First The Chainsmokers, and now Pepsi, Rozes releases a live music video from the Pepsi Creators League Studio for her reggae-ton influenced, but somewhat dark pop tune, “Hangin’ On.” I actually had the pleasure of seeing Rozes in her hometown of Philly, which is something you don’t get to see everyday. Cool moment to watch an artist perform in front of her hometown crowd as you can always tell there’s a little more emotion to it. “Hangin’ On” is off of her latest EP, Burn Wild, which you can stream on SoundCloud below.
Joey Aich gives his latest, GED 7249, the visual treatment with a unique concept that accompanies the track fairly well. Joey continues to grow as an artist, flexing his abilities over a smooth backdrop in what proves to be an easy listen. GED 7249 is off of his forthcoming project, If Money Grew on Trees, due out towards the end of 2016, early 2017. In the meantime, take in the visuals, and check out Joey’s latest feature (where he sends the instrumental to the ER) below!
Florrie has been teasing her fans with small collections of songs for years. She’s released an EP here and there, but the long-awaited full-length has never quite reached the surface like many would have hoped. However, 2016 may finally be the year of Miss Florrie, the pop, electric songstress. To warm her fans up for what’s to come, she’s released her latest tune “Real Love” and has delivered it in a lovely, colorful music video. “Real Love” is probably the purest “pop” song Florrie has released to date and it’s got a genuine sparkle. It’s light-hearted, yet heavy on the catchiness factor. If you’re ready to get a song stuck in your head for the rest of the day, take a listen below to Florrie’s addictive tune.
Hoodie Allen is releasing a free album on January 22nd. Fun fact of the day. Here we have the first single from said fr-ablum “Are U Having Any Fun Yet?” Reminiscent of 90’s hip hop, Hoodie Allen takes us back to the music that originally got him hooked on the genre. Hoodie describes the new release as “think De La Soul meets Scott Pilgrim.”
The answer is yes, I’m having fun. The video is dope, the song is cool, and Hoodie is just doing Hoodie things. Enjoy the video!
There’s very little in the world that can match the unabashed joy of Australian five-piece The Griswolds. We know this joy from their unendingly catchy songs, such as “Mississippi” and “Heart of a Lion” from their debut Heart of a Lion EP. Over the past year or so, the group has steadily released some of the most fun and unique music videos to accompany their songs. In them we get to see the guys celebrate with a Holi-like powder, perform in what looks like the strangest and most fun outdoor performance ever, dress up like Lana del Rey (that part gets confusing), and become headless cartoons.
I don’t really have much to say about this video because every time I try to watch it I get distracted (read: disgusted) by Justin Bieber’s attempt at a mustache (read: overgrown peach fuzz) and his attire (read: a ladies’ t-shirt, cardigan and necklace), all of which just leaves me asking “but why?”
As the Sunset team is working on putting together our typical year-end lists, I was sent this beautiful recap of 2013 in the form of a mashup video. Sri Lankan artists Sheaam Deen and VY sang clips from Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball,” Zedd’s “Clarity,” Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s “Can’t Hold Us,” Rihanna’s “Stay,” Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors,” Jason Derulo’s “The Other Side,” Imagine Dragons’s “Radioactive” and Avicii’s “Wake Me Up.” But instead of it being just your typical year-end mashup revolving solely around music, the video commemorated the tragedies and celebrations that will likely highlight 2013 around the world (Boston Marathon, Trayvon Martin, Royal Baby, Mandela’s passing, Harlem Shake, Obamacare, and more). And then it challenges us at the end to think about what we will remember 2013 for. And better yet: how will you choose to see 2014? This is a creative take on the year-end mashup; a great way for these artists to separate themselves from the pack.
I remember watching a video a while back of Chance the Rapper in which he claimed he’s not a singer. There was some other term he used for what you might hear as singing, but he was quick to say that it wasn’t singing. I’m not sure what he would consider himself doing on this cover of Coldplay’s “Fix You” from his performance in Syracuse, but it sure sounds like singing to me. The quality isn’t spectacular, but it’s worth watching nonetheless. I’d have to argue it’s not as great as I thought it could be, but any of those moments where Chance slows down and shows his emotions (similar to the part in “Paranoia” where he says “I know you’re scared…me too“) gets to me. So I like this. It’s a ballsy move, but that’s Chance. And that’s why I respect him so much.
Jimmy Fallon likes Sunset Selections. Well, sort of… you have to watch the ultra cool trailer by our writer Eric to find out. The mixtape comes out tomorrow, which is just a trip ’cause I remember having the idea for it a few months ago. The experience of putting this mix together has been both really frustrating and super enjoyable. The entire #SunsetFam contributed to the making of the mixtape–whether it was through contacting artists, letting me “borrow” their artwork, or making this kick ass trailer. Also, the artists on the tape have been amazing and supportive of this idea. But shit, I guess I’ll talk more on that tomorrow.
Watch the video or hit the jump to (FINALLY) find out which artists are on tomorrow’s Sunset Selections mixtape.
Have you ever had the urge to see Banks alone in a spacious, contemporary home, caught in a rainstorm in her lingerie? I know, I know. I’m talking pie in the sky, right?
Wrong. Today, our dreams come true. Banks adds to her already broodingly seductive track with equally dark and moody visuals for “This Is What It Feels Like”.
Watch the results below.
It’s been quite some time since we last heard from LA-based singer Jhameel, but his newest cut brings him back in full force. Jhameel’s always had an uncanny penchant for infectious melodies and “Feisty” is no exception. This serves as the first single from his upcoming debut album, Lion’s Den.
Check out the seductive video below. Dude croons like the late, great Michael Jackson and is wearing a fucking wolf. Damn.
The wait for King Krule’s album feels like forever, but he continues to show us a flavor of what to expect. This time he gives us a visual for the mesmerizing track “Neptune Estate”. As usual, it’s a haunting indie track that reels us in in the most unique way possible. 6 Feet Beneath the Moon should be a real beauty and its out August 24th via True Panther and XL.