English singer Dua Lipa dropped the video for her latest single “IDGAF” early Friday morning (Jan. 12).
The clip, which took a whopping 22 hours to shoot, finds the “New Rules” crooner battling a darker, more empowered version of herself with Lipa visualizing the internal struggle one faces through her hot and cold outfit color choices and interpretive dancing.
“IDGAF” Director Henry Scholfield described the meaning behind the video in a statement saying their goal was to, “embody the sense of empowerment in the track, whilst going beyond the literal breakup context,” before adding that they “had in mind a visual of the internal struggle, showing the two sides of Dua’s emotive state, like an argument with someone you love. The strong Dua at first berating then eventually persuading her weaker alter ego that they both don’t give a f—.”
Lipa echoed Scholfield’s comments saying “This video is about your stronger and weaker side fighting with each other only to realize that self-love is what will help you overcome any negativity that comes your way.”
The video’s release is just the beginning of what is sure to be a big year for the singer who was named Spotify U.K.’s most streamed female artist of the year in 2017. Lipa will return to the U.S. in February to continue her sold out headlining Self-Titled tour followed by her headlining U.K. arena tour. Lipa echoed Scholfield’s comments saying “This video is about your stronger and weaker side fighting with each other only to realize that self-love is what will help you overcome any negativity that comes your way.” This article originally appeared in Billboard
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After much anticipation, Tayor Swift finally released the video of his new single “End Game”, which includes collaborations with Ed Sheeran and Future. The good news is that as Taylor has no problem sharing his success, he also invited both artists to collaborate on the clip.
The video, which lasts 4 minutes and 10 seconds, was given by Joseph Kahn, who has directed seven videos of Taylor, including “Look What You Made Me Do”, “… Ready for It?” And “Bad Blood”.
The action takes place in three cities, Miami, London and Tokyo and in it you can see a luxurious yacht, scenes of fun parties, in addition to car rides and even aboard a double decker bus.
“End Game” is the third single from Reputation, Swift’s sixth studio album, which after its launch, in November last year, managed to place itself in 11th place on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 list.
The expectation around the video began to grow when Taylor and Ed sang the song together on December 2, during an iHeart Radio event. Then, the singer increased the suspense by releasing in social networks the teaser of the clip, which confirmed the participation of Sheehan and Future. This article originally appeared in Quién
Turning Lorde’s disastrously sad and introspective ballad “Liability” into a bouncing pop song is no easy feat, but Tove Styrke did just that.
Ahead of sharing the stage with New Zealand’s favourite daughter, Styrke has shared a demo version of “Liability”. She’s heading out on the road with Lorde in North America early next year, so it’s only fitting that this is the track she’s chosen to rework.
Following in same vein of her latest single “Mistakes”, Styrke’s love of vocoder is clear as she makes “Liability” into a sad song to which you could find yourself dancing on your own.
The demo is a pitstop for Styrke, who even teases upcoming new material with her cropped screenshot artwork. She’s spent the past year figuring out the mathematics of pop while finishing up what will become her third album. This article originally appeared in The Line Of Bestfit
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Written by: Lisa Hultengren, Teodoro Johansson Beascoechea, Tove Styrke
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Steve Aoki and Lauren Jauregui‘s dance hit “All Night” just got a steamy video treatment front director Mike Harris. It’s a visual tale of falling in love at the club, and it’s got the Fifth Harmony vocalist crawling on all fours to get what she wants.
Jauregui is a dark-lit vixen of the dance floor as Aoki helms the decks. Everyone is dressed like pleather-clad vampires in stark blue-and-red lighting. Jauregui is bitten by the fangs of love when one handsome bloke in a spiked jacket brings her whole world to a halt. Their first-sight kind of love takes them to a higher plane. It’s pretty trippy.
It’s a special moment for both musicians. “All Night” marks Aoki’s return to bright bounce vibes as he readies to drop his Neon Future III LP. The song is also Jauregui’s first as a solo singer and first time as lyrical mastermind. Billboard Dance spoke to the pair about “All Night” when it first dropped in November of 2017. They’d just finished filmed the video, and Jauregui called the experience “one of the best days of my life, hands down.” Don’t worry though, Fifth Harmony fans: The singer promises she has no plans to go solo any time soon. This article originally appeared in Billboard
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In addition to releasing three perfect singles of her own, Noah Cyrus has established something of a side hustle as pop’s go-to club queen. The 17-year-old has lent her voice to Marshmello’s “Chasing Colors,” Alan Walker’s “All Falls Down” and, most recently, Matoma’s “Slow.” Her fourth and final (I’m guessing) club banger of 2017 dropped on Friday. She teams up with UK duo One Bit for a fiery floorfiller called “My Way,” which seems to be built around a sample of Mylo’s seminal “Doctor Pressure.”
“Why can’t we do this my way (my way), it’s gotta be what you say (you say),” Noah sings on the instantly-catchy chorus. “You think that you know better, but you keep proving you never — why can’t we do this my way (my way).” I liked all of the “Again” singer’s forays into the dance music, but this probably the best. Who is/are One Bit? A pair of UK producers called Jonty Howard and Joe Murphy, who first came to attention with viral remixes. Listen to “My Way” below. This article originally appeared in Idolator
Music video by One Bit, Noah Cyrus performing My Way (Official Video). (C) 2017 Ministry of Sound Recordings Limited
With a little help from powerful women of history and cinema, Katy Perry’s Witness era continues at long last.
The pop superstar debuted the candy-colored clip for her latest album’s third single, “Hey Hey Hey,” Wednesday, taking the already-bonkers visual opus of her most recent LP one step further as she channels the aesthetic of Sofia Coppola’s 2006 film Marie Antoinette and the spirit of French heroine Joan of Arc.
Much like Coppola’s cult favorite, Perry’s new music video sees its star decked in period costumes with a contemporary twist (peep the metal-inspired Mozart t-shirt from the first scene), opening with the singer being awakened by the sound of a royal court’s early morning horn — similar to how Kirsten Dunst, who played the Austrian-born French royal in Coppola’s production, wakes in the film.
Perry then adorns fashions that ooze Versailles elegance, complete with towering wigs and pastel patterns. The plush paradise is not what it initially seems, however, as Perry is courted by a sleazy king who makes unwanted advances on her. Cut to Perry as a rainbow-tinged version of Joan of Arc, who — you guessed it — lets her backup dancers eat cake.
The video closes as the scorned king has Perry beheaded for not returning his affections, though Katy of Arc crashes the party to avenge her fallen sister’s death. Review Found On EW
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New fantastic sounds from the LA based duo Two Friends! They deliver the cheerful tune Just A Kid, featuring the grand Kevin Writer on the mic. The excitement is infectious from the start as it kicks off with energetic vocals and uplifting guitar riffs, followed by a poppy drop that will make you sing a long big time!
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