A few weeks ago, word spread that rising New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde had "dissed" Taylor Swift in an interview, as she'd called the country pop queen "flawless, and so unattainable," adding that she didn't think pop stars' impossible perfection is "breeding anything good in young girls." But Lorde was actually trying to make a point about herself and what she sees as one her roles in the industry: Providing a model of something a little less polished.Those who've listened to Lorde's...Read Full Story
(VEVO)The music video for will.i.am's latest bleepity bloopity single "Feelin' Myself" looks like pretty much every other will.i.am music video except with less product placement and more Miley Cyrus.In "Feelin' Myself," Miley offers a pseudo rap about club drugs ("Now everybody trippin' like they poppin' molly") and rump shaking, so it's only natural that she's close to naked in the music video. Cyrus struts around platform heels and a tiny leather bikini. Oh, and a belt, because everyone's...Read Full Story
(YouTube)Thanksgiving-themed music videos are few and far between, but Irish/French electro-pop quartet Classroom Battles is here to fill the void with their haunting new video for "Contender."
The "Contender" video is a cautionary tale of regret set to a danceable beat. It's both mournful and humorous at once, a timely reminder of what Turkey Day is actually about… with a gorilla. A literate one. The song, like the video, is a dreamy, textured dirge, with beautifully blunt and painfully...Read Full Story
From the outset of the promotional build-up for Katy Perry's Prism, she made it be known she was changing her image, evolving if you will. The not so subtle burning of her bright blue wig before releasing the album's first single was evidence enough of that, as was the moody follow-up of "Dark Horse." But who is the new Katy Perry? Her latest music video for "Unconditionally" may shed some light on her latest incarnation.At first watch you may assume the video is just a bunch of pretty shots...Read Full Story
(Getty Images)When Ariana Grande announced plans to release a Christmas single, no one was all that surprised: The woman has a voice practically made for a holiday album (call it the Carey Affect). It was her choice of single, however, that was surprising.Rather than release a holiday original, Grande decided to rework the Wham! classic "Last Christmas," teaming up with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and The Rascals to create a rendition that's very 2013. Very "bad bitch," according to Grande's...Read Full Story