Our favorite Hollaback Girl is back with new music! Gwen Stefani premiered the video for her latest single “Baby Don’t Lie” earlier this week, giving us a taste of what’s to come with her forthcoming solo album. The clip, directed by Sophie Muller, who also directed a handful of videos for No Doubt, features Stefani walking along a glitchy, colorful landscape. It’s hypnotizing, and might it give you a headache, but it’s pure Gwen. Check it out!
You can buy the Benny Blanco produced track on iTunes now. The song is catchy, and becomes a bit of an earworm after a couple of listens, but there is already a bit of controversy surrounding it. According to fans of Swedish pop singer Ji Nilsson, “Baby Don’t Lie” sounds a lot like her song “Heartbreakfree.” You can head over to Spin.com to compare Nilsson’s song with Gwen’s. Let’s hope all of the tracks she did with fellow ‘The Voice‘ coach Pharrell Williams have original beats.
OK Gohave become known for their inventive, and somewhat dizzying, music videos that put them on treadmills and in the middle of a huge Rube Goldberg machine. They top themselves with the clip for their latest song, “The Writing’sOn The Wall“ which features the band appearing in a number of optical illusions. See if you can spot some of the hidden messages.
According to Rolling Stone, the video, which was co-directed by lead singer Damian Kulash, took 3 nights to set up, and 50 takes to get right. The video for “White Knuckles“ had 124 takes, so put that into perspective (pun intended). The song appears on their upcoming album, ‘Hungry Ghosts,’ which will be out on October 14. When you pre-order the album on PledgeMusic you can download the track for free!
Jennifer Lopezhas done three videos this year, and only two of them featured Pitbull, but I think the fourth might be the charm. For her latest single “First Love,” she escapes to the desert to writhe around in fabulous clothes, and get super sexy with model David Gandy. The video gives me throwback Janet Jacksonin “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” feels. Very Herb Ritts, don’t you think?
“First Love“ will appear on ‘A.K.A.,’Lopez’s eighth studio album, due out on June 13. I love this studio version more than her live performances, which I can say she has been killing with the choreography. If this is your first time seeing Mr. Gandy, well…