It seems too early to be thinking about Christmas, but apparently it’s just around the corner. The evidence? New Christmas music!
First up this year is Kelly Clarkson, who just released “Underneath the Tree”. As I expected, the song has cheesy lyrics, but the song’s vibe more than makes up for it. With the right promo, this could become a holiday classic.
The buzz about Miley Cyrus lately is not an accident. From her twerking “performance” at the MTV VMAs to her comments about sex and old age on The Today Show, Miley is here to shock.
And it’s not like you can blame her: If you want to shed your former identity as Hannah Montana, you’d do drastic stuff, too, to tell the world that yes, you’re a fuckin’ adult now.
Preparing to release her first Christmas album, Wrapped in Red, Kelly Clarkson today revealed the lyrics for the lead single “Underneath the Tree.” With lines such as “I found what I was looking for” and “You’re all I need underneath the tree,” this is turning out to be a cheesy song—which should be perfect for the holidays.
“Underneath the Tree” is set to premiere tomorrow, October 18.
The latest video from Bruno Mars is a steamy one featuring Frieda Pinto. “Gorilla” stays consistent with the visuals and vibe that the pop star has established in “Locked Out of Heaven,” although I’m not sure if it’s as great as Bruno Mars hyped it up to be. The opening dialogue is easily the most interesting part.
See the video after the jump.
Am I the only one surprised that Sia isn’t a household name yet? After having her hands in some of the biggest pop hits of the past two years—Rihanna’s “Diamonds”, etc.—you’d think she’ll be more well known in North America by now.
Sia’s next project is a collaboration for the soundtrack of the next Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. “Elastic Heart” also features The Weeknd and Diplo. Loving this one: it’s weird-ish (because of Sia’s vocals and unique delivery), but the production is also very contemporary.
If there’s one thing you can expect from Britney Spears, it’s that she releases great videos. The latest evidence: the video for “Work Bitch.”
The Ben Mor-directed video features the pop icon dancing and lip synching while in various locations, including a dessert, a club, and in the middle of the ocean. Love the visuals—and it’s everything you’d expect from a Britney video—but the choreography could have been fiercer. A lot fiercer.
Still, I love this.