sia has found herself a new mini me for her music vidoes cred:

sia has found herself a new mini me for her music vidoes

Sia hires a new mini-me for her “Alive” music video, but does it hold a candle to the work of Maddie Ziegler?

Pop superstar (who is incredibly famous despite never showing her face) Sia is gearing up for a new era of music!  The “Chandelier” songstress is releasing a new album titled This Is Acting early next year, and she has shared the music to prove it.  Earlier this week Sia unveiled the project’s second track “Bird Set Free,” but today the focus is on lead single “Alive” and it’s new music video.

After watching Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler don her platinum bob and nude bodysuit for a trio of hugely emotional music videos last era expectations are understandably high for Sia’s visuals.  They tend to exude a sense of intimate, raw emotion that resonates with humanity’s fragile nature.  This time around Sia has replaced Maddie’s frantic antics for the karate stylings of a young brave heart, and the result is decent, but it doesn’t evoke quite the same sense of connection.

Our favorite platinum bob has evolved and is taking inspiration from Cruella de Vil for a new era of music.  New year, new me; and this time our young karate pro is rocking a perfectly divided black and white bob.  Is it a reference to the duality of Sia’s presence on tracks intended for other artists, some type of proof that this really wasn’t intended for her to perform?  Is it a reference to a new “Sia state,” or did Sia just get bored and want to change up the look?  Who knows, but regardless this is pretty much the extent of evolution between eras (beyond a new performer) so it is worth noting.

Set in an abandoned parking garage, “Alive” becomes the theme song for a young girl to battle her shadow demons.  The child is dressed in a traditional karategi with a black belt to showcase her superior training status, and she fluidly moves between various poses.  There is a controlled grace and beauty to the movements as the young girl passionately fights to rise above the burnt out destruction around her.

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tinashe battles a crew of dancers in her new player music video cred:

tinashe battles a crew of dancers in her new player music video

Tinashe pops, locks, drops, leaps, turns, and works in a series of dance battles leading up to one epic standoff in her new “Player” music video…

Rising R&B hitmaker and pop princess Tinashe served up something fierce with the release of “Player,” the first single off her upcoming Joyride album.  With it’s dance friendly pop sensibilities and Chris Brown feature the song is huge for the “2On” singer, and it just got better with the release of its official music video!

In the video game inspired visual Tinashe faces off against a slew of dancers in a series of progressively more complex dance battles.  No dancer is able to best the acrobatic siren, who displays her technical skills on the dance floor across a variety of different styles.  Through it all Tinashe whips her body into a series of incredible shapes, turning, leaping, kicking, and throwing herself into the battles with gusto.  Obviously, no one can keep up; and those players are kicked to the side.

The progression leads to a final show down of sorts against the “boss,” a role played by Tinashe’s collaborator on the song, Chris Brown. For the final round Tinashe and Chris Brown utilize the art of seduction and their sick moves on the floor to fight to the end…

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pentatonix get a little funky on "can't sleep love" cred:

pentatonix get a little funky on “can’t sleep love”

“Give me that can’t sleep love / i want that can’t sleep love / the kind I dream about all day / the kind that keeps me up all night / yeah.”  Pentatonix lay it all out on their bright new single… 

A Cappella mavens Pentatnoix are gearing up to release a new self-titled album in October, and they are starting to feed the fever by sharing some of the album with fans.  Earlier this week the group released the album’s lead single “Can’t Sleep Love,” and today they are hitting us with the single’s accompanying music video.

“Can’t Sleep Love” serves a sweetly addictive pop romp complete with a psychedelic edge.  The laid-back midtempo sees the group searching for a relationship that keeps them up at night and in the dreamworld all day long.  True to form, Pentatnoix is delivering an innovative a cappella production.  With only five musicians in the group, it is unbelievable the depth that the group is able to achieve with their staccato beatbox, deep bass, spoken asides, and wailing guitar lines.  They’re surely not asking for much, but they’re giving it all up for us on the track.  How could you not love them?!

In the accompanying music video the talented group perform the single in front of a collection of bold and graphic walls.  Dancers have been painted to match the various patterns on the walls, and they add a sense of motion to the product.  Instead of focusing on a storyline, the group continues to provide a bright and bold visual that perfectly matches the vibe of “Can’t Sleep Love” while remaining true to brand.

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alexx mack gets all sorts of wild in her bad music video cred:

alexx mack gets all sorts of wild in her bad music video

Alexx Mack shows us why it feels so damn good to be bad as all hell in her new Bad Music Video, and she looked absolutely BABIN’ while doing so…

Rising synth-pop princess Alexx Mack had a huge hit on her hands when she released her anthemic “Bad” earlier this summer.  The female empowerment banger came complete with a dance friendly production and a killer chorus that entrances listeners from the first moments.  I kid you not when I say that the song gets stuck in my head for weeks every time I hear it, because it is just that good!

In a previous interview between the two of us for PPcorn Alexx Mack explained to me that it feels so good to be bad because “well, no f***s are given! And that’s the best.”  This girl basically became my hero in one quote!  Things were off to a great start with “Bad,” and then Mack took it to the next level with the release of the Bad Music Video!  Get ready, because things get a little rowdy in the bold visual.

The Bad music video sees Alexx Mack seducing a bespectacled student while dressed as a pin-up inspired naughty school girl in reverse action.  The video starts with Mack marking her very nude and very attractive lover with a territorial kiss, before rewinding and showing viewers exactly how Alexx Mack got the boy.  Obviously a slow motion pillow fight ensues as well as a strip tease in the kitchen.  Glasses of wine break, chests are put out for display, and a good time is had by all…

Talk about having a good time walking on the wild side!

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