Sam Smith’s “Leave Your Lover” will make you weep

by KC Claveria | Filthy Pop | Vancouver Pop Music blog

Leave Your Lover - Sam Smith

Sam Smith wants someone to “leave your lover” in his latest video. The clip, the latest from Sam’s upcoming LP In the Lonely Hour, features Sam navigating a love triangle among friend–one guy and one girl.

You have to watch until the very end to see who Sam is actually singing to.

“Leave Your Lover” is an emotional if gorgeous music video that captures the desperate and loving mood of the song. Watch below.

New Sia-less Sia video is so Sia

by KC Claveria | Filthy Pop | Vancouver Pop Music blog

Sia - Chandelier

I love the new Sia video, “Chandelier.”

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Ellie Goulding shines in the “Beating Heart” video

by KC Claveria | Filthy Pop | Vancouver Pop Music blog

"beating heart" - Ellie Goulding

Just in time for the release of Divergent, Ellie Goulding unveiled the music video for “Beating Heart” this week.  As you’d expect from a music video for a soundtrack song, this one features lots of epic clips from the movie.

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Lady Gaga’s “G.U.Y” video: 12 minutes of useless ridiculousness

by KC Claveria | Filthy Pop | Vancouver Pop Music blog

Lady Gaga - G.U.Y.
Photo credit:
dailymail.co.uk

The interwebz can’t stop talking about Lady Gaga’s new video, “G.U.Y.” But unlike her previous efforts, this one is getting the eye roll.

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Justin Timberlake’s “Not a Bad Thing” video is not really a music video

by KC Claveria | Filthy Pop | Vancouver Pop Music blog

Justin Timberlake - "Not a Bad Thing"

If we all had a shot every time someone says “love” in the new Justin Timberlake video, we’d all be drunk within the first few seconds.

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Is this the director’s cut of Beyoncé’s “Haunted”?

by KC Claveria | Filthy Pop | Vancouver Pop Music blog

beyonce - slap me

A purported director’s cut of Haunted surfaced online yesterday (March 3rd), Idolator reported:

The Jonas Åkerlund-helmed “Haunted” video is a real highlight of Beyonce‘s visual album, which makes the (purported) director’s cut so tantalizing. A new edit of the video surfaced online this morning (March 3) but, given Queen Bey’s media blackout, there’s no way of knowing if it’s official or an extraordinarily good fan effort.

There are, however, substantial differences. Particularly to the beginning and end. The introduction is even longer and features more credits and there’s an outro where Beyonce exits the spooky mansion. The scene where she dances/writhes around on the bed is also edited differently. Regardless of the video’s authenticity, watching “Haunted” is always a great way to spend five and half minutes. Check it out up top before it’s pulled down.

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