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 <3 Lisa Origliasso (@Lisa_Veronica): My heart is breaking for everyone affected by the earthquake in Nepal. A terrifying tragedy. Sending prayers, love, peace and strength. X Jessica Origliasso (@Jessicaveronica): Prayers to Nepal X Drew Seeley (@drewseeley): Praying for Nepal this morning Sara 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
Several pop artists Tweeted their support of Bruce Jenner after the decathlon gold medal winner and reality television star appeared on ABC’s ’20/20′ to reveal “for all intents and purposes, I’m a woman.” Jenner has had cosmetic facial surgeries and is taking the female hormone estrogen, but is unsure about gender altering surgeries. Among the Twitter postings:
Jenny Owen Youngs (@jennyowenyoungs): The Bruce Jenner interview special is two hours long… but considerably longer if you watch it with your parents and pause for questions.
Ricki-Lee (@TheRickiLee): I have so much respect for Bruce Jenner finally opening up about the gender identity cloud that has… https://instagram.com/p/17zDm5Nde7/
Vanessa Carlton (@VanessaCarlton): Go go go go go go Bruce Jenner. And well done Mr. Sean Dooley @seandooley3 and Mrs. Sawyer
Esmée Denters (@esmeeworld): I am really interested to see the Bruce Jenner interview but I can’t find it anywhere online : ( I applaud him for his courage!
Justin Guarini (@JustinGuarini): Finally got to see the Bruce Jenner interview and was floored by the grace and bravery he exhibited.
Jennifer Lopez (@JLo): Once a champion always a champion. #BruceJenner #transgender #beyourself #loveyourself #LoveIsLove
Jessica Sutta (@IamJessicaSutta): Bruce Jenner. TY! An inspiring reminder to us all to find the courage to be our authentic selves in spite of our fears. #BruceJennerABC
Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): Proud to be part of a generation that is making a change & embracing all kinds of people. Bruce Jenner, you did an amazing thing. #SpreadLove
Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale): #brucejenner is so brave and I love that he’s finally happy with being himself. #gobruce
Luciana (@LucianaCaporaso): So much respect and support for #BruceJenner, I think this exposure of transgender issues will help so many lives.
Lance Bass (@LanceBass): Bravo #BruceJenner #DianeSawyer and #ABC !! Beautifully told!!
Carmen & Camille (@carmencamille): Proud of Bruce Jenner, that took courage. I hope this interview opens up a dialogue about gender identity #BruceJennerABC
Tyler Hilton (@TylerHilton) :My mom w the inspiring #BruceJenner reminding us all tonight to be who you are, whoever that may be.… https://instagram.com/p/14oIZnPwx2/
Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): Thank you #BruceJenner. Your testimony will make this world a better place.
Ayla Brown (@AylaBrown): While most of the world was glued to the TV with #BruceJenner I was w/ hundreds of Vets and @ConcernedVets spreading patriotism! #LetLoveIn
Miley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) I LOOOOVE LOOOVE LOOOVE Bruce Jenner!!!!!!!
Katy Tiz has released the official video for her latest single, ‘Whistle (While You Work It)’. The song comes off of the UK singer/songwriter’s upcoming Atlantic Records debut album. Watch it via YouTube below.
Katy says of the video, “It blows my mind seeing a vision I had come to life. This video comes from my love of graffiti artwork and takes inspiration from some of the greatest fairytales of all time.”
‘Whistle (While You Work It)’ was recently featured in Shoe Dazzle’s spring campaign. It follows the success of ‘The Big Bang’, Katy’s breakout single that launched her onto the Billboard Hot 100 and to Top 40 radio.
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.