The Song of the Summer Got a Video to Remind You Summer is Dead

Is it sadistic that “Good Times,” the song of the summer, is finally blessed with an official video as we enter shitty October? As a seasonal work of art, it seems to ask us to mourn all we have lost—pools, sun, fun, happiness, rooftop jams, chill vibes—in the penultimate month before winter destroys us. »9/28/15 10:45amMonday 10:45am

Here's What It Looks Like When Beyoncé Deep Sea Dives Into Your Self Esteem

In the vast catalogue of inspirational Beyoncé songs, “Runnin’ (Lose It All)” is the track most suited for an Olympic bid, or at least the third stage on a FIFA blow-out (IRL or XBOX). A track by British producer Naughty Boy, it features Bey and man-singer Arrow Benjamin oozing a state of uplifting self-acceptance… »9/21/15 2:13pm9/21/15 2:13pm

Watch Rita Ora Rub Up Against Chris Brown, the Union Jack in 'Body On Me'

“Body On Me,” Rita Ora and Chris Brown’s ode to non-penetrative sex, has a video. This is good for Rita Ora and Chris Brown, as I (and presumably many others) had missed the song until now. It is, however, quite bad for me (and presumably many others) because the video is a wholly unsexy and grimy little thing that… »8/18/15 3:40pm8/18/15 3:40pm

Hailee Steinfield's Video for the Autoeroticism Song of the Summer Is Here!

Finally the exultant music video for Hailee Steinfeld’s masturbation banger has dropped: shot by Hannah Lux Davis on a rooftop in (maybe) Dumbo, your new favorite Oscar-nominated pop starlet dances around in a bodysuit that says SELF SERVICE, but if that’s lost on you, go ahead and think this is a song about… »8/17/15 11:55am8/17/15 11:55am

Macy Gray Loves Her Vibrator So Much That She Wrote a Song About Him

Macy Gray is in love with her vibrator. His name is Bob, he “fits like a glove,” and she wrote a delightful little song in his honor. Though I’m unable to comment on the specific relationship a woman can have with her her favorite sex toy, I feel comfortable affirming the simple, charming pleasures of a music video… »7/28/15 12:18pm7/28/15 12:18pm

Carly Rae Jepsen's New Music Video Is a Found-Footage Horror Film

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me” isn’t going to be this year’s song of the summer, but it’s reasonably enjoyable and fairly catchy (if, like me, you have listened to it several times in a row). The video for the song, however, is a different story. Shot with a shaky cam and featuring enough “is that a ghost?”… »7/17/15 4:35pm7/17/15 4:35pm

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 5:50pm6/10/15 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 11:55pm6/03/15 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 7:50pm5/28/15 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 11:30am4/16/15 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 3:00pm4/15/15 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 7:20pm4/10/15 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 9:30pm4/06/15 9:30pm