Fan Art Fridays: Lorde

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Happy New Year!

One of my favorite music videos of 2015 was “Magnets” feat. Lorde by Disclosure. From Lorde’s makeup, to her outfits in the video, to the dramatic sinking into the pool at the end of the video, it was everything we could ask for an more.

The song is also very groovy too, especially for the scandalous subject that the video touches on.

And, of course, we get some dance moves from Lorde in this one so it’s automatically a must-watch.

I found this awesome “Magnets” inspired fan art on Instagram by Brian Foott. I just love how he animated Lorde’s hair floating in the water!

Enjoy the original fan art here.

Fan Art Fridays: The 1975’s Matt Healy

Today The 1975 released the music video for their new single “UGH!” After watching it this morning, I just had to make Matt Healy the subject of this week’s Fan Art Fridays.

The music video was directed by Adam Powell, who also directed The 1975’s “Girls.” He plays with a lot of psychedelic lighting in the video, bringing the song’s ostentatiousness to a new level.

I just can’t get over how great Matt Healy’s curls look in the music video and in this fan art sketch of him I found on Tumblr by Melanie. Definitely loving the way that shaved portion of his hair grew back!

The 1975 are always fun to watch in music videos, and I hope I can see them live one day. It would be so awesome to hear some of the songs from their upcoming album I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it performed live!

See the original fan art here, and enjoy the music video below!

Fan Art Fridays: Visionary Music Group’s Jon Bellion

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In honor of the premiere of the music video for “Beautiful Now” by Zedd ft. Jon Bellion, I present to you none other than Visionary Music Group’s most prized possession.

Jon Bellion has a very distinctive face. I like his face. I also like his voice.

See the original on Tumblr, and watch “Beautiful Now” below!

Gallery Mondays: Lady Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’ Pop Up Gallery NYC

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November 2013 was a pretty exciting month in NYC because Lady Gaga had decided to have an ARTPOP Pop Up Gallery in the Meatpacking District for three days to celebrate the release of her then upcoming album.

I visited the gallery along with a coworker, and we had such a good time taking pictures in the photo booth and playing the new Just Dance featuring “Applause” (I was terrible at it!).

The gallery was filled with Koons balls,  photographs from the album, walls covered in lyrics, and some of Lady Gaga’s finest music video costumes.

I love the “Hands Bra.” It’s my second fave costume in the ARTPOP music video (first is the seashells!). I’d never dare wear it myself, though.

Read more about the ARTPOP Pop Up Gallery here.

This Week in Music: LIGHTS’ “Running With The Boys” Music Video

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The only boy LIGHTS should be running with is Beau Bokan!

Much Music had the honor of premiering the music video for “Running With The Boys” by Canadian artist LIGHTS.

The song is from her latest album Little Machines. It’s not one of my favorites on the track, but I can see how it fits in with the theme of reminiscing that is present on the album.

“Running With The Boys” is a medium tempo song with a light electronic disco vibe. For some reason, there’s not a single male in the video. Instead, LIGHTS rides around on a bike with a few of her lady friends, majestic hair blowing in the wind and all.

There’s a scene where LIGHTS swings around on a tire swing. Not sure if that was supposed to be sexy.

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The video ends with all of her friends veering off the path on their bikes, leaving LIGHTS alone as she watches a younger version of herself pedal past her.

I wasn’t really impressed with the video but I still encourage you to check it out. Because, who can resist wanting to stare at LIGHTS’ beautiful face for 4:23?

Watch “Running With the Boys” here.

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Lorde’s Birthday Wish and “Yellow Flicker Beat” Music Video

Today, Lorde turned 18!

Gosh, she’s so young.

Wondering what the singer wished for?

Less acne.

About 10 seconds into her big day, Lorde took to her Tumblr page, stating,

it’s midnight, and i’m all of ten seconds into being eighteen. the first thing that came into my head just now is that i thought i would have less acne at eighteen.. some things never change. lol. happy birthday me.

Girl, I feel your pain.

This isn’t the first time Lorde made a public statement about her acne problems.

In a comparison between two photos of the singer taken during a concert performance, Lorde took a stand for her imperfections.

“I find this curious — two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-)”

Lorde also has no shame in posting photos of her face covered in acne cream. She doesn’t try to hide her acne. She just wishes it weren’t there.

But I’m not gonna lie to you, girl. I’m 20 and I still have acne!

You just keep being you, and your fans see past your acne into your beautiful soul.

It also seems that Lorde likes to give on her birthday rather than receive.

The music video for The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack song “Yellow Flicker Beat” is finally here!

Woohoo!

Enjoy your day, Lorde!

And for the fans, enjoy her new music video for “Yellow Flicker Beat.”

This Week in Music: Hilary Duff is Back and “Chasing the Sun”

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If it’s really been seven years then I’m really getting old!

After taking the longest break ever from the music industry, Hilary Duff is back with a new song and music video called “Chasing the Sun.”

Seven years brings us to a overworked and unimpressed Hilary Duff as she lugs over to her cubicle at work. Her hair is up in a bun, rimmed-nerd glasses are on, and she wears a cute black and white polka dot blouse.

Seems like the corporate world isn’t for our little Lizzie McGuire babe though, because she longs to be out at the beach for the day “chasing the sun.”

The song, written by Colbie Caillat, has a very old-school chilled vibe with heavy acoustics and light percussion.

“Love the life I live, and I will live the life I love, open up my eyes and I will take whatever comes,” she sings in the bridge as her hair flies around her face on the beach.

I liked Matthew Rolston’s video a lot more than I liked the song itself. The concept was very well thought out from beginning to end.

My favorite parts were the “office coffee cocktail” and the “conference splish-splash.” Too funnny!

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Maybe it’s because I’m still enamored with her more upbeat and mature 2007 album Dignity, but I don’t think all the hype was really worth it.

I hope she blends her 2007 sound with tracks like this one on her upcoming album.

Live vicariously this summer through Hilary Duff in the video below!