Chris Etscheid, David Marenberg and Kris Fitzgerald, the out gay a cappella trio known as Kings Road (you may remember their last video "I Choose Love") is back with a mash-up of Ellie Goulding's "Burn", OneRepublic's "If I Lose Myself", and The Wanted's "Glad You Came" shot in Huntington Beach and Bel Air, California.
A dazzling new music video for Ellie Goulding’s song “Goodness Gracious” has been released online, Billboard writes:
The video for the new "Halcyon Days" single, which was directed by Kinga Burza and debuted on Sunday (Jan. 5), finds Goulding lighting up the night with the same pop pyrotechnics that highlighted the "Burn" music video. This time, however, there are bleached shots of palm trees, fishtanks, sunsets and the singer's friends hula-hooping, as well as the ultraviolet light-assisted makeup that popped up in Demi Lovato's recent "Neon Lights" video.
Goulding calls the lead single from her new album a "song of realization."
She tells MTV: "I've moved on quite a bit since the first album, because I've discovered so much; I've learned a lot more and I've grown up a lot more. I've gained more influences and different influences and people have influenced it; I suppose just circumstances. It's a bit more tribal and anthemic; a bit more piano and vocal than anything. The last album was very electronic, but it was tied in with my voice; this one, to me, is way more of a pop record."
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Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen
Although Ellie Goulding's debut album was released in the UK in 2010, the bonus single and title track, 'Lights,' is currently topping the charts in the United States. This is fortunate for her as her second album, Halcyon, is released this October. The lead single, 'Anything Could Happen,' produced by Kish Mauve, dives deeply into the synth-pop sound Goulding experimented with on Lights. The poignant lyrics, accented by Goulding's unique warble, give a refreshing, hopeful twist to what easily could have been a somber "breakup" song. The highlight of the track is clearly the bridge: Goulding's chant crescendos as the beat escalates, ending in a gutteral roar, a sound the audience certainly does not expect from someone so delicate.
Blood Diamonds (feat Grimes) - 'Phone Sex'
Armed with a bottle of gin, Blood Diamonds (Michael Diamond) teamed up with his close friend Grimes (Claire Boucher) on a late night endeavour to create "the perfect pop song." Known for his sun-drenched, luxurious productions, L.A.-based Diamond cites K-pop as an additional influence for this summer anthem. He combines calypso drums and Boucher's ethereal voice to give the song a dream-like quality while the catchy chorus reins you in with its flirtatious "hey daddy" refrain. Creating the perfect pop song may be considered a lofty goal but i commend the duo for aspiring to it. Whether they are successful is up to the listener but this is certainly a valiant attempt. I should note that the Lemonade rework complements the original nicely with a production that emphasizes the fantasy elements of the song. Listen to it on our website.