Devin K is back again with a new electro single that really makes us wanna “Move.”
The new song is quite a stark departure from his previous sounds on his previous “Back to LA” EP, which showcased more of a So-Cal-Beach-Boy type of pop sound reminiscent of Jason Mraz. This time around, Devin has collaborated with 4resh’s own La Bey to co-write and produce a more edgy and mature sound. The two teamed up quite fantastically, with both performers merging a fusion of styles that reminds us of the Disclosure and Sam Smith duo on the popular “Latch” record.
We think its hella dope. Check out the visuals!!
Favor Valentine stopped by my house last week, and we did a quick little video cover of the famous Sam Smith song, “Stay With Me.”
“Here’s a breakdown of just SOME of the issues going on in this vid:
women fighting for the right to drive in Saudi Arabia, farmers fighting for fair wages in Colombia, homophobia and systemic LGBT discrimination in Russia, forced evictions of indigenous peoples in Brazil, police brutality in the U.S., Syrian shelling, as well as the continued protesting for civil rights in Iran and Egypt.
…How many of these have you heard about?”
-via Carly Gillis, Upworthy.com
Links to the original YouTube videos used in this montage are compiled in this google doc:
It totally brings new meaning to the phrase, “I grew up listening to Queen.”
In a truly entertaining, time-lapse style video, watch Matt Perren lip-sync to Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and age by 3 years throughout the duration of the clip. The project took him 1,101 days to complete, as he had to, essentially, lip-sync to the song everyday, in the same clothes and position. It’s really quite facinating to see his hair grow and face change over the years.
“You’ll shoot your eye out!”
Well, maybe not so much. This video was able to, within two minutes, sum up all of our favorite Christmas elements (charity, Santa Claus, toys, and pellet-guns), and turn them into an advertisement of everything that is pretty much wrong with modern society. The African-American man dressed as Santa, was shot twice in the back while being filmed by a local ABC network news-station affiliate, and was later treated at the hospital to remove the pellets. The shooter took aim from a second-story apartment window, but no suspects have been found as of yet. It’s easy to laugh at the video upon first viewing, but the slapstick-comedic element melts off quickly, and doesn’t stick like a first snowing, and leaves us with the harsh, cold reality of “What’s wrong with people these days?”
Jeremy Paxman: “What will your revolution look like?”
Russell Brand: “I’ll tell you what it won’t be like…a huge disparity between rich and poor, where 300 Americans have the same amount of wealth as the 85 million poorest Americans, where there is an exploited and under-served underclass that are being continually ignored and where welfare is slashed while Cameron and Osborne go to court to defend the rights of bankers to continue receiving their bonuses. This has to be addressed.”
“I am not voting out of apathy…I am not voting out of absolute indifference and weariness and exhaustion from the lies, treachery and deceit of the political class that has been going on for generations.”
Forbes ranked Justin Bieber as the #3 Most Powerful Celebrity in the World, last year in 2012. At age 19, Bieber has sold close to 13 million albums, garnered over 3.75 BILLION views on YouTube, and has amassed a small fortune of over $130 Million USD. With that type of unilateral success, it’s only natural for haters to emerge, and Justin has gotten it pretty bad across the internet and various forums, where users often post sarcastic and biting criticisms of the Justin Bieber brand of music. It’s not uncommon to see humorous and sometimes violent comments from users in any given music blog. Even a quick YouTube search for “I hate Justin Bieber” yields over 1.3 million results of user-generated hate videos. It seems that, on a metaphysical level, some people have grown tired of the the new sound of Pop music, and Justin seems to be the perfect scapegoat for that type of frustration. It makes us wonder, “Does pop music suck?” What about pop music has gone terribly wrong since the days of the Beatles and Motown? Is it the songwriting, the performance, or the production? To put this question to the test, a trio of classically-trained musicians from Sweden have re-invented some of the most commercially successful American pop songs with a progressive-Gospel flair, showing us that, maybe, just maybe….pop music doesn’t suck after all.