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Filmed as a one-shot (continuous in time with the use of one camera), with the addition of an intro and outro, the video drops you into a modern-day Twilight Zone. There's a mysterious art deco spaceship and guys in flannel shirts hiding in the woods during the middle of the night. It's all so eerie, yet intriguing.
As for the actual song, "Karleen"'s dark tones are suitable for this implied extraterrestrial escapade. My favorite section of the song is the bridge (in the video: when the band enters the spaceship) because the music becomes gut-wrenching and the desperation in lead singer Matias Mora's voice is completely believable.
Watch below and enjoy:
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Goodness Gracious! The video for Ellie Goulding's latest single from "Halcyon Days" hits all the right spots to start off the new year. With plenty of sparkle and electric color, I'd definitely want to join in on the fun.
One last thing, where can I get those light-up shoes and skateboard?!?
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"YAY" or "NAY"
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Bear Attack is back with a music video for its song "Broke." Although being broke is never fun and trying to win over a love interest is tough, I absolutely adore this tune! It's romantic and the music is a blanket of good vibes.
I'm a fan of thoughtful, creative and simple videos and "Broke" hits all of those marks. Also, keep an eye out for a quick cameo of the lead singer from Mora Mora!
Did you enjoy the "Broke" video?
Comment below to tell me what you think of these bears!
Dressed as unenthused salesmen, Los Angeles-based rock band Mora Mora filmed a compelling cover video for Lorde's "Royals." The video concept, a brainchild of keyboardist Leland Cox, is a true depiction of what it means to have a lifestyle that's far from glamorous.
"I really like the idea of a deadpan reading of the song," explained Cox. "Draws a nice contrast to the chorus energy."
To build up the chorus, the video transitions into dramatic performance scenes lit by fluorescent lights. It's a fun way to showcase how dynamic Mora Mora is live.
The band first performed this cover at the University of Southern California's Welcome Back concert in August and fans loved it. "A bunch of people came up to us after and asked if we were gonna record it so we did," said lead singer Matias Mora.
A friend of Mora's showed him Lorde's hit song a while back and thought it was really cool. "I love that it's basically vocals and drums," he said.
Watch the video below!
Mora Mora is currently brainstorming ideas for its song "Don't Say," a fan favorite. If you have any suggestions, email the band at firstname.lastname@example.org and get their EP for free!
Catch Mora Mora live in Los Angeles at Tommy's Place on Oct. 25 with Bear Attack!
Have an opinion about this rock cover of "Royals"?
This is no joke. The sequel for Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience has arrived a week early and it's just as delicious sounding as the first album released back in March.
Featuring recently released singles "Take Back The Night" and "TKO" and guest appearances by Jay Z and Drake, this album proves that the year of the JT Takeover is far from over. The smooth charm and soulfulness from Part 1 flows right into Part 2.
If you missed it, here's the promo for the new album.
Prepare yourselves to be swept off your feet and listen to the free stream on itunes HERE! (PS. Must have iTunes downloaded to your computer)
The 20/20 Experience - Part 2 of 2 hits stores on September 30.
Is Part 2 as good as Part 1?
I have a strong feeling that Katy Perry's upcoming album, Prism, is going to be empowering!
First, she sang about the importance of standing up for herself and speaking (or rather roaring) her mind in "Roar." Now she has another powerful new single, "Dark Horse" featuring Juicy J, that continues with the theme of being resilient.
A lot of Katy's hits are typically high-energy and "poppy". 'Dark Horse' is a new sound for Katy. Her voice is sultry and floats on top of a simple hip-hop beat. I praise that type of simplicity!
I'm not sure if it will be as big of a hit as 'Roar,' but then again, I was wrong about the success of her 2011 single, "E.T." in collaboration with Kanye West.
Take a listen and tell me what you think:
Prism will be in stores October 22.
Is "Dark Horse" another hit?
Crash The Party did a fantastic job capturing the playfullness of the tune with an awesome acoustic arrangement. Best cover of the song?
You be the judge and watch below:
Was this the best cover of "Best Song Ever"?
Feel free to share other 1D covers in a comment below!
Fall Out Boy's Take This To Your Grave is so 10 years ago, but has continued to house some of my all-time favorite FOB songs. Alternative Press released its October cover featuring the reenactment of the band's 10-year-old album cover.
Take This To Your Grave was the album I had on repeat to help me through tough times during high school. I can't wait to read this cover story with "Saturday", "The Pros and Cons of Breathing" and "Chicago Is So Two Years Ago" playing in the background. Cheers to the years of our angst!
Here's a quick clip of the boys in the apartment this photo was shot in:
Who's excited for this exclusive oral history?
Is Take This To Your Grave YOUR favorite album?
Are you as obsessed with "Roar" as I am?? When I saw that Crystalyne covered Katy Perry's new single, I was a happy gal! It's the perfect song for feeling empowered and independent. Prepare yourself for some goosebumps because this cover is stellar.
Are you a fan of this cover?
Read my Q&A with Crystalyne's Marissa HERE.
The last installment, the title track, feels like a dark eulogy for the Welsh singer's Electra Heart persona during her sophomore album.
To celebrate the album and the sassiness of Marina, here's a timeline of Marina and the Diamonds' journey as Electra Heart.
Part 1: Fear and Loathing
Part 2: Radioactive
Part 3: The Archetypes
Part 4: Primadonna
Part 5: Su-Barbie-A
Part 6: Power & Control
Part 7: How To Be A Heartbreaker
Part 8: E.V.O.L.
Part 9: State of Dreaming
Part 10: Lies
Part 11: Electra Heart
Electra Heart will be missed, but my anticipation for Marina and the Diamonds' next album is at an all-time high.
Which Electra Heart video is your favorite?
What do you think Marina and the Diamonds will do next?
Chat with me by commenting below!