Moa Lignell performed her new single ‘Where I Stand’ on TV4’s ‘Nyhetsmorgon’ on Wednesday (April 15). The Swedish singer, who came in third place in ‘Idol 2011′, is set to release her second album on Universal Music soon. Watch it below.
Kaneholler are out with the music video to their new single ‘Paper Games’. The LA based duo consists of Chelsea Tyler and Jon Foster, who trade off verses and duet on the chorus. Watch the Jon Hoeg directed video via YouTube below.
Meg Myers is out with the music video to her new single ‘Sorry’, which will be featured on the American singer songwriter’s upcoming full length debut album, due out this summer on Atlantic Records. Watch the Andrew Donoho directed video via YouTube below.
In celebration of Marvin Gaye’s birthday, Francesco Yates paid tribute to the legendary artist with a cover of his classic ‘What’s Going On’. “There’s a distinct texture to Marvin Gaye’s voice that goes unmatched, a timeless quality in his artistry that I strive for with my own music,” the Canadian singer songwriter explained. “Every song from his catalogue is comforting and poetic. I hope my music can have a similar quality that evokes all types of emotions in the same way Marvin’s music does. From ‘Let’s Get It On’ to ‘What’s Going On’ his music has the capacity to make you think and feel.” Watch it via YouTube below.
Former Pussycat Dolls singer Jessica Sutta is featured on the Dave Aude track ‘Gonna Get U’. Sutta also has her own buzz track out called ‘Bottle Bitch’ ahead of the release of her first official single ‘Let It be Love’, featuring Rico Love, off her upcoming debut album ‘Feline Resurrection’. Watch the Matty Sims directed video via YouTube below.
Lady Gaga offered a #VevoCertified commentary on her ‘Bad Romance’ music video, as it was one of her videos that has received more than 100 million views. Lady Gaga wrote the treatment with Francis Lawrence, explaining, “It was all kind of about the type of story I wanted to tell, and me bringing these visual references to Francis, and he really brings it all to light and he’s like off doing ‘The Hunger Games’ now, so what does he need with me? (Laughs)”
After describing the individual scenes in the video, Gaga concluded, “We had so much fun making that video. It was so easy. Francis is so easy to work with. He’s such a pro. He knows exactly what he’s doing, the lighting, and Thomas, who was the DP on this, he also was the DP on ‘G.U.Y.’, so I got to work with him again.” She added, “When we were preparing to shoot the ‘Bad Romance’ video, we wanted the story to kind of shine on this very simple white background. A bath house where we told a story about a woman that was imprisoned and stronger than all of the limitations around her.”
Watch the commentary via YouTube below.
Lights has debuted a nostalgic new video for ‘Running With the Boys’, a track taken from the Canadian multi-instrumentalist’s latest album ‘Little Machines’, which is nominated for ‘Pop Album of the Year’ at this year’s Juno Awards. Lights is currently on a sold-out European tour, and will return to the states for a headlining tour starting February 14th in Minneapolis, supported by X-Ambassadors. Tickets are on-sale at iamlights.com. Watch the video via YouTube below.
Before kicking off her tour behind her latest album ‘Elements’, singer songwriter Kina Grannis visited the AllMusic studios to perform a solo acoustic version of her song ‘Oh Father’. In addition, Grannis also offered some insight about how she finds meaning in songs and why ambitions are meant to be pursued. Kina’s tour kicked off tonight in North Carolina.
“For me, growing up, music was so important for me,” Kina explained. “It was such a big part of my life. You always wonder what exactly it meant to the artist, but more importantly it’s what it meant to you and the story you built around it and fit it to your life. For my music, that’s what is really important to me. I want everyone to find meaning for themselves. For the video, it’s the same thing. I think that’s the cool thing about art. It means something to one person, but it could mean something else to everyone else and still be helpful and meaningful for them.”
Watch the performance and interview AllMusic.
Marina and the Diamonds (Marina Diamandis) is out with the music video to her new single ‘Immortal’, off the Welsh singer-songwriter’s third studio album ‘Froot’, out April 6th via Neon Gold / Atlantic. Marina has introduced ‘Froot of the Month’, a series through which she will share one new track every month until the release of the album. Fans who pre-order the album will receive a download of the single ‘Froot’ and will automatically receive one download a month of other “froots” until the album’s release in April 2015. Watch the video via YouTube below.
Austin native Max Frost released the official video for his latest single ‘Let Me Down Easy’, off of his upcoming full length album, due out next year. Frost is now currently in the studio working on the debut. Watch the video via YouTube below.