Sarah Jaffe is out with the music video to her new single ‘Lover Girl’, off the Denton, Texas singer songwriter’s latest album, ‘Don’t Disconnect’, released earlier this month on Kirtland Records. Jaffe further explores sounds and textures that reach far beyond her more acoustic beginnings on the McKenzie Smith produced track. Watch the Jason M. Reimer directed video via YouTube below.
Charli XCX is out with the music video to her new single ‘Break The Rules’, off the British pop singer’s second album ‘Sucker’, out October 21st via Neon Gold/Atlantic Records. The Marc Klasfeld directed video, shot in Los Angeles, features cameos from Rose McGowan as well as galpal, Kitten frontwoman Chloe Chaidez.
“I was inspired by movies like ‘Jawbreaker’ and ‘Carrie’ for the ‘Break the Rules’ video,” Charli explained. “I never went to prom when I was at school so this was kind of me living out my weird fantasy of what prom would be like in my head. I asked Rose McGowan to be in the video and I never ever thought she would say yes, but she did… so she came to prom too… And she trashed it.”
Watch it via YouTube below.
Several pop artists shared their feelings after news broke with actor and comedian Robin Williams had died apparently by suicide Monday morning at his Northern California home. Williams was 63. Among the postings on Twitter:
JoJo (@JoJoistheway): I love you Robin. We all did/do. No one will ever compare to you. May you rest in peace.
Alison Sudol/A Fine Frenzy (@AlisonSudol): I am so sad to hear about Robin Williams passing… It’s like losing someone you knew. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.
Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes): I’m heartbroken about Robin Williams. There’s nothing else to say.
Olly Murs (@ollyofficial): I can’t believe the news about Robin Williams!! An amazing actor so funny! Good morning Vietnam one of the best ever! #RIPRobinWilliams
Vanessa Carlton (@VanessaCarlton): I had the pleasure of sitting across from Robin Williams at a dinner. He was such a great guy & a genius in his work. This is so terrible.
Crystal Bowersox (@crystalbowersox): Tears… And prayers for his family. Any hope that the news surrounding Robin Williams is a big hoax?
Jessica Origliasso (@Jessicaveronica): Robin Williams, thank you for raising me/ all of us with your light and talent. May you find your peace now X
Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): Wow…I’m truly shocked by the news of Robin Williams passing. RIP to a man who made the whole world laugh. My heart goes out to his family.
Elizabeth & The Catapult (@thecatapult): So sad about Robin Williams rip fisher king
Moby (@thelittleidiot): Poor Robin. Such a beautiful soul. To die rather than reach out is so heartbreaking.
Nicky Byrne (@NickyByrne): Robin Williams news is just so sad. Shocked.
Toby Lightman (@TobyLightman): So sad to hear of Robin Williams’ passing.. Was one of the best.. I can’t believe it.. #rip
Janet Devlin announced an intimate UK tour this winter in support of her debut album ‘Running With Scissors’, released in June. The Northern Ireland singer songwriter entered the scene as the cool folk act on ‘X Factor’ in 2011. Tickets are on sale now. Concert dates are as follows:
Dec. 1 – Bristol, Exchange
Dec. 2 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
Dec. 3 – Manchester, Ruby Lounge
Dec. 4 – Liverpool, EVAC
Dec. 8– Newcastle, Cluny 2
Dec. 9 – Glasgow, Classic Grand
Dec. 10 – Leeds, Wardrobe
Dec. 11 – Norwich, B2
Dec. 15 – Brighton, The Haunt
Dec. 16 – London, Surya
Demi Lovato is out with a music video for her single ‘Really Don’t Care’, featuring Cher Lloyd. The footage is taken from the Pride parade in Los Angeles in June. The track is off the American pop singer’s fourth studio album ‘Demi’, out now on Hollywood Records. Watch the Ryan Pallotta directed clip via YouTube below.
Hilary Duff is out with the music video to her new single ‘Chasing the Sun’, a track co-written by Colbie Caillat. The song is from the American pop singer’s upcoming fifth album, the first since her 2007 release ‘Dignity’. Watch the Declan Whitebloom directed video via VEVO below.
One Direction’s ‘Where We Are’ concert film will be coming to cinemas worldwide on the 11th and 12th October. Recorded at the iconic San Siro stadium in Milan from the sell-out Italian leg of the tour, this one-off cinema event features the live concert including all of One Direction’s biggest hits, plus a 15 minute never before seen interview cut with exclusive behind the scenes footage.
There will be more than 10,000 screenings in over 3,000 screens across 50+ territories, making this the biggest global “event cinema” release ever. Tickets for the screenings will go on sale July 28th. More information, including locations of the film screenings and other details will be released in the coming weeks via the film website at www.1Dconcertfilm.com and on the official One Direction social media channels.
Mark Foster, CEO of new entity Arts Alliance, said “I’m delighted this will be Arts Alliance’s first Pop release since the production and finance company, Mr Wolf, merged with Arts Alliance Media’s distribution arm. We intend this to be the first of many more recording breaking theatrical releases.”
Yogita Puri, Director Content who negotiated the deal for Arts Alliance said “We’re thrilled to be working with Syco, Sony Music and Modest Management on what will be the ultimate fan experience and a landmark release for event cinema.”
Watch a trailer via YouTube below.
Kimbra will hit the road this fall for a U.S. headlining tour. The tour, supported by electro-pop artist Empress Of, kicks off on October 20th in San Francisco and stops across the country through November 9th. Tickets go on sale on July 25th. The New Zealand pop artist will also perform at the Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, which takes place October 24th-26th.
Kimbra is touring in support of her new album ‘The Golden Echo’, which will be released on August 19th via Warner Bros. Records. Her celebratory new track, ‘Miracle,’ debuted on Monday. The Kimbra and Rich Costey produced track features contributions from acclaimed bassist Thundercat, Daniel Johns (Silverchair) and legendary drummer John JR Robinson (Michael Jackson, Daft Punk). The album is available for pre-order from all participating retailers.
Kimbra’s Fall Tour dates are as follows:
Oct. 20 San Francisco, CA – The Independent*
Oct. 23 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy*
Oct. 24 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory*
Oct. 25-10/26 Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival
Oct. 27 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue*
Oct. 28 Denver, CO – Sherman Street Event Center*
Oct. 30 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
Nov. 1 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Nov. 6 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
Nov. 7 Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live – Downstairs*
Nov. 8 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*
Nov. 9 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
* w/ Empress Of
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Justin Bieber is joining Cody Simpson in the studio for a “Special Project”, which the Australian pop star announced on Ustream on Monday night (July 21). “We have some magic music coming for you,” Cody said. “I’m pretty excited to show you what’s going on.” Watch a replay of the Ustream chat and performances below.
Katy Tiz has released an official music video for her breakout single ‘The Big Bang’. The single, originally recorded by Rock Mafia, was re-recorded by Tiz at the advice of Rock Mafia and led to the artist signing with Atlantic Records in April. Watch it via YouTube below.