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Alexx Mack Makes Being Bad Look So Amazing 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

Being bad has truly never looked like so much fun!  Alexx Mack’s Bad Music Video is all sorts of playful, and it is the perfect accompaniment for such a promising track.  The visual balances campy fun with a playful, yet seductive edge with relative ease, and Mack’s character throughout the video is played perfectly.  The Bad music video proves that Alexx Mack is truly a fantastic performer, and that she is capable of portraying a truly dynamic character.  She plays the good girl gone bad with ease, and it’s entirely compelling to watch!

Alongside the release of the video, Alexx Mack revealed that her DEBUT EP Like We’re Famous is gearing up for an October 9 release.  Now is the perfect time to get a little more familiar with the “Bad” princess!

What do you think of Alexx Mack and her daring Bad visual?  Let me know!

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Pentatonix Stand Out In Their ‘Can’t Sleep Love’ Visual

“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.

So much yes!  “Can’t Sleep Love” is easily one of the most radio friendly releases from Pentatonix to date.  With its funky vibe, incredibly tight production, and bright vibe this is the kind of song that will make a killing in the final days of summer, while still managing to achieve a roll over success as fall kicks in.

While the track’s music video doesn’t offer much of a storyline, it still stays incredibly true to the group’s brand and is a creative concept.  More importantly, it has simply raised excitement for future releases from the group.

What do you think of “Can’t Sleep Love,” and are you ready for Pentatnoix to drop? Let me know!

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Players Best Keep Up, Because Tinashe Brings the FIRE in Her New 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…

WERK QUEEN!  Tinashe is one of the few pop acts who is consistently capable of serving amazing choreography, and the talented songstress doesn’t disappoint this time around.  There is less of a focus on tightly choreography moves (like those displayed in her equally impressive “All Hands on Deck” visual) in the video; Tinashe instead loses herself in the beat, which adds an organic edge to the impressive feats.  In an age when most pop stars rely upon tricks and editing to stir up emotion, Tinashe is relying upon her raw talent.  This girl knows how to go hard in the paint, and she’s not holding back here!  Kill ’em child!

What do you think of Tinashe’s newest visual?  Slay or Nay?

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Sia and Her Karate Pro Battle Shadow Demons and Survive in her “Alive” Visual, But Does it Live Up to Expectations?

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.

Rocking

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.

While Sia’s “Alive” music video lacks some of the raw emotion that made “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart” instant classics, the visual still packs a resounding amount of power.  There is less of a broken down struggle for survival (perfectly encapsulated by Maddie Ziegler’s frantic choreography); however, a deep rooted sense of conviction remains.  A sense of triumph also exists within the visual that is unfamiliar after the 1000 Forms of Fear era, but herein lies part of the issue.  Sia still depicts our young protagonist battling invisible demons, but the visual feels more cute than impressive.

It feels almost kitschy in a way that previous attempts haven’t.  You felt for Maddie’s character in the previous videos, so much so that you wanted to reach into the screen to help her.  Now you have simply been relegated to the role of observer.  Sia’s live performances may breathe an additional sense of life into the music, but this video falls a little flat.

What do you think about Sia’s newest effort?  Let us know!