Thursday, October 31, 2019
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
billie eilish - you should see me in a crown
you know you're massive when takashi murakami will do a video for one of your singles (he happens to be brother finn's fave artist too!) looks like they've been collaborating for the past 8 months on this project, so appreciate !!
dermot kennedy - lost
easily one of ireland's most popular exports in the past year, the singer songwriter with the growl in his voice showcases it live in the beginning of this video for 'lost'. love this guy!!!
hozier - almost (sweet music)
UPDATE 4/17: check out a more 'professional' version of hozier's wonderful single "almost"
hozier - almost (sweet music)
aww... hozier's fabulous ode to jazz classics gets a dorky rooftop makeshift video where the singer/songwriter struggles with getting his cards to match the lyrics. all good cause the song is just a gem no matter what!
Friday, March 29, 2019
rosalia x j balvin feat el guincho - con altura
celebrating the music of her youth, flamenco superstar rosalia now turns her attention to classic reggaeton. bringing in her buddies j balvin and el guincho, rosalia still manages to throw in a modern spin of her own. add some killer choreo (LOVE her dance posse) and fun set designs, you've got your jam for the weekend!
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
vampire weekend feat steve lacy - sunflower
the new vampire weekend single "sunflower" is a catchy jazz scat jam featuring the internet's steve lacy on some crazy guitar picking throughout! produced by the awesome ariel rechtshaid (who also did their previous jam "harmony hall") this just gives me an inkling that the upcoming 'father of the bride' album is going to be a hodgepodge of sounds that i can't wait to get my hands on! love this!!
Friday, February 22, 2019
vampire weekend - harmony hall
after almost 6 years, ezra koenig and his band of merry vampire weekend-ers (sans founding member rotsam batmanglij who coincidentally worked on this song) are baaack!! kicking off with this insta positive acoustic guitar-riffed gem, the track also allows us to gear up for the upcoming 'father of the bride' album! check out the video featuring some nice cameos from blood orange's dev hynes, haim sister danielle and jonah hill taking a bite from ezra's pancake breakfast. Sure why not!
Saturday, February 16, 2019
ben platt - ease my mind
ben platt offers us yet another wonderful vocal track from his upcoming debut album 'sing to me instead'. the tony winner continues to visually tell a chapter of a failed love between him and charlie carver and in the process publicly come out on his own terms. can't wait to hear more from this album!!!
see the first video release, bad habit below:
ben platt - bad habit
Friday, February 08, 2019
ariana grande - break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored
oh lady ariana goes pansexual with a bit of poly action thrown in! coming out the same day as her new album 'thank u, next', ariana goes a tad twinning on ariel yasmine in hopes to nab riverdale's charles melton (or is there more?) either way the fans are going bonkers for all this sexual innuendo and ariana gains loads of chatter for the click bait. all good in my book!!!
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
rosalia - de aqui no sales
what is this magical video directed by diana kunst & mau morgo? no need to fawn over our love of rosalia, but this is pretty darn cool shizz she's giving her fans for 2019!
Friday, January 11, 2019
troye sivan - lucky strike
ooh! someone is in heat!!! troye sivan kicks off the new year with this uber catchy single from his album 'bloom'. directed in faded tones by emma westenberg (janelle monae), this video is a nice fantasy break that we all need this winter. swoon!!!
Friday, December 21, 2018
cardi b - money
directed by fashion photographer jora frantzis, cardi b's xmas gift is a NSFW masterpiece with powerful nips out women, pole gyrating queens and one breastfeeding diva. it's both shocking and empowering to watch, making it a perfect year end gift for her fans. awesome!
Thursday, November 08, 2018
jacob banks - slow up
taken from jacob's beautiful debut album 'village', this new single is accompanied by a poignant video (co-directed by jacob himself with mo swaleh) that is both touching and visual in it's simplicty. the rest of the album offers up even more musical gems, so remember to check it out after you've gotten some feels watching this video! love it!
ariana grande - breathin
talk about instant hit. radio stations honed in on this track back when the album 'sweetener' was released in august. by sheer interest it's been playing non-stop for over 2 months and FINALLY gets an official release this week! "breathin" is easily one of the best pop songs of the year and just catchy as heck! word is that ariana is already moving on and working on another collection of songs ("thank u, next" being the first release - listen below), so there's going to be ALOT more ariana in the coming months.
ariana grande - thank u, next
Friday, November 02, 2018
carly rae jepsen - party for one
kicking off new material for a 2019 album, carly rae jepsen is back with the beyond catchy anthem 'party for one'. throw in a fun raunchy new video featuring a few insta-stars and you've got the perfect release of the week! welcome back!!!
Saturday, October 27, 2018
shawn mendes x zedd - lost in japan
this has been an album favorite since the very beginning, so for shawn mendes to FINALLY put it out with the zedd remix as an official single is just the icing on the cake. with a video inspired by 'lost in translation' and co-starring '13 reasons why' star alisha boe, this jay martin directed video is just pure joy to watch! love everything about this!
sigrid - sucker punch
the awesome sigrid returns with yet ANOTHER catchy single for her fans with a glorious video to boot. we've been fans of this norwegian pop gal since the beginning so it's just so nice to see her continue to put out songs to showcase her talents. love this!!!
Friday, October 26, 2018
little mix feat nicki minaj - woman like me
my fave girl band on the planet is baaaaack! this time they bring nicky minaj in tow for a girl power anthem wrapped in a more chilled out groove. i dig, i love them, welcome back!!!
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
beirut - gallipoli
after an almost 4 year wait, zach condon and his band of merry folk return with the title track of their new album 'gallipoli'. the horns are back, the wistful romantic vibes are back, beirut are officially back!!!! yaaay!!!
Friday, October 19, 2018
brandi carlile & sam smith - party of one
with proceeds going to the children in conflict charity, which both brandi & sam are spokespersons for, this is a re-recording of the last track from her excellent album 'by the way i forgive you', now reimagined as a duet between a couple. not that the original wasn't heartbreaking enough, this will bring out emo's off the charts (unless you're cold inside). just the most beautiful thing you should hear this week.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
WONGIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: post malone & swae lee - sunflower (spider man: into the spider verse OST)
post malone & swae lee - sunflower (spider man: into the spider verse OST)
i have to say, putting together two of my fave hip hop tenors (albeit slightly autotuned) together in one song is a smart move! throw in the fact that it's the first single off the upcoming spider man animated film (which if you stayed til the end of venom you'd have seen the impressive clip) and i'm now even more curious about the whole project. great pop song, cool video, i'm in!
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
no rome feat the 1975 - narcissist
it's so exciting to listen to a new gen of songwriters celebrate all the soul hooks of the 90's/00's again! manila based no rome has quickly turned into one of my fave debut acts of 2018 and with the 1975 on producer helm, they are churning out some serious grooves for you to jam to! love this song!!
Monday, October 08, 2018
alessia cara - trust my lonely
the second single off her upcoming 'the pains of growing' album, our gal alessia goes for a playful reggae tinged number that somehow makes breaking up one of the best things to do! love it!
Thursday, September 27, 2018
[10/9 new video!!!] lady gaga - look what i've found
if you're not already listening to the soundtrack that came out over the weekend, then this is a good track to give you an idea of the different kinds of sounds our girl 'ally' will be performing in the film. channeling some carole king, this is a fun jam that actually sounds better and better a few times played over. yeah... i'm a fan.
lady gaga & bradley cooper - shallow (a star is born OST)
for those of us fortunate enough to see a star is born already, the experience of watching these two perform on stage for the first time is a naturally tear inducing moment that kicks off their adventure/tragedy ahead. so FINALLY getting to hear 'shallow' again is not only a beautiful thing, but it reminds me how much i loved this film (which all of you will get to see oct 5th!!) goosebumps!
Friday, September 07, 2018
4 NEW HOZIER SONGS!!!: hozier - nina cried power (feat mavis staples) / shrike / moment's silence (common tongue) / NFWMB
after a 4 year wait, fans of hozier FINALLY gets new music in the form of the 'nina cried power EP' featuring 4 songs that showcase a wonderful tease of what his upcoming album is going to sound like. delving into a more soulful rootsier sound for some of the tracks, the irish singer/songwriter still has a lovely knack for powerful impactful songs. welcome back it's been way too long!
[UPDATED with video] hozier feat mavis staples - nina cried power
hozier - shrike
hozier - moments silence (common tongue)
hozier - NFWMB
Thursday, August 16, 2018
christine and the queens - 5 dollars
continuing her visual dive into masculinity tropes, the awesome heloise letissier (aka christine and the queens) goes into american gigalo mode as 'they' prepare for work. ironically the song is a sweet synth pop number which makes what will transgress even more interesting. love it all!!
Friday, August 03, 2018
drake - in my feelings
i'm actually really surprised that drake went and made a video for his #1 viral smash 'in my feelings'. with twitter/instagram filled with videos of the dance challenge, the song went from album track to crossover hit instantly and could have been left at just a collection made by fans of the song. instead, drake did the classy thing (again) with director karena evans by bringing on dj/comedian shiggy (who did the dance in the first place), featuring yung miami of the city girls (jt is currently serving a sentence) and even celebrating big freedia who helped nudge his 'nice for what' into a smash hit. plus we get to see drake do some acting with phylicia rashad and la la anthony! all in all it's a celebration and we love him for it!
matt corby - no ordinary life
after a two year absence aussie singer/songwriter (and wongie fave) returns with the highly psychedelic single 'no ordinary life' channeling some serious willy wonka inspirations. what's also wonderful is that the beautiful song is a vocally subtle number that doesn't feature matt doing the soaring vocals that we've all come to love and expect. looks like this new album will be an adventure for all of us! yaay!
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
the internet - la di da
after releasing their excellent album 'hive mind' last week, the internet put out an official video for their album highlight 'la di da' which is the best vibe of the late summer! just lean back and enjoy this awesomely chill jam will ya!
Friday, July 13, 2018
ariana grande - god is a woman
the beautiful images that director dave meyers offers up for ariana's new single is endless! throw in a monologue read by madonna midway and you've got the best video you'll see this week! so good!
Friday, July 06, 2018
years & years - palo santo (short film)
after giving us snippets from single releases, olly and his director fred rowson offer up the full 15 mins short film which features dame judi dench and ben whishaw in the mix. sit back, press play, get into the world where androids force humans to perform erotic cabarets for their pleasure 'palo santo' style!
christine and the queens - doesn't matter
this is the boppiest existential pop song i've heard in awhile! christine and the queens offer up their new single 'doesn't matter', also announcing that her new album 'chris' will be released sept 21st in both english and french.
as per usual the french version sounds better!
christine and the queens - doesn't matter (voleur de soleil)
Thursday, June 21, 2018
sam smith - baby you make me crazy (acoustic)
sometimes you should just perform a song with nothing but a guitar and your lovely backup vocalists. i haven't really been listening much to sam smith's album, but this version is a nice one for the summer (and it's so nice to see him smiling and just chill).
florence + the machine - big god
i can honestly watch this video by autumn de wilde on loop. between the incredible song by florence, the amazing choreo that she collabs with akram khan (and those other dancers!), this is just a beautiful piece of visual that you can lose yourself into. simple but so powerful at the same time. hence my video of the week.
alessia cara - growing pains
is her suit motif a commentary of being part of corporate music culture? looks like alessia cara's return will address her feelings towards her success in the upcoming 'the pains of growing' album, with her 1st single 'growing pains' already kicking off some criticism. can't wait to see what else she's willing to expose of herself in the coming releases!
ariana grande feat nicki minaj - the light is coming
pharrell is all over this new ariana grande single! with it's playful beats and nicki kicking off the song, ariana fans now have an official release date of the album 'sweetener' (aug 17) too! there will be loads more ariana in the coming days with her appearance in nicki's latest single and hopefully a video for her troye sivan collab too!!!
Sunday, June 17, 2018
the carters - apeshit
surprise releasing their joint album 'everything is love' under 'the carters', beyonce and jay z not only take over the louvre in their video, but they offer some juicy lyrics that cover all the talk around their relationship, avoiding spotify, losing at the grammys and more. of course to hear their new album, you have to listen on tidal, so get joining!
blackpink - ddu du ddu du
already breaking records with the most youtube views of any kpop girl band history within 24 hours (47 million and counting), blackpink release their latest EP square up with 4 tracks kicking off with this banger of 'ddu du ddu du'. i'm sure we'll be seeing some videos accompanying those tracks very soon, for now we welcome back my fave kpop gals!
Monday, June 11, 2018
shawn mendes - nervous
'nervous' was a hit single apparent from day one if you've listened to shawn's latest album, so um... there you have it... giving us cute and swoon for his latest video!
Thursday, June 07, 2018
twin shadow feat haim - saturdays
celebrating the mood of waking up early on saturdays watching cartoons before taking on the world, then coming home at night watching music videos after hours, that was the schooling i got as a kid and looks like twin shadow (aka george lewis jr) got the same visual education as me. crafting the perfect 80's soundtrack jam, i've been cherishing this song for quite some time and love that it's FINALLY an official single. play it, love it, live it!!
kesha - hymn
always a highlight off her last album 'rainbow', this self empowerment anthem is now taking on a new meaning as kesha is dedicating it to the united we dream organization which helps youth combat deportation and feel safe within their immigrant communities from the government. one of the jams of the summer has gone political yo!