Katy Perry – “California Gurls” Video Preview

Published June 04th 2010
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A short preview of Katy Perry’s video for California Gurls was released. It’s a very candy, plastic and fun-looking video. The video seems to have a good mixture between a candy land theme and a beach theme, which are both very fitting for the song. The end of the preview is the most interesting as it shows Katy behaving like a fembot from the movie Austin Powers, before cutting the teaser reel.

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The full video for California Gurls is due to be released soon.

Diana Vickers – “The Boy Who Murdered Love”

Published June 02nd 2010
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Diana Vickers’ second single, The Boy Who Murdered Love, from her debut album, Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree, premiered today. In comparison to her debut video for Once, The Boy Who Murdered Love was not shot in a studio but it contain lots of cartoon animations throughout. These kind of animations in videos seem to be popular lately, as they are also used in Ke$ha’s video for Your Love Is My Drug. However, unlike the latter, the cartoon animations look very fitting in The Boy Who Murdered Love.

The video is set at Diana’s house in various rooms where she is seen surrounded by love letters, dead roses, old photographs and a vinyl player. The cartoon animations around her make her house seem like a crime scene where the “murder of love” took place. Other cartoons include a bow and arrows, roses changing from red to black, angel wings, wall and floor cracks, the house filling with water and a tomb stone with “LOVE R.I.P.” engraved on it in the garden.

The video references the movie The Shining. Diana’s ex-boyfriend in the video is seen holding a mug shot card displaying “REDRUM” (“MURDER” spelled backwards) as seen in the movie. The scenes of Diana in the bath in her clothes and the house filling with water while crumbling down are also references to The Shining. At the end of the video, Diana is seen walking up a cartoon yellow brick road alongside a sign for “Happiness”, with a rainbow overhead which references The Wizard of Oz also.

Overall, the video for The Boy Who Murdered Love is a step in the right direction for Diana as it perfectly captures who she is as an artist which the video for Once failed to portray.

The Boy Who Murdered Love will be released on July 12th through RCA Records.

Lady GaGa – “Alejandro” Video Teaser

Published June 02nd 2010
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Last night, a nineteen second teaser from Lady GaGa’s next single from The Fame Monster, Alejandro, was released. The short clip is in black and white which might be only for the teaser effect, the full version might be unveiled in colour.

The video seems very simple so far, compared to the mini movie that was the Telephone video. In one scene, Lady GaGa is shot standing in an empty room with a black backdrop while her dancers are seen walking out of, what looks like, a stadium. Another scene shows GaGa with a man, presumably the character Alejandro.

From the preview, it doesn’t look like the Alejandro video will be the mini series of events which the Telephone video had, but it does look interesting and leaves you wanting to find out what exactly it’s about.

The full version of the Alejandro will be released next Monday, June 7th, according to GaGa’s reliable fansite, GaGaDaily.

Kylie Minogue – “All The Lovers” Video Premiere

Published June 01st 2010
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The music video for All The Lovers, Kylie Minogue’s upcoming lead single, premiered today. It’s quite a strange video since it looks more like an advertisement for underwear than a music video.

The concept includes people dropping items they’re carrying and stripping to their underwear in the street before running towards Kylie to form a mountain of lovers which lift her to the top. The video is quite uneventful as it continues with similar scenes of the mountain of lovers, which keeps growing higher and higher throughout the video.

All The Lovers was shot around the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. It’s a very simple video, much like the song itself but it’s edited nicely and it looks very sleek and polished. It will also catch people’s attention as the mountain of lovers is quite unusual.

All The Lovers will be released on June 28th through Parlophone Records.