Alicia Keys has just released a new video for the song "New Day" today. Yes, it was just last week when she released a video for "Fire We Make" with Maxwell.
Alicia looks beautiful and the live performance mixed in is amazingly shot. The song is uplifting and inspirational.
I do like the video with Maxwell better and this whole releasing a video every week thing is cool for the hardcore Alicia fans...but it might get lost in the shuffle to others who do not follow Alicia on the regular. For that, we are posting the Alicia/Maxwell video again.-DocFB
Diagnosis: New Month, New Day, New Alicia Video....
Alicia Keys has just released the video to "Fire We Make" featuring Maxwell! We get a lil bit of acting...and a whole lot of steamy!
When Maxwell steps on the scene, I'm thinking Frank Ocean from the get-go, although Ocean doesn't dress that snazzy.
Alicia looks beautiful and Maxwell elegant. The video is directed by Chris Robinson who did a fantastic job!
Maxwell has been away WAY too long!
This song and video are fire! Thanks to Alicia, Maxwell, and Chris Robinson for reminding us a sexy video doesn't have to have people nude to be sexy. Rappers take note.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Foreplay starts with the suit.....
PYYRAMIDS' full-length debut, Brightest Darkest Day, is out today on indie label Paracadute. Fans can check it out now on AOL Spinner.com, which is streaming the album all week long here.
The band is Timothy Nordwind from indie rock band OK Go and Drea Smith of the electro-pop outfit He Say/She Say - will kick off a month-long tour tomorrow, April 10, at The Mercury Lounge in New York City. The run will include shows in Paris and London and a string of West Coast dates that includes a hometown gig at The Satellite in Los Angeles on May 2.
"Paper Doll" was lensed by Ericka Clevenger, who directed the videos for two songs from PYYRAMIDS' 2012 EP, Human Beings.
Introduced by a mutual friend via email, Nordwind and Smith initially bonded over an affinity for first-wave British post-punk and 80's Manchester bands. They began creating songs together, working from their respective homes, and finally met when a tour brought Tim to Chicago. Drea came out to Los Angeles in early 2012 for their first proper recording session and moved to the West Coast before the year was over.
Click on the continue reading button below for Pryyamids tour dates.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Trippy music video for "Paper Doll
Music Prescription Of The Week! Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne Heat Things Up In “High School” Video! Watch Now!
Nicki Minaj has released the video to "High School" which features her getting hot & heavy with her mentor, Lil Wayne. It is our "Music Prescription Of The Week" formerly our Jam Of The Week!
The video also features Birdman along with Minaj & Wayne and is directed by Benny Boom.
Minaj shows her stuff yet again in a pink bikini....yet again. She also is wearing a yellow neon bathing suit with her cheeks hanging out. Minaj also wears a machine gun-bullet top as well, because I'm sure it is very comfortable.
Wayne appears rapping by the pool and is only sagging a little bit with the trunks on.
Minaj is looking fine in the video and either I'm listening to too much Lil Wayne lately, but I can actually understand his rap and flow a little easier, even if it dyke this n dyke that. Maybe he was rapping about a new pair of shoes. Nah...pretty sure he said dyke. Sigh. Still, his flow is getting better...at least to me.-DocFB
Diagnosis: This isn't high school, 90210 or otherwise...
Showing the innocence of his idol Michael Jackson with the stylish hat and gold bow-tie, Chris Brown plays up the misunderstood bad boy role in his new video "Fine China" from his upcoming album "X" due later this year.
Chris lets it be known that he had a hand in the dancing/fighting scenes that more than emulate Michael.
Chris talked to MTV about "Fine China":
"It's comparing a woman to how priceless and delicate she is.This song is more of a chivalry kind of record, being more of a gentleman, taking that approach of catering to the woman, having more of that love element."
The father comes after Chris and his daughter hard as Chris "Posse" backs him up. Hopefully, there will be a sequel to find out what happens.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Fine China? Yes. Fine acting? Hmm...
Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" video was released last night after his iHeartRadio TV special on the CW. The song was labeled by Billboard as epic on it's release. Could the video reflect what Billboard said about the song.
The story is about William and Sadie as we see them as they are now, old and reflecting on their decades old relationship. We are taken back to a pool hall where it seems William and Sadie first met and over the course of the first 5 minutes, we are taken on their journey, from early LOVE with a simple gift of a book to a prophecy in photos that they will grow old together to pain of a loss, perhaps from a miscarriage, where we see books on the floor that the chapters of stories they thought were to be written with children will now never be read or experienced. Regardless, she comes to him, and he stands by her, being her mirror.
We are then taken of her looking at him while he sees a mannequin that reminds him of her beauty of her on their wedding day, where, to this day, after all this time, he sees her as his bride, not his wife. Is there anything more romantic?
We see a young William on the ground, it is his turn to have the pieces falling around him, and there is his woman Sadie, to lift him up and stand by him the way he stood by her. True LOVE. Fighting for now. This is where the breakdown part takes place and we see more creative designs made in the reflections of mirrors around the room. No fun house mirrors that falsify what we see.
She is taken back to the book he first got her, and although it seems that she dropped it, she never forgot it. He appears by her side, reading the book with her as we see her wedding ring. Unlike lost LOVE like in Katy Perry's "One That Got Away", they found each other through hardships and made it happen. We see that William has passed away and what we were seeing was the reflection of the relationship through Sadie's eyes as he passed before her.
At the 5:45 part, we see Justin's tribute to William and Sadie through his dance breakdown ala Fred Astaire. Fred Astaire would have posed less however. The mirror tricks play down with a reflection of a dancer morphing into one.
Even with the video being over 8 minutes long, there is too much for the viewer to take in, as you can see by my review which some will see as more of an assumption as to what is really going on. The truth is, we are being led to our own interpretation of things.
As beautiful as the video is, the live performance with the big band will do more for you in the long run than this video, MTV Video Music Award wins aside.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Romanticism is not dead. Just clean your mirrors more often....
Mariah Carey has released the video for "Almost Home" her latest single from "Oz, The Great And Powerful" Soundtrack.
The video consists of black and white shots of Mariah with scenes from Oz interjected.
The shots of Mariah do not exactly fit with the video concept. I'm sure she is pressed for time with "American Idol" but it would have been cool to make a cartoon-like Mariah for the video to interject with the scenes...and we have a feeling Mariah would have been wanting that about 5 years ago.
The song is good. It is no "We Belong Together" or anything from "Butterflies" but it is much better than her last effort "Triumph" for sure.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Fireflies...not butterflies....