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.
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.”
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.
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.
Dim Mak boss Steve Aoki joins Will Sparks on an all new festival-ready single “Send It.” By incorporating Aoki’s vocals over a tech-leaning production, the duo brings a much-welcomed update to the Melbourne sound that Sparks helped establish. “Send It” marks the first time the world-renowned DJs have released a joint single. It follows Will Sparks’
A nod to his 2012 hit single “Molly,” which was sampled by hip-hop mainstay Tyga, industry icon Cedric Gervais is releasing his newest club banger, “Get That Bag.” Embracing a darker, deeper side to his roots in house music this time around, the Grammy Award-winning producer masterfully highlights his ability to diversify his style and
Apashe has been raining supreme over the bass music scene for quite awhile now. Known for his hard hitting tracks combined with some amazing orchestral composition work, he is back at it again with yet another piece of content for us to enjoy. If you didn’t know already, Apashe released his “The Good The Bad
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.
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 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.