Lady Gaga has released her latest music video for track "Perfect Illusion!"
In the video for the 80s-infused, upbeat track, Gaga delivers upbeat performances on the mic in front of a high energy crowd, dancing and rocking out! I love seeing Gaga with a simpler look and treatment like she had in this video, too. The track is the singer's lead single off of her upcoming fifth album, Joanne, though it didn't have the strongest debut of an artist of her caliber, starting off at no. 15 on the Billboard charts. I really like the song, though!
It's Throwback Thursday, and we have another great jam from back in the day!
Back in 2005, Aubrey O'Day, Aundrea Fimbres, Dawn Richard, Wanita "D. Woods" Woodgett, and Shannon Bex were chosen by Diddy to form a girl group on MTV's Making the Band. Creating the group, Danity Kane, the group released technically three albums--two as a quintet, and their last as a trio (with Aubrey, Dawn, and Shannon coming together after an initial break up of the group...only to then break up not too long after.
"Show Stopper" featuring Yung Joc was the ladies' debut single, which made it to the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100! It was definitely a catchy hit, that I still pull out of the bag every now and then. Glad I got to at least see Aubrey, Aundrea, Dawn and Shannon perform together before they split at the No Filter tour a few years back. They were really talented and could've gone a lot further than they did. Damn I miss this group!
Check out this soulful pop track from singer/songwriter Marga Lane called "Thinking About You!"
Off of Marga's upcoming EP, Undressed, the Motown-inspired song "is a celebration of love in its truest form, a new relationship and the hope and bliss that accompany it." Marga sings, "When you kiss me, I get weak in my knees like SWV...you know, it's like Marvin and Tammi. You're all that I need." Ahhh...gotta love the beautiful beginning stages! It's a really smooth and chill song, but still passionate as well.
In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day (which was on Sept. 10), wordsmith and artist Joshua Luke Smith released a video for his spoken word piece entitled, "Becoming Human."
Joshua ultimately has taken the piece to charity organization Samaritans in order to help those who may be feeling alone. “I wrote "Becoming Human" to connect with the heart of our human story. In a driven culture based on success and stature, where is the space to become, to grow, to fall and then stand back up?" Joshua said of his work. In reality, we connect at our most vulnerable. We all break sometimes. We all arrived here naked. We don’t talk about our weakness enough and that’s why I think so many of us feel lonely, isolated and disconnected.”
It's definitely a great message, and hopefully it really resonates with others who may be going through storms and battling inner demons. Check out the piece below!
For the parents out there, you guys may have a new show that your kids rave about coming soon to Nickelodeon...courtesy of Gwen Stefani!
Gwen serves as the co-creator and executive producer of an upcoming show on Nick, called Kuu Kuu Harajuku, which taps into the singer's love of the Harajuku culture of Tokyo. "Stefani [has always had a] love of pop art and lifelong admiration for the street fashion and creative youth culture found in the renowned Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan,” read a press release (per Us Weekly). "It was while writing her first solo album that Stefani created the original Harajuku Girl characters as a celebration of the creativity and individualism she saw and loved in the Harajuku District."