Chromeo wants you to “Come Alive” in new single

by KC Claveria | Filthy Pop | Vancouver Pop Music blog

Chromeo featuring Toro Y Moi - Come Alive

Electro-funk duo Chromeo recently released a new single featuring Toro Y Moi. “Come Alive” is from the Montreal-based act’s forthcoming album, White Women. Earlier this year, the band released “Over Your Shoulder” and “Sexy Socialite” as singles.

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See Ellie Goulding light up in her new video

by KC Claveria | Filthy Pop | Vancouver Pop Music blog

Ellie Goulding - Goodness Gracious

After burning up the charts with her single “Burn,” Ellie Goulding is ready to release another music video from Halcyon Days.

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#MusicMonday: “Lies” by CHVRCHES

by KC Claveria | Filthy Pop | Vancouver Pop Music blog

chvrches - lies

Is it weird that I totally missed all the buzz about CHVRCHES last year?

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Beyoncé releases “Self-Titled” Part 5 . Honesty

by KC Claveria | Filthy Pop | Vancouver Pop Music blog

beyoncé - self-titled mini art features

“The glue that ties this record together is honesty.”

That’s what Beyoncé had to say in the latest installment of her “Self-Titled” mini feature. The video features clips from the recording of “Rocket,” which is perhaps the sexiest song from BEYONCÉ. “This song actually is about singing from the heart and harmonies and the ad libs and the arrangements,” says King B in the video.

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Introducing: Katy B

by KC Claveria | Filthy Pop | Vancouver Pop Music blog

Katy B - Crying For No Reason

Katy B, not to be confused with Katy Perry, further proves that the UK has some of most of interesting emerging artists.

Not exactly new, Katy B has been in the game for at least seven years, according to her iTunes bio:

The versatile London, England-based Katy B (aka Baby Katy, Baby Katie), a garage/dubstep vocalist inspired by the likes of Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, and Gwen Stefani, first gained notice with “Tell Me,” a 2006 single produced by DJ NG. A series of other features followed, including lead turns on Jelly Jams’ “I Try,” Geeneus’ “Good Life” (a cover of the late-’80s Inner City house classic), and the Count & Sinden’s “Hold Me.” All of those tracks preceded the release of her first proper solo single. “Katy on a Mission,” produced by Benga, was issued on Rinse in 2010. The album On a Mission was released the following April and debuted at number two on the U.K. album chart. Nominated for the 2011 Mercury Prize, it was issued that September in the U.S.

Recently, she released the video for “Crying For No Reason,” the lead single from her forthcoming album Little Red. With her moody vocals and insanely catchy synth-pop songs, I think Katy has a good shot of making it big in North America soon. Last year, BBC America named Katy B’s single, “5 AM,” one of the greatest British songs of 2013.

Little Red is scheduled to go out February 3 in the UK, with no date set yet for the US and Canada. In the meantime, check out the “Crying For No Reason” video.

Ke$ha makes directorial debut in “Dirty Love”

by KC Claveria | Filthy Pop | Vancouver Pop Music blog

ke$ha - dirty love

Death by glitter. Ke$ha just made her directorial debut with “Dirty Love,” one of the few highlights in her latest album Warrior, and it’s actually great.

In the video, Ke$ha turns up the raunchiness as she struts her stuff in as less clothing as possible. Pulling all the sexy stops, Ke$ha bares her bum but drops the Iggy Pop verse without any explanation:

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