The Eiffels’ “Body Like That” is what summer sounds like. The Los Angeles indie-pop band captures the fun, feel-good vibes of rolling down the windows and singing along with the volume cranked, and it doesn’t hurt that the track channels some of the fun of acts like Walk The Moon, with classic, old school pop attitude.
“We traveled 1,618 miles to write a song about coming back home,” Kansas City alt-rockers Yes You Are said. “This song was inspired, in a dark LA studio, by the idea of someone that’s worth waiting for, and became a plea for the wait to be over soon.”
London native Alex Hepburn belts out soulful, modern, and powerful R&B in her first UK single, “I Believe”, arriving ahead of her debut album that’s coming out later this year.
Sophie Simmons makes her musical premiere with “Black Mirror”, a brooding pop song with a beating heart that’s plaintive and fierce, with a rock sensibility that drives the track to higher ground.
If you haven’t seen or at least heard of Psy’s “Gangnam Style”, what rock have you been living under? This video might be one of the hottest things on the planet, and it’s also one of the best music videos I’ve ever seen.
Delta Heavy’s video for the single “Get By” may just be the most violent desecration of eighties games I have seen in my life, but it definitely makes for a great music video.
If Colin Farrell doesn’t freak you out as the creepy vampire in the movie Fright Night, then Kid Cudi might just do the trick in his video “No One Believes Me,” which is the first single from the film’s soundtrack.
A video like Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” barely needs an introduction because it’s just too damn good to describe. The woman is one of the most soulful singers around–someone I would actually buy tickets to see in concert, which I can’t say of many artists right now…
“Blow” has the odd distinction of being one of the few music videos I’ve enjoyed in a long time. No “I’m so cool it hurts” schtick and no rap monologues–it’s tongue-in-cheek, the song is acceptably enjoyable top 40, and oh yeah, it has James frikkin’ Van Der Beek in it.
I take music kind of seriously, so when I realized I had to pick the first video for this new year of Video Hits, I had a hard time deciding what I was actually going to feature to kick off 2011. After all, I had capped off 2010 with what I consider a rather awesome video: Daft Punk’s “Derezzed,” but that was frankly an easy pick. So far, 2011 hasn’t really offered up much in the way of new videos that have captured my attention, which meant that I’d have to look back to the end of last year for a new video.