My Song of The Summer Has a Video Now, Starring J.Lo

Prince Royce’s “Back It Up,” my song of the summer, has a few iterations; the original features just Pitbull, and he’s also released both English and Spanish language versions with Jennifer Lopez added to the docket. But for the video for the song, he’s brought in J.Lo as the star, is mostly singing in English, and oh… » 6/10/15 5:50pm 6/10/15 5:50pm

Rita Ora Picked Her Poison and It's Who?

Rita Ora, the physical embodiment of the phrase “bigger in Europe,” released the video for her new single “Poison” today. The track is as enjoyable as all of Rita’s other singles—it’s the kind of pop ballad I’d listen to more often if I had a car—but the video is little more than a Frizz Ease® commercial wrapped in a… » 6/03/15 11:55pm 6/03/15 11:55pm

Hilary Duff Has Finally Released the 'Sparks' Music Video Fans Wanted

There’s been a lot of drama in the Hilary Duff tag lately. First, she released a preview of her song ‘Sparks,’ composed of scenes from her not-so-good new show Younger. Then, she released a music video for the full song that was awful and was mostly just her going on Tinder dates for some inexplicable reason. Now… » 5/28/15 7:50pm 5/28/15 7:50pm

Hey, Rihanna's 'American Oxygen' Video Is a Pretty Decent Thinkpiece

I mean it! The new video for Rihanna's moody, mid-tempo, cursing salutation of her adopted country (a song co-written with X Ambassadors' Sam Harris) pulls the cheap yet wildly effective trick of montage juxtaposition, all in the palette of American strife and striving: a protestor throws a Molotov cocktail, a… » 4/16/15 11:30am 4/16/15 11:30am

Watch Everything Go Beautifully to Hell in Courtney Barnett's New Video

Here's the new video for "Kim's Caravan," a great song off Courtney Barnett's impressively coherent-in-its-looseness debut full-length Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. According to Pitchfork, the song's being released as a Record Store Day one-off 12" (with a John Cale cover as its… » 4/15/15 3:00pm 4/15/15 3:00pm

You Need to Watch Shura's Bendy, Rose-Tinged Video for '2Shy'

"2Shy" is the fourth single from Shura, a London trio fronted by singer-songwriter/producer Alexandra Denton, and it's their best—although it's seated firmly in the nostalgia zone of r&b synth-pop that's dominated the blogs, if not the charts, for years, "2Shy" works within the genre to generate something pristine and… » 4/10/15 7:20pm 4/10/15 7:20pm

Watch Lykke Li's Melodramatic Video For 'Never Gonna Love Again' 

Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li took a sharp turn to the dark side with last year's eerie, mournful I Never Learn. One of the best tracks from the album is the almost straightforwardly poppy "Never Gonna Love Again," in which Li seems to revel in her own despair; the video, released today, plays host to a similar… » 4/06/15 9:30pm 4/06/15 9:30pm

Cop vs. Kid: Watch RTJ's Video for 'Close Your Eyes (& Count to Fuck)'

Run the Jewels just released a chilling political allegory of a video for their standout track "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)," which features Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha on the hook and the last verse. Shot in black and white, the video is black versus white: a cop and a kid, fighting and… » 3/26/15 12:20pm 3/26/15 12:20pm

Jordin Sparks' New Video Is All About How Hot She Is on Instagram

I have a confession: I find Jordin Sparks' new mixtape #ByeFelicia very catchy and "Double Tap," a song that includes the line "If you like what you see then/You gotta let me know/Bet you won't double tap that ho," is my favorite track on it. I have a second confession: the video definitely lives up to the song. » 3/10/15 6:50pm 3/10/15 6:50pm

Take a Minute, Give Yourself the Gift of D.R.A.M.'s 'Cha Cha' Video

The exuberant, hyper-melodic, anything-goes Virginia rapper D.R.A.M. released "Cha Cha" last year, just as the days were starting to turn colder, and the track—with its perfect lights-on-a-patio Latin dance sample and the Super Mario prize-noises punctuating the easy clap of the beat—was a shot of gorgeous, warm,… » 3/04/15 7:10pm 3/04/15 7:10pm

Train Advocates For Stealing From Elderly People in New Video

The Grammy-award winning band Train, a group that has been producing music for over two decades, might be known best for their moving songs about women who are named after states who walk around in unusual but beautiful bodies. But their latest song is causing controversy for encouraging young people to steal from and… » 1/23/15 2:34pm 1/23/15 2:34pm