New Video: Haim – “If I Could Change Your Mind”

February 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Haim brings their ’90s R&B obsession to life in their new video for “If I Could Change Your Mind.” It’s no secret the sister trio is inspired by the decade of music, so they’ve enlisted Fatima Robinson (who worked a lot with the late Aaliyah) to choreograph the visual – which complements the funky tune.

Watch below:

“If I Could Change Your Mind” is off Haim’s debut album, Days Are Gone, out now.

Music Bite: Lily Allen Has Titled Her New Album Sheezus

February 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

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The title of Kanye West‘s latest LP, Yeezus, was met with raised eyebrows and critics that the rapper has gotten way too full of himself. Fast forward nine months later and the comically sacrilegious title has turned into troll-worthy fare – thanks to Lily Allen. The British pop star is no subject to controversy due to her commentary on pop culture, so she decided to name her upcoming album – wait for it – Sheezus.

Allen told BBC One’s Graham Norton, “It’s a confident title choice…and a little nod to Kanye West.”

This title choice could be seen as paying homage to Yeezy’s self-righteousness, but there’s no denying Allen’s boldness! Look out for Sheezus later this year, which includes tracks like “Hard Out Here” and “Air Balloon.”

In the meantime, check out her new video for “Air Balloon” below:

New Music: Brittany Campbell – “Every Part Of Me” (Trap Remix)

February 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Brittany Campbell, a rising pop artist, takes a dip in the recent Trap Mu$ik trend pool with her new remix for “Every Part of Me.”  The original song is piano-driven with a steady bassline reminiscent of power pop acts like Demi Lovato and Kelly Clarkson, and sonically rises towards the chorus as electronic synths take over.

The remix, produced by Redddaz, is much more subdued and dream-like. Campbell refers to it as “Glitter Trap” – a spot on description for the tune that highlights her delicate vocals, which are backed by a sparkling and magical drum beat. The singer-songwriter, who hails from NYC, describes her sound as a mix of Hip-Hop and Pop with some Motown influence. Her inspirations include Amy Winehouse, Aaliyah, Phil Spector, Robyn, and Timbaland.

Listen to the remix of “Every Part of Me” below:

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Hope Vista Releases ‘The EP’: Listen Here

February 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

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There is a bevy of talented up-and-coming artists trying to break into the industry, and the latest gem is Hope Vista. Hailing from New Jersey, the young singer (she’s only 20!) is pursuing her dream of becoming the next big name in Pop. Her debut EP, playfully titled The EP – is acoustic-driven and quite vulnerable.

Opening the EP is “Down In Wonderland” – which bring the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland into the modern times. Arguably the strongest song on the project, it jumps straight it with sharp guitar licks and a steady drum bass that anchors the singer’s light vocals. Vista’s saccharine tone has a slight folkloric edge to it, which pairs well with the fairy tale-inspired theme.

Another highlight is “Heart of Darkness,” an acoustic song which tells a tragic story of her friend who was killed by a drunk driver. The lyrics are heartfelt and Vista reflects her anguish through her vocals, which have a Taylor Swift-esque air to them.

Overall, The EP is a fairly solid debut effort. Hope Vista has a strong enough backing with her lyrics, but at times her voice is too delicate and bright for her subject matter. If she can bring forth more raw emotion with her vocals and her production as well as expand her lyricism to rid itself from oft-cliched themes, there’s no doubt that Hope Vista can shine among her fellow pop stars of today.

Listen to all four songs after the jump! Keep reading!

Music Bite: Kanye West, Jack White & Elton John To Headline Bonnaroo 2014

February 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Next to Coachella, Southern favorite Bonnaroo is arguably the most anticipated summer music festival in the United States – and guess what? The official 2014 lineup is finally here, and it’s the best one yet!

After being banned due to his infamous 2008 performance, Kanye West will join Jack White and Elton John as headliners. But the biggest shocker is the absence of a reunited rap duo set to take over the festival season – Outkast. That’s a pretty bold move, Bonnaroo! The lineup was announced during a huge superjam party titled “Bonnaroo Line-Up Announcement Megathon,” or B.L.A.M.! for short, which was hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Taran Killam.

This year’s lineup boasts over 125 of music’s favorite and most talented acts, including: The Flaming Lips, CHVRCHES, Disclosure, Chance The Rapper, Janelle Monae, Frank Ocean, Danny Brown, Arctic Monkeys, Lionel Richie, Neutral Milk Hotel, James Blake, Banks, Kaskade, Wiz Khalifa, Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Pusha T, Chromeo, Cage the Elephant, Zedd, Poliça, A$AP Ferg, Broken Bells, Lauryn Hill, Classixx, Ms Mr, Skrillex, Phoenix, Die Antwoord, Capital Cities and tons more!

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will take place from June 12-15 at the Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 22 on Bonnaroo.com – so get your coins ready!

New Video: Natalia Kills – “Trouble”

February 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Natalia Kills gets somber in her new video for “Trouble,” the third single from her eponymous sophomore album. Following the killer singles “Problem” and “Saturday Night,” this “We Found Love” inspired visual depicts a tumultuous relationship between the singer and her toxic lover – which is all propelled by the booming production of the mid-tempo tune.

Watch below:

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