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Top 20 Music Videos of 2015

michael persallEach year, our favorite artists give us music to enjoy…and, more often than not, some amazing music videos to go along with it.

At Planet Stereo, music videos are one of the top things we get asked to cover, and most of the time, that’s fine by us! This year, the normal “Top 15” list had to be extended to 20! There were just too many amazing videos to choose from! Check out our picks below and let us know in the comments what your favorite music videos were this year!

 

1. Highly Suspect – “Lydia”

Highly Suspect’s official video for their single “Lydia,” from their album, Mister Asylum. It really is filled with incredible visuals, and was filmed entirely underwater…in one take! It’s beautifully shot, and Marina Kazankova (the girl in the video) does an incredible job. And hey, the song has been nominated for a Grammy!

2. Sam Smith – “Writing’s On The Wall”

Considering that this video was teased relentlessly, its release was like a moment from the “Hallelujah” chorus. The video is stunningly cinematic, much like the track itself…and of course, it helps that Sam Smith can do no wrong and that the track is for a Bond film!

3. Tillian – “Satellite”

Animated by John Howe, “Satellite,” is both a wonderful, unique video, and a definite stand-out for the year!

4. PVRIS“White Noise”

I cannot praise PVRIS enough; there’s just too much talent to even begin to try. And the video for “White Noise,” which pays homage to the horror film Poltergeist, is excellent.

5. New Found Glory – “Vicious Love (ft. Hayley Williams)”

Not only is this video incredibly funny, but it features guest vocals (and an appearance) from Paramore vocalist Hayley Williams (a.k.a. the Future Mrs. Chad Gilbert). The track itself is incredibly catchy, but the video is both comedic and full of great Halloween ideas.

6. The Maine – “English Girls”

Yet another clever video! The Maine’s video for “English Girls” shows the members of the band on a pretty crazy night out, leaving everyone wondering: Who did John O’Callaghan wake up next to?

7. Marianas Trench“One Love”

There’s something about Marianas Trench’s music video for “One Love” that is so 2003…in the best possible way. The track has a powerful sound, and, when added with the great visual, how could you not love it?

8. Adele – “Hello”

Adele is back, and she came back with a simple, “Hello.” The video broke the records set by Taylor Swift’s VMA-premiered “Bad Blood,” and is stunningly pieced together.

9. Lady Gaga – “Till It Happens To You”

Lady Gaga’s new Grammy-nominated track, “Till It Happens To You,” is an extraordinary song with a strong presence. The video brings the song and the scary statistics about sexual assault on college campuses, to life. The song is from The Hunting Ground film, which is available now: http://bit.ly/1E6XAFl The video warns that there are triggering, graphic scenes depicted, and I will reiterate that now: TRIGGER WARNING. This video contains graphic images that may act as a trigger for some people.

10. Ella Henderson – “Mirror Man”

The soulful track is powerful, memorable, and the video is just as strong. Ella Henderson’s vocals are golden.

11. Bring Me The Horizon“Throne” (…and “True Friends,” just for the storyline.)

The Game Of Thrones vibes from this video are all there, and the quality is unreal. The editing is perfect, with everything timed excellently.

12. Panic! At The Disco“Emperor’s New Clothes”

The makeup and cinematography of this video are…wow. I mean, Brendon Urie becomes a devil.

13. All Time Low“Something’s Gotta Give”

This was easily one of the best videos of the year, no questions asked; it’s funny, it has zombies (zombie makeup!), and, of course, a catchy track to go along with it.

14. DIVIDES “Echoes Fade”

My favorite thing about this video (and all of DIVIDES’ recent videos)? They’re all made in-house. The band filmed and edited the whole thing, and it’s extremely impressive. “Echoes Fade” is the kind of video that you just find yourself mesmerized by, and rightly so.

15. Taylor Locke – “Call Me Kuchu”

“Call Me Kuchu” is soulful, and reminiscent of classic rock. Inspired by the documentary of the same name, the song and video come together in a stunning metaphor; shedding light on the lack of basic human rights in Uganda, where being gay is considered criminal. The music video, directed by art/editorial photographer Logan White, acts as a satire, featuring Dr. Kuchu, a turn-of-the-century magician and snake oil profiteer.

16. Michael Persall“The Move”

The Move,” an upbeat tune that perfectly captures a sweet courtship, all the while showcasing some of Persall’s enviable vocal talents. The indie-pop/rock single is radio worthy, with perfect timing, a happy-go-lucky charm, and a fantasy appeal, as seen in the music video.

17. Hands Like Houses – “I Am”

“I Am” is a video that proves “a little goes a long way.” It is so simply put together, but carries such a weight visually (and musically). It’s truly minimalism at its finest.

18. Halsey – “New Americana”

This video has the post-apocolyptic edge that I imagined Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” would have. It helps that the song is ridiculously catchy.

19. Set It Off – “Ancient History”

Set It Off have released some pretty cool videos recently, but “Ancient History” works so well with the whole time-travel kind of thing (very fitting for the year of Back To The Future). 

20. Jade The Moon – “U Take Care”

Jade The Moon’s “U Take Care” video has a stunning, haunting feel to it. The video, written and directed by Chad Rook, is wonderfully symbolic, working well as a metaphor for the effects of love and hurt. With soaring vocals, the electro-pop track is sensational.

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15 Songs From November ’15 You Have To Hear

good charlotteNovember is an odd month. Sure, it’s got Thanksgiving, but December doesn’t really give it a chance. In fact, I often refer to November as “Pre-Christmas.” The stores put out their decorations earlier every year, the radio blasts holiday tunes, and everyone is just…Christmas-y.

But here at Planet Stereo, we want to give November a fair shot! Which is why we’ve scooped up the best tunes this month.

Check out your November Must Hear List below and let us know what you think we have to hear in the comments!

 

1. “On My Way” – Cardiknox

“On My Way” is a fantastic new track from Cardiknox, who are equally as awesome. The vocals are wonderful, and as the music builds throughout the song, there’s an explosion of kinetic energy. Put this on and I guarantee you’ll need to dance…even if you can’t really.

2. “Let The Games Begin” – AJR

Melodic, catchy, and makes me want to learn how to play it on the cups…Hmmm…AJR with yet another hit that is guaranteed to be on the radio for a while. If “Let The Games Begin” doesn’t pump you up even a little bit, I fear for you.

3. “Makeshift Love” – Good Charlotte

Can I just say how thrilled I am that Good Charlotte is back? Seriously, this band is magical. When “Makeshift Love” debuted, I was filled with happiness. It’s catchy as all Hell, and the music video is wonderful– it features cameos from producer John Feldmann and Mikey Way, and also features a product called Break App. Amazing. #WelcomeBackGC #pleaseneverleaveagain.

4. “There’s a Place” – All American Rejects

Something very different from AAR, and it’s a welcome change. This reminds me so much of some of the tracks from Move Along, just with a more indie sound to it. “There’s a Place” is beautifully put together, and is such a sing-a-long.

5. “Start Again” – Conrad Sewell

When there’s something about a song that you can’t fully explain, but you love, you know it’s something special. For me, I honestly think it comes down to the heartfelt lyrics and Sewell’s incredible vocal performance, but I find myself hitting the replay button on this constantly.

6. “Speak Soft” – As It Is

Okay, so As It Is can do no wrong anyway, but this is just wonderful. The video makes me want to go to the beach so badly, you have no idea. Add on top that the song is energetic and showcases clever lyrics (once again). Let’s just say that you have to hear every As It Is song and call it a day?

7. “True Friends” – Bring Me The Horizon

Not only is the song brilliant, but the video is a complete Inception moment. I cannot say anymore. You just need to watch and listen.

8. “When We Were Young (LIVE)” – Adele

All hail the Queen! If you weren’t already obsessed, Adele’s new live version of “When We Were Young” will get you there. It’s only when you hear her perform acoustically that you realize just how talented this lady is…and always has been.

9. TroyBoi – “Afterhours (ft. Diplo &Nina Sky)

Haunting vocals, amazing music, and just an overall entrancing feel to it. This is something I can imagine being played all over the place, and rightly so!

10. “Chase Your Shadow (Acoustic)” – Secret Someones

Again, you can never go wrong with a good acoustic. Secret Someones is pure proof of that. The vocals are perfection, and just the softness of the music is completely mesmerizing.

11. “Ready Or Not Here I Come (ft. Cheesa)” – District 78

This is such a…badass version of this song. There is literally no other way I can describe it. It’s full of energy and has a flare of style to it that is irresistible.

12. “Sing” – The Wild Wild

You can never go wrong with a melodic tune to set your day right, and The Wild Wild have provided that and some with “Sing.”

13. “Impossible” – Lacey Sturm

I’m going to be honest, Flyleaf was part of the compilation CDs that made up my formative teen years. So when I heard that former Flyleaf front woman Lacey Sturm was making her return to music as a solo artist, I admit, I was hesitant. But then I heard “Impossible,” from her debut solo album, Life Screams. The track is bold, and has a more hopeful vibe to it.

14. “Clarity” – Come Wind

I am completely entranced by this group. Come Wind is just a ridiculously talented band, and “Clarity” is a song that stands out beautifully. It’s like AFI meets Lydia. Just, yes. The Emo Kid from my youth rejoices every time she hears this song.

15. “LA Devotee” – Panic! At The Disco

Yet another awesome new single from P!@TD’s upcoming Death of a Bachelor album. If you haven’t pre-ordered yet, this song will make you need to!

 

BONUS

“Four Five Seconds (cover)” – Connell Cruise (ft. Rudo Pieterse & Ashlinn Gray)

 

“Outsiders” – Against The Current

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Todrick Hall Does It Again w/ Tribute To Taylor Swift

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Youtube sensation and MTV’s latest star Todrick Hall has done it again! Back in April, he made an epic tribute to Beyonce, and now, he has one for Taylor Swift!

On “4 Taylor by Todrick Hall,” the quartet of Todricks are back to sing a collection of Swift’s songs. Can you spot them all? Check out the video below!

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15 Songs From July ’15 You Have To Hear

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Ah…July. The summer month of fun, independence, and, of course, thousand sun weather. But don’t panic! We’ll keep you “cool for the summer” with some of the best tracks from July that you’ve got to hear before the month ends!

1. PVRIS“Fire”

Can I just say how amazing PVRIS is? I love this band, and the new single, “Fire,” only makes me love them that much more. It’s gritty, powerful, and anthemic. Who doesn’t love a track like that?

2. Divides “Echoes Fade (ft. Chris James)”

Divides are a recent obsession for me. On “Echoes Fade,” we hear the pairing of CJ Marie and Defeat The Low’s Chris James, eliciting a nostalgic vibe reminiscent of early 2000’s rock hits, when the female-male vocal face-off was more of a guarantee than a surprise. Must hear!

3. Vance Joy“Fire & The Flood”

Beautiful song with a soft sensibility about it. When you think of a good love song, please let this be what you remember about 2015. The song picks up with ease, and becomes this alternative/folk-pop, light-hearted tune. Let’s just put it on repeat, please!

4. Knuckle Puck – “Pretense”

I’m starting to think that Knuckle Puck can do no wrong. And that it might be dangerous for me to listen to them for too long; it makes the pop-punk lover/angsty thirteen year old want to shout along to the lyrics…while at home, or, you know, on a run.

5. Nate Ruess“Great Big Storm”

You can’t deny it, Nate Ruess has some catchy vocals. I think he could start singing restaurant menus and we’d all want to join in. He’s also got a fantastic storytelling ability that should be praised.

6. State Champs – “Secrets”

The song and the video both make me want to go to a show right now. But can we just take a moment to acknowledge that pop punk is having one hell of a year? Because it really is, and State Champs are making that even more likely of turning into one hell of a erif they keep it up.

7. MC Lars“The Ballad of Hans Moleman”

The single from MC Lars’ forthcoming, The Zombie Dinosaur LP, is probably his most pop-culture-centric song yet, paying tribute to the old man from The Simpsons, referencing Artie Ziff, footballs to the groin, being mistaken for a leprechaun, and more.

8. Emarosa“I’ll Just Wait” (Reimagined)

I’ll admit it, I’m a little obsessed with this song. The piano, the vocals, just the richness of the instrumentals are enough to make any music lover melt.

9. Cassadee Pope“I Am Invincible”

The new track from pop-punk-gone-country powerhouse Cassadee Pope. It’s infectious, but also filled with so much raw talent. The vocals will just blow you away (and before you say it, yes, she does sound exactly the same live. She’s ridiculously talented).

10. Bring Me The Horizon – “Throne”

Electronic element are just kind of slipping in everywhere as of late, and BMTH’s new single, “Throne,” is no exception. It’s actually a welcome surprise from the group; it’s refreshing. I love the overall vibe of the song and how anthemic it is. Be warned, the video is super eery at times!

11. We Came As Romans – “Tear It Down”

Bitter is the word and revenge is the game. However, it’s easy to like the song. I kind of just want to listen to it at the gym during a heavy lifting session. Sounds ideal.

12. New Found Glory “Vicious Love (ft. Hayley Williams)

I sincerely love this video. It’s both funny and ridiculously cute all at once. Bonus for Hayley Williams being involved!

13. Slaves – “Burning Our Morals Away”

The lyrics on this track are incredible, and i can’t really find fault in it at all. It’s so cleverly put together. If you weren’t a Slaves listener before, you will be after this track. I don’t think you can go wrong with powerhouse vocals on a song…ever.

14. Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa“Stayin’ Out All Night”

Now here’s a track I would actually want to hear in the club, because, good grief, there is some shit out there. Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa work beautifully together, and for those of us who didn’t get to catch them on their Boys Of Zummer tour, this is enough to pacify that, I think.

15. Demi Lovato – “Cool For The Summer”

A new, somewhat provocative look for the songstress. The track is pretty catchy and perfect for summer.

BONUS

Drew Cayla – “King”

Mayday Parade “Keep In Mind, Transmogrification Is A New Technology”

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15 SONGS FROM MAY ’15 YOU HAVE TO HEAR

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It would be very easy to say that the month of May has been manic…and with good reason. Thankfully, that craziness also means some great new music! Below, check out 15 tracks from this month that you have to hear.

1. The Story So Far – “Phantom”

The short, slow track is beautiful…and somewhat soothing to listen to. In fact, the more I listen to it, the prettier the song seems. It definitely has a cinematic effect to it that just paints vivid pictures in my mind, all in shades of blue.

2. Taking Back Sunday – “Better Homes and Gardens”

You can’t go wrong with a Taking Back Sunday track, even when the subject is as melancholy as the disintegration of a relationship. The video is brilliant, but it’s the raw emotion behind the song itself that make it stand out as a great addition to Taking Back Sunday’s extensive discography.

3. Neck Deep – “Can’t Kick Up The Roots”

Neck Deep have mastered pop-punk storytelling, and it’s wonderful. In some ways, this reminds me of All Time Low circa So Wrong It’s Right. It’s definitely worth the listen!

4. Twin Shadow – “I’m Ready”

Twin Shadow’s new single is a striking listen anyway, but the black and white video, directed by Lance Drake, features Twin Shadow stepping up to a superhero role, facing off against his enemies in an attempt to save the city…and it’s AWESOME.

5. Handsome Ghosts – “Steps”

There is something so spectacular about this melodic pop single. I don’t know if it’s the gorgeous lyrics or the entrancing melodics, but I could listen to “Steps” all day long. It’s the kind of song you listen to 10 years from now and say, “Damn, 2015 was a good music year.”

6. A Promise To Burn – “Broken Bones” 

Broken bones? More like springs in your legs that make you want to jump around. A Promise To Burn have managed to change up their style and put forth a refreshing single that still rings true to their overall sound.

7. Sterling Fox“Freak Caroline”

Super-producer Sterling Fox has crafted an edgy/retro sound (might I add with some stellar vocals) that leaves me completely entranced. “Freak Caroline” gets better with every repeat.

8. Up The Chain“Windows Into Worlds”

The video is a beautiful visual to accompany the stunning track, filled with beautiful harmonies, lyrics that read like poetry, the love song is framed by melodic piano. It is perfect. Every piece of it is cinematic and simple all at once, if that makes any sense. It is quite possibly one of the best tracks I’ve heard so far in 2015.

9. The Color Morale – “Between You & Eye

The Color Morale have crafted an anthemic sound on “Between You & Eye.” I can almost see this on the soundtrack for a superhero movie, and god knows there’s enough of those going around!

10. Taylor Swift“Bad Blood”

Taylor Swift just released the star-studded video for her single, “Bad Blood,” from her hit album, 1989. The video isn’t quite as in-depth as I thought, but it’s still full of some cool appearances, and the song is ridiculously catchy!

11. Phases – “I’m In Love With My Life”

The unabashedly upbeat track is sure to bring some life back to your playlist, and the video is so clever, it will leave you wondering, “How the hell did they do that?!”

12. Daniel Johns – “Cool On Fire

I am so glad that Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns has released new music. In fact, “Cool On Fire,” is the perfect new release just because of how it sounds both modern and reminiscent of the 90’s all at once. It’s brilliant and full of such great beats.

13. Rachel Potter“Jesus and Jezebel”

This is Rachel Potter’s way of standing up for the people that the Baptist Church (which she grew up in) discriminated against. It’s a quirky song and video, and will not soon be forgotten!

14. Leona Lewis “Fire Under My Feet”

New music from Leona Lewis, and, believe us, it’s catchy as anything and has this really amped up sound to it. I could play this a million times and not get tired of it.

15. Coliseum – “Dark Light of Seduction”

With an interesting title, you don’t really want to skip out on this track. It’s got a very…strange sound. My opinion on it changes every day. Some days, I really like it. Other days, I’m not so sure. Just give it a try.

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15 Songs From January ’15 You HAVE To Hear

Can you believe the first month of 2015 is already over? Feels like it was only last week we were kissing Christmas goodbye and ringing in the New Year with our favorite Must Hear Artists.

Planet Stereo’s rounded up the top 15 of January 2015. You’ve gotta check these out:

 

1. All Time Low – “Something’s Gotta Give”

The band’s first single from their upcoming album, Future Hearts. It’s catchy, full of fun, and the video has a plot twist.

2. Sleeping With Sirens – “Go Go Go”

Electrifying, energetic track, with a funny as Hell video. Let this be a reminder to wave at the people who spin the signs or have to wear silly costumes on streets as advertising.

3. Alec Chambers – “Whole Again”

The 19-year-old’s single has been making waves all month with a ridiculously catchy chorus and pure pop style.

4. Enter Shikari – “Anaethetist”

Entrancing in sound, as well as visually. Stemming from the band’s album, Mindsweep, which came out earlier this month.

5. Kids – “Second Star On The Right”

Who doesn’t love a good Peter Pan reference? This track will certainly make you want to return to Neverland to become a Lost Boy.

6. Hannah Gill – “I Feel Awake”

Finding out that Hannah Gill is seventeen makes your jaw drop when you hear her soulful vocals.

7. Fall Out Boy – “The Kids Aren’t Alright”

My favorite track from their latest album, American Beauty / American Psycho. It’s got an incredibly sophisticated sound, while still maintaining the lovable pop-punk style of FOB.

8. As It Is – “Dial Tones”

The band’s label debut, and it sounds awesome. With pure emotion in every line, As It Is prove that they are definitely one to watch by showcasing their immense talent.

9. The Rocketboys – “Viva Voce”

The incredible single that you heard on the final season premiere of Glee. Yes, you read that right, on Glee.

10. Real Friends – “Summer”

For those of us who are so sick of the winter weather and want the blistering heat of the summer back, listen to this tune, and dream of sunnier days ahead.

11. Gerard Way – “Don’t Try”

Ah, the relief of hearing Gerard Way singing through your speakers once again. Is there no greater joy?

12. The Downtown Fiction – “Don’t Count Me Out”

Rhythmic, catchy new single from The Downtown Fiction’s album, Losers & Kings, which is out now. Bonus points for the intro begin filmed in Orlando!

13. Nathan Angelo – “Carolina Save Me”

Stemming from the singer-songwriter’s upcoming Carolina EP, there is a country twang to this single that will make you melt….and maybe miss summer even more.

14. Greg Holden – “Hold On Tight”

A beautiful new track from the singer/songwriter…But am I the only one to notice the play on words here? (Holden – Hold On)

15. Wild Party – “Outright”

If you’re looking for a new indie-rock tune to dance to for the rest of the year, this may have to be it.

 

Honorable Mentions:

Martin Callingham – “Knots”

Wildhart – “Stuck In a Second”

Kelly Clarkson – “Heartbeat Song”

Summer Scouts – “Facepaint”

Spencer Sutherland – “Nothing Can Hurt Me”

The Heydaze – “Don Juan”

The National Parks – “Helsinki”

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Five Knives Premieres New Single

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Electronic pop four-piece Five Knives has just scored their first Top 5 Billboard Club hit with new song “Sugar.” The video premiered yesterday on MTV.com, but you can stream it below. The single is now available digitally, as is a remix EP of the song. The EP features Quintino, Twinsmatic, Jauz, UZ, and more! The track listing can be found below, and you can purchase a copy HERE.

 

 

The Eddie Amador remix of their Top 10 Billboard Club hit “The Rising,” is nominated for the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording. Listen below:

 

 

“Sugar” Remix EP Tracklisting:

  1. “Sugar” (Extended Club Mix)
  2. “Sugar” (Quintino Remix)
  3. “Sugar” (Jauz Remix)
  4. “Sugar” (Twinsmatic Remix)
  5. “Sugar” (UZ Remix)
  6. “Sugar” (StoneBridge Block Party Remix)

www.fiveknivesmusic.com

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Mizgin Releasing Remix EP

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Femme Fatale Mizgin is set to release a remix EP for her single, “Get You Off,” on February 12th. The single, mixed by Phil Tan (Katy Perry, Rihanna, Beyonce), has been given a visual experience, directed by Carter B Smith (N.E.R.D., Wyclef Jean, Snoop Dogg). The video went viral on VEVO, placing Mizgin at Sweden’t #1 within a few hours of release. You can view the video below (WARNING: May not be safe for work, due to BDSM themes):

 

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The Swedish sensation has been aiming for the top of the shirts since her youth, growing up in Bollnäs. IN 2008, Mizgin audition for the popular Swedish television show, Körslaget, a competition in which seven celebrities return to their respective hometowns and each select 20 singers for their own choir. Mizgin’s team ultimately won the competition, propelling her onto a path to stardom.

When she traveled to America in 2013, she found herself working with the talented production duo Kama, who are behind the creation of her hit, “Get You Off.” After first hearing the track, being promoted to one of the world’s biggest pop stars, Mizgin decided she wanted it, working to make Kama agree.

Mizgin confidently explains, “The only thing that is endless in life is your imagination, so never be afraid to use it and believe in it. If you want something, go get it; no one is going to get it for you. You may get help along the way, but the only one that can truly take you where you want to go is you.”

 

Mizgin is set to release her upcoming remix EP for “Get You Off”on February 12, 2015. For more information, please visit: http://iammizgin.com/

 

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VIDEO: Heidi Merrill – “Faded”

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Let me be honest. I love getting messages from artists who are curious if I will feature them. Sometimes, they’re not my taste of music, but I always give everyone a fair chance, and if I’m not 100% on it, someone else surely will be.

Tonight, I got reached out to by an artist that shocked me from the minute I pressed ‘play.’ I’ve been playing her single, “Faded,” on repeat. If you look below, you can view Heidi Merrill’s music video for the single:

 

 

For more on Heidi Merrill, please click HERE.

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REVIEW: Fall Out Boy – The Young Blood Chronicles

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So, it’s been over a year since Fall Out Boy released the incredible album, Save Rock and Roll.

Most of us watched the videos as they came out with the singles, starting off with “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up),” followed by “The Pheonix,” “Alone Together,” and “Young Volcanoes.” This was all marketed as The Young Blood Chronicles.

While each video was incredible on its own, and surely triggered some excitement in every Fall Out Boy fan who had anticipated this, dare we say it, comeback, there was a bit of confusion in regards to the storyline.

Finally, after dealing with confusion, Fall Out Boy announced that the entire Chronicles series was going to be pieced together in order and aired on Palladia on May 21st, 2014.

So last night, I recorded the show, just in case there were any commercials I didn’t want to sit through (lo and behold, there wasn’t…just some basic television censorship, because “assholes” is such an awful word to say, you know). Tonight, when I came home, I decided it was time to give it a watch. As a fan, they could have played an hour of pictures and the album, and I’d have been content. As a critic, I was trying to silence the fan inside of me saying, “This is going to be the coolest thing ever!”

To watch the music videos in order brings an entirely new perspective to the story behind the chronicles, as well as some insight into what may have been the overall message of the album. The way I saw it was that it was a commentary on fame, and how everyone wants something from you, until they want to strip you of the magic that makes being creative so wonderful. It’s about fighting for what you love and letting go of all the negativity to get to a place where you’re happy…and if that’s in “Heaven” with Elton John as God, then go you!

Overall, I was impressed with the cinematography, pyrotechnics, and every technical aspect presented. Despite seeing all of their other music videos, I was actually floored during this one. Fall Out Boy have a knack for acting like a distressed, tortured, and bloodied band on the road to redemption…or maybe they’re just good at acting in general (Hello, One Tree Hill episodes I’ve seen a million times!).

If you’re looking for something fun to watch this Memorial Day Weekend, and you’re still kind of curious about the Fall Out Boy Young Blood Chronicles story, please check it out in full when you can.

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