Drake’s year of no eff-giving continues with the official video for “Started From the Bottom,” a clip that makes no apologies for where he came from or how he got here. Instead, Drizzy suggests his Toronto come-up was filled with toothbrushes, dancing, and questionable winter driving… and we can’t stop watching. Read more…
Right on time for Valentine’s Day Lil Wayne premieres “Love Me” featuring Drake and Future. If you were hoping to serenade your girl with the visuals to this tune, please, pump your brakes. It isn’t exactly romantic, but it’s seductive if you’re into amphibian women and dominatrix. Read more…
With a lyric video that already went above and beyond expectations, thanks to floating musical notes and a slow-moving pan across some well-toned arms well-fitted tuxedos, Justin Timberlake‘s latest offering ups the ante yet again. If coaxing Jay-Z into lending a verse to “Suit & Tie” didn’t make it clear, Mr. JT is very serious about this comeback, and even further proof lies in the official music video’s director: David (Freaking) Fincher, an Oscar nominee and the man who is partly responsible for your latest Netflix binge.
Either a movement to encourage better hygiene practices worldwide or an attempt at giving fans a more “intimate” experience, bathtubs are a popular location choice for music videos. They’re also breeding ground for emotional moments involving boogers and best friends (we see you, JemimaKirke of Girls). Released on Tuesday, Rihanna‘s sexy new clip for “Stay” had us thinking about a few other great moments involving bathtubs and video cameras (and no, not like that you creeps!).
Not only are these shots hot, they’re impressive–it’s no easy task to catch the bubbles on film before they’ve disappeared. So jump in, the water is warm.
Usually the tough girl posturing is a cover up for a very sensitive soul. Rihanna cut the ‘I don’t give an eff’ attitude for four minutes of makeup free, teary-eyed, glistening wet, raw emotion in the video for “Stay.”
“Stay” is the Unapologetic ballad imploring a lover (likely Chris Brown) to stay. Director Sophie Muller stripped Rihanna, literally, down to nothing with a minimalist approach. In a bathtub of water you believe Rihanna can’t live without him. She makes you want him to stay for her. Mikky Ekko is fully clothed in his cameo, but his sadness is palpable.
Each of Rihanna’s numerous performances of “Stay” vocally surpasses its last, including Sunday’s Grammys performance as one of her best. She has an obvious connection to this song in particular, one that’s conveyed on-screen only by getting her alone and bare.
Have you noticed that the gap between “country music” and “rock music” continues to shrink with every passing year? Of course, we’re not talking about banjo-wielding purists singing tales about the joys of working at illegal moonshine distilleries, but more about performers like Eric Church and Jason Aldean are technically considered “country.” If you ever listen to their music or go to see them in concert, you’d be hard pressed to come up with a laundry list of things that differentiate their musical outlook from that of rock musicians. What we’re trying to say is this: Don’t turn your back on Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors just because they have been lumped into the “country” genre. Read more…
A lot has changed for Paramore over the last few years, but they’ve emerged stronger and ready to fight. New video for “Now” off their upcoming self-titled album (out April 9) serves to express the emotional state of the band in its current form after a tumultuous and very public lineup change. “Feels like I’m waking from the dead, and everyone’s been waiting on me,” sings Hayley Williams, who walks dangerously close to flying rubble yet remains safe from harm, with hair and makeup both perfectly intact.
If you’ve been keeping up with weather reports, those of you on the East Coast will need something to do between now and when the storm clears–and Justin Bieber doesn’t hit Saturday Night Live for another 32 hours. With the impending arrival of Nemo, in all its white and not-so-cuddly glory, we thought it would be appropriate to give a few activities to pass the time. Enter the Ru.
Former You Oughta Know act The Lumineers have flown the coop since being featured back in July, now headed for the big, bad Grammy Awards in Los Angeles this very weekend. We couldn’t be prouder! To help celebrate all they’ve accomplished, we’ve got our hands on a first-look at their latest music video for “Stubborn Love,” available exclusively here on VH1.