David Guetta reveals new jungle-bound video for ‘Say My Name’

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David Guetta reveals new jungle-bound video for ‘Say My Name’David Guetta 2018 Credit Ellen Von Unwerth

Despite gifting fans earlier this year with a wide selection of music on 7, David Guetta has decided to adorn his fans with a follow up to one of the more prominent tracks from the project. This time, it’s a wild new video for his Bebe Rexha and J Balvin collaboration “Say My Name.” The newest landing is the fourth music video release for the French DJ’s seventh studio album, following “Don’t Leave Me Alone” with Anne-Marie, “Flames” with Sia, and “2U” with Justin Bieber.

Directed by Hannah Lux Davis, the video has all the makings of an underground jungle rave, with its outpour vibrant colors, exotic uniforms, and some palm tree-bound Iguanas and Toucans. The party appears to take place in several locations, including an empty, abandoned pool, and what can be perceived as a giant furnace burning behind Guetta and Balvin’s Throne Room.

Guetta’s two-sided 7 saw his darker, club-oriented sound from his more nascent production stages reborn alongside his modernized dance pop signature. is his first album since Listen in 2014, with the former including features from Jason Derulo, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, and more.

David Guetta joins Nicki Minaj and Jason Derulo at MTV EMAs for live performance of “Goodbye”

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David Guetta joins Nicki Minaj and Jason Derulo at MTV EMAs for live performance of “Goodbye”David Guetta Anne Marie Music Video

At the 2018 MTV EMAs, Jason Derulo sang an operatic opening of Andrea Bocelli’s “Time to Say Goodbye” that transitioned into his hit single with David Guetta, “Goodbye” featuring Nicki Minaj. The display remained eye-catching from the start, with its subtle opening exploding into Guetta’s electronic pop rhythm amid a flurry of masked dancers and Derulo himseld clad in classic attire, dancing down a staircase built for a mansion. JD then makes his way down to center stage, where the masked dancers surround him in a routine that mimics synchronized swimming amidst Minaj’s catchy chorus. It seems the producers had a classic vision in mind, and summoned some nostalgia for the show. Not to mention, the performance proved David Guetta’s versatility in today’s music world — whether playing more minimal as his new Jack Back alias or blowing away the pop sphere, the French artist is a true chameleon of a musician and performer.

 

Watch The Strokes, Elvis Costello, the Chainsmokers, & More Read Mean Tweets On Kimmel

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The-Strokes-on-KimmelOne of the most inspired running comedy bits in late-night television — a landscape increasingly dotted with not-particularly-inspired running comedy bits — is Mean Tweets, the Jimmy Kimmel Live franchise where famous people read angry shitposts about themselves and then give their most meme-friendly reaction faces. Musicians, for whatever reason, tend to be funnier than … More »

The Boy Band Is Changing, But The Old Model Persists For Now

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Why Don't WeAs long as there has been pop music, there have been boy bands. But ask any American about the “boy band era” and they’ll probably assume you’re talking about the turn of the millennium, when Backstreet Boys and NSYNC led an insurgent army of meticulously styled hormone-activating ensembles. These dreamboat teams were the predominant unit … More »

David Guetta rounds up Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj and more for two new singles from highly anticipated upcoming album ‘7’

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David Guetta rounds up Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj and more for two new singles from highly anticipated upcoming album ‘7’David Guetta 2018 Credit Ellen Von Unwerth

David Guetta has released two blockbuster collaborations from his upcoming new album. The first is a joint effort with with Jason Derulo called “Goodbye,” featuring Nicki Minaj and Willy William of “Mi Gente.” The second is the French veteran’s collaboration with afro house legend Black Coffee, “Drive.” Ripe off the announcement of his two-sided seventh studio album, aptly titled 7, dropping September 14, Guetta continues to deliver with a pair of singles from the upcoming project.

“Goodbye” samples Andrea Bocelli’s “Time to Say Goodbye,” fusing R&B with Caribbean rhythms. This super collaboration sounds like a billboard charting play, as Guetta has seen massive success collaborating with Minaj and Willy William is looking for another inescapable radio strike. Steam“Goodbye” on Apple Music and iTunes.

“Drive” has Black Coffee’s signature house rhythm with African mallets mixed with serene, Guetta-esque, vocal play from Delilah Montagu accompanied by lush, underlying melodies.

David Guetta Unveils New Studio Album ‘7’

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David Guetta is coming in hot with his seventh studio album, promptly titled ‘7.’ ‘7′ follows the release of his latest studio album ‘Listen,’ which dropped in 2014. His newest album is scheduled to release on September 14. The tracklist for David Guetta’s ‘7′ is star-studded, to say the least. Featuring collaborations with the likes

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Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s OTR II Tour Is A Surprisingly Chill Victory Lap

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Jay-Z & BeyoncéOn The Run II is bracketed by a pair of slow dances. OK, technically it’s bracketed by Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail” — with Beyoncé taking over Justin Timberlake’s hook duties and thrashing her hair in circles during the Nirvana interpolation — and “APESHIT,” the rousing Migos-powered lead single from the Carters’ new collaborative album Everything Is … More »

Bazzi, Tinashe, & Kali Uchis: Three Distinct Visions Of R&B As Pop

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This is a big week for R&B. That’s true first of all in a statistical sense: The Weeknd’s new EP, My Dear Melancholy, just put up 169,000 equivalent album units in its first week — the biggest total for an R&B release since late 2016 (when, uh, the last Weeknd album came out). We … More »

Meet Me In The Middle: Country Music’s Latest Wave Of Aspiring Pop Stars Has Arrived

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There is pulling a Taylor Swift, and then there’s pulling a Taylor Swift. Of the handful of country musicians who’ve briefly gotten a foothold in the pop mainstream — a list that in the past couple decades has included Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain, Lonestar, Lady Antebellum, and Carrie Underwood among others … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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The best music-related video of the week was obviously the 10-minute Black Thought freestyle that realigned the planets of the solar system and brought the dinosaurs back to life. But there were some actual music videos this week, too, and some of them were good. This week’s picks are below. More »