David Guetta, Bebe Rexha and J Balvin unveiled a vibrant new video for their collaboration “Say My Name,” which appears on the French DJ/producer’s latest album, 7.
Hannah Lux Davis directed the video for “Say My Name,” which boasts a tropical vibe and vivid color palette. The clip is interspersed with shots of jungle flowers and animals, crafting a unique visual complement to the scenes of Guetta, Rexha and Balvin performing the track on a neon-lit dance floor filled with ravers in eye-popping outfits.
“Say My Name” marks the latest in a string of visuals for 7‘s numerous singles. Guetta has also shared clips for “Don’t Leave Me Alone,” featuring Anne-Marie, “Flames,” featuring Sia and “2U,” featuring Justin Bieber.
Guetta released 7 in September, marking his seventh LP and first since 2014’s. The double-record features an array of collaborations with artists including Nicki Minaj, Jason Derulo, Willy William, G-Eazy, Charli XCX and Lil Uzi Vert. This article originally appeared in RollingStone.
Follow David Guetta:
Steve Aoki released his latest team-up with Korean septet BTS “Waste It On Me” on Oct. 25, with the song going on to become a huge success, landing at No. 89 on the Hot 100. On Monday (Nov. 19), Aoki shared the star-studded music video for the track.
Full of Asian-American representation, the music video stars Ken Jeong, who recently appeared in Crazy Rich Asians, as a waiter pining for actress Devon Aoki, sister of Steve, as he sings his request for her to “Waste It On Me.”
The lip-synch-focused clip also features Crazy Rich Asians’ Jimmy O. Yang, Ross Butler of 13 Reasons Why, Jamie Chung, currently appearing in Fox’s The Gifted, Westworld’s Leonardo Nam, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Vincent Rodriguez III, and many others.
“Waste It On Me” is featured on Aoki’s Neon Future III album, which was released on Nov. 9. It’s the first all-English track released under BTS’ name, and features vocals from Jungkook and RM and marks the third BTS/Aoki collaboration. “Waste It On Me” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 89 on the chart dated Nov. 10, after previously debuting on the Hot Electronic/Dance Songs chart, dated Nov. 3, at No. 11. This article originally appeared in Billboard.
Follow Steve Aoki:
SUBSCRIBE on YouTube: http://youtube.com/steveaoki
LIKE on Facebook: https://facebook.com/steveaoki
FOLLOW on Twitter: https://twitter.com/steveaoki
FOLLOW on Instagram: https://instagram.com/steveaoki
FOLLOW on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/aokisteve
Perhaps not satisfied with the Sasha Lane–starring Spotify visual for “Call Out My Name,” the Weeknd has released new music video for the My Dear Melancholy track. The vibe is still quite … melancholic: Abel Tesfaye walks alone down deserted streets or on deserted stages or in the deserted wilderness. Eventually, a creature with a woman’s body and a hawk’s beak delivers us through an Annihilation-style shimmer. It’s nothing particularly spectacular, but a fitting visual for Melancholy’s saddest breakup song. A highlight: the bats that, rather inexplicably, fly out of the Weeknd’s mouth
Call Out My Name (Official Video)
Taken from the album My Dear Melancholy,
Connect with The Weeknd:
Directed by Grant Singer
PRODUCER – Saul Germaine
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – Nina Soriano
For Anonymous Content
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Alexis Zabe
PRODUCTION DESIGNER – Page Buckner
EDITOR – Nate Gross for Exile Edit
COLORIST – Simon Bourne for Framestore
VFX – The Mill
VFX SUPERVISOR – David Lawson
VFX CREATIVE DIRECTOR – Becky Porter
2D LEAD ARTIST – Jason Bergman
3D LEAD ARTIST – David Lawson
AUDIO MIXER – Adam Primack for Lime Studios
Music video by The Weeknd performing Call Out My Name. © 2018 The Weeknd XO, Inc., Manufactured and Marketed by Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
What do you do when you’re DJ Snake and every single you drop is straight fire? Might as well become a firefighter and roam the streets, keeping people safe.
The French producer, who will be headlining Billboard’s Hot 100 Fest this summer, poses as such a public servant in the music video for “Magenta Riddim.” Its melody features heavy Indian inspiration, so the clip takes place in India too. It’s colorful and funky, just like the single, and it’ll have you smiling and dancing before you know it. Viewer beware: There is a spicy twist at the end of this tale. Can you handle the truth? This article originally appeared in Billboard.
STREAM & DOWNLOAD MAGENTA RIDDIM: http://smarturl.it/MagentaRiddim
Directed by Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia
Produced by Iconoclast
Producer: Natan Schottenfels
Executive Producers: Natan Schottenfels and Francesco Colombo
Music video by DJ Snake performing Magenta Riddim. © 2018 DJ Snake Music, under exclusive license to UMG Recordings, Inc.
Diplo‘s debuted an official video for the Flume-reminiscent “Color Blind” track featuring Lil Xan off the Mad Decent producer’s new California EP.
The video was directed by longtime collaborator Austin Peters, who also helmed Major Lazer’s feature documentary Give Me Future, as well as the video for “Miss You.”
California, the first solo body of work from Diplo in five years, is named for the state where he recorded the EP, serving as a full circle moment for the artist whose debut album was named Florida, in honor of the state in which he grew up. Dancing Astronaut
Official Music Video | Diplo – Color Blind (feat. Lil Xan)
Director: Austin Peters
Producer: John Curtis
Executive Producer: Jennifer Heath
Director of Photography: Chris Ripley
Editor: Marlo Caine
Production Designer: Itaru De La Vega
Color: Mikey Rossiter
Bibliothèque Records head honcho Sebjak has teamed up with the prolific Matt Nash to deliver the invigorating tune “I Need A Friend” on Spinnin’ Deep.
“I Need A Friend” reflects the signature styles of both producers, as it’s characterized by heavy, deep brasses, progressive melodies, and a hypnotic vocal. Melodic clings intertwine with sinister synths and wavy vocals, which result in an authentic record. Deep yet powerful, this track is both a perfect club weapon and Spotify tool.
The two producers have already collaborated in the past on “Fire Higher“, released on Ultra Music back in 2015. Sebjak and Matt Nash must be considered the “fathers” of the current techy/progressive style which has been growing so fast in the last year: the UK producer, with “Know My Love“, has introduced heavy techno brasses in the mainstream EDM, while Sebjak created a label focused on this sound, his own Bibliothèque Records. This article originally appeared in The Groove Cartel
Sebjak teams up with Matt Nash for the invigorating tune I Need A Friend! It’s a fuse of sounds that you won’t expect. Melodic clings intertwine with sinister synths and wavy vocals, which result in an authentic record. This one will surprise you, making sure you’re in desperate need of this tune!
Follow Spinnin’ Records:
Halsey keeps her eyes wide open in the candy colored video for “Alone.” The singer arrives ready for some underground exploration at the party dubbed “A Celebration of Death” in the visually stunning clip for the remix of the song from her Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, featuring Big Sean and Stefflon Don. Both guests make appearances in the piece which is co-directed by the singer and Hannah Lux Davis, and finds Halsey strutting into frame in a golden-glittered body suit as she heads to a masquerade ball. Halsey tackles the first verse with a cinematic flair while pursuing a past lover from her “Now or Never” music video.
Surrounded by guests in flashy costumes with questionable motives, Halsey croons her way through the eclectic crowd until she spots the angelic man in the balcony. When she notices her winged ex-lover being caressed by another woman (who also has blue hair as Halsey did in the previous video,) she’s overwhelmed with emotion, and runs to a fountain to vomit. Halsey later explains via Twitter that she is “purging herself of Solis,” which is the mans name. Luckily, Big Sean is there to console her. “Let’s hit the Maldives and hide behind palm trees, little red wine, weed and a calm breeze,” the rapper spits to Halsey. “Cuz baby you’ve been living life inside a bubble…when the last time you had somebody love you?”
For the final verse, the beat breaks down and allows Stefflon to add her Jamaican flare. “You always tell me say me full of attitude, and you don’t like mi friend ‘cause she rude,” she pens to an ex-lover of her own. “Still I pull up in the Benz with tha all gold ting.” The clip ends with Halsey smiling in a rain of confetti as the lover is left puzzling over a cryptic note she’s left behind. This article originally appeared in Billboard
“Alone” available now: http://www.iamhalsey.com/alone
listen to “Alone” on Apple Music: http://www.iamhalsey.com/insidemyheadapple
listen to “Alone” on Spotify: http://www.iamhalsey.com/insidemyhead
order deluxe box set, limited edition vinyl & more in the official store: http://www.iamhalsey.com/store
order album on iTunes: http://www.iamhalsey.com/hfkitunes
save hopeless fountain kingdom on Spotify: http://www.iamhalsey.com/hfkpresave
save “Alone” on Spotify: https://halsey.lnk.to/savealone
order deluxe edition CD on Target.com: http://www.iamhalsey.com/hfktarget
order Urban Outfitters exclusive red-splattered clear vinyl: http://www.iamhalsey.com/hfkuovinyl
listen to Halsey Essentials on Apple Music: https://halsey.lnk.to/appleessentials
Mailing list: http://www.iamhalsey.com/mailinglist
Director: Hannah Lux Davis & Halsey
Producer: Brandon Bonfiglio & Targa Sahyoun
Music video by Halsey performing Alone. © 2018 Astralwerks