When it comes to chillin’, few are better at it than Jack Johnson. The native Hawaiian troubadour has more or less cornered the market on casual cool with his whole laidback acoustic vibe, along the way building one of the most dedicated fanbases in all of music. He just headlined Bonnaroo last month, and his next album, From Here To Now To You, is set for release in September. Our colleagues over at VH1 News recently caught up with the mellow pop-folk singer and asked him about his extremely casual new video, “I Got You.”
Hunter Hayes is one of the most exciting new voices to emerge in today’s contemporary country music scene. How do we know? Well, we’ve seen him display his considerable talents on a few different occasions now, including the 2013 Grammy Awards, last week’s Philly Jam, and his Artist To Watch showcase set at New York City’s Webster Hall late last month. The latter concert was livestreamed by our friends over at MTV —you can catch the entire Hunter Hayes: Artist To Watch showcase here— and we sent our ace photographer Lauren Weissler to the show to capture the scene for the latest entry in our ongoing Music Seen series.
Miley Cyrus is back with a vengeance! The singer released her brand (butt) spanking new music video for her hit summer jam, “We Can’t Stop,” and we promise you that we can’t stop watching it–and you won’t want to stop, either.
T.I.‘s Family Hustle is expanding in a Major way. Pun intended. For the Marc Klasfeld visuals to “Hello” featuring CeeLo he’s brought along the whole clan to star in their very own T.I. style western.
Sara Bareilles has struck a chord with her new single “Brave,” which was co-written by fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff. The track is a powerful empowerment anthem meant to inspire those who feel like the odds are stacked against them. “[Brave] is totally my mantra right now,” she told our VH1 News team on the set of the video (directed by Rashida Jones!) a few weeks back. “Find out what’s scaring you, and be brave and face it.”
Mariah Carey and Miguel dropped their new single, “#Beautiful,” on Monday, and it quickly rose to the top of the iTunes Singles Chart (it’s currently sitting in the #6 position). Response to this song has been incredibly positive, even if The Lambily seems to be aching for a bit more Mimi on the track. Either way, these two wasted no time in dropping a video for the song, which proves once and for all (as if there were any doubters out there!) that Mariah’s still one of the hottest chicks in the game.
Sheryl Crow has always had an easygoing, Southern way about her, so her recent foray into country music definitely feels like a natural progression for her as an artist (as opposed to a calculated, careerist maneuver). In fact, her 2002 duet with Kid Rock, “Picture,” was nominated for Vocal Event of the Year at the 2003 Country Music Awards, so she’s by no means a stranger in Nashville circles. Her debut country single, “Easy” —the video of which we’re excited to premiere tonight!— has a laidback feel to it, with its references to skipping a planned vacation in Mexico in favor of an adventure in her own backyard.
Jessie Ware didn’t lie when she hinted at channeling Madonna and Janet Jackson in her upcoming video. Now that “Imagine It Was Us” has arrived the homage is obvious. Don’t get too excited. She hasn’t reinvented “Rhythm Nation.” Read more…
Nearly 30 years after first forming, the Goo Goo Dolls are still churning out new material. Magnetic, due out in June, will be the band’s 10th studio album, and the band’s legacy as one of the enduring icons of the “alternative” music explosion is secure. VH1 is excited to exclusively premiere the video for “Rebel Beat” tonight, the first single from that album.
Dawes has been a favorite around the VH1 offices since they were our You Oughta Know band back in September of 2011. Their album at that time, Nothing Is Wrong, racked up a string of critical accolades thanks to its narrative-driven lyrics and laid back, Laurel Canyon vibe. The group just released their third studio album, Stories Don’t End, and VH1 is excited to share the video for that album’s lead single, “From A Window Seat,” with you tonight.