Rosalía has released her latest music video for the song De Aquí No Sales. The cinematic visual, directed by Diana Kunst and Mau Morgó, finds her singing into inky black water or darting through a dark road in a burning motorcycle. Everything is beautiful, as usual.
Aminé – Blackjack
I feel like I’m in a Netflix show.
Joji – Attention (Colors Show)
I don’t smile for the camera Only smile for you Smile for you
Instead, we only cry for you.
Emma Stone & HAIM – STOP (Spice Girls)
No doubt: this is the best video of the week. Emma Stone and HAIM have joined forces to re-create the iconic Spice Girls video for Stop. In collaboration with fundraising platform Omaze, the women are offering fans a chance to attend a Spice Girls concert in London with them and meet the iconic girl group backstage. Chance of a lifetime.
Lambchop – Everything For You
Drink your mandarin tea and watch the video above.
Bad Bunny – Caro
The Puerto Rican trap star Bad Bunny has released his latest video for Caro which explores gender non-conformity. The eccentric clip directed by Fernando Lugo and Bad Bunny himself features a lot of visual effects, like glitchy stills and erupting volcanoes.
Nilüfer Yanya – In Your Head
Nilüfer Yanya’s debut album, Miss Universe, is out March 22. In the meantime, enjoy this incredible track.
Hand Habits – Can’t Calm Down
When you can’t calm down, listen to Meg Duffy’s languid melodies.
Jawbreaker – Injury Reserve (Feat. Rico Nasty & Pro Teens)
After six years of silence Vampire Weekend are finally back with new music: the two singles, Harmony Hall and 2021, are the first to be taken from the band’s forthcoming album Father of the Bride.
It’s clear this is an important return because Vampire Weekend were the band that defined the peak of the indie-rock era, soundtracking our first relationships and school parties. On their refreshing debut Koenig sings about Cape Code summers, preppy guys and blue-blooded babes, using satire and irony. Songs like Oxford Comma mock the affluent american twentysomethings. The result is brave music that works because of its juxtapositions: of white music to black music, of preppy to the outsider.
Since the beginning Vampire Weekend had the perfect formula for success: catchy melodies, exotic flavors, that baroque and orchestral sound mixed with the afrobeat inspiration from Paul Simon’s Graceland. In addition, their charming combination was natural, sly and easy in a way that you couldn’t resist it.
With Contra, Vampire Weekend perfected that intrigue and sported their recognizable sign, through a marvelous exercise in style. The result was a record full of multicultural genres: the African source was still audible but mixed with Puerto Rican reggaeton, Jamaican dancehall, and Californian ska-punk.
I remember we all fell in love with it.
Modern Vampires of the City came out in 2013, finding the band take a leap forward into a more reflective mood: Vampire Weekend got rid of the carefree collegiate reference, going after something more fancy and mature.
Since their third album, a lot happened: Rostam left the group, Chris Baio released a solo album, and Ezra wrote and produced the animated Netflix series Neo Yokio. Finally in 2017, Ezra revealed that the new Vampire Weekend album was “80% done” but only this year we could have a taste of it.
So, listening to the first two tracks from Father of the Bride, we begin to ask ourselves what we expect from Vampire Weekend’s new album.
Harmony Hall, which includes contributions from Dave Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Greg Leisz and Rostam, alludes to the early sound of the band, summoning a summertime mood with a sweet piano and cheery guitars.
Instead, 2021 is a bit shorter and shows the band’s most introspective nature (it sounds like a callback to Modern Vampires of the City). In a recent conversation with NPR, Ezra said 2021 was based on a sample of synths drawn from a song by the Japanese musician Haruomi Hosono: this music was composed to be played in MUJI stores in Japan in the ’80s.
Considering the latest two singles we could say that Vampire Weekend have worked on a sound that mixes their early frivolous melodies with the emotional directness of MVOTC.
By the way, it’s honestly too early to tell.
Here is everything we know about Father of the Bride:
Of course we are already fantasizing about a soulful track from Vampire Weekend feat. Steve Lacy!
But let’s put our dreams and predictions aside. What we really expect is a genuine return to indie-rock: we really hope that Vampire Weekend will show once again the way to go and write the future of American indie scene.
Following the release of their album Fever, Balthazar released the video for Wrong Vibration which is about the balance and how to lose it.
Venerus – IoxTe
Even if it’s all a blur in this video, it’s clear how much we love Venerus.
Divino Niño – Foam
Divino Niño are finally back. If you don’t know their music you should have to because it’s such a mystical experience.
Avey Tare – Saturdays (Again)
Animal Collective member Avey Tare has announced a new album Cows On Hourglass Pond and shared a surreal, colorful video for its first single Saturdays (Again).
UMI – High School
On this nostalgic video, UMI takes us back in time when we used to sing along in our bedrooms using the hairbrush as the mic.
Stella Donnelly – Lunch
Stella introduces you her amazing friends on this vintage clip directed and shot by herself. The track is taken by her debut album out March 8.
Colapesce – Canzone dell’amore perduto (De Andrè cover)
We have found love again.
Mitski – A Pearl
This animated video features 1,480 unique frames that were illustrated and painted by the creative studio Art Camp in collaboration with Spotify. Watching all those fluid movements is like a sweet dream.
Palace – No Other
Palace released the stunning animated video for their latest single No Other which “tells the story of a great and real love lifting a person out of a difficult situation, inspiring hope and new life, and showing the pathway to new places and the possibility of all that the future holds”.
Billie Eilish – bury a friend
Eilish’s debut full-length When We All Go To Sleep, Where Do We Go? is out on March 29. Here is the video for bury a friend which is not recommended for uptight people.
There are only a few weeks left before the most anticipated awards ceremony in the world of cinema: the 91st Academy Awards ceremony will take place at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 24.
It is set to be the first ceremony in three decades to be conducted with no host. And that’s not the only change: it was reported initially that ABC was looking to have just two live performances but that plan appears to have been changed with Variety reporting that all five nominated acts have been invited to perform live.
The Best Song category at this year’s Oscars features Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper‘s A Star Is Born hit “Shallow”, Kendrick Lamar and SZA‘s “All The Stars” from Black Panther, RBG song “I’ll Fight” performed by Jennifer Hudson, “The Place Where Lost Things Go”, from Mary Poppins Returns and “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings”, from The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs.
So voters being asked to choose between classic songs and monster hits. From Kendrick Lamar to Lady Gaga, each stands a fighting chance at winning the statue.
Shallow – A Star Is Born
“Shallow” was the first single from A Star Is Born soundtrack, written by Lady Gaga with Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando and Mark Ronson.
The song is a nostalgic and romantic ballad that captures all the feelings showed on Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born.
It should win the award because…
… that sweet acoustic guitar intro reminds us Ronan Keating’s “When You Say Nothing at All” from Notting Hill, a film that we’ve always loved since 1999.
“Shallow” should win also because it helped lead the soundtrack album to No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Moreover, in a recent interview with Variety, Gaga said that “Shallow” is one of the most authentic songs she has ever written.
If you need proof of authenticity, watch this performance.
All The Stars – Black Panther
Epic track for a not epic film. The lead single from the Black Panther soundtrack (entirely curated by Kendrick Lamar) is a collaboration between the Compton’s rapper and SZA. It snagged high spots on the commercial charts, behind more than 400 million on-demand streams in 2018, earning also 4 Grammy Awards nominations for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
You will have to listen to it on the radio just a couple of times.
It should win the award because…
… Lamar actually deserves it. On May 2018 he made history being the first hip-hop act to win a Pulitzer Prize in music for his acclaimed 2017 album DAMN.. Moreover, Black Panther The Album should prove to Hollywood that Afro-American culture has the power to generate big resonance.
I’ll Fight – RBG
RBG is a documentary film directed and produced by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, focusing on the life and the career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ironically called Notorious RBG. Since the 1960s she fought for gender equality while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.
The Oscar-nominated song “I’ll Fight” was written by Diane Warren and performed by the classic voice of Jennifer Hudson.
It should win the award because…
… 2018 was the year of a new wave of feminism. So, if “I’ll Fight” wins, it’s going to be a women’s victory.
The Place Where Lost Things Go – Mary Poppins returns
The original soundtrack for Mary Poppins returns was composed by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. On the Oscar-nominated “The Place Where Lost Things Go” Emily Blunt brings a soft touch to the soothing tune, carrying listeners to a magic world far from their own.
The heartbreaking song is about the sense of loss: Do you ever dream Or reminisce Wondering where to find What you truly miss Well maybe all those things That you love so Are waiting in the place Where the lost things go
It should win the award because… Mary Poppins won in 1964 and its sequel should continue the tradition, showing, once more, the power of Disney songs.
When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an amazing western anthology film by the Coen brothers, sold to Netflix for distribution. It features six epic vignettes that take place in the American frontier soundtracked with traditional country songs. The melancholic ballad “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” accompanies the ending of the first episode, capturing its dark and otherworldly atmosphere.
It should win the award because…
… Netflix has won two Oscars for documentary films, but never any for Best original song. There’s always a first time!
Ghemon made his Sanremo festival debut as contestant with the track Rose Viola. The video that accompanies the song is a tribute to iconic works of art like Michelangelo’s Pieta and Canova’s Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss, expressing the stillness of a woman tired of a sick relationship.
Mahmood – Soldi
Ghemon’s Rose Viola faces its toughest challenge against Soldi, the monster hit penned by Mahmood with Dardust and Charlie Charles. Here is the video for Soldi directed by Attilio Cusani and I really love the tattoo scene.
James Blake – Mile High
James Blake and Travis Scott star in the dystopian Mile High video directed by Nabil. In the clip the pair meet in a cafe entering the abyss as Blake stirs his tea.
A$AP Rocky – Kids Turned Out Fine
A$AP Rocky has shared a colorful new visual for his song Kids Turned Out Fine that represents the transition from childhood to adulthood. Directed by Dexter Navy, the cinematic video starts off with a babushka-clad Rocky dropping acid and wearing psychedelic clothes.
Cuco & Dillon Francis – Fix Me
Enter the pink world of Cuco and tell me how I could resist when he sings: Llamame a mi teléfono Mándame texto o FaceTime call Lo que tú quieras I’ll do it all Solo dame una oportunidad
Toro Y Moi – Ordinary Pleasure
In his new video for Ordinary Pleasure, Chaz Bear aka Toro Y Moi leads fans on a tour of his colorful studio office (Company Records), playing with the band and posing with a rose for a quick photo shoot. Soon we’re outside for a chill house party where Chaz dances with his friends. Ordinary Pleasure.
Gus Dapperton – My Favorite Fish
Gus Dapperton has released a new video for My Favorite Fish which is a track from his upcoming debut album ‘Where Polly People Go To Read’, out on 19th April. He said: “The song captures what I feel at the apex of true love as opposed to most of my music which is generally inspired by heartbreak. It is about my girlfriend. The video mostly consists of visual innuendos that mimic the lyrics in the song“. Watch the video above and dance like Gus.
Meek Mill – Going Bad feat. Drake
Meek Mill’s new music video for his song Going Bad features Drake and other notable faces including Swizz Beatz, T.I., Nipsey Hustle, DJ Mustard, J Prince, Jas Prince and Shy Glizzy. They bet on horses, smoke cigars and crash expensive cars recklessly.
Maverick Sabre – Slow Down Feat. Jorja Smith
Our favorite female R&B artist joins the UK rapper Maverick Sabre in this new video for the gorgeous track Slow Down. Sabre plays a cab driver and Jorja is his passenger and their shared glances in the rear-view mirror are everything.
Ariana Grande – break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored
Ariana Grande’s new album, Thank U, Next, has arrived. She also shared the video for the track break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored starring Riverdale’s Charles Melton and actress Ariel Yasmine, who plays an Ari lookalike.