“Adore You” is perhaps the best example on Miley Cyrus’s latest album, Bangerz, that the girl can sang. Vocally, the song is just great. However, the video, which debuted today, is just hilarious. Watch as Miley, sans fards, writhes around in a nude bra and panties beneath billowing white sheets, holding a video camera as she rubs her body and mouth in ecstasy. I mean, so much excessive mouth touching, I can’t deal. I hope she washed her hands.
It’s about time Bob Dylan released a music video for “Like a Rolling Stone,” which only came out, oh, nigh 50 years ago. Is it possible that he could have been working on this very thing for the past 48 years? Possible, sure, but not likely. The interactive video, which I imagine is the first of its kind, allows viewers to use their keyboards or cursors to scroll through numerous channels, each of which mimics a TV format and features a different TV personality lip-syncing the lyrics to you. Mesmerizing! Even more channels will eventually be added to the video, said Yoni Bloch, the CEO of digital agency Interlude (who created the project), noting, “you’ll always miss something because you can’t watch everything at the same time.” [via Mashable]
I’m going to be honest, I didn’t even watch this video with the sound on. Why bother? I already know the song, and frankly, sometimes I’m just not in any mood to listen to Kanye West‘s voice. So what we have here is the music video for “Bound 2,” the last track on Yeezus, which Kanye debuted on “Ellen” today. Supposedly it was directed by Nick Knight, but it looks more like Kanye shot the entire thing using the Photo Booth on his MacBook where you can, like, duck out of the way and it makes you look like you’re on a particularly glitchy roller coaster or underwater or something. This video has got it all: dappled horses running wild and free into the horizon, stock footage of landscapes and space, Kanye wearing 10 different plaid shirts at once, and its true coup de grâce, Kim Kardashian topless on a motorcycle. I think it’s supposed to look like they’re having sex, or something? I’m not sure. Anyway, as promised, it’s real weird. Enjoy! [Pitchfork] Keep reading »
Fiiiiinally! After a three-year hiatus, Lily Allen is back with a long overdue new single and music video … and it’s a FEMINIST ANTHEM, no less. “Hard Out Here” is awesome and fun and catchy in true Lily fashion, but the song itself serves to stand as commentary against celebrity culture and beyond, with none-too-subtle lyrics (“we’ve got a glass ceiling to break”) and a tongue-in-cheek look at female objectification and product placement. “Forget your balls and grow a pair of tits,” she sings. Welcome back, Lils! How I missed you, you beautiful, beautiful human. The goddess walks among us once again!
Prince sure has developed a sense of humor about himself, hasn’t he? First, the notoriously shy singer and guitarist put Dave Chapelle — dressed as Prince, holding a plate of pancakes — on the cover of his new single, “Breakfast Can Wait.” And while it would have been sooooo cool to have Dave Chappelle’s career comeback be an appearance in the music video for that song, Prince went another route, casting a female Prince look-a-like instead. Eighteen-year-old Danielle Curel not only pulls off an on-point Prince impersonation, but she also directed the video. Prince himself — besides his voice and sweet guitar licks, obvs — is nowhere to be found. Watch above!
Huge news on the Justin Bieber front, guys! After 19 years spent nestled snugly inside his body, the young Canadian gentleman’s balls have FINALLY DROPPED. And how do I know this? Because Justin released “Heartbreaker” — which is, can you imagine, “a song for people going through heartbreak” — yesterday as part of his #MusicMondays, where he debuts a new song every Monday for 10 weeks, and he just sounds … different. Manlier. Bieber has also adopted a sort of slurred, inarticulate drawl, which really comes through at about the 2:39 mark in this audio. There’s no video yet, so I’m anxiously awaiting the next footage of Justin attempting to win back Selena Gomez through song. [Lainey Gossip]
Are you having a “Good Time”? Because Paris Hilton is having a good time in her new music video teaser, complete with water guns, alcohol (she’s a bit tipsy!!!!), a pool, flashing lights, Lil Wayne … etcetera, etcetera. Watch the dragged-out atrophy of Weezy’s once-fruitful career in slow motion as he spits (more of a groan, really) a verse so terrible, it almost deserves a pat on the back. [Gawker]
I am running out of things to say about Miley Cyrus, I mostly just wish to see a little less of her exposed tongue. It’s just so much tongue! Even Cher thinks it’s too much tongue, and also that the Cyrus tongue was “coated,” which is v. true, and v. gross.
Anyway, Miley, tongue, et al. landed the October cover of “Rolling Stone”. Of her VMAs performance, she told the publication, “Honestly, that was our MTV version. We could have even gone further, but we didn’t.” I am frightened, but also curious as to what that would entail. There is something about Cyrus that makes me, a fairly freewheelin’ human of approximately the same age, feel like I am 90 years old and seeing women in trousers rather than skirts for the very first time. I’m generally a huge fan of badly-behaved women, so I really don’t know why this is.
Similarly, this new video for “23″ by Mike WiLL Made It (Miley’s rumored new squeeze, byyyyy the way), which features Cyrus, makes me want to rap my cane against the porch floor and holler about THE YOUTH THESE DAYS. Hear ol’ Miley try her hand at some rapping, after the jump. Spoiler: it’s not very good! Keep reading »