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.
Taylor Swift is out with the music video to her new single ‘Style’. The song is off the American pop singer’s fifth studio album ‘1989’, out now on Big Machine. Model Dominic Sherwood plays Swift’s love interest in the Kyle Newman directed treatment, where some scenes were shot in the Hercules Cave in Tangier, Morocco. Watch it via YouTube below.
Ariana Grande is out with the music video to her new single ‘One Last Time’, off the American pop singer and actress’ second studio album ‘My Everything’, out now on Republic Records. Watch the Max Landis directed video, featuring Ariana’s ‘Victorious’ co-star Matt Bennett, 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.
Maroon 5 are out with the music video to their new single ‘Sugar’, off the American pop rock group’s fifth studio album ‘V’, out now on Interscope Records. Talking about crashing weddings as the surprise wedding band for the David Dobkin directed treatment, frontman Adam Levine said, “It was a lot of fun. It felt good to kind of surprise these people and make them happy. Happy that they liked our band too. It would have been a total disaster [if not].” Watch it via YouTube below.
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.
December 18th, 2014 – Canada’s acclaimed pop multi-instrumentalist
Lights will hit the road for a U.S. headlining tour in support of her current album ‘Little Machines’ starting in February, joined by support act X-Ambassadors. The tour kicks off on February 14th in Minneapolis. Tickets go on sale at music.iamlights.com on Friday, December 19th at 10am ET. Please see below for all dates.
Lights upcoming tour dates are as follows:
Feb. 14 – Minneapolis, MN at Mill City Nights
Feb. 15 – Omaha, NE at The Waiting Room
Feb. 17 – Iowa City, IA at Blue Moose Tap House
Feb. 18 – St. Louis, MO at Ready Room
Feb. 20 – Dallas, TX at Granada Theater
Feb. 21 – Austin, TX at Emo’s
Feb. 22 – Houston, TX at Warehouse Live
Feb. 24 – Orlando, FL at Beacham Theater
Feb. 25 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Culture Room
Feb. 27 – Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade
Feb. 28 – Carrboro, NC at Cat’s Cradle
Mar. 1 – Nashville, TN at Rocketown
Mar. 2 – Charlotte, NC at The Fillmore Charlotte
Mar. 4 – Norfolk, VA at The NorVa
Mar. 5 – Pittsburgh, PA at Mr. Small’s Theatre
Mar. 6 – Columbus, OH at Skully’s Music Diner
Mar. 7 – Indianapolis, IN at Deluxe at Old National Centre
Mar. 9 – Cleveland, OH at House of Blues – Cleveland
Mar. 10 – Grand Rapids, MI at The Intersection
New York City based pop artist Sariah has released her official music video for her flirty spin on ‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus’, featuring LA rapper Mac Lucci. The track is featured on Sariah’s recently released holiday EP, ‘Holiday Heart: Royal Edition’. The video’s Santa Claus, Mac Lucci, has been mentored by the legendary Snoop Dogg as part of his ‘Doggystyle’ posse. Their latest collaboration ‘Hollywood’ is due out early next year, while Sariah is prepping a EP via Reigning Heart Records.
Sariah said of the song, “Creating and co-producing this video was such a blast. It’s my favorite time of year and I had such a great time acting in this video with the one and only Mac Lucci – we couldn’t stop laughing on set! He is so talented and such a great talent to work with. I hope you enjoy our fun interpretation!”