A Talking Pizza & A Commentary on Decay Amid Gentrification Among Some of the Standouts of the “Saturnz Barz” Video From Gorillaz

Picking up in a similar vein as where the video for “Hallelujah Money” featuring Benjamin Clementine left off, “Saturnz Barz” keeps the tone of Gorillaz’s forthcoming album, Humanz, political. Directed by animator and co-Gorillaz creator Jamie Hewlett, the video begins with an iPad inside a gigantic room featuring voyeuristic footage …

Pregnancy Is Still Uncomfortable in Black & White & With Natalie Portman in James Blake’s “My Willing Heart”

As James Blake’s The Colour In Anything continues to prove to be the only gift that keeps on giving from 2016, is it any wonder that the English songwriter and musician would cast Natalie Portman in his latest video for the single “My Willing Heart”? Quite frankly, no. And it’s …

“Green Light” on the Return of Lorde & Her Charlotte Russe-esque Pink Dress As She Runs Through the Streets of L.A.

For a minute there, it felt as though Lorde might be suffering from the curse that seems to befall any new artist who wins his or her Grammys too quickly, as she seemed to back in 2014 with her receipt of the awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop …

Katy Perry Continues Her Grammy-Established Political Stance With Video for “Chained to the Rhythm”

After Katy Perry’s first live performance of the initial single, “Chained to the Rhythm,” from her fourth album (fifth, if you actually want to count Katy Hudson) at the highly polarizing Grammy Awards, it was pretty clear she wasn’t going to stop her recent cashing in on chicest moment in time …

Charli XCX Slightly Amends Her Sound (And Look) For A More J-Pop Feel With “Crazy Crazy”

As Charli XCX continues to leave us in anticipation of her forthcoming third album, she has found the time to sate fans with a collaboration with Japanese model/singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and DJ/record producer Yasutaka Nakata. Prior to this, her first single from an as of yet untitled record, “After the Afterparty” …

Austra’s “I Love You More Than You Love Yourself” Video Takes on The Topic of Depression Through Astronaut Lisa Nowak

As Katie Stelmanis of Austra has so eloquently stated of one of the major problems with current politics–America or otherwise–“There’s a major disconnect between what we need to thrive as humans and what we put a monetary value to.” That being said, one of the major issues underlying how the …

Gorillaz Goadingly Praise An Old God With Long-Awaited New Single, “Hallelujah Money”

To say that the Gorillaz have been keeping many in anticipation of their first album since 2010’s Plastic Beach would be the pinnacle of understatement. But the timeliness of “Hallelujah Money” seems to have been the perfect moment to at last release a new single apropos of America’s impending new …