The Weeknd trips through Las Vegas in new ‘Heartless’ music video [Watch]

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The Weeknd continues his content rollout with the release of his cinematic and psychedelic new music video for “Heartless.” The video was directed by Anton Tammi, and stars The Weeknd and his producer, Metro Boomin, closing down Vegas, on a tear of gambling, drinking, smoking, and stunting around an empty casino while tripping out. During the bridge, the protagonist licks a toad and seems to have a bad trip, sprinting through the streets of Sin City. Shot with a fish lens and saturated in bright lights, the video captures the track’s hazy feel, rounding out the pop crooner’s vision for the song.

The track is The Weeknd’s first offering since March 2018’s My Dear Melancholy EP, followed by another single “Blinding Lights,” which was previously teased in a Mercedes-Benz commercial. See the visual accompaniment to “Heartless” below.

Flume hops back in the graffitied Nissan for ‘Rushing Back’ visual with Vera Blue

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Flume hops back in the graffitied Nissan for ‘Rushing Back’ visual with Vera BlueFlume

Just as this past September was winding down, Flume dropped a surprise single, arguably his biggest in years, “Rushing Back,” featuring vocalist Vera Blue. Alongside the release came news of Flume’s plans for a full-scale fall tour. Now, Flume’s returned to keep listeners satiated well into the new year; the Australian producer has released the music video for the single, which features himself seated alongside Blue.

The video serves as a visual appendage to the relationship reflection inherent in the lyrics. The camera traces circles around the two, each vantage point offering viewers insight into different times in the depicted relationship, which seems to lure and overwhelm each member into something of a revolving staircase of emotions—hence the title.

Incisive viewers will recognize the Nissan in the video as the same one featured in Flume’s visualizer for his explosive mixtape of this year, Hi This Is Flume.

The video is directed by longtime Flume collaborator, Jonathan Zawada. It’s available to stream now on Flume’s YouTube Channel.

Photo Credit: Vera Blue Facebook Page

Dua Lipa immerses viewers in party-fueled journey through new ‘Don’t Start Now’ music video

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Dua Lipa immerses viewers in party-fueled journey through new ‘Don’t Start Now’ music videoDua Lipa Live Press Shot Blanc Creative Cred

Dua Lipa has unleashed her next music video for single “Don’t Start Now,” in which viewers observe the artist finding her way through a party-filled evening.

The groovy tune is an easy listen with Dua Lipa’s smooth vocals and its simplistic pop backdrop. The music video adds a splash of color and edge to “Don’t Start Now,” as the artist performs in a bar, then finds herself engulfed by interesting characters in a crowded club. She walks from scene to scene, including a themed 19th century ball with paintings that come to life. She is chased out of the ball back down to the club, dazed and confused as the intense scenery continues on around her.

She comments on the song in an official release, stating, “I chose to put this song out first so I could close one chapter of my life and start another. Into a new era with a new sound! It’s about moving on and not allowing anyone to get in the way of that. It also felt like a natural first song choice as I made it with the brilliant same crew I made ‘New Rules’ with.”

Photo credit: Blanc Creative

Electro-punk outfit AHZ turn in new visual for ‘It’s Alive’

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Electro-punk outfit AHZ turn in new visual for ‘It’s Alive’AHZ HERO IMAGE

Following their debut single, “Bad Decisions” genre-burring electro-rock outfit AHZ has returned with a second single, “It’s Alive”. The group, which consists of Brody Jenner, LA-based DJ SAVI, metal band frontman Adam O’Rourke of 2Cents and Loren Moore, are forging their own heavy handed hybrid sound, and their latest undoubtedly falls within the group’s sonic vision. “It’s Alive” is heavy bass from front to back, with vocalist Adam O’Rourke delivering sultry melodies before the track descends into a bulldozing dubstep break. The visual feature is directed by Colin Lepper in a stop-motion animation style that complements AHZ frantic beats.

“It’s important to us that we give people something truly unique for their ears and eyes to feast on,” said AHZ’s Brody Jenner.  

AHZ’s fresh and innovative take on dance and electronic music combines elements of electronic rock, punk, bass, and pop. Ushering in a sound entirely of their own, AHZ are preparing to expand on their catalog considerably, with the group is currently in the final stages of recording their debut album at their Malibu-based studio for an early 2020 release. See “It’s Alive” below.

Chloe Kim, Tony Hawk, and Kai Lenny appear in new visual for Steve Aoki and Will Sparks’ ‘Send It’ [Watch]

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Chloe Kim, Tony Hawk, and Kai Lenny appear in new visual for Steve Aoki and Will Sparks’ ‘Send It’ [Watch]Steve Aoki Rukes Best Pic

Steve Aoki continues to diversify his booming portfolio, this time alongside Melbourne bounce force Will Sparks on “Send It.” Aoki’s own vocals are featured on the track, and the duo blend their styles by tethering Sparks’ springy soundscapes to a floor-ready synthesized bassline. The artists’ collaboration brings a welcomed update to the Melbourne sound that Sparks helped popularize while taking the characteristically energetic elements from Aoki’s work.

In true Aoki fashion, the music video for the release features a variety of big names—this time in the form of several action sports stars “sending it,” including skateboard deity Tony Hawk, Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Chloe Kim, and big wave surfer Kai Lenny. The video follows recent music video for Aoki’s collaboration with BTS, “Waste It On Me,” which featured seemingly endless celebrity cameos including Ross Butler, his sister Devon Aoki, and Jamie Chung.

“Send It” is out now via Aoki’s own label, Dim Mak.

Featured image: Rukes

Post Malone shows off the luxury lifestyle in new music video for ‘Saint-Tropez’

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Post Malone shows off the luxury lifestyle in new music video for ‘Saint-Tropez’Post Malone Live Credit Getty

In early September Post Malone dropped his third studio LP, Hollywood’s Bleeding, a 17-track compilation that finds the crooner hitting his stride for more of his finest work to date. Among the record’s booming tracklist is “Saint-Tropez,” which now has an opulent visual feature to boot. Saint Tropez is known to be one of the most luxurious destinations along the French Riviera, and the music video fittingly showcases Post Malone enjoying the finer things in life throughout his French escapades.

The video finds Post in a variety of exotic locations. From shots in the mountains showing off expensive jewelry, to flexing in front of a row of high-end cars with champagne, the video is the perfect dose of beautiful, wandering escapism, giving an apropos visual backdrop to a standout offering from Hollywood’s Bleeding.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Krewella keeps it multi-dimensional with chaotic visual pairing for recent single, ‘Mana’

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Krewella keeps it multi-dimensional with chaotic visual pairing for recent single, ‘Mana’Krewella Mana

Krewella keeps it punchy in the accompanying music video for their newest single, “Mana.” The track itself features the duo’s empowering vocals, and the music video furthers their messaging about power, spirituality, and the duality of feminine and masculine with polarizing visuals.

“From the tribal tablas to the eerie vocal runs, folding in our Pakistani roots has been essential in our music-making process for many years now,” the sisters note in a press release. “The infusion of all these aspects is the future of Krewella that we are so honored to bring to the world.”

Viewers are immersed into a world that fluctuates between reality and fantasy while also taking elements from different cultures and time periods and blending them all into one. The video spins out of control into another dimension when the drop hits, pairing the visual with the audio experience in a chaotic conclusion. The “Mana” video perfectly encapsulates Krewella’s creative experimentation and globally inspired sound.

Kygo enlists Riverdale star Vanessa Morgan for Whitney Houston collaboration, ‘Higher Love’ music video [Watch]

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Kygo enlists Riverdale star Vanessa Morgan for Whitney Houston collaboration, ‘Higher Love’ music video [Watch]Unnamed 1

Kygo teams up with Riverdale star Vanessa Morgan for the official music video of their recent single together “Higher Love.” The track features vocals by Whitney Houston, who died in 2012. “Higher Love” served as a momentous release, considering it was the first record to feature Houston posthumously. The Houston estate reached out to the Norwegian producer, believing he was the right artisan to finish and release the track, a rework of Steve Winwood’s 1986 classic. The music video for the eminent rendition pays Houston homage by transporting viewers back to a vision of her golden era.

The visual follows a man as he breaks off from a group of friends as he instead eyes a group of dancers in ’80s hair, makeup, and clothing. Enamored, he walks into their practice studio only to find that he is now donning an epoch-appropriate outfit and ready to dance. He and Morgan tangle themselves in a surrounding group of dancers, who provide elaborate accents as the duo steals the show. Posters of ’80s-era Houston line the walls, as the camera traces them in a pan sequence. “Higher Love” is out now on RCA Records.

i_o gives menacing performance in ‘Ghost In The Machine’ music video, directed by deadmau5 [WATCH]

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i_o gives menacing performance in ‘Ghost In The Machine’ music video, directed by deadmau5 [WATCH]Io House Of God Ep

mau5trap‘s resident phantom menace goes by the name of i_o. Cigarette perpetually perched between his lips (hands normally glued to the decks), he spends his nights splaying techno through the infamous label’s subterranean corridors. If you listen closely, you can hear the mounting, maniacal thump of an kick drum drawing nearer.

The “Not Techno” producer recently took a short break from thumbing his nose at genre purists from his low-light DJ dungeon to star in the music video for an original cut from his new EP, taking cues from mau5trap overlord himself, deadmau5. The “Ghost In The Machine” visual arrives with deadmau5 in both the editor and director’s chairs, seated alongside mau5trap content director, Leah Sems.

In the video, i_o’s preternatural performance centers around seducing his co-star, a young woman whom i_o soon assumes spiritual control over, seen once her irises become overrun with an onyx darkness. Her fate unholy fate is sealed through a dark baptism of sorts, with various religious icons flooding the mise en scène. In one shot, the woman looks into a mirror, as i_o’s stolid reflection stares back at her, suggesting his presence in the video is more an idealized one than a physical one. The “Ghost In The Machine” clip is a seamless visual complement to i_o’s foreboding, unearthly sound design, highly realized in his new mau5trap EP, House of God, of which the remaining track titles speak volumes (“Possession,” “Come With Me,” and “House Of God.”).

i_o gives menacing performance in ‘Ghost In The Machine’ music video [WATCH]

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i_o gives menacing performance in ‘Ghost In The Machine’ music video [WATCH]Io House Of God Ep

mau5trap‘s resident phantom menace goes by the name of i_o. Cigarette perpetually perched between his lips (hands normally glued to the decks), he spends his nights splaying techno through the infamous label’s subterranean corridors. If you listen closely, you can hear the mounting, maniacal thump of an kick drum drawing nearer.

The “Not Techno” producer recently took a short break from thumbing his nose at genre purists from his low-light DJ dungeon to star in the music video for an original cut from his new EP. The “Ghost In The Machine” visual arrives with deadmau5 and mau5trap content director, Leah Sems in both the editor and director’s chairs.

In the video, i_o’s preternatural performance centers around seducing his co-star, a young woman whom i_o soon assumes spiritual control over, seen once her irises become overrun with an onyx darkness. Her fate unholy fate is sealed through a dark baptism of sorts, with various religious icons flooding the mise en scène. In one shot, the woman looks into a mirror, as i_o’s stolid reflection stares back at her, suggesting his presence in the video is more an idealized one than a physical one. The “Ghost In The Machine” clip is a seamless visual complement to i_o’s foreboding, unearthly sound design, highly realized in his new mau5trap EP, House of God, of which the remaining track titles speak volumes (“Possession,” “Come With Me,” and “House Of God.”).