“Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward pathway had been lost.”
The iconic words of Dante’s Inferno appear at the beginning of Grimes new music video, “Go” Ft. Blood Diamond. Grimes also known as Claire Boucher originally wrote the song for Rihanna but after she declined, Boucher reclaimed it as her own. “Go” was her first song in two years which released in June as part of her forthcoming EP. The song reached over 1.5 million plays on Soundcloud and now the video that was produced by Boucher and her brother Mac (Roco-Prime) is making a splash with its dark post-apocalyptic/ 90’s fisheye theme.
In her post on tumblr Gimes explains her video, “It’s supposed to be dante’s inferno (abstractly), different layers of hell etc. super visually inspired by like x men, metal gear, dune. haha, maybe thats too all over the place and doesn’t make sense, but yea, enjoy!”
The days are getting shorter and the heat is dying down. Everyone is either getting ready or has already returned back to school. After all the fun in the sun, 91 days of summer doesn’t seem like enough. As we inch closer to the last official days of summer or Labor Day Weekend, we must remember, not to work too hard and wear every last piece of white clothing we own. As you prepare to enjoy the long Labor Day weekend, listen to some of our favorite songs of this summer. Reminisce on the days at the beach, the warm summer nights, and all the fun you had with your friends.
This week Eminem announced over Twitter that ShadyXV would be making its way into fans hand on November 24th. A day later, Eminem’s new song, “Guts Over Fear” featuring Sia dropped online. After the duo’s first collaboration on the song ”Beautiful Pain” which appeared on The Marshall Mathers LP 2 as a bonus track, it was unclear if Eminem and Sia would ever work together again. Luckily for fans, the duos most recent collaboration will appear as part of the 2 disc-compilation that will commemorate the 15th year anniversary of Shady Records. It will also be part of the soundtrack for Denzel Washington’s new movie “The Equalizer.”
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This Years MTV Video Music Awards did not disappoint. Some of the biggest acts of this year graced the stage to perform their top hits. Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nikki Minaj opened the show with their own personal hits “Break Free” and “Anaconda” as well as their group collaboration “Bang Bang”. As the star studded night continued Taylor Swift performed her anthem “Shake it off”, Usher performed “She came to give it to you”, and Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora performed “Black Widow”. The artist to watch Sam Smith and 5 Seconds of Summer gave fans some new music to look forward to when they performed their breakout hits “Stay with me” and “Amnesia”. The final two performances of the night were definelty the most elaborate and and anticipated. Maroon 5 performed their song “One more night” on an outside stage in from the The Forum. Finally, the highlight of the night, Queen Bey performed a medley of all of her songs of her new self titled album Beyonce.
If you can’t find some of your favorite performances here, don’t worry we have you covered, you can find them all right here.
Keeping up with every new song release can be time consuming and a pain. We know your your young, busy, and you don’t want to keep playing that same playlist over and over again. You need something new in your life. Don’t fret, the weekend is upon us and we have done all the leg work to your perfect new release playlist. this playlist is guaranteed to keep you moving and chances are you may have just found your new summertime anthem.
UK group Bastille has been busy touring after their recent success of their singles “Pompeii” and “Bad Blood”. Hitting almost every festival in the circuit and still having 33 dates left, it’s nothing short of a great feat that the band has managed to release a new single and music video for “Bad News”.
The video features front man Dan Smith, walking down an empty corridor as different scenes that can only be described as grainy clips from something out of the twilight zone. Complete with cartoons, children, cops, clowns, and a floating mouth singing the song,
Bad News is a new song from the forthcoming EP Oblivion and it is set to release September 8th but it is available for pre-order on shop.virginemi.com.
Ariana Grande has come a long way from her Nickelodeon days and she has transformed into a pop sensation. Her single Problem ft. Iggy Azalea, topped almost every music chart and since then, diehard Ari fans have been patiently waiting for her new album to drop. Luckily for us, the wait is over. On Wednesday, August 20th, Ariana Grande released not one but four songs exclusively on Arianagrande.MTV.com from her upcoming album, My Everything, that’s set to release August 25th. The four songs include collaborations with Cashmere Cat and The Weekend.
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The Haim sisters have stepped out of their video comfort zone and have stepped in to a 90’s talk show scene in their new video, “My Song 5″ featuring A$AP Ferg. The star studded video includes the SNL star Vanessa Bayer who plays the talk show host Dallas Murphey. As the video continues, Dallas tries to resolve some of her guest problems such as the fear of cotton balls, Keiysha’s love with her cat Mr. boots, and bassist Este comes clean to her boyfriend about her secret infatuation with mimes. Finally as A$AP Ferg makes his way to the stage, he finds out that his girlfriend is leaving him for woman. unlike the rest of the other cases A$AP and the girls put their differences aside and leave together.
This is far leap from their usual videos but it a delightful comical change.
On Monday, Taylor Swift released the album cover for her new album “1989″ during the highly anticipated live stream on Yahoo! The album is available for pre-order as a download or physical copy on Taylorswift.com however, the album itself won’t hit stores until October 27th. The CD version will include bonus songs and three “voice memo” that she recorded on her phone. if that wasn’t already a jammed packed live stream, Swift made sure that a picture wasn’t the only things she showed her fans. Along side the album cover, Swift also dropped the first video of the album “Shake It Off”.
The light hearted video pay tribute to the different dance forms, everything from a cheerleader to hip- hop to beatnik and everything in between, while jokingly poking fun at herself.
We are in mid swing of the festival season and no festival season would be complete without Los Angeles own, FYF Fest. The sold out festival will be take place this weekend August the 23rd and 24th at the LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park. The gates open at 2pm and the festival will end at midnight each night. The lineup is packed with music that is guaranteed to tickle everyone’s fancy and although we don’t know what each band is planning to perform, we can only hope that some of our favorite songs make the set list!