This week in The Singles Bar #33, Hi Fi Way: The Pop Chronicles features:
Mumford & Sons are pleased to share the video for their new single, Guiding Light. Directed by Joe Connor (Sam Smith, Coldplay), the video was filmed outside the Tate Modern in London on 20th September, when the band performed an impromptu live set aided by a selection of their fans and passers-by alongside the River Thames.
A 100 strong group of fans were selected at random and invited down to London to meet the band. Information provided was scarce; there would be filming involved and fans would need to arrive in good voice. Following brief rehearsals, everyone descended onto the Southbank to film a live performance where the fans took the chorus. A video was made..
HOLY HOLY reveal their striking, New York shot video for their single Faces and prepare to bring a swathe of new songs and a new sound to the stage with a national tour throughout November and December. They are also excited to announce the first Brisbane show is sold out and they have added a second performance at the Triffid, on sale from midday today.
Directed by Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore (writer and director of acclaimed film Her Sound Her Story and videos from Mojo Juju, Thelma Plum, Odette) the video has multiple stars – Brooklyn, the rain and a striking and powerful cast. Featuring actor Eka Darville (Jessica Jones, Vampire Diaries) “the clip explores what it is to be human and touches on the beauty and darkness of that experience,” says frontman Tim Carroll.
Long time friend of the band Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore directed the clip over two days on the manic streets of Brooklyn, New York “I wanted to capture everyday living, the intensity and character of the streets,” says Claudia. “The refreshing thing about NY is you can dance on the streets and no one really batts an eye lid.”
Your favourite band The Dandy Warhols have a new single – the first taken from our new album coming in the new year on Dine Alone Records. This song is Forever.
From under the vulnerable covers Charlz emerges with her most powerfully devastating single yet – The Sun produced by M-Phazes.
Underpinned by complimenting production, The Sun fills the room with longing. Yearning for better days, Charlz’ intoxicating smooth voice sings about the struggles of a relationship. The single exhibits her ability to devastate, yet captivate with nothing more than a sparse piano colliding with her gentle vocals.
Charlz explains “The Sun is about love and some aspects of what I have encountered of love. It’s about the vulnerability, bravery and compassion that exists when two people are in partnership. I wanted to communicate in this song the power of desire for a better place when love is challenging, and sticking together to find that place.”
Global multi-platinum recording artist Jason Derulo today released the official video for his latest single Goodbye with David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj and Willy William.
Directed by Derulo, David Strbik and Jeremy Strong, the cinematic video follows two main characters as they go on a quest for companionship. After spending the night together, the two travel through separate storylines, each searching for a way to come back together. They journey through colourful, beautifully choreographed party scenes and an elaborate but lonely dinner until finally reuniting at one of Derulo’s European tour dates.
The official music video for Goodbye follows the previously released animated lyric video that has surpassed 50 million views in less than 3 months.
Amaranthe have released a new single, Inferno with an accompanying music video. The track is available as an instant download upon the pre-order of their electrifying fifth album HELIX – due out October 19 through Spinefarm Records /Caroline Australia. Pre-order your copy HERE.
Four albums into their career, Amaranthe have racked up north of 118 million YouTube views and half-a-billion song streams, have landed at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart three times, and possess a panoply of gold and platinum discs for albums and singles alike.
Ricki-Lee is back today with Unbothered, her no-apologies new single and first new music since 2017’s Not Too Late.
Unbothered might sound sweet, but the lyrics packs one hell of a punch: “I don’t care enough to hate you, I’m just unbothered,” Ricki-Lee sasses over a breezy pop beat.“Hating you is energy, now I’m spending it all on me/ Chillin’ with my apathy, don’t give a f*ck about you and me.”
It’s a song about knowing your worth, valuing your time and being too busy for drama. Whether it’s a crappy break-up or a bad friend, Ricki-Lee wants her fans to know they don’t have to put up with anything that brings them down.
“So many people waste their time and energy upset about someone, or dwelling on a situation you just have to let go of,” she says. “You can’t waste your life away letting shitty people rule your emotions and rule your happiness. I would love it if ‘Unbothered’ is a song that people listen to when they need a bit of a pep talk.”
Off the back of a fantastic year for Hatchie – including the release of her celebrated debut EP Sugar & Spice as well as sold-out shows across UK, Europe, Australia (sold out tour) and most recently, North America – the Brisbane artist has unveiled a stunning new track and accompanying video for Adored, filmed and directed by Trevor Crump.
Hatchie on Adored:
“Adored is a song that’s been floating around for a few years now so I’m really excited it’s finally found it’s place with this release. I’ve been playing it live since my first show but didn’t feel it fit on either my EP or album. It’s about always wanting more than what you have, even if it’s perfect.”
What does Fremantle’s San Cisco have in common with Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino? They’ve both used the same famous rattlesnake to star in their respective new videos.
The film clip for San Cisco’s new break out single When I Dream was filmed on location in Joshua Tree, California and directed by Kristofski – known for his work with Die Antwoord, Pond, The Babe Rainbow and many more. The clip follows frontman Jordi Davieson and Australian model Gabriella Brooks embroiling themselves in mystery, intrigue and danger in the desert. Their aforementioned rattlesnake friend will also appear in the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood alongside Brad Pitt & Leonardo Di Caprio.
Vance Joy today reveals the lush, cinematic video for his new single I’m With You.
A re-worked version of the popular track taken from his ARIA #1, gold-selling album Nation of Two, I’m With You is a fan favourite and follows on from fellow singles Lay It On Me (2x platinum), We’re Going Home (platinum) and Saturday Sun (gold).
Created by US director Mimi Cave, with whom Vance Joy has collaborated in the past (Lay It On Me, We’re Going Home, Call If You Need Me), the stunning video is a perfect companion piece to the song. Shot in Hawaii, it follows two women through a magical landscape, with a dreamlike feel.
“These two women meet in a world that feels like the interior of their imaginations. In this place they drown-out any preconceived ideas of who they’re supposed to be or be with… they’re free from judgement. The video depicts the idea of meeting someone that understands you in a way that feels like looking into a mirror… That someone that you can be with and say nothing — but know they’re right there with you no matter what.”
– Mimi Cave
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