This time Katy Perry isn’t kissing girls or worried male fickleness. She is stuck in Vegas without her fake ID or her boyfriend’s motel room key. The detail in the song’s story is fun propelled along by a steady beat that breaks into a chorus almost worthy of being an advertising jingle for Las Vegas tourism. Anders Carlsson’s past experience working with Max Martin is obvious in the song’s poppy energy. Greg Wells has serious skill in helping turn a song into something unforgettably catchy. Then there is Katy Perry who fearlessly steps forward into stories and wit that skates the line between quite funny and annoyingly in your Continue reading →
Green Day have an expensive looking video out for their new single, “21 Guns.” The clip finds the band performing the ballad in a room that was assaulted by gunfire, and a couple under similar circumstances. The gunfire is probably a metaphor for something, but was probably chosen because it looks sorta cool. This song is a perfect example how Green Day have opted for a generic and vague lyrical approach, but then claim that they’re political now (or something). This is as political and meaningful as a Che Guevara poster in a dorm room. Check out the video on RTV Channel.
The music video for Miley Cyrus’ smash hit single “Party In the USA” is out. It is directed by Chris Applebaum and fits the themes and sound of the song nearly perfectly. Instead of at a trailer park like in a controversial earlier live performance, Miley Cyrus and friends dance in the daylight at a drive-in movie theater. She shows off her cowboy boots. Midway through the video the flag is unfurled and much of the rest is distinctly intended to celebrate the USA. The entire feel of the clip remains gently laidback matching the tempo and tenor of the song. Check out the video on RTV Channel.
Battlefield” is the lead single from Grammy-nominated American R&B artist Jordin Sparks’ sophomore studio album, which is due to be released July 14, 2009. The single was able to be purchased on iTunes as of May 12th, 2009. The mid-tempo R&B track was written and produced by Grammy nominated producer/songwriter and One Republic frontman Ryan Tedder, whose long list of accolades includes hits for fellow American Idol Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé, Leona Lewis, Timbaland, Jennifer Hudson and Rihanna. Wayne Wilkins, Louis Biancaniello and Sam Watters also co-wrote the song. Sparks told Digital Spy Continue reading →
OK, so they may have lost this week’s sales battle with teen star Miley Cyrus, but the video just released for “Run This Town” by Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kanye West is powerful. The video was directed by veteran video director Anthony Mandler who has directed 10 of Rihanna’s videos. He commented on the production of the video saying, “We wanted you to feel uneasy throughout the piece. We wanted there to be a constant layer of tension through the piece.” A small army of extras adds to the feeling of tense dread in a chaotic world. The video was filmed just over two weeks ago in New York City’s Fort Totten Park. There is not an official confirmation, but a live performance of “Run This Town” is expected at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. For now, check out the video on RTV Channel
Daughtry are planning to stick around awhile. “No Surprise,” the first single from their upcoming second album, Leave This Town, makes that abundantly clear. Daughtry are the sound of mainstream rock today, and “No Surprise” is possibly stronger than any of the singles off their four million selling debut album. A wall of guitar is topped off by Chris Daughtry’s gravelly but clear vocals and skillfully crafted lyrics. There’s no mistaking this as a hit when you hear it. Check out the video on RTV Channel.
Nickelback sure do love their 1980s arena rock. Not only do they write some of the most anthemic rock you’ll hear on radio these days, on their most recent album, ‘Dark Horse,’ the Canadian superstars hired Robert “Mutt” Lange to sit in the producer’s chair. “The cool thing about Mutt is that he always envisions a band playing in an arena and the dynamics that should go behind that.” says Nickelback guitarist/vocalist Chad Kroeger when Noisecreep caught up with him this week. Known for his sonically groundbreaking work on classic albums by Continue reading →
This is finally the true sequel to the Black Eyed Peas’ huge classic “Let’s Get It Started.” The abrupt change in musical style from the electro of “Boom Boom Pow” may startle some fans, but in recent years musical eclecticism has become a trademark of the Black Eyed Peas. Put this on when you head out Friday night, as suggested by will.i.am, and you just may have found your favorite party song of summer 2009. Check out the video on RTV Channel.
lead single from the American pop punk band’s third album, Hot Mess.This song was produced by American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi. The busy songwriter/producer only could spare a couple of hours to spend with the band in the studio. This upset Cobra frontman Gabe Saporta, and he told MTV News that he gave her a “stinky beat” and popped off a list of foul-mouthed song titles. However DioGuardi didn’t flinch, which impressed the singer and within fifteen minutes they had recorded the song. This song features guest vocals from Gossip Continue reading →
Elevation is taking the country by storm with their debut album
Posted in: Releases by newsdesk on September 24, 2009 Edit
Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Elevation is taking the country by storm with the release of their debut album, Strangelove. Dubbed one of the top ten indie bands to watch in 2009 (Muchmusic.com), Elevation continues to develop a repertoire that is unforgettable. More about Elevation…. Check out the video on RTV Channel.