Most interesting music videos

What’s your favorite music video?

Of course Drake and Rihanna broke the internet with their music video for ‘Work‘, so did Justin Bieber with his several singles such as Let Me Love You and Frank Ocean finally made his comeback, but they’re plenty of others interesting and well made music videos out there that need to be watched and analyzed.

M.I.A – P.O.W.A

The English-Tamil singer and rapper is known for her political statements and for her work and actions as an activist. She previously made a video called Borders that shows the journey of refugees, she then posted “The world I talked about 10 years ago is still the same” on twitter. She  released her new music video ‘Powa’ about a week ago, and once again, it contains a powerful political message ‘Throw up my finger and I’m taking on a tower‘ she is obviously referencing to Donald Trump’s Tower in this line. She also calls out different pop stars singers ‘I’m not Rihanna, I’m not Madonna, I’m not Mariah or Ariana‘.

Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better

The Less I Know The Better is one of the singles of the album ‘Currents‘. It shows a love triangle between two students : a cheerleader and a basketball player. Cliche right. But wait, we’re getting there. All of a sudden, the lovely cheerleader stars to hook up with a gorilla called Trevor and the poor basketball player gets his heart broken.
This video is very sexual with a lot of references to sex but also very psychedelic and aesthetically pleasing with an interesting conception and mix of colors.

A$AP Mob – Money Man ft. A$AP Rocky & Skepta

A$AP Mob released a film which contains 2 tracks of A$AP Rocky’s future album. It was shot in 3 days in the RedBull studios in Northwest London. The movie is well structured. The storyline is pretty simple to understand, there’s the Money Man, played by the french actor Saïd Taghmaoui known for his role in the french film La Haine, and there’s A$AP Rocky, who fell in love with the Money Man’s daughter.

We don’t know the date of his album release yet, but he tweeted a video last month and we. can’t. wait.

Katy Perry – Chained To The Rythm

Even if you’re not a big fan of Katy Perry, you need to watch this video. The 32 years old singer released her new video today, on the 21th February and I think it’s the best music video of her so far. She released a lyric video but also a trailer video about the theme park ‘Oblivia‘ (Oblivious + Utopia), where the scene takes place in the original video. This metaphorical and futuristic-idealistic video denounces many causes. Many issues are represented in this video : sexism, racism, and it has a strong political message. The song itself is pretty catchy and it gathers all the elements of a basic pop song, and you have to listen to the lyrics to really understand the meaning behind it. The title is self-explanatory, we’re all ‘Chained To The Rythm‘, nowadays it seems pretty hard to appreciate things.

Tupac – I Get Around

‘I Get Around’ is the 14th track of the album Strictly for My N.I.G.G.A.Z and it might be one of the best music video ever made. It is just so simple : girls, money, big mansion, drinks but also really effective. There’s a Tupac smiling throughout the whole 4 minutes. Even if almost every Tupac songs are classic, this one definitely stands out for me.
R.I.P Tupac.

Young Thug – Wyclef Jean

This is the best failed music video ever. I am not longer afraid to say that the Young Thug (and his whole team) are pure genius. The video costed 100.000$ but that’s not the main important point. Young Thug was supposed to appear in his video but.. he was 10 hours late.. but he actually never showed up. The subtitles help us to understand the whole situation. And I’m quite glad he never showed up after all.

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Yeezy Season 5

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Kanye’s new ‘Yeezy Collection’ : the best one so far?

The first pieces of this fifth collection in collaboration with Adidas were revealed at the New York Fashion Week on the 15th of February 2017. It is a minimalistic collection with the same kind of tones even if this collection has more colors than the previous Yeezy collections. The diversity is illustrated by the clothes but also by the models themselves. But the Chicago rapper didn’t only changed the colors palette of his collection but also his marketing strategies by not allowing any social medias and the show only lasted 15 minutes.

Even if he banned the press from his show, many celebs came to support him such as his wife Kim Kardashian, but also Anna Wintour, Zoë Kravitz and many others.

 


The Festival Calendar 2017

Here’s a list of the unmissable festivals 2017 :

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1- Coachella (14-16/21-23 July) 
Of Course. It is surely one of the most popular festival (and probably one of the most overrated festival), but the lineup is absolutely a-ma-zing.

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2- Glastonbury (21-25 June) 
It is probably one of my favourite festival. There’s always something to do, someone to see, not matter what your tastes are. It is a festival that mixes different music styles.

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vieilles-charues3- Vieilles Charrues (13-16 July)
It is a french Festival and many national and international artists will be present, such as M.I.A, Die Antwoord, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and many others.

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tlTomorrowland (21-23/28-30 July)
It is an electronic festival held in Belgium. It is surely one of the biggest festival of the world. If you’re a fan of EDM, house, techno music, you’ll definitely love this festival.

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lollaLollapalooza – Paris (22-23 July) 
The american festival is held in Paris this summer, many international artists will be performing on stage such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Lana Del Rey but also Skepta, Tom Odell, and many others.

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Top 5 albums 2016

I think we can all agree on the fact that 2016 has been such a weird year. It was a year full of twists and surprises, however we have been very spoiled by the new albums released by numerous and various artists. And yes. Frank Ocean finally released his long-awaited album.

So here it is, my top 5 albums of 2016:


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Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo
Wether you love or hate Kanye West, this album is undeniably well thought and made. Pablo Picasso? Pablo Escobar? It feels like the album is a mix of these two. Dangerous, artistic, authentic and risqué, Kanye’s seventh album is unique and deserve to be on this list.
Listen : No More Parties in L.A (featuring Kendrick Lamar)

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Frank Ocean – Blond(e)
Finally. This album is not the typical album you would expect.
We already knew he was a story-teller thanks to his previous album Channel Orange, but he proved and showed his incredible talent once again with this masterpiece.
Listen : Pink + White

 

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Beyonce – Lemonade
Queen B -as usual- spoiled us with this album dropped by surprise. It is full of personal statements about especially about her feelings, but she also reveal some political statements with her song ‘Formation‘.
Watch : Lemonade, The Movie

 

artworks-000164666747-vw6nqr-t500x500Chance The Rapper – Coloring Books
Without any doubts, I am not a afraid to say that Coloring Books is one of the best hip-hop album of 2016. Chance never fails to surprise us. 
Listen (and watch) :
Same Drugs

 

 

lady-gagaLady Gaga – Joanne
Joanne is such a personal and emotional album. This is a new Era, but not quite a new Gaga. In fact, it looks like the Gaga from the beginning, this album is the reflection of who she really is.
Listen (and watch) : Million Reasons