The Unexpected Visual Narrative Of Pet Shop Boys’ “Twenty-something”

Gavin Filipiak’s noir-ish direction of Pet Shop Boys’ latest single from Super, “Twenty-something,” is not the only surprising element about the visual accompaniment to a track that paints the picture, “Twenty-something in the mix/Always that ironic twist.” With Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe themselves excluded from the video, we’re instead …

Garbage’s Latest Single Will Make You Feel Anything But “Empty”

“Why have you never visited these corners of your mind?” Shirley Manson asks herself of the music she wrote for Garbage’s sixth album, Strange Little Birds. The reason? She still needed to “grow some balls.” And grown them she has (not that they weren’t always there–considering her storied history of …

Adele Brings A More Upbeat Slant to Her Go-To Jilted Ex Theme on “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”

Adele is one of the strongest cases in point of an artist sticking with what she knows best when it comes to a certain musical shtick–though Beyoncé and Taylor Swift are close seconds in this regard. But for Adele, it’s understandable that wanting to continue to rely on such a …

Nite Jewel’s “Kiss the Screen” Reveals the Side Effects of Being Trapped in A Virtual World

As Nite Jewel’s music has only matured and grown stronger in the realm of its 80s-tinged genre, Ramona Gonzalez’s vocals have had a chance to beautifully meld with the visuals she comes up with for her videos. While the music videos for early Nite Jewel tracks “Lover” and “What Did …