We’re on each other’s team.
While still ruling Billboard Hot 100 (for the ninth time last week), Lorde finally unveils a new video. Pop music’s newest darling explained the concept of the “Team” video on her Facebook page:
this video was borne from a dream i had a few months ago about teenagers in their own world, a world with hierarchies and initiations, where the boy who was second in command had acne on his face, and so did the girl who was queen. i dreamt about this world being so different to anything anyone had ever seen, a dark world full of tropical plants and ruins and sweat. and of this world, i dreamt about tests that didn’t need to be passed in order to be allowed in: sometimes the person who loses is stronger. enjoy xx
Following the release of her latest album, ARTPOP, Lady Gaga this unveiled the artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour.
The Mother Monster is heading to Rogers Arena on May 30, 2014. Tickets don’t go on sale until December 9, but you can get first access by joining LittleMonsters.com or through Live Nation.
Are you going to artRAVE? (Personally I don’t plan to…)
To help kick off your December, Kelly Clarkson released the official music video for “Underneath The Tree”, her holiday smash that recently topped the Billboard AC chart. The live-performance video was shot during the taping for Clarkson’s upcoming Christmas special, Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale, airing next Wednesday, December 11th on NBC.
I’m not a fan of mashups since I usually prefer to hear the songs in their original form. But I do appreciate the work that goes into making great mashups—especially if they involve more than a handful of songs.
As is usually the case during year-end, several DJs are releasing mashups to showcase the year’s top songs. The two below are pretty good.
Pop Danthology 2013
Daniel Kim is a “multipotentialite” who also happens to be from Vancouver, BC. A product of 180 hours worth of work, his Pop Danthology is a great mashup of 68 of this year’s biggest hits. I love the first bit with the Van Damme parody.
Beyoncé took her Mrs. Carter Show at Rogers Arena in Vancouver last night, November 30, 2013. Full review soon—in the meantime, here are some select photos.
Credit: iam.beyonce.com (Nick Farrell)