Category: Music videos

CelebrityAngelina Jolie in Disney’s Maleficent Trailer

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Our summer 2014 must-see movie list is bursting at the seams, and once you take a peek at Disney’s new Maleficent trailer you will understand why! The film puts a new spin on the 1959 Sleeping Beauty classic, telling the untold story of the villainess, Maleficent, played by the always stunning Angelina Jolie! Even with dramatically enhanced cheekbones, sharpened nose, and piercing yellow eyes, Jolie’s beauty remains out of this world! Check out her jaw-dropping transformation below:

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And as if one pouty beauty wasn’t enough, Disney recruited the sultry singing talents of miss Lana Del Rey who delivers a hauntingly catchy rendition of the classic ‘Once Upon A Dream’ ballad. Talk about chills!

What are your summer movie plans?

(Images Courtesy of movies.disney.com, ew.com, usmagazine.com)

MusicMonday Music Must: Nanna Øland Fabricius of Oh Land

Are you ready to be entranced?

The other day a wondrous surprise arrived via a Nylon Magazine email featuring an artist that I’d never heard of before. I simply clicked play on the video they had posted and when a woman’s voice rang out I found myself wrapped in a trance that barely broke when the song ended. I immideately googled the name on the video, Oh Land, and found that Nanna Øland Fabricius was the voice and the brain behind this beautiful song. 

The Oh Land tracks sound as if someone mixed Lykke Li with a more mature woman/musician. Nanna Øland Fabricius describes her music; “I think that Oh Land has a unique landscape all on its own.  I strive to make the possibilities endless and to have all the senses collide in to a language on their own.”

“I wanted my new album to strike a balance between the big city and nature,” she explains, “because they’re both pulling me in different directions all the time.  I live and grow in the eye of the storm.” - Nanna Øland Fabricius

For the finale, I thought you should all listen to “Sun of  a Gun” which incorporates some extremely creative set design as well as song composition. 

Oh Land “Sun of a Gun” from Oh Land Music on Vimeo.

Guest BloggerHooray it’s Friday with Corinne Bailey Rae!

With the voice of an angel, singing the lyrics of a poet, Corinne Bailey Rae makes most of my days that much sweeter! This Friday isn’t much different than a “star across my sky” with Miss Rae singing away on my iPod.

    Rae is a free spirit whose incredible singing seems as natural as walking to her. I enjoy the fact that her music is catchy without the over-produced pop sounds of today. 

These are the words running through my head on this glorious Friday. Watch, listen, and enjoy with me as:

Three little birds, sat on my window.
And they told me I don’t need to worry.
Summer came like cinnamon
So sweet,
Little girls double-dutch on the concrete.”

Hope you all have a great weekend, and wherever you are, Corinne Bailey Rae can put a smile on your face!

MusicMonday Music Must: The Black Keys

 

Need some inspiring tunes for your Monday?

Well, thanks to my sister who sent me these this morning, I’ve got some of The Black Keys to wake you up and put you back on your game. 

First is the hilarious “Next Girl” video featuring a singing dinosaur and an insanely catchy song.

Have fun with this one….

Then we have the heart breaking tale of young love in “Tighten Up”. Don’t worry though, love conquers all, no matter how old you are.

 I hope this cheers up your Monday morning blues as much as it did mine. Have a great week!

MusicFriday Funday Music Videos: “Don’t Look Back” by She & Him

I thought I’d share two fun music videos for your Friday! Here is a new release and an old favorite so watch, listen, dance, laugh, and most of all enjoy your weekend!

The collaboration of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel in their new She & Him music video “Don’t Look Back” is at once cookie cutter cutesy and hipster funky at the same time. This duo bee-bops around the video as if the 60′s never happened and it’s still a sci-fi fantasy that they’re hoping to live through.  

 Directed by Jeremy Konner and choreographed by Sophie Olson the “Don’t Look Back” video reminds me, in a great kind of way, of Feist’s music video “1 2 3 4″ from 2007.

 So here is for fun Fridays and great weekends!