Nerds, freaks and geeks team up in the video for Mika’s fantastic new video for “Popular Song” to serve up a delicious brew of sweet revenge. After being harassed and bullied by schoolmates, Mika and Ariana Grande decide to organize a dinner party with an appropriately diabolical plan to turn the tables on the most popular kids of their class. The video’s vivid storyline plays directly into the song’s message about standing up against bullying and feeling empowered to make a change. (full review)
Positively massive. Hail to the ’90s.
Source: SoundCloud / Chase & Status
One of the things I truly respect about Lana Del Rey is that she has a laser-sharp point of view about who she is as an artist and how she wants to express her music. Over the last eighteen months, a few nay-saying pop purists have continued to question the authenticity of her music, but the truth is that Lana Del Rey is not a studio concoction who was engineered by soundboard professionals and fashion stylists. Far from it, and I’ll be the first to come to her defense.
Case in point is that about four years ago I was contacted via Facebook by the singer who wanted to share her new, independently-released EP with me. As noted by Spin Magazine, I responded to Lana’s note, and listened to her music that already had the makings of the sound and vision that she has fully developed today. The lush nostalgia that marks Lana’s sound now has always been there and comes from a very genuine place.
Sublime. This track (and soundtrack) plays right into her aesthetic.
Artist: Lana Del Rey
Title: Young & Beautiful (Dan Heath Orchestral Version)
Álbum: The Great Gastby (Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film) (Deluxe Edition)