Justin Timberlake is celebrating Valentine’s Day by releasing the music video for his new single “Suit & Tie.” Directed by David Fincher, the video was shot in black and white and features Timberlake clad in a tuxedo (designed by Tom Ford, no doubt) while performing the song, big band style.
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Celebs.com’s Sound Off includes a Song of the Week by Questlove, Album of the Week by Lianne La Havas and a Music Video by Cat Power. Check ‘em out here!
Celebs.com’s Sound Off includes a Song of the Week by Dylan LeBlanc, Album of the Week by Animal Collective and a Music Video by The xx. Check ‘em out here!
Behind the Scenes with a MTV VMA Nominee: For Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” the musician turned to Natasha Pincus to create a video that has now resonated with more than 300 million YouTube views and a song that became the hit of the summer – Celebs.com caught up with the nominated music video director/nominee/filmmaker
The Shoes, an electro-pop duo out of France, enlisted some serious star power for their “Time to Dance” music video: Jake Gyllenhaal. The actor plays a deranged murderer who’ll stop at nothing to overtake his victims.
The Shoes worked with director Daniel Wolfe, who also produced the band’s music video for “Stay the Same” last year. “I was extremely fortunate to work with Jake Gyllenhaal and The Shoes on ‘Time To Dance,’” said Wolfe. “It’s a cinematic track and I’ve always wanted to do my take on a well loved genre.”
Check out the video below. What do you think of Gyllenhaal’s performance?
This weeks biggest releases include Amy Winehouse‘s posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures, Trent Reznor & Karen O’s cover of “Immigrant Song” for David Fincher‘s new film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and the music video for Foster The People’s “Call It What You Want.”
The Week’s Best Album: Amy Winehouse – “Our Day Will Come”
Ever since the untimely death of Amy Winehouse this past July, there’s been a lot of buzz around the album she was working on.
That album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures was released this week to both critical and commercial success. The album is projected to top the charts upon it’s release.
Winehouse, a notoriously tortured soul, seemingly poured everything she had left into this album. Eerily, it’s as if she knew her time was fleeting.
The Week’s Best Single: Karen O with Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
In the way that Amy took the sounds from a different time and updated them, Trent Reznor and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs took a song from a different time, Led Zepplin’s “Immigrant Song” and updated it for David Fincher’s up and coming film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
The song is a much harder, electronic look at one of the most notable rocks songs ever recorded. Only the Nine Inch Nails’ Reznor (who won an Oscar for his work on Fincher’s The Social Network) could have executed the task with this much respect, his work giving the track a smashing individuality. Tahe integrity of the song is preserved but the places to which Reznor takes his version are sexy and industrial, readying us for the pace, tempo and feel of the movie.
This little taste leaves me desperate and excited to hear what Reznor has in store for the entire soundtrack.
The Week’s Best Music Video: Foster The People – “Call It What You Want”
“Call It What You Want” solidifies Foster The People‘s claim on the kingdom of catchy hooks. But it’s their precocious music videos that make them stand out as artists. “Call It What You Want” was directed by Ace Norton but the surreal adventure could have easily come from the mind of famed music video director Michel Gondry.
The whole video is abstract and absurd, and there are some visually stunning scenes that make you have to go back for a re-watch. Could anyone ever tire of a group of gorgeous girls in white t-shirts (that spell out Foster) whose shootings splatter blue blood?
This isn’t the band’s first time working with Norton, he was also behind the camera for their “Helena Beats” music video which is equally awesome and trippy.