Sia Tweets About Her Controversial “Elastic Heart” Music Video

Earlier today Sia released a music video for her single “Elastic Heart“, off of her excellent sixth album, 1000 Forms of Fear. The clip features 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler from Dance Moms (who has previously appeared in the music video for Sia’s “Chandelier” wearing the same signature Sia-style wig) and actor Shia LaBeouf locked in an intense and powerful interpretive dance. […]

“Blank Space” Video: Taylor Swift Is A Nightmare Dressed Like A Daydream

So I’ve officially boarded the Taylor Swift train. I absolutely love this new phase of her career and some of the tracks in 1989 I’m currently obsessing over are “This Love,” “Style,” and “Blank Space”.

Taylor Swift released her music video for “Blank Space” today (after Yahoo leaked it too early). In the video, Swift satirizes the paranoid, psycho ex-girlfriend persona that the media has given her — the one who writes revenge lyrics about all of her boyfriends.

In an interview with SiriusXM, Swift talks about how “Blank Space” began as a joke. She describes the song as “cheeky” and how she was inspired by the media’s profile of her as a “serial dater” who’s “over-emotional,” “unstable,” and a “clingy, needy nightmare.” She thought about “how incredibly complex and interesting that character actually [would be] if it were a real girl.” Swift then wrote “Blank Space” from the point-of-view of that girl.

The boyfriend in the music video is played by model Sean O’Pry. Their relationship starts off pretty lovey-dovey until Swift goes crazy and starts cutting up his portrait, setting fire to his clothes, smashing his car with a golf club, and stabbing cakes. It’s a less extreme version of Gone Girl.

Swift’s cat, Olivia Benson, also makes a cameo.

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Soul-Sensation Jessie Ware Releases Video for “Say You Love Me”

I’m not going to lie. I love Jessie Ware. Her voice is everything: soulful, smooth, and emotive. She deserves to be a massive star. Which is why I’m assuming her record label hooked her up with fellow Brit, Ed Sheeran, who is kinda cool and can write very good songs. And the result is the stunning “Say You Love Me,” Ware’s second single off of her upcoming sophomore album Tough Love.

This is a massive love song, during which Ware practically begs her partner to tell her if he loves her. The harmonies, the phrasing, the build— all perfect. Let me put it this way, if Sam Smith would have recorded this song you’d already have heard it six hundred times.

And then today, the video was released and… Jessie sits on a rock the entire time. Sure, she still works the hell out of her face, but this song screamed epic, moving video. Even if they didn’t have a budget, they could have, I don’t know, had Jessie singing to her lover who is in a coma, not knowing if he’ll ever wake up to tell her he loves her again. Or Jessie staring into a window as her husband cheats on her. Or even Jessie just getting up off of that damn rock! (I realize my ideas are terrible, but you get my point, right?)

But whatever. Jessie Ware can sit on that rock for every single she releases until she retires and I will still buy the shit out of her albums. And you should too.

Tough Love is out October 21st. Pre-order it on iTunes.

Sansa Stark Sings Her Heart Out in Rap Song ‘Game of Moans’

Not like anyone needed a reminder, but Game of Thrones makes its return tonight. Ushering in the new season is Matt Edmondson and Sophie Turner’s self-proclaimed badly rapped song “Game of Moans.”

Not gonna lie, when I heard the title I thought it was gonna be a porn parody, but turns out the song’s more about moaning through life’s little grievances than moaning through… well, you know. (Besides, Hustler’s already got the parody market covered with This Ain’t Game of Thrones XXX. You best click that link, by the way. The trailer is surprisingly safe for work, unsurprisingly hilarious, and their Daenerys is so spot on it’s insane.)

Check out the insanely catchy “Game of Moans” below, and tune in to HBO tonight for the season 4 premiere of Game of Thrones!

Watch: Official Music Video for Grieves’ “Serpents”

Earlier today Seattle hip hop artist Grieves dropped the second music video from his recent album, Winter & The Wolves.

The visuals are simple and grim, and mostly features Grieves singing solemnly at the camera as a blonde woman dances around him, but it’s a decent watch. Check out “Serpents” and the full list of tour dates below:

TOUR DATES

Europe:

April 9 – London, UK – Oslo
April 10 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds 2
April 11 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
April 12 – Paris, FR – Nouveau Casino
April 14 – Brussels, BE – Rotonde
April 15 – Munich, DE – Muffatcafé
April 16 – Berlin, DE – Cassiopeia
April 17 – Hamburg, DE – Mojo Jazz Café
April 18 – Frankfurt, DE – Zoom
April 19 – Aarhus, DK – Atlas
April 20 – Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
April 22 – Oslo, NO – Sawol
April 23 – Stockholm, SE – Nalen

North America:

April 4 – Mesa, AZ – CycloMesa
April 29 – Portland, OR – Branx
May 1 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
May 2 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
May 3 – Los Angeles, CA – Roxy
May 4 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
May 5 – Tucson, AZ – Congress
May 6 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
May 7 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
May 9 – Durango, CO – Animas City Theatre
May 10 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
May 13 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Jr.
May 14 – Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room (HOB)
May 15 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
May 16 – Lawrence, KS – Granada
May 17 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
May 19 – Columbia, MO – Mojo’s
May 21 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre
May 22 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
May 23 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
May 25 – Shakopee, MN – Soundset Festival
May 27 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
May 28 – Rapid City, SD – Sports Rock
May 29 – Billings, MT – The Carlin
May 30 – Jackson, WY – Pink Garter Theatre
May 31 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
June 1 – Boise, ID – The Reef
June 2 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
June 7 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
July 9 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat
July 11 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
July 12 -Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Billiards
July 13 – Iowa City, IA -The Blue Moose
July 15 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache/Intersection
July 16 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
July 17 – Cleveland,OH – Grog Shop
July 18 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
July 19 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
July 20 – Montreal, QB – La Sala Rossa
July 22 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
July 23 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street Clubroom
July 24 – Boston, MA – Middle East
July 25 – New York, NY – Marlin Room at Webster Hall
July 26 – Philadelphia – Union Transfer
July 27 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
July 28 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
July 30 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell Room)
July 31 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
August 1 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
August 2 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
August 5 – Flagstaff, AZ – Green Room
August 6 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar
August 8 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall

Winter & the Wolves is out now.  You can get a physical copy of the album here or on iTunes.