Almost anywhere can prove be a creative recording space. Ever wonder what it was like to record in an Airbnb? Get a behind-the-scenes look on that experience in the new lyric video for San Holo‘s latest single “brighter days” featuring English vocalist Bipolar Sunshine. The video includes footage of San Holo’s instrumental/production elements in real time as well as some vocal takes from Sunshine, with an added retro filter for effect. Yet, at the end of the day, it’s really showcasing two friends just hanging out, having fun, and making music — a concept that’s often over-looked in the recording process. To give the video some context, San Holo had some remarks in its description,
“One of my favorite parts about writing album1 was being able to invite friends and all kinds of musicians over to my Airbnb at Vestal Avenue. Bipolar Sunshine was one of the people that stopped by. We wrote and recorded the whole song in two sessions.”
Look out for the Dutch producer’s upcoming record album1, which will be accompanied by an impending tour of the same name to cap off 2018.
Teamarr is taking fake dudes to task with an infectious new single, “One Job.” The single is the first sip of the LA based artist’s upcoming full length project, Tea Turns to Wine. Crowd pleasing snaps and claps drive the beat over a jazzy bass line, providing the perfect platform for the singer to call some clowns out. Her voice bends and jumps with equal parts coolness and edge, her delivery smooth enough to require rewinds on the lyrics’ unapologetically raw takedowns.
The track arrives alongside an ultra-creative Tyren Red-directed lyric video, with Teamarr starring as a barbie doll version of herself in a twisted doll-house drama. Although the song holds up fiercely as a feminine vengeance anthem, the singer’s writing was rooted in deeper ground, as she explains:
“There’s an element of female empowerment to my music, and “One Job” kick starts everything. When I was writing it, my friend was going through some mental domestic abuse with her man at the time. He was so trash. I transferred that energy. At the same time, my one job is to prove myself as a songwriter and a singer, which I did here.”
Baauer and rising Internet phenomenon Miquela exude a collaborative edge on “Hate Me.” A spunky, no-holds-barred production that confronts Miquela’s meteoric rise to online notoriety, the single’s video shuffles between images of Miquela screen grabbed from the starlet’s Instagram, and a colorful patchwork of grabby video clips of the featured vocalist. Baauer’s latest delivery comes by way of the track’s accompanying lyric video, which is also remarkably Miquela’s first moving on screen appearance.
While Miquela provides the video visuals and vocals, Baauer chips in with an eccentric, snappy trap beat that lends a grit to the unapologetic number. Baauer and Miquela’s careers bear a number of notably resemblances. Both are children of the internet who rose to viral fame — propelling Baauer to a league only otherwise occupied by Drake with 100 million streams in a week. Considering neither collaborator is a stranger to the dangerous dichotomy of internet notoriety, Baauer’s latest, “Hate Me” rides a narrow line, coming through with some considerable viral appeal of its own.
Avicii has returned after a two year hiatus, and he has released not only a new EP but a brand new lyric video to accompany hit single “Lonely Together” with vocals by Rita Ora. “Lonely Together” has already broken into the charts in 32 separate countries, and the lyric video is an animation that will make up part of a series.
It depicts traveling through space where we see two astronauts venturing together, yet seemingly separate. The lyrics themselves tell the story of two people who are together but not good for one another.
The video evokes a certain level of mystery, and it will be interesting to see if future installments of the animation series bring any clarity.