JAY-Z continues to promote his amazing 13th studio album 4:44, with official visuals for the track “Moonlight.” The video start off with a spoofed version of the show Friends, filled with an all black cast of Issa Rae, Lil Rel Howery, Jerrod Carmichael, Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Tiffany Haddish and Hannibal Burress. The music video is directed by Alan Yang, a co-director of Aziz Ansari’s dope Netflix series Master of None.
Speaking on the concept behind the video Alan Yang said: “It all happened so fast. Chaka came back to New York and I had to sell her on it a little bit because it’s such an insane idea. I don’t think she was super familiar with Friends, it’s not her jam, but I was like, “trust me, it’s a very popular show and this will be a weird but interesting thing for us to work on. It’s a provocative idea and I really believe in it.” So she sent the treatment to Jay and, I don’t know if this is true, but she said he really liked it. And then later, when we were deep into production, she pulled me aside and told me that after he finished reading the treatment, he felt like he wanted to cry. That’s a good sign!”
Capitano “Good Times” (For Bad Habits)
Canadian Rock 4-piece Capitano share visual for “Good Times”
Canadian rock band Capitano, are John Who, Fuzz Santanda, Dyve Diamond and Mikael Goldbløm. On February 2nd 2018, The 4-piece band will release their upcoming debut album named Hi!, today the band delivers visuals for the first official single from the album titled “Good Times,” Directed by Aviv Kosloff. Check out the official music video for the single starring actress Simone Luker above, and pre-order their new album Hi! here.
starRo “Fantasy” Featuring BOSCO
Japanese producer starRO recruits Atlanta songbird BOSCO for “Fantasy”
GRAMMY nominated Tokyo-born, Los Angeles based producer starRo, has been featured on more than a handful of episodes of Elite Muzik Radio show, his smooth and creative production always fits the vibe of the show. Today the talented producer blesses us with visuals for his new single “Fantasy,” featuring vocals from Atlanta-based creative songbird BOSCO. Directed by Brian Lipko, the visual is inspired by the classic Paul Verhoeven-directed film Total Recall. Watch the music video in full above.
SUMERA “FAITH” [VIDEO]
Watch Sumera’s new music video for “FAITH”
Berlin-based singer and songwriter Sumera, who dubs herself a “Wild Feminist,” and is inspired by the likes of Sevdaliza, Fka Twigs, Eza and Zola Blood, makes her Elite Debut in the from of visuals for her brand new single titled “FAITH,” out now through Don Diablo’s HEXAGON imprint. The New single follows her previous single “Show Me Love.” Watch the music video and stream the earlier single below.
Speaking on the new single SUMERA says: “We worked on a story of 3 songs, “Faith” being the second song and second release. All three songs revolve around one story – the physical memory of someone’s presence. The exploration of skin as a carrier and a canvas.”
Stream her previous single “Show Me Love” below
Natalie Migdal “I’ve Run Out of Words” VIDEO
Natalie Migdal shares visuals for new folk cut “I’ve Run Out of Words”
Today we’re introduced to Swedish act Natalie Migdal, whose worked with the likes of Rickie Lee Jones, Ane Brun, Laleh and Amanda Bergman. Natalie Migdal is the co-founder of the Stockholm-based collective Migdal Strings, who’ve recorded for artists Loreen, Adolphson & Falk and Peter Lemarc. Today Natalie delivers a fresh set of visuals for her latest single “I’ve Run Out of Words,” the first of three debut singles to be releases this year. The official music video is sirected by Elin Byström Ferngren
Skinny Living Share Music Video For New Single “Fade”
Watch Skinny Living’s new visual for “Fade”
4-piece band Skinny Living , is made up of lead vocalist Ryan Johnston, Will Booth, Danny Hepworth, and Rhys Anderton. Today the band make their debut appearance in the form of visual for their new single “Fade,” produced by Steve Robson whose worked with top tier artist such as James Bay and John Legend. The new single follows the band’s previous release “Why” received support from BBC Radio 1, NME, Clash and SBTV. The single has also received over a million plays through Spotify, as well as being featured as Apple‘s New Artist Of The Week.
Lead vocalist Ryan says this about the single: “Its about going through the same patterns going over and over again, fighting with each other constantly but still being deeply in love”
The Singer and The Songwriter Share Visual For “Anywhere, Everywhere”
Modern-folk duo The Singer and The Songwriter Share new single “Anywhere, Everywhere”
The Singer and The Songwriter are made up of San Francisco/Los Angeles modern-folk duo of Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran. The duo spent most of last year on the road, and working on their new EP DIRECTIONS, their follow-up to 2016’s Ballads for Trying Times and 2014’s What a Difference a Melody Makes. Today the duo present us with visuals for the lead single off DIRECTIONS titled “Anywhere, Everywhere,” a heartfelt indie-folk anthem.
The duo’s new DIRECTIONS EP was officially released October 6th. Be sure to check out the pair on their Far West Directions tour, which continues tonight in Seattle Washington.
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