The Weeknd is out with the music video to his new single ‘The Hills’, off the Canadian artist’s upcoming second studio album ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’, out August 28th on XO and Republic Records. The Grant Singer directed clip features Abel Tesfaye walking down a dark street after emerging from a car that had flipped and later explodes. Watch it via YouTube below.
Taylor Swift is out with the music video to her new single ‘Bad Blood’, featuring Kendrick Lamar. The Joseph Kahn directed video features cameos from singer/actress Selena Gomez, actress Jessica Alba, Hayley Williams of Paramore, supermodel Cindy Crawford, singer Ellie Goulding, actress Mariska Hargitay and more. Watch it via YouTube below.
Jacquie Lee is out with the music video to her new single ‘Tears Fall’. The video was filmed at the famous home of Zsa Zsa Gábor and features the 17-year-old floating in a pool of “man tears.” The single, co-written by Sia, is featured on Jacquie’s debut EP ‘Broken Ones’, released last year on Atlantic Records. Watch it via YouTube below.
Warner Bros. Records artist Bebe Rexha is out with the official video of her feminist anthem ‘I’m Gonna Show You Crazy’. Directed by Hannah Lux Davis, and shot in Los Angeles, the video finds the Brooklyn born singer sent to a repressive boarding school with other “freaks” to normalize their appearance and behavior. The song is from the 25-year-old’s debut EP ‘I Don’t Wanna Grow Up’, released earlier this month. Watch the video via YouTube below.
Jessie J is out with the music video to her new single ‘Flashlight’, from the soundtrack to ‘Pitch Perfect 2’. The video features the English pop singer going to Barden University, where she performs the ballad while observing students. Watch it via YouTube below.
The creative collaboration between Swedish artist/producer Avicii and Volvo Cars for their new brand campaign features a reworking of the classic song ‘Feeling Good’ can be viewed via YouTube below. Filmed on location in Stockholm and Osterlen, southern Sweden, the music video visits places of personal significance for Avicii and tells his own story of renewal, following several years of hard touring. The music video also features members of his family and close friends.
“In the past six years I have been on a never-ending tour, apart for the last nine months during my time-out,” Avicii explained. “I did around 325 shows in a year with traveling on top of that. It couldn’t continue. In the end I had to re-evaluate my situation and change my lifestyle. Sweden is an important place to me, it’s where I gather my strength and energy with family and friends. This whole process of re-evaluation and renewal is what Volvo encouraged me to visualize in the music video. I think we did a great job together.”
The song Feeling Good was initially picked as a proposal by Volvo. The arrangement has been produced by Avicii, with Audra Mae on vocals.
“It’s great to work with Audra Mae again. She has a powerful and emotionally charged voice and is steeped in the folk and country music traditions. She most recently worked with me on the ‘True’ album, taking some of her first steps into electronic music with the track ‘Addicted To You’. Audra’s soulful delivery breathes new life into this classic track. I’m very pleased with the result,” said Avicii.
Ryn Weaver has released the music video for her single ‘The Fool’, the title track from the singer, songwriter and producer’s debut album. ‘The Fool’ will be released June 16th on Mad Love/Interscope Records. Produced by multiplatinum producer Benny Blanco and Passion Pit creative force and frontman Michael Angelakos, ‘The Fool’ features the title track along with breakout single ‘OctaHate’ and brand new music from Weaver. Watch the video via YouTube below.
Echosmith saw their Certified Platinum ‘Cool Kids’ get an A Cappella makeover by The Muppets and YouTube star Mike Tompkins as part of The Muppets’ recent residency at YouTube Space LA. Watch it below.
L.A.-based quintet machineheartare out with the video for their buzzy single ‘Circles’, featuring Vanic. The synth-pop anthem hit #1 on Hype Machine and reached #12 on the Spotify U.S. Viral Chart. Watch it via YouTube below.
Several pop stars turned to Twitter to send out their thoughts and prayers to the people of Nepal after the south Asian country was hit with a magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday, killing more than 3,000. Many also pointed out ways for people to donate to those impacted by the quake. Among the Tweets:
Nadine Coyle (@NadineCoyleNow): My heart goes out to everyone suffering from the Nepal earthquake. God please bring peace to all that you can. ??
Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles): Thinking about everyone involved in the Earthquake in Nepal.. Such awful news… To help those affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal, text: DONATE5 to 70008 and give £5. Thank you @savechildrenuk
Shakira (@shakira): .@UNICEF is taking action to help children+families affected by horrific #NepalEarthquake You can help: http://www.supportunicef.org/Nepal
Emma Bunton (@EmmaBunton): Children are in danger following #Nepal earthquake, please support @Unicef_UK to provide urgent help – http://ow.ly/M73WN PLS RT
One Direction (@onedirection): To help those affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal text: DONATE5 to 70008 and give £5. Thank you #NepalEarthquake @savechildrenuk
Marie Digby (@mariedigby): I’m really saddened to hear the news about the earthquake in Nepal. Sending my prayers to the people there & donation through @DirectRelief
Nick Jonas (@nickjonas): Help the families of the Nepal Earthquake which has left thousands dead. Donate to @convoyofhope at http://give.convoyofhope.org/Nepal #NepalEarthquake
Uh Huh Her (@UhHuhHerMusic): Sending love and thinking about everyone in Nepal.
Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): Hey everyone, @UNICEF is taking action to help children+families affected by the #NepalEarthquake To help http://www.unicefusa.org/Nepal
Yuna Zarai (@yunamusic): My prayers for those affected by the earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. This was one of the strongest earthquakes recorded.
Kevin Jonas (@kevinjonas): Help the families of the Nepal Earthquake which has left thousands dead. Donate to @convoyofhope at http://give.convoyofhope.org/Nepal #NepalEarthquake
Savannah Outen (@therealsavannah): So devastating to hear about the earthquake in Nepal. My love and thoughts are with everyone there <3Lisa Origliasso (@Lisa_Veronica): My heart is breaking for everyone affected by the earthquake in Nepal. A terrifying tragedy. Sending prayers, love, peace and strength. XJessica Origliasso (@Jessicaveronica): Prayers to Nepal XDrew Seeley (@drewseeley): Praying for Nepal this morningSara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles): Oh such heartbreak for Nepal.Kina Grannis (@kinagrannis): Sending love to Nepal after this devastating earthquake. Just got word that my cousin living there is safe...Elizabeth & The Catapult (@thecatapult): Just heard about the earthquake in Nepal. My heart goes out to all the victims. Just horrible.Laura Jansen (@LauraJansen): Nepal in my thoughts today