Solange goes on a super-stylish tour of Brooklyn in her new "Locked In Closets" mini-video.
Here's how we imagine a friend-date with alt-R&B singer Solange would go: First, we'd get brunch at some Brooklyn bohemerie (new word!), then we'd color-coordinate our outfits to our surroundings, pick out some flowers and go record shopping, THEN we'd get haircuts and go dancing. Well, even if our Brooklyn friend-date with Solange only exists in our minds, we CAN enhance the fantasy with Solange's new "Locked In Closets" mini-video.
Watch Solange's "Locked In Closets" video after the jump.
Pop star worlds collide! One Direction covered Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On."
We may or may not have thought about what it would sound like if One Direction covered an *NSYNC song ("Digital Get Down," anyone?), a Backstreet Boys song, or even a song by
their arch nemesis The Wanted. Want to know what we've never fantasized about, however? Oh, just One Direction covering Celine Dion's iconic record and "Titanic" theme song, "My Heart Will Go On." Well, that exact scenario happened at 1D's concert in Berlin this past Saturday, and once we got over our initial knee-jerk "UGH CELINE DION" shock, we not only decided that we were OK with it, but that we kind of liked it!
Watch One Direction cover Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" after the jump.
Tommy & The High Pilots do the "I Like Someone!" dance in their new "Outta My Head" video.
You know that feeling when you meet somebody special and you don't have to do that whole first-date "So, what do you do?" routine? Like, when everything flows so effortlessly that suddenly over the course of two weeks you realize that you haven't ONCE worried about whether or not they'd text back? Because you knew that they just WOULD? Well, Santa Barbara's power-pop collective Tommy & The High Pilots should know what we're talking about in their colorful new "Outta My Head" video (the latest single off of their upcoming disc, Only Human), which essentially illustrates the universal, euphoric "THEY LIKE ME BACK!!" dance.
Watch Tommy & The High Pilots' "Outta My Head" video after the jump.
Citizen describe losing someone important in their new single, "The Summer."
Just when we were getting used to the idea of a new wave of bands reaching back to the glory days (aka the bummer days) of vintage emo, we're already jumping ahead to the brand-new days (or Brand New days, we should say). It's getting kind of hard to keep track of where we are in time lately; sometimes it feels like we're in a music-themed episode of "Lost." ("We have to go back!!")
Speaking of being lost, it's a feeling that the boys of Michigan's Citizen sound like they're familiar with on "The Summer," the first song off their upcoming album, Youth, on Run For Cover Records.
Listen to Citizen's "The Summer" after the jump.
Lana Del Rey channels Daisy Buchanan in her new "Young And Beautiful" video.
Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" film adaptation has hit the big screen, so it makes sense that he'd tap Lana Del Rey -- the pop game's Daisy Buchanan -- to release a video for the soundtrack. Her offering, "Young and Beautiful," finds Del Rey channeling some of the film's spirit and the era's fragile glamour.
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HAIM team up with Leonard Friend for a brand-new "Falling" remix (and video).
Los Angeles indie rock sister act HAIM seem kind of in love with everything retro, and frankly we're still reeling from their '90s R&B meets Fleetwood Mac single, "Falling." So it's probably a good idea that the 2013 mtvU Woodies performers would team up with R&B-pop singer-producer Alex Feder, aka Leonard Friend, to remix their highly addictive single, which comes newly packaged with auditory references to Zapp, Phil Collins, and TLC. (What, no Fleetwood?). Oh, AND there's a groovy (that's a purposeful adjective -- you'll see why in a second) new music video to match!
Watch HAIM's "Falling (Leonard Friend Remix)" video after the jump.
Miguel and Mariah Carey sing each other's praises in their "#Beautiful" video.
It's not like we didn't know Mariah Carey's arms were seriously toned (I mean, did you SEE her Cinderella wedding vow renewal dress??), but HOLY EFF, MiMi looks unreal in her "#Beautiful" video featuring soulful throwback R&B crooner Miguel! It's like the return of the "Fantasy"-era abs up in here, and we are NOT complaining.
Watch Mariah Carey's "#Beautiful" video featuring Miguel after the jump.
Goldroom show off some new dance moves in "Only You Can Show Me."
Bold-colored hoodies, short shorts, bodacious beards -- nope, it's not an American Apparel ad. Instead, Goldroom's new "Only You Can Show Me" video gathers a model-worthy crew to show off their dance moves over a summery beat, with blown-out lighting blasting even more color across the rainbow-hued sartorial choices. This reminds us: We definitely need some new spring hoodies.
Watch Goldroom Featuring Mereki's "Only You Can Show Me" video after the jump.
We're basically still reeling from all the boy band memories in The Wanted's "Walks Like Rihanna" video. I mean, can you blame us?? It's not every day we're met with an onslaught of scenes from *NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye," the Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way," and Take That's "Back For Good"... AT THE SAME TIME. No wonder we're so dizzy! Wait, we might actually be dizzy from this brilliant collection of "Walks Like Rihanna" GIFs, orchestrated by our very own AWARD-WINNING GIF wizard, T. Kyle MacMahon! That's right: Not only can you repeatedly watch The Wanted blowing kisses (and sort of grabbing themselves) at the airport à la the Backstreet Boys, but you can ALSO stare at Max George's face getting drenched in water over and over and over and over... wait, what were we talking about?
Check out more The Wanted "Walks Like Rihanna" video GIFs after the jump!
Aw, it's a picture-perfect family photo of Tokio Hotel!
We have some Tokio Hotel-related things to discuss with you today. First, please direct your eyes to the above photo. No, really, just sit back and soak it in! Because if that's not the most perfect, frame-worthy Kodak moment that captures the essences of our German idols, then you're just doing it all wrong and you always have been. The gentle lean against the wall, the pensive stare... it's BEAUTIFUL. (And it's also going up on our fridge next to this photo of Justin and Selena.)
Find out what's going on with Tokio Hotel after the jump.