Sam Sparro is out with the music video to his new single ‘The Shallow End’, off the Australian pop singer’s upcoming second album ‘Return To Paradise’, released on Capitol Records. The track was produced by Jesse Rogg and Greg Kurstin and is about life in Los Angeles. The video is a compilation of home video footage of the making of the record, filmed in Los Angeles, New York, London and Spain. Watch it via YouTube below.
Several artists are weighing in on the rioting, looting, arson and general mayhem going on in London and other cities in England with varying degrees of rage, disgust and fear. Among the messages on Twitter:
Sam Sparro (@sam_sparro): Hope all my friends and family in London are ok. Such Foolishness :/
Gareth Gates (@Gareth_Gates): Can’t believe how bad the riots are. So sad. Get the Army in.
Ok enough is enough. Police need to open fire. These heartless thugs need stopping. So frustrating!
Lucie Silvas (@LucieSilvas): What good can all this possibly come to? Wishing for all the violence to end now
Julian Perretta (@julianperretta): What’s happening at home in London!!!
Scary I am worried for my family and friends :(
Danny Jones of McFly (@Dannymcfly): I am absolutely disgusted in what I’m seeing right now!!
Sophie Ellis Bextor (@SophieEB): @ladymunter no, I am genuinely freaked. A Londoner born and bred. X
I mean I am away from home. The holiday bit is irrelevant.
I did not mean to come across as insensitive. I meant I am far away from loved ones and my favorite city and trying to understand. V sad.
Sick to my stomach. Love my home. Thank you for the updates. I won’t be sleeping. News on. Keep safe, people. X
Sophie King of The Dollyrockers (@sophiedollyrock): So terrible what’s going on in London, uneducated thugs!
Lauren Bennett (@BENNETTofficial): These F**KING asshole kids!!!!!!!! What are they doing!!! Where are the parents why can’t we control these kids? #londonriots
Michelle Branch (@michellebranch): Sending good vibes to London. One of my favorite cities. Xo
Nerina Pallot (@ladychatterley): How will Cameron justify his slacking off to all the overstretched police on the frontline who will have had holiday leave cancelled?
Lily Allen (@MrsLRCooper): Are we on the brink of civil war or something?
Keisha Buchanan (@keisha_buchanan): Just watching the news…. So sad, Come on Londoners, this madness needs to stop.
I’m hearing its outside London too :-( Please be safe guys. Let’s work together….
Melody Thornton (@MelodyThornton): I can’t believe what is going on in London! It’s horrifying! Be safe all my English friends!! I love you!
Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris): Can’t believe what pussyholes the UK goverment are…give your quotes to newspapers saying ‘this is simply inexcusable’ FU**ING DO SOMETHING
Get the army out, get the rubber bullets out, shoot the dickheads and they’ll soon go home..it’s not worth it for a pair of Nikes and a Xbox?
And in the meantime innocent people and their jobs, homes, being destroyed… your own country!!! How can you be so stupid?!?!
SHAME on these fu**ers… I know everything I’m saying is obvious but I’m so angry at these folks I might as well put something you know?
Cody Simpson (@TheCodySimpson): #prayforlondon. I’ll be over there in 2012 to show some love. stay safe..
Several artists are reacting to the earthquake in Los Angeles which occured about a half hour ago on their Twitter pages, including Lindsay Lohan, Jordin Sparks, Sam Sparro, Anjulie, and Kina Grannis. They write:
kinagrannis Ooh– earthquake!
Anjulierocks EARTHQUAKE 3.0 to 3.9….. saw the speakers shake!!
sam_sparro Another earthquake! These sh**s getting way too frequent. I’m scurred!
TheRealJordin EARTHQUAKE! I felt it in the studio!!!! Omg
sevinnyne6126 Earthquake scared me!
Sam Sparro checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@samsparro) on Monday (February 9), after losing at last night’s Grammy awards in the Best Dance Recording category to Daft Punk. The Australian singer songwriter tells readers:
No Grammy for me last night – but it’s certainly an honor to lose to DAFT PUNK – I’ve been huge fans of theirs for about a decade and God knows they’ve made a lasting mark on dance music and pop culture forever!
It was great to see Adele take home a couple and see Katy Perry descend on a huge banana (which my boyfriend saw being hauled downtown on the back of a truck a few days prior!) and a few other exciting moments – but overall it was very long and not very relevant – nowhere near the cutting edge of pop culture (perhaps aside from Mummie.In.Action.)
Sam Sparro checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@samsparro) on Wednesday (December 24). The Australian singer and producer tells readers:
I’m in the car driving to my boyfriends family in Arizona for Christmas. It’s so beautiful- big and flat with the occasional snow-capped mountain, cacti which look like those in “road runner” cartoon, skies that resemble a Magritte. Driving here, on the open road is the perfect place to clear my head and reflect on what has been the most incredible year of my life. I’m relieved it’s over and looking forward to a break and getting back to work on my next record. If you are in the UK – I’ll be on Top Of The Pops this week and Jools Holland’s Hootenanny on New Years Eve (which will be a lot of fun!!). If not- I’m sure it’ll be on YouTube soon. Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and whatever else you celebrate. Thank you for your support this year – All The Best for 2009! It’s all yours so do what you wanna do. Lots of love, Sam xo