Posts tagged "Luke Monaghan"

Jimmy Napes – “Give It Up” Video

Jimmy Napes co-wrote Disclosure's "Latch" and Sam Smith's "Stay With Me," and he's worked with people like Jessie Ware and Mary J. Blige. He's an important behind-the-scenes figure in the UK's great recent soul-music wave, and he's about to step out with a new solo EP called The Making Of Me. First single "Give It… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2015 - 2:35 pm

Sam Smith – “I’m Not The Only One” Video

Sam Smith's next single from his soulful debut album is "I'm Not The Only One" and the song is exactly what you'd expect from the crooner who has taken over the charts. The video stars Glee's Dianna Agron as an unhappy housewife who gets revenge on her husband (The Mindy Project's Chris Messina) while he'… More »

By: James Rettig / August 1, 2014 - 8:07 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This past weekend's YouTube Music Awards presented an interesting conundrum for this column. The show labeled its performances as "live music videos," and pulled in big-name directors to help put them together. But they were pretty much still performances, except with extra stuff going on. Unfortunately, the YouTube people made the mystifying decision to kee… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2013 - 10:34 am

A$AP Rocky – “Angels” Video

A$AP Rocky's album Long.Live.A$AP is nearly a year old now, but Rocky's still making videos for his tracks. And since Rocky's videos are generally stylish and murky and fun, that's good news for everyone. The latest video is for the album bonus track "Angels," and Rocky co-directed it himself along with Disclosure collaborator Luke Monaghan. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 1, 2013 - 9:42 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Are music videos on the way out? I don't know. Probably not. A million of the things seem to materialize on YouTube every day, and they're probably still the best way for younger artists to introduce themselves to the curious public. But more and more, big acts seem to be forgoing the music video for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 26, 2013 - 10:47 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Obviously, the best music-related video of the past seven days is the yelling goats remix of Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble," and the second best is Wale attempting to fight a Toronto Raptors announcer during a game. Neither of these, however, is an actual music video, so I had to pick five others. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 22, 2013 - 9:35 am

Disclosure – “White Noise” Video (Feat. AlunaGeorge)

Disclosure's shivery, handclap-happy AlunaGeorge collab "White Noise" might be my favorite single of the year thus far, and it's already, I'm happy to report, a huge hit in the UK, both acts' homeland. And now the song has the sort of video that's only going to convince me, and maybe you, to like it more. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 21, 2013 - 9:35 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Not that many people released music videos in the first week of the year, though I can't quite figure out why. The world is back at work, it's cold outside, and we need flashy images to occupy our eyeballs this time of year. Do your job, makers of music videos! A few intrepid souls did,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 6, 2012 - 3:14 pm