Music videos – Fly With Paradise http://flywithparadise.com/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 04:25:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://flywithparadise.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-26T191440.310.png Music videos – Fly With Paradise http://flywithparadise.com/ 32 32 Lauren. name their favorite music videos https://flywithparadise.com/lauren-name-their-favorite-music-videos/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 17:15:14 +0000 https://flywithparadise.com/lauren-name-their-favorite-music-videos/ Lauren. released their latest single, “ATM,” on Friday, September 23. The song is accompanied by a typically sex-positive video, directed and edited by @laura.lo.res_. The single and video represent the Australian rapper’s commitment to expressing his feminine side in a strong and powerful way. “A big motivation behind my tracks is to make women feel […]]]>

Lauren. released their latest single, “ATM,” on Friday, September 23. The song is accompanied by a typically sex-positive video, directed and edited by @laura.lo.res_.

The single and video represent the Australian rapper’s commitment to expressing his feminine side in a strong and powerful way. “A big motivation behind my tracks is to make women feel shameless about their sexuality,” Lauren. said in a statement. “The energy is uplifting and motivating when women come together and support each other.”

Lauren. – ‘ATM’ (Official Music Video)

To celebrate the release of the ‘ATM’ music video, Lauren. talks about her all-time favorite music videos, including tracks from Lana Del Rey, Bbymutha and more.

Lana Del Rey – ‘Ride’ (2012)

Lauren.: I’m a fish, so naturally I’ve always been a hopeless romantic and I’ve loved Lana ever since. Born to die. I particularly loved and continue to love “Ride” because not only are the aesthetics and scenery in this clip phenomenally beautiful, but it also shows depictions of not your usual love. I truly believe that we find love in all kinds of places and in all kinds of forms and this video reminds me of that.

BigKlit – ‘Psychosis’ (2020)

Lauren.: This short is chaotic, raw and relatable. I still appreciate BigKlit for pushing censorship, especially when it comes to sexuality and mental health. This video is a work of art and gives me so many different emotions every time I watch it.

Bbymutha – ‘DOTD’ (2018)

Lauren.: Bbymutha can’t hurt and has continued to inspire and uplift me. This song always controls my energy and the video is simplistic and detailed at the same time. The colors, the outfits, the power, the sexy witch vibe – I still love it.

Kojey Radical – ‘Water’ (2018)

Lauren.: This video is an emotional, cinematic and impactful work of art. I will never be able to put myself in the shoes of what POC has gone through over the generations, but I am definitely ready and passionate about repairing the pain and damage that people of my kind have caused to history of POC. This video always makes me think about that and reminds me that I have to support and defend this fight wherever I can.

Gunna – “On Camera” (2020)

Lauren.: I like when artists push for censorship and also show that women have their sexual power. I never knew if these were real SWs used in this video, but I’m still in awe of the women in it. Women having sex over time have been mutilated, dictated to, censored and forced to deliver in an attractive way in the media without being too shocking.

But sex is natural; being sexy is not shameful. Women can initiate and hold the power to be sexual without being ashamed and I think this video is such a raw, smart and exciting way to show that to the mainstream media.

Further reading

Lana Del Rey releases new single “Watercolor Eyes”

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Best music videos of the 2000s: 20 promo clips that defined the 2000s https://flywithparadise.com/best-music-videos-of-the-2000s-20-promo-clips-that-defined-the-2000s/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 07:01:20 +0000 https://flywithparadise.com/best-music-videos-of-the-2000s-20-promo-clips-that-defined-the-2000s/ In the 2000s, the impact of new technologies on music was more palpable than ever. The rise of social media, the growing power of the internet, and the adoption of iPods and smartphones meant there were more ways than ever for fans to connect with their favorite musicians. In this changing landscape, MTV continued to […]]]>

In the 2000s, the impact of new technologies on music was more palpable than ever. The rise of social media, the growing power of the internet, and the adoption of iPods and smartphones meant there were more ways than ever for fans to connect with their favorite musicians. In this changing landscape, MTV continued to set the agenda for most of the decade, and music videos were still hard currency, with many artists trying to outdo each other with their flashy visuals and big-budget productions. From the hip-hop eccentricities of Missy Elliott to the avant-garde directing of the savior of pop Lady Gaga, the best music videos of the 2000s have become bigger, bolder and more visually striking than at any time. former. So here’s our countdown of the best music videos the 2000s had to offer.

Listen to our Pop playlist here and check out our best 2000s music videos below.

20: The Darkness: I Believe in a Thing Called Love (2003)

For their UK No. 2 hit I Believe In A Thing Called Love, hard rock band The Darkness released a full B-movie with director Alex Smith, creating a video in which the band fire laser beams from their guitars while riding in a flying saucer and waging war on a giant squid. With frontman Justin Hawkins citing special effects from the cult film Big problem in little China as a source of inspiration, the overabundance of wacky Dr WhoStyling accessories were designed by Jim Friedlander, for whom this sort of thing was in his blood. “He was the son of the guy who made the Daleks, and he came and made our spaceship and the beasts that you see in there,” Hawkins said. “It was all real – we didn’t do anything CGI. We did old-school British sci-fi stuff.

Director: Alex Smith

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José Mourinho’s Stormzy cameo ups the game for stunning music videos https://flywithparadise.com/jose-mourinhos-stormzy-cameo-ups-the-game-for-stunning-music-videos/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 11:57:02 +0000 https://flywithparadise.com/jose-mourinhos-stormzy-cameo-ups-the-game-for-stunning-music-videos/ As a child, I spent many hours wondering why Paul Simon’s roadie looked so pissed off. There he was, the little guy from the “You Can Call Me Al” video, dragging drums and guitars in and out of a pink room while Simon himself sat happily singing the song. Occasionally, the roadie would sit twiddling […]]]>

As a child, I spent many hours wondering why Paul Simon’s roadie looked so pissed off. There he was, the little guy from the “You Can Call Me Al” video, dragging drums and guitars in and out of a pink room while Simon himself sat happily singing the song. Occasionally, the roadie would sit twiddling his thumbs, looking bored singing the backing vocals, until he was allowed to break away with a strange whistle or a solo of low.

What was this guy’s problem? I had only vaguely heard of Paul Simon at that age – he was a sixties boxer who had turned to bridge design before getting into African music, I had heard – but I got the feeling of the bulging-eyed excitement of all the top pops presenters presenting the video that it was a big deal. So surely this backstage grunt should be grateful to have such a strong supporting role in the video for his first hit in years, his fifteen minutes of fame slipping away with every brooding attempt to sing lead. Insolence!

It took a good couple of weeks before I realized that the guy I thought was Paul Simon was actually a comedian called Chevy Chase from something called Saturday Night Live, and his moody sidekick was Simon himself. I had totally missed the joke of the music video’s first major cameo, and this week felt out of the guest star loop as well.

Stormzy’s ten-minute video for new single ‘Mel Made Me Do It’ is roughly 81% celebrity cameos, 3% expensive cars, 8% black pride statement, 6% National Trust sightseeing and 2% Stormzy. jacket cleaned. Among its bombardment of famous faces, many are celebrity glasses box– famous level (Jonathan Ross, Usain Bolt, Louis Theroux, Gabrielle, Ian Wright, Trevor Nelson), other famous grime scene heroes (Mega-Man, JME, Little Simz, Dave).

But when several minutes of the video were devoted to Stormzy standing in a stately bedroom with his finger to his lips next to what appeared to be a little-known regional Iberian mayor, I began to wonder if Stormzy was being used for a positive publicity in the wake. of a fraud of embezzlement of public funds or a bunga-bunga scandal of which he was unaware. Kind of like the time the One Direction kissed David Cameron in the video for their Comic Relief cover of “One Way Or Another” in 2013, which aged about as well as the average Brexit referendum.

Apparently though, as my friends who find the sport interesting informed me, that official dude with Stormzy was some guy named Jose Mourinho who has something to do with football, and he was the real star of the video. And, my own footballing ignorance (or should it be footiean?) aside, the level of amazement in the press and public around Mourinho’s appearance seems to suggest that by going all out Stormzy did well. cameo video.

In the wake of “You Can Call Me Al,” you see, several rules and trends have become clear in the art of music video cameos. For starters, as it very quickly became apparent that even the most talented comic had trouble getting off to a backing track in a fun way, bringing in comedians quickly became old hat. We all remember Chevy Chase, but who’s still talking about Eddie Murphy’s appearance in Michael Jackson’s 1992 “Remember The Time” video? Or does he consider Ali G not breaking dancing and commenting on Madonna’s “babylons” in her 2000 music video “Music” as a culmination of Sasha Baron Cohen’s work? Would you even look up from a particularly evil Quordle to watch James Corden’s appearance in anything? Exactly.

Instead, movie stars quickly became the dream cast. After all, while most musicians had the screen magnetism of a wet tea bag, actors had a natural charisma in front of the camera and had been selling movie theme song singles by osmosis for years. Bryan Adams’ “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” would have blown the charts for 16 weeks if the video hadn’t made it look like Kevin Costner knocked him out between archery contests. flaming arch?

Additionally, major Hollywood stars were appearing in A-lister music videos throughout the 90s, where there was an equal trade-off of prestige to be had. Meanwhile, more independent UK artists had to settle for who they could squeeze out of the Groucho that afternoon, wear a bowler hat and chase a girl like Benny Hill. But the arrival of Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon Of Choice” in 2001, in which Christopher Walken danced and flew through the lobby of the LA Marriott, completely flipped the script. Here’s an Oscar-winning film legend ready to perform, with a lot of dedication and effort – it wasn’t just about singing a chorus with the car running and one eye on the check – in a video for a big British DJ beat that used to be in the Housemartins. Directed, no less, by Spike Jonze. The wow factor of the encounter – the music video equivalent of a Bernie Ecclestone wedding – upped the ante. Rock was going to need a bigger budget.

Yet over time, while Harry Dean Stanton, Luke Perry and Owen Wilson starred in The Killers’ charity Christmas singles videos, Bruce Willis sued 2-D and Murdoc in the Gorillaz ‘Pen’ music video, Jake Gyllenhaal played drunken tennis with him. Vampire Weekend’s ‘Giving Up The Gun’ and a heavily pregnant Natalie Portman seemed to confuse the filming of James Blake’s ‘My Willing Heart’ with another perfume ad, even indie video stars went normal and daily, recording themselves barely on the hypeometer.

As a result, over the past decade, celebrity music video cameos have been more of a numbers game. Like the Avengers Quick Assemble, this is the number of stars you can get on the board at any given time. Stormzy is just the latest promoter; in 2013, Arcade Fire mastered the form in their “Here Comes The Night Time” video, in which a disco band playing in faux papier-mâché heads included both Ben Stiller and Bono, while James Franco, Rainn Wilson , Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Zach Galifianakis and Jason Schwartzman all pass in front of the lens. Gone are the days of simply arming those you met in Graham Norton’s green room; today you’re aiming for the video equivalent of Robert Altman The playeror Kanye’s “Famous” nude wax works come to life.

However, there’s still merit in unexpected, eccentric, or imaginative cameos. Kate Moss danced to “I Don’t Know What To Do With Myself” by The White Stripes. Eric Cantona playing a lonely alcoholic king for Liam Gallagher’s butler in “Once.” Dave Grohl as Secret Satan in Tenacious D’s “Tribute.” And, yes, José Mourinho silencing the world in the company of grime royalty. Dropping him silently in such a cavalcade of stars was a masterstroke that makes the game even better. Whoever it was that Mel pushed him to do, kudos.

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Peppermint On Tour With Jujubee, Iconic Music Videos And The ‘Drag Race’ Looks She’s Loving https://flywithparadise.com/peppermint-on-tour-with-jujubee-iconic-music-videos-and-the-drag-race-looks-shes-loving/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 16:30:52 +0000 https://flywithparadise.com/peppermint-on-tour-with-jujubee-iconic-music-videos-and-the-drag-race-looks-shes-loving/ Photo credit: Getty Images The whole world may have met Peppermint when she killed the competition in the ninth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. But if there’s one thing Miss Pepp is going to do, it’s remind you that she always was – and always will be – the moment. Where to start? Peppermint has […]]]>
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The whole world may have met Peppermint when she killed the competition in the ninth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. But if there’s one thing Miss Pepp is going to do, it’s remind you that she always was – and always will be – the moment.

Where to start? Peppermint has had acting roles in everything from Laid at SNL at fire island. On stage, she made her history as the first trans woman to land a Broadway role in the musical Go-Gos Crazy in Love. She continued to drop bop after bop, including her ambitious R&B trilogy project, Letters to my lovers. And, somehow, she still makes time to be a vocal trans activist, LGBTQ rights advocate, and true meme queen.

Related: Peppermint Delivers All The Goods In ‘Broken Home’ Music Video Premiere

And in November, she will co-lead a one-of-a-kind tour with drag race Jujubee pillar. As they travel across the country, Pep promises his ‘Letters Live’ show will be “something completely different” with live vocals, a live band and so many R&B goodness. She sees the tour as an opportunity to showcase the extent of her talent, proving that drag performers have much more to offer than “lip sync”. [to] a song by Whitney Houston or Cher.

But, before hitting the road, Peppermint honored Weird with her appearance as the latest celebrity guest on our quick Q&A series, Dishin’ It. In our hilarious and informative conversation, the star discusses everything from her travel snack, to the Prince-Janet Jackson musical jukebox of her dreams, to the unused drag race look that still haunts the back of her closet to this day. But is it the fashion? Well, that depends on who you ask…

Is there an element of pop culture, whether it’s a movie, TV series, book, album, etc., that you consider a big part of your exit route? Why does it set you apart?

Being trans, I had the opportunity to come out, like great coming outs, more than once. The first time was like [someone] who loves boys. The second time was as trans. So a book that was really helpful, helpful, instrumental to me was transgender history by Susan Stryker. There are just a lot of great quotes to take from this book, and for me, it was really the book that said, “Okay, basically, trans people are nothing new. We’ve been around a long time, and while that history isn’t exactly well recorded, here are some connections for you. And that was really helpful – it’s very grounded.

In November, you will embark on your “Letters Live” tour traveling across America. What is your favorite airport or rest area snack and why?

Oh it’s gummy bears! And not just any brand – I won’t just eat gummy bears. I only eat one brand of gummy bear: Haribo. If you bring me anything else, I’ll know immediately, and I’m not interested. [Laughs.]

If I was reincarnated from a past life, I believe I was a fruit bat. Because I love fruit! I could just live on fruit all day, every day. So, obviously, I also like fruit candies. There’s something about those Haribo gummy bears; they really taste like the fruit they claim to be!

And of course, this is a joint tour with the one and only Jujubee – what makes Juju an ideal touring companion? You two have known each other for a few years now, what can you tell us about Jujubee that might surprise his fans?

I haven’t toured with Juju yet, but obviously we’ve worked together many, many times over many years. We’re both East Coast girls, and it’s a very special vibe. So we got along wonderfully each time, so famously. We are often booked together on the same [shows,] so we’re in each other’s hotel room, eating together, playing cards and hanging out. And that part of our relationship is so fierce, so I’m thrilled to have these tour buses with Juju.

But Juju has such beautiful writing, such beautiful music, and his albums are critically acclaimed! The vibe of his music sounds like pop-R&B, while I go straight to the R&B jugular, so the music is really nice next to each other. R&B is like a total vibe, it’s a feeling – you can relax a bit, you can get into the rhythm, you can listen to the lyrics and understand the music; it’s not just about sound effects.

It’s about being able to show people: that’s what queer artists can be and can do, shamelessly. Yes, it’s wonderful if you want to listen to all the hottest remixes in your…non-queer—icons, but if you want to support queer artists in a way that doesn’t just involve seeing us perform at the gay bar, then come to our show!

You originated the role of Pythio in the Broadway musical Crazy in Love, based on the music of The Go-Gos. If you could build a musical around another artist’s catalog, who would it be and why?

Well, it would be a very, very, very intense showdown between Prince and Janet Jackson.

Alright, I think we could spin this and tell both of their stories in a musical, right?

I mean they are both connected to Minneapolis. Janet obviously isn’t from Minneapolis, but her renaissance as a solo artist was really born out of the Minneapolis sound, bonded by her two most popular producers: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who were part of Morris Day’s band, The Time. . And that was a sub-group for Prince, who also helped produce for those guys. So Janet and Prince are very related. And I really worked that, huh? [Laughs.] There is a story for sure.

The last of your Letters to my lovers The trilogy is called ‘Moment Of Weakness’ – what is a moment in your career when you would say you may have felt weak or vulnerable and how did you overcome it?

Once I was helping raise money at an auction for a popular LGBT charity group. They had asked to host, which meant I had to go out and introduce myself in front of the audience, talk to celebrities and all the donors that were in the room. There was a lot of money involved, like thousands and thousands of dollars that were going to be generated and moved around.

But I remember I didn’t even have enough money to go to the event. I didn’t have enough money for a taxi, I didn’t even have enough money for the bus. And, on top of that, there were these accusations of transphobia that were going around with this organization. And so it wasn’t very nice knowing that I was literally taking my last dollars – I had to dig into the couch for real coins to have enough to take the subway to the [venue.]

It was the fact that I used my last penny to help them make more … than their last penny, especially for a company accused of transphobia… It was the complete opposite of what I had to do. And I certainly didn’t feel like I was taking care of myself. I felt very weak and helpless at that time.

But! I will never do that again. Lesson learned, baby!

You always bring the visuals to your music videos, so with that in mind, how about an underrated music video that everyone should stop and watch now? What makes it so awesome?

I’d say I should go back to my past for that – just seeing those music videos moved me so much. In fact, I have three…

Certainly “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, which, there is no reason to explain this. I was a kid at that time and I was really scared of this clip. I enjoyed watching it with my family, but there was that moment when my babysitter [pretended to] turn into a zombie after watching the video and she was chasing me around the house. I just remember I was so scared [Laughs.] Come to think of it, that was really cruel of her! But no, this video was Major.

The next one I should say, without a doubt, is “The Rain” by Missy Elliott. It was her first major music video featuring the trash bag she wears where she is full of all the air. I don’t know what it’s like to be on acid, but I think it’s probably a bit like that.

And then the last one I’m going to say is darker, and there’s controversy online. But as a child, seeing the music video for the song “Jeremy” by Pearl Jam really touched me deeply. It is obviously very violent. But the fact that it unfolded in what I think was a clever way really rattled me.

Who is a queer artist/performer/creator that you think is doing really cool work right now? Why are they people we should all pay attention to?

Obviously, Saucy Santana is one. I mean, there are so many – I’m almost at a loss for words! In terms of indie, I love Michael Blum-Check them. I did a guest feature on a remix of one of their songs with Shea Coulée called “RU MAD”, which is fire.

And there’s another person named Be steady-Oh my God, please go see a video of them. The way they create music is so spectacular. A wonderful artist, and they create the sound themselves – they’re almost like a black, queer version of Klaus Nomi. It’s such a masterpiece, and it’s so rare to see a queer person do that and, you know, sing about anal sex, or whatever. This is then cool.

Do you have memories of your time drag race—a specific item of clothing you were wearing, something from the Werk Room, etc…—why is this sentimental to you?

Amazingly, I still have probably half of the clothes I wore on the show even though most of them don’t fit me anymore.

But the thing I should probably get rid of is a dress I’ve never worn! It’s a dress that’s supposed to look like the one Kim Kardashian wore to the Met Gala when she was pregnant. And I’m not a fashion girl, but, honey, that wasn’t something I would recommend. [Laughs.] And so I had this dress made, but I didn’t even wear it. Instead, Shea Coulée wore it on our season when we did a skit where she was supposed to be pregnant.

And the other thing I have left that I should probably get rid of, because it’s not even really a dress, is my prom outfit. It was like a long turquoise thing. It’s actually not a dress because there is no opening. And you can’t put it on unless you have a team of people sewing you into it. So I should probably get rid of it. [Laughs.] But I love this; it’s so special to me.

Check Out Peppermint’s Latest Visuals For “Broken Home” Moment of weakness: letters to my lovers album—below. And you can head to his site for tickets and more information on the “Letters Live” tour.

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Mourinho and Stormzy: other football stars to appear in music videos https://flywithparadise.com/mourinho-and-stormzy-other-football-stars-to-appear-in-music-videos/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 11:00:01 +0000 https://flywithparadise.com/mourinho-and-stormzy-other-football-stars-to-appear-in-music-videos/ Jose Mourinho: Maestro of management. The man who became the first football manager to win the treble of European titles, the Champions League, the Europa League and the Europa Conference League. The Portuguese boss has given football everlasting memories both on and off the pitch with some of his iconic quotes. But now the Roma […]]]>

Jose Mourinho: Maestro of management. The man who became the first football manager to win the treble of European titles, the Champions League, the Europa League and the Europa Conference League. The Portuguese boss has given football everlasting memories both on and off the pitch with some of his iconic quotes.

But now the Roma boss has found another way to boost his popularity among football fans, becoming a fashionable man and a star in grime artist Stormzy’s latest music video for the track ‘Mel Made Me Do It”.

The internet blew up over the collaboration, and The Sportsman was quick to think of other members of the football family who have experience in the field.

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Chris Waddle – Arctic Monkeys

The Sheffield Wednesday legend was a hero to Monkeys frontman Alex Turner growing up. And while he doesn’t appear directly in the music video, footage of Waddle performing Wednesday intersperses the band’s video for “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I Moved Your Chair.”

Alessandro Del Piero – Oasis

Yes, it’s true. The former Italian star has befriended Noel Gallagher after revealing he is a fan of the Mancunian group. He then received a brief, wink or you’ll miss it, appearance on “Lord Don’t Slow Me Down.”

Emmanuel Frimpong – Lethal Bizzle

Many younger generations will be more than familiar with the days when former Arsenal player Emmanuel Frimpong appeared in Lethal Bizzle’s song ‘Leave It Yeah’ and later in the music video. The track featured the lyrics “Stay drenched or get Frimpong’d”.

Peter Crouch – Peace

In a bizarre music video opening, the Worcestershire band’s track ‘Gen Strange’ begins with the former Stoke City centre-forward calling their singer ‘f***ing emo’ as he walks past.

Vinnie Jones – West Life

A partnership that no one could have predicted. But as the former Chelsea star became an actor shortly after retiring, almost any job was good for gaining exposure. He appears in the video for “Bop Bop Baby”.

Rio Ferdinand and Micah Richards – T2

The Leeds-born Richards were vaguely aware that T2 was growing up in the family. He and Ferdinand appear in the video for the track “Heartbroken”, with the latter appearing to participate as he was a fan.

Didier Drogba – Julia Channel

The Chelsea legend befriended Channel after running in similar circles, while the latter interviewed the striker for Live Night And Day. He appears in the music video for the song “Forever In A Day”.

Sergio Aguero – Los Leales

This group wrote a song called “Kun Agüero” and had the legend of Manchester City in front. To discover, City fans.

Lukas Podolski – Bring

The former Arsenal striker appears in the video for the track ‘Hallelujah’, a complete parody that is awkward from start to finish.

Jimmy Bullard – Gorgeous George

Former prankster midfielder turned Soccer AM presenter Bullard appears in the video for ‘John Wayne Enterprise’. He is even shown urgently disappearing down the toilet in this visual appearance.

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TREASURE’s most-watched music videos in September 2022 https://flywithparadise.com/treasures-most-watched-music-videos-in-september-2022/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 10:17:36 +0000 https://flywithparadise.com/treasures-most-watched-music-videos-in-september-2022/ South Korean-Japanese boy band TREASURE is reaching new heights every day. From their B side DARARI ranking as the seventh most-streamed K-pop song on Spotify for JIKJIN scoring his first win on a music show, they established themselves as up-and-coming fourth-generation idols. Formed in 2019 under the reality-survival program YG treasure box, the K-pop boy […]]]>

South Korean-Japanese boy band TREASURE is reaching new heights every day. From their B side DARARI ranking as the seventh most-streamed K-pop song on Spotify for JIKJIN scoring his first win on a music show, they established themselves as up-and-coming fourth-generation idols.

Formed in 2019 under the reality-survival program YG treasure box, the K-pop boy group consists of 12 members. TREASURE made their official debut in August 2020 with the single album The First Step: Chapter One.

The first step, a tetralogy of albums, which sold over one million copies, which was a significant feat for an upcoming idol group. With three of their music videos crossing the 100 million mark on YouTube, TREASURE’s performance in the K-pop industry has been spectacular.

In light of that, let’s take a look at the five most-viewed music videos for 12-member boy group TREASURE, as of September 2022.


TREASURE’s most-watched music videos on YouTube in September 2022

5) My Treasure (45.4 million views)

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With over 45.4 million views as of September 22, 2022, My Treasure is one of the band’s most-watched clips. It premiered on January 11, 2021, as the lead single from the band’s latest installment of The first step series The first stage: treasure effect.

The song gives a message of hope about rising from the ashes and living life. He advocates that each of us possesses unique qualities and abilities that set us apart from all others, signifying our treasure-like state of being. The clip is cheerful and full of cheers and colorful elements.


4) MMM (60.4 million views)

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MMM was released as the lead single from the band’s third album The First Step: Chapter Three. Its music video premiered on November 6, 2020 and currently has over 60.4 million views.

Unlike other tracks released by the band, MMM stands out a lot. With slow rhythms and raspy vocal elements, it offers a different side to the twelve members. With a metallic blue and black theme, it evokes a minimalist theme throughout the music video. The choreography is addictive and groovy and will hook viewers in an instant.


3) I like you (101 million views)

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Released as the title track of their second single The First Step: Chapter Two, I like you was released on September 18, 2020. Its music video has over 101 million views on YouTube at the time of writing and continues to garner huge support to this day.

With 12 boys dancing in unison and giving an iconic finger heart moment, I like youThe video clip of is full of charms. As the title shows, the track is a love confession song. The lyrics revolve around his true and honest feelings after seeing their love interest.


2) JIKJIN (102.5 million views)

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With over 102.5 million views on YouTube, JIKJIN is the band’s second most-watched music video as of September 2022. It was released as the title track of their mini-album The second stage: the first chapter on February 15, 2022, and since then has debuted on numerous charts, including The Circle Chart (Goan), Oricon, etc.

JIKJIN also won first place for Champion Song of the Week on the February 23 episode of Show Champion, recording TREASURE’s first win on the music show since its 2020 debut. With multiple close-ups and cutting-edge concept segments, the music video is a feast for the eyes. However, its groovy chorus is the lifeline of the track and nothing comes close.


1) Boy (113.4 million views)

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With 113.4 million views, Boy looks like the the most viewed of the group Musical clip. It was released as the title track of their debut album The first step: first chapter on August 7, 2020 and achieved huge commercial success in Korea and Japan.

The clip of Boy surpassed 10 million views in 26 hours on YouTube, an immensely commendable record for a band then just starting out. It was the group’s first music video to reach 100 million views on the platform and continues to reign supreme over other songs from fourth-generation idol groups.


Boy group YG Entertainment is becoming an extremely promising group. They have amassed a huge following after only two years since their debut, which is a testament to their talent and skill. Fans are now waiting for their second mini-album titled The second stage: chapter two, is set to be released on October 4, 2022. Apart from their comeback in October, they are also set to hold concerts in Seoul, South Korea after the album release.


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Best music videos made by movie directors https://flywithparadise.com/best-music-videos-made-by-movie-directors/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://flywithparadise.com/best-music-videos-made-by-movie-directors/ Music videos are one of the few topics in music that seem universal. Everyone has seen many in their life, and everyone remembers at least one that left a mark. Like short films that try to translate the content of a song into an image, there are different styles and forms. A form of artistic […]]]>

Music videos are one of the few topics in music that seem universal. Everyone has seen many in their life, and everyone remembers at least one that left a mark. Like short films that try to translate the content of a song into an image, there are different styles and forms. A form of artistic expression in itself, the music video leaves great freedom to those who know how to use it to tell a story. This is why many young filmmakers are embarking on this field. Spike Jonze is perhaps one of the best examples, first making a name for himself as a major music video director and then transitioning to the big screen. But once in a while, even seasoned directors want to try their hand at music videos, like Steven Spielberg recently done in Marcus MumfordIt’s “Cannibal”. So here are some iconic clips you might recognize, all made by great directors.


RELATED: 7 Music Videos Directed By Paul Thomas Anderson That Reflect His Feature Films

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Weapon of Choice – Fatboy Slim (dir. Spike Jonze)

Anyone growing up at the turn of the millennium has Christopher Walken marked not only for his accomplished career in Hollywood but also for his iconic performance in Fatboy Slim’s music video for “Weapon of Choice.” The image of him dancing through the halls of an empty hotel is for sure one of the most iconic in music video history.

Walken is a Washington Dance Studio-trained dancer, and he explained in a talk about theater interview that he was a chorus boy who shot musicals such as West Side Story, all this before making a name for himself in the cinema . The opportunity arose when he expressed his desire to film his dance, as Spike Jonze was looking for someone to do the music video. The idea itself came from Jonze, who revealed that his dad used to stay at a Marriott hotel when he visited: “I just imagined my dad in those hotels, traveling across the country , the banal, repetitive, numbing quality of it. The idea was like the fantasy that came out of it,” he told The Nine Club in 2018.

This video is also one of the best music videos directed by Spike Jonze and won numerous awards at the 2001 MTV VMAs, as well as the Grammy for Best Music Video in 2002. Jonze is a master at it and has many other hits iconic. videos, such as beast boys“Sabotage”, Weezeris “Buddy Holly” and Bjorkis “Oh so calm”.

I don’t know what to do with myself – The White Stripes (dir. Sofia Coppola)

Very rarely do we get such a perfect combination of choices as with the 2003 music video for “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself”, the white stripes‘heavier version of the Burt Bacharach classic. As the song plays, Kate Mossanother iconic name from the 2000s, from pole dancing to screen, it’s all set for Sophie Coppoladirected. The seductive vibe of the video makes it one of the best and sexiest of this decade, and uniquely captures Coppola’s style and expression. Known for classics like virgins who committed suicide and lost in translation, she’s also an accomplished music video director, which isn’t surprising since music is often one of the key elements in her films. Among his other emblematic works are Phoenix‘s “Chloroform” and Air“Playground Love” from – two bands that figure prominently in his work.

Below Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers (dir. Gus Van Sant)

The video for the Hot red peppers song “Under The Bridge” is a piece that perfectly captures the essence of the 1990s. The saturated colors, layered images of the band playing and many other effects are typical of this period. It won two awards at the 1992 VMAs and was a constant on MTV’s lineup throughout the decade. Realized by Gus Van Sant, the music video’s theme echoes that of the song itself. In the lyrics, the singer Anthony Kiedis talks about loneliness and solace “in the city where he lives” – Los Angeles. To make that feeling explicit, he walks the streets of LA, sings to the people he passes by, and visits other iconic places in the city, like the LA River Canal. More than an ode to the city itself, the song is about the feeling of community and being part of a whole, even in the darkest times.

Vogue – Madonna (dir. David Fincher)

Strike a pose! This line alone is sufficient to describe the influence Madonna“Vogue” was in the 1990s, because it became something of a catchphrase at the time. He was inspired by – beware of – vogueing, a style of dance created by New York’s queer community that adapts poses for fashion shows and editorials. The song itself is about enjoying the dance floor for what it is, no matter who you are, while insulting many old Hollywood stars. The video was produced by David Fincher and remains one of Madonna’s most iconic music videos to this day. The video takes place in a studio decorated with sculptures, photos of famous photographers and many Art Deco references. That, lined up with Madonna herself performing routines with dancers and fashion legends from the House of Xtravaganza, is a perfect translation of the song to the screen.

Bad – Michael Jackson (dir. Martin Scorsese)

Martin Scorsese do a play about street gangs and a young man who changes his mind? This is its typical (and very successful) formula and, associated with michael jacksonis the music, it couldn’t go wrong. The result is the music video for “Bad”, which turned into a short film written by Richard Price. The video shows young Darryl (Jackson) leaving his beloved private school at the end of the semester and riding the subway home to a neglected New York neighborhood. He finds his old gang, led by Mini Max (Wesley Snipes), but relations become strained when they notice that Darryl has changed his mind during his absence and is no longer “bad”. Although simple, the video has an almost educational tone – which doesn’t make it any less good. Fewer people cruise filming the streets like Scorsese, and music videos are no different for the acclaimed actor.

Here With Me – The Killers (dir. Tim Burton)

A dark theatre. Too romantic song. winona ryder. Obsession. If you haven’t already guessed, we’re talking about Tim Burton, but not on his films. He has only directed two music videos, both for The killers: “Bones” and “Here With Me”, the latter being the best work to capture his essence as a music video director. Imagine something like Lars and the real girl made by Burton. In the video, Craig Robert (from the independent film Submarine fame) is obsessed with a performer played by Ryder. He goes to see her every day but doesn’t dare approach her. To fill this void, he steals a wax dummy from him which he dances with through many places until it becomes the very thing he is obsessed with, as the dummy comes to life and they all have dinner every day. two with a lit candle wick above their heads.

Magazine Man – HAIM (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)

Another Hollywood household name, Paul Thomas Anderson is also an accomplished music video director. He has 21 credits to his credit in the field, with strong partnerships with influential artists like Radiohead and Fiona Apple. His greatest working partners, however, are HAIIM, of which he made eight videos. It’s got a little bit of everything from choreographed dance routines (as in “Little of Your Love”) to studio performances (as in “Valentine”), but his best work with the LA sisters is “Man From the Magazine”. The song features Danielle Haim singing about instances of sexism that she and her sisters have gone through. It looks like a start Bob Dylan song, with just the voice and the acoustic guitar serving as the background to the lyrics to address an important subject of our time. In the video, Danielle tends to customers at Canter’s Deli, Los Angeles, while glancing at the camera between one customer and another, all of whom are male – an obvious metaphor for how the music industry works.

The Blue Song – Mint Royale (dir. Edgar Wright)

If you watched baby driver, you know how it goes. A runaway driver sets the exact length of a song for his gang to perform a robbery and then drive off. In the movie, the scene happens to “Bellbottoms”, by John Spencer’s Blues Explosion. Here is the music video for “The Blue Song” by Royal Mintdirected by the same filmmaker as the film, Edgar Wright. By analyzing the two pieces, we realize that even the mannerisms of the conductor – played here by Christmas Fielding – are the same. The song was released in 2002, and Wright began writing a script based on the same premise. Around 2010, he even received a suggestion from JJ Abrams to turn the clip into a movie, to which Wright replied, “Right ahead of you!”. He also has a decent track record in music videos, having directed “Gust of Wind” by Pharrell Williamsand “Colors” by beck.

Around the world – Daft Punk (dir. Michel Gondry)

Michael Gondry is another case of an awesome filmmaker with a long career in music videos. He has 27 credits, including collaborations with artists such as the rolling stones, Bjork, foo fightersand The White Stripes. His best work, however, is his unique work with the French duo daft-punk in “Around the world”. Filmed with a slow-motion mix of the song, the image is then sped up to match the usual rotation. The dancers spin around a round track with a texture that resembles a vinyl record, and each group of dancers represents one of the instruments in the song. A few months ago, Daft Punk released an official making-of video, giving us an amazing insight into Gondry’s process and the impeccable work of the dancers.

Losing My Religion – REM (dir. Tarsem Singh)

Another gem of the 1990s, the music video for “Losing My Religion” by REM, was another pioneer in the field. Director Tarsem Singh worked closely with the band, especially the lead singer, Michael Stipe, to create a dreamlike atmosphere, strongly reminiscent of Baroque art and biblical imagery. The video won six awards at the 1991 MTV VMAs, including Video of the Year and Best Direction. While REM would further establish themselves as one of the most influential bands of the time, Singh would become one of the key business executives of the decade, moving into feature territory in the 2000s, with films such as The fall and Immortals.

Lighthouses – Eminem (dir. Spike Lee)

Say that EminemHis relationship with his mother, Debbie, is troubled would be an understatement. During his career, he rejected her in several of his most successful songs, a fact for which he came to apologize in “Headlights”, also stating that all he wanted to say about his mother “is on this disc”. To illustrate this sentiment, Spike Lee made a video that emphasizes Debbie’s point of view. The video follows her revisiting their relationship through a picture book, while Eminem reflects on his behavior towards her in the lyrics. Just as heartbreaking as the song itself, the video is enough to bring anyone to tears.

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Midjourney AI app creates music videos using song lyrics https://flywithparadise.com/midjourney-ai-app-creates-music-videos-using-song-lyrics/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 10:39:42 +0000 https://flywithparadise.com/midjourney-ai-app-creates-music-videos-using-song-lyrics/ There are many AI projects and studies on the internet. These are all AI projects trying to improve and automate the world again. Mid Road is a new artificial intelligence software that creates music videos using song lyrics. Music video producers make the latest videos with AI software (Midjourney)which is adept at creating images using […]]]>

There are many AI projects and studies on the internet. These are all AI projects trying to improve and automate the world again. Mid Road is a new artificial intelligence software that creates music videos using song lyrics.

Music video producers make the latest videos with AI software (Midjourney)which is adept at creating images using user input.

Given an example for this AI, you can download the lyrics of the Metallica song “Nothing Else Matter”, with some hints such as “hat” or “instrumental melodies”. The software will generate a plethora of photos based on the lyrics. Then add these images to your original audio and then edit everything. And, you have a very likely brand new music video.

There are many examples available on YouTube, such as any search for “lyrics” plus “AI-generated images”. Re, Cult of the blue oysterit is Don’t fear the reaper you will find new videos for Queenthe song do not stop me now and Eagles iconic Hotel California, Metallicit is Enter Sandmanand Kate Bushit is Run up that hilland a variety of other popular songs.

For this, they made videos of the moment with higher quality images than the sometimes terrifying raw results created using Dall-E mini. Dall-E mini application which became popular in June. And since images are more professional – and therefore desirable – users will likely be looking to make money from videos.

Midjourney creator David Holz talks about this AI, he sees artists as clients, not competitors of Midjourney Holz told The Register that artists use Midjourney to quickly prototype concept ideas to pitch to users before they start. to work on their own. Because Midjourney’s training program includes the work of copyrighted artists. Some artists have claimed that Midjourney denies the value of original creative work.

Midjourney also describes the application:

“Midjourney is an independent research laboratory exploring new mediums of thought and developing the imaginative powers of the human species. We are a small, self-funded team focused on design, human infrastructure, and AI. We have 11 full-time employees and an amazing set of advisors.

Is the Midjourney app free?

It’s free. Then you need to get an invite code to access MidJourney Beta. Now there are three ways to get the code.

Can I use Midjourney commercially?

Midjourney’s AI-generated art may be used commercially. Under the standard license, users may use the images to copy, modify, combine postings, and distribute and/or sell copies of the images they create, excluding blockchain technology. This means you can’t just create AI art NFTs.

Can I sell the Midjourney project as an NFT?

When you come up with a unique aesthetic that “only you” can develop with Midjourney’s tools. Then you decide to offer them for sale as impressions, NFTs or whatever you have. Based on the licensing agreement you signed with Midjourney’s company, they might start selling or licensing “your” artwork.

You can watch and listen to the projects below!

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This artificial intelligence software creates music videos from lyrics https://flywithparadise.com/this-artificial-intelligence-software-creates-music-videos-from-lyrics/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 15:47:07 +0000 https://flywithparadise.com/this-artificial-intelligence-software-creates-music-videos-from-lyrics/ You may have heard plenty of rumors about an impending AI-generated “universe” where people can launch it into the Matrix, basically, with little more than just a pair of VR headsets to guide them. . But forget all the chatter, because now something much better is possible: AI-driven software now creates new videos for your […]]]>

You may have heard plenty of rumors about an impending AI-generated “universe” where people can launch it into the Matrix, basically, with little more than just a pair of VR headsets to guide them. . But forget all the chatter, because now something much better is possible: AI-driven software now creates new videos for your favorite songs.

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As classic rock reports, it looks a bit like this: the software is programmed to generate visuals based on the text given to it to summarize. For example, enter the lyrics of Cult of the blue oyster‘s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” with a handful of interpretive audio cues (i.e. “bell”, “instrumental bridge”), and the software spits out completely new and totally modern visuals based on the data entered.

Once you have the footage, damn it, it’s half the video! Apply OG audio to the new graphics using any basic editing program and soCult of the blue oyster comes to you directly with a 21st century video for “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”.

And the results? It’s a crazy video filled with corpse brides, baby zombies, bleeding hearts and lots of grim reapers. Needless to say, you may never hear this song again and not think of a rainy apocalypse scorching the Earth. You can check out the video below.

Of course, AI has its skeptics (like me, content to stay out of the metaverse). But this is one area where my bang-influenced brain sends my cognitive functions racing and embracing the new digital age. Well… sort of. But, imagine my joy, then, when I found several other video offerings, including pink floydit’s time”, Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” and Metallic“Enter Sandman.” Check out some of the best takes below. I still think they are 1000% cooler than Mark’s Magic Kingdom!

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Are music videos worth it for independent musicians? https://flywithparadise.com/are-music-videos-worth-it-for-independent-musicians/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 15:13:51 +0000 https://flywithparadise.com/are-music-videos-worth-it-for-independent-musicians/ Photo credit: KAL VISUALS This article is for the independent musician trying to make music a career. If you are ready to do both the creative side and the business side of things, this position is for you. So asking Are music videos worth it for independent artists?, I mean financially and strategically. The purpose […]]]>

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This article is for the independent musician trying to make music a career. If you are ready to do both the creative side and the business side of things, this position is for you. So asking Are music videos worth it for independent artists?, I mean financially and strategically.

The purpose of a music video

The main reason you create any kind of content around your music is to promote your music. And any music video you create is content.

Wendy Day is a household name in the hip-hop world for her mentorship and partnerships with independent rap artists. And she had some things to say about the music videos in an interview on the NDPNDNT podcast.

“I don’t want to have a great video because I don’t want people to watch the video because it’s a great video,” she said. “I want them to listen to the song.”

Music videos shouldn’t be a mini-movie, she said. If you’re making a music video, it should be one that you can easily cut into small chunks of content for social media. She said a music video is a “helping hand” to promote your music.

The cost of a video clip

How much does a good music video cost?

In a Medium article, filmmaker Garrett Wesley Gibbons says that a “restricted budget” for a music video is $2,000 to $5,000, depending on what he would charge. This includes everything – a full day of shooting, a small crew, editing, maybe a paid actor or two.

You can obviously shoot a music video for less than that, but that means you’ll be doing more work. If you have a small budget or no budget, you (and maybe your bandmates) will probably be the writer, cameraman, director, actor, and editor.

If you can do all of this and enjoy it, go for it. But most freelance artists may not have the skills or the desire to do all of that. And that’s why, if you want to make a music video with little or no budget, you need to make sure it’s going to be really worth it.

Music videos vs short content

Right now, short-form content has far more ROI than a full music video for indie artists growing their fan base.

You can shoot content on your phone, edit it yourself using a service like Kapwing, and stream your music in front of tons of new people on social media. And all of this costs you nothing.

And remember, the purpose of a music video (or any type of content) is to promote your music. So if you can create content that costs you nothing but puts your songs in front of strangers, why wouldn’t you focus on that rather than a full-fledged music video?

Should independent musicians make music videos?

“Should” here depends on your music career goals and artistic endeavors. If you want to make a music video to scratch a creative itch and you have the budget, go for it. But if you’re trying to grow your fanbase, focus on creating shorthand content for social media.

And the content doesn’t have to be super fancy. Burstimo, a music marketing agency, says “a music video of you performing live is perfectly fine.”

“If you have more than 100,000,000 streams, then absolutely [a music video] it’s worth it,” they say. “But I wouldn’t spend huge amounts of money.”

Whenever you’re wondering if you should focus on a certain method of music marketing, like music videos, ask yourself: how many artists have I discovered thanks to this method?

For example, today I discover artists on TikTok and Spotify playlists. So as an artist, that’s where I put my marketing efforts.

So, are music videos worth it for independent musicians? If you have the budget and want to express your creativity, of course. To grow your fanbase – no music videos, just focus on simpler, more affordable content that promotes your music.

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