In a refreshing change of pace, Illenium and Jon Bellion star in their music video for recent breakout single “Good Things Fall Apart.” The duo promoted the video in costume on Twitter earlier in the week, and the full video is out now.
The video begins with the world coming to an end, and the camera pans in on Illenium and Bellion standing within a ship that has catapulted them into the galaxy and away from the dying planet. Illenium showcases his guitar playing abilities juxtaposed with Bellion’s svocals as the flight takes a chaotic turn. The duo perform the song mid-flight in between action-packed vignettes of the ship’s crew attempting to regain order in the cockpit. The video ends with a heartfelt message, “To those who have the courage to change the course we are on.”
Both the track and the music video are out now via Astralwerks.
The video showcases the 34th annual Pro Darts Tournament of the Flowers on PBSPN with professional host-with-the-most Rick Jambles (played by Francis) and his best friend and former pro-dart champion, Jackie D (played by Alison Becker) commentating. Dirk Duckland (Jimmy Tatro) and Maddie Gilmoore (Anna Akana) face off in an intense dart battle that takes a dark turn with a light upside. The music video was directed by Brandon Dermer whose worked with Panic! At The Disco, Diplo, and Steve Aoki.
After headlining Coachella and bringing lovelytheband on stage as a surprise guest, Francis announced a partnership with 20th Century Fox Television for an animated comedy series called Gerald’s World, based off his lovable piñata best friend and social media superstar.
Avicii has left us with a forthcoming posthumous album that’s shaping up to be defined by its versatility and diversity thanks to the stark difference between the first two singles released from the LP, due later this summer. TIM’s second single, “Tough Love,” showcases Bergling tapping into eastern influences, equipping the track with Indian-inspired instrumentals following his experiences traveling through the country, and now the song has an equally gripping visual accompaniment.
The “Tough Love” music video centers around the idea of a duet in stride. In Bergling’s original notes about the track, he wrote, “This one needs to be a duet. Coolest thing would be a real couple. Or a couple that have worked together enough to be almost considered a couple!” Based on the obvious chemistry between the video’s protagonists, Avicii’s vision for the track certainly came to life.
The music video centers in on a male and female dancer, who mirror each other’s dancing from across one another in the middle of a rock formation alongside the sea. The tension between the two builds as the video continues on and by the end of the video a larger group of dancers appear and join the couple. Watch the “Tough Love” visual below.
Galantis and OneRepublic teamed up in early 2019 to release their radi friendly hit “Bones,” which has since racked up over 45 million streams on Spotify alone. As more electronic music producers such as Galantis team up with mainstream pop groups, the production values in the accompanying music videos has naturally skyrocketed. This is as apparent as ever now that Galantis and OneRepublic have released the visual counterpart to “Bones.”
The artists teamed up with director Spencer Hord for the video, and he comments on his interpretation of the “Bones” music video, saying, “We wanted to do something conceptually simple, but visually challenging. The goal was to create a literal representation of “Bones” with 3D animation, and merge these CG assets with a moody amusement park environment to create a surreal mixed-reality narrative. We shot the live action plates at Castle Park in Riverside—a small theme park in Southern California I grew up attending for various grade-school birthday parties. The location was much better than I remembered, and the production process became a nostalgic experience to say the least.”
The elaborate video tells the story of the attendees of an amusement park floating between the living and the dead, as they become skeletons at night within the vivid confines of the sensory illuminating surroundings.
You might know Salvatore Ganacci from his creative and infectious dance moves behind the decks, most notably at Tomorrowland. The Swedish producer released an equally funny music video for his new single, “Horse,” released off Skrillex‘s OWLSA label.
The visuals for “Horse” continue off the enigmatic DJ’s performance energy with the animal-whispering Salvatore rushing to save his friends from the abrasive humans.
The song is a tribute to raving in the ’90s with the throbbing kick and riding high hat. Going back to Ganacci’s youth was vital for capturing his one-of-a-kind persona, which also included hiring his childhood friend as the director, who runs the production company Business Club Royale.
This May, Ganacci’s will make his EDC Las Vegas debut along with a hefty tour schedule in Europe this summer. He also recently released the high-energy bass house track “Cake” with Megatone off Big Beat’s Ignition Compilation series.
Released as a single from the late Hyperion, Gesaffelstein‘s first album since 2014, “Blast Off” is a testament to the sleek, high profile nature of the project. Featuring Pharrell Williams, the track’s clean bassline and airy synths drum up images of an oddly familiar, though far off futuristic world–and now there’s a music video to match.
The video jumps back and forth between close-up shots of Pharrell’s emotive singing and Gesaffelstein’s light-laced outfit. Fitting the track’s dark but effortlessly glossy style, the video takes a sudden turn, with Matrix-like sceneries growing more frightful and intense with every frame.
Never one to shy away from poignant notions within her music, Wonderland makes her listeners acutely aware of the emotions at war within her: “Right now I’m barely off my knees / But some day I’ll find peace.” The track breathes a vigor and an honesty into stereotypical dance pop, with its inspiriting vocal chants and nuanced, jouncing bass. See the new visual for “Peace” below.
Adding another music video into the mix of those accompanying tracks off upcoming album, No Geography, The Chemical Brothers have unveiled a zany visual appendage for “We’ve Got to Try,” joining “Got to Keep On,” “MAH,” and “Free Yourself” among No Geography tracks to receive music video treatments. The album is set for release April 12.
The video follows the journey of a stray dog who gets taken in by a science lab and trained to use robotic arms that eventually lead it to drive a race car, pilot a rocket ship, and garner the attention of the high-science community. Directed by Ninian Doff —who showed no signs of slacking with the preposterous and uncanny elements juiced up in both plot, acting expressions, and visuals— “We’ve Got to Try” is a strange delight that works incredibly well with the track’s dark techno undertones, rapid-fire synths, and some sweet vocals for juxtaposition.
In the context of the video, the lyrics, “Yes I know we can make it girl / If we just try / We’ve got to try,” take on an eery meaning with respect to the dog and experimentation. However, through a mostly exaggerated and somewhat sardonic depiction of science and discovery, there are glimmers of redemption in the unorthodox relationship between the stray and the female trainer.
The English electronic music veterans also released a record-breaking three-second remix of “We’ve Got to Try.” Named “WGTT 15000BPM F1 NEEEUM MIX,” the remix clocks in at 15,000 BPM; the cut was made for Formula 1 with the purpose of having the remix match the revolutions per minute that a modern F1 car could produce.
Dillon Francis and Cuco have dropped off the new music video for their bilingual collaboration, “Fix Me.” The track’s new video features hilarious superimposed visuals of painful crashes that might hurt worse than heartbreak. From parkour fails to snowboarding accidents to firework misfires, this video is chock full of ways to fall—fans of Chive TV will feel right at home with this one. Emerging producer Cuco’s first offering in 2019 finds him teamed up Francis, amid the Latin Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling DJ/producer’s busy itinerary on the “Lost My Mind Tour” tour with Alison Wonderland.
Cuco recently finished up his headlining California tour for the month of February that included two special Valentines Day shows at The Fonda in Los Angeles. In comic fashion, the collaboration also spawned the release of a “Fix Me” candle available for purchase on Francis’ IDGAFOS label website. See the full video below.
Armin van Buuren has released a new track that is nearly unrecognizable coming from the venerate trance and progressive producer. Titled “Lonely For You,” the song taps into an elaborate drum line with a faint drum n’ bass-inspired vibe that adds a unique compliment to poppy vocals, delivered by Bonnie McKee.
The producer speaks about his newest track in an official release, stating,
“’Lonely For You’ was written with the lovely Bonnie McKee. For me, it resembles the struggles we all face with and in relationships, ups and downs. I think it was appropriate to release it around Valentine’s Day!”
The track tells the story of getting over a relationship that has ended, and the moments of feeling alone even though the breakup was the right decision. “Lonely For You” has fittingly been released in conjunction with Valentine’s Day, and the accompanying music video features both Armin van Buuren and McKee dispersed throughout the visual narrative of a break up. “Lonely For You” is a worthy complement to the “Wild Wild Son” producer’s growing list of increasingly diverse releases, and if the Armada figurehead is actually on a mission to prove that he can produce a hit in every genre, he is certainly checking off new boxes with his work on “Lonely For You.”