaboration with OFM and onto her redonkulously amazing In Case We Die mixtape released back in February (for free!), has just unveiled a brand new video.
Three months since the release of her debut record Born To Die, the ever-so-lovely Miss Lana Del Rey has just released a video (or rather, a “bio-pic”) for album track, “Carmen.”
True to the original clips for “Video Games” and “Blue Jeans” released last summer, the “Carmen” clip cut ‘n’ splces scenes from old Hollywood movies, odd shots from around New York City and tiny glimpses of Lana herself out and about on the streets of Brooklyn, striking a pose and playfully canoodling with her beau.
“So, talk to me about why I’m your dream girl,” she questions him at one point. “It’s going to be a short conversation…” he quips, to which she explodes with outraged laughter: “That’s so mean!”
Like the rest of her videos, there’s something both intimate and hauntingly otherworldly about the production–the signature Lana touch.
And the song playing at the end? That’s French pianist Erik Satie‘s gorgeous “Gymnopédie No.1.” That’s right–a bit of culture for you no-good hooligans.
Nice to see you sticking to tradition, Lana. Now can you queue up a few clips for “Summertime Sadness,” “Dark Paradise” and “National Anthem” as well?
Born To Die was released on January 30. (iTunes)
When in the plains, do as the horsies do: Pull on ropes attached to plugs on an Illuminati pyramid until mufti-colored paint comes spraying out like a geyser!
Wait, what? Just go with it.
The Scissor Sisters have unveiled the video for “Only The Horses,” the Calvin Harris-produced lead single from their upcoming album, Magic Hour. Taking a cue from Godney‘s “Neighdar,” the gorgeous new video features a few fine stallions (oh, and also some horses too.)
If you were starting to grow concerned after watching for over a minute that there’s only the horses in “Only The Horses,” you’d be wrong: The boys (and mega-fierce girl!) come into play–or should I say paint–about midway through the clip.
Sure, the video for “Only The Horses” is no dance-a-thon, but it’s visually scrumptious, artsy and well-executed. Plus, who doesn’t want to see Jake Shears and Del Marquis covered in goo? I’ve gone too far.
“Only The Horses” will be released on May 20. (iTunes)
Behold: The video premiere of Rita Ora‘s debut US single, “How We Do (Party)”!
It’s fitting, then, that the video for “How We Do (Party)” is one big party (and bullshit): Dancing! Laughing! Shenanigans! Quickly however, the song and video all congeal into one messy mega-mix of Katy Perry‘s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”, Jessie J‘s “Domino” (the song, anyway), a dip into Ke$ha‘s vomit-filled closet and basically everything about Rihanna, ever. It’s all a bit, well…
It’s not as though the comparisons are unfounded, either: After all, Ora herself told The Guardian that while there won’t be a “next Rihanna,” Jay-Z hopes to repeat her success. Oh! Well, alright then.
As for her UK single “R.I.P (feat. Tinie Tempah)”? Now that’s a song that’s got my full attention…even if that’s mostly because it’s Rated R RiRi-rific.
Look: She’s got an amazing voice and definite star wattage, but the comparisons (and/or blatant acts of swagga jacking) are kind of overwhelming. I mean…HELLO! This is Rihanna!
Here’s hoping she becomes more of her own beast in due time.
“How We Do (Party)” was released on March 27. (iTunes)
Mizz Nicki Minaj has just unveiled the explicit clip for “Beez In The Trap,” a song about, um, being in the trap, from her not at all insane o’clock sophomore record, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
The Benny Boom-directed clip for Nicki’s latest…single (Is it even a single? Who knows–everything’s a single with this era!) sees the multi-talented singer/rapper/dick-in-your-facer dancing dirty, serving body and stacking bills up in the club with sexy ladies in a very throwback ’90′s rap video sort of way.
The fashions, however, are thoroughly 22nd century Minaj: a chlorine green wig, bright blue eyeshadow–you know, the works. Plus, there’s a rather severe gyration in a leopard onesie. I’d call her brave, but the bitch clearly stole my Saturday night look.
Oh, and there’s also an appearance by newcomer 2 Chainz, whose verse includes some rather fantastic rhymes about potential career opportunities and spending dollars on fancy items, including my all-time favorite reference ever: “True Religion trousers.” I am very impressed!
So like, “Beez In The Trap” bumps hard and the video makes me want to pound the alarm and all, but where’s the clip for “HOV Lane”? Or “Whip It”? Or…the current single, “Starships”? I know it’s hard to get a starship out on loan, but still…
On a related note, I got to watch Nicki perform and then awkwardly stand next to her at the R Lounge (the ass is fantastic close up I assure you) at yesterday’s Nokia’s Lumia 900 event in Times Square. It was, as we say in the industry, “a hoot.”
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded was released on April 3. (iTunes)