Last night I found myself perusing YouTube and listening to some music from Passion Pit and Friendly Fires. I discovered Passion Pit’s music over a year ago and a few months ago fell in love with Friendly Fires song “Skeleton Boy.” Even though I got off into writing about hip-hop, my musical tastes are far more abstract. I still listen to some good hip-hop every now and then, but I’m enjoying this continuation of my musical journey, a journey that consists of finding more unique artists with eccentric messages.
While spending a few hours on YouTube listening to music, I was led towards the release of Oh Land’s new video for the song “White Nights.” I’ve listened to her music in the past and love the pop/chill-wave sound of her voice. She has her own unique flair for music, sort of reminds me of Lykke Li and Roisin Murphy. Nanna Oland Fabricius, known by her stage name Oh Land, is this experimental Danish singer-songwriter. She spent a good amount of the year opening for Katy Perry and has captivated a lot of music lovers with her dream like music.
Her new video “White Nights” premiered the other day and it speaks to the dreamer inside each of us. The video is a series of dreamlike states. Nanna finds herself waking up in unusual surroundings and journeying through a dreamlike world that reveals itself in an array of visually stunning shots.
The concept of the video is innovative. It shows off the avant-garde zest that corresponds with the vibe of Oh Land and her music. Whether it’s a shot of Oh Land riding a regular horse and wearing a unicorn tusk, or a shot of her dancing in a Native American costume; the video provides stunning visuals that are quirky, fun, and remind us that music videos don’t have to always be cookie-cutter visuals to accompany the music.
Oh Land’s music is fun and “White Nights” brings out the childlike imagination often buried beneath layers of societal conformity. It’s okay to dance around and let you’re inner creativity and childlike zest shine. I read in an interview with Oh Land and discovered that the song is actually inspired by New York City. She said that, “I have one song called “White Nights” which is specifically about New York, and that song is about those nights where you just don’t want to go to sleep because there’s just too much to take in, too much inspiration, and the police car sirens and the noise and the traffic almost get like a mythological meaning and a call, like the sailor and the sea.”
There is often so much going on in the world. Instead of stressing about all the noise and so much going on, why not explore it and derive inspiration from it. Life can be some mundane and routine, but with artists like Oh Land, we are reminded that some days you have to break the silence and unleash your inhibitions.I love Oh Land’s music and her fresh approach to basic concepts of love, life, and enjoy those moments that can either make or break your attitude. All of us could use a break from the stress and an escape into a land of revisiting inspiration, a world of tantalizing dreamy “White Nights.”
Seriously, Maroon 5 can never do any wrong in my eyes. I don’t usually attribute that affirmative statement to a lot of music out nowadays, but I can gladly stand behind Maroon 5 and Dave Matthews Band. Those are two bands that always tease my ears with timeless, effortless, and illustrious music.
Not only is Maroon 5 an amazing band, they have one of the hottest lead singers. Adam Levin is so sexy and his voice is even sexier. It should be a sin for a man to be that sexy, seriously, his level of enticing handsomeness is beyond words. He happens to be one of my celebrity crushes, every time he comes on television I have to bit my lips. It’s ridiculous how sexy he is! But aside from his charming looks, it’s obvious that his voice is clearly exceptional and off the charts.
I enjoyed watching Adam on The Voice and I was glad to see him showing off his eccentric tattoos and quirky dance moves in Maroon 5′s new music video “Moves Like Jagger.” The video came out yesterday and the song takes a retro direction. It begins with classic footage of Mick Jagger, the iconic singer from the Rolling Stones, talking about his plans to make music. Following the legendary footage of Mick Jagger, the video turns into a mash-up of people trying to dance like Jagger.
Anyone who knows a little something about the Rolling Stones or Mick Jagger, knows that Jagger is known for his outlandish yet contagious dance. He has this way of thrusting his legs, twitching his body, and clapping his hands in this quirky yet cool manner. You can’t talk about Mick Jagger without mentioning his dance moves and embarrassing yourself while attempting to move like Jagger.
I know from watching the video that the dancers had fun trying to move like Jagger. Have you ever tried to move like Jagger? It’s a lot of fun just throwing on some music and trying to move like him. Yet this song is more than just moving like Jagger, so take a listen to the lyrics and enjoy the video. Christina Aguilera is even on the track belting out with her amazing vocals and she looks good in this video.
Check out the video for Maroon 5′s “Move Like Jagger” and if you’re a fan of Maroon 5, then I’m sure you’ll love it. Or perhaps, you’re just a fan of Adam Levine; he is quite the epitome of scrumptious eye candy. LOL