Bonnie Anderson ‘Blackout’ Music Video

Oh no she di’nt. One single in and 19-year old Aussie pop siren Bonnie Anderson has officially hit her good girl gone bad phase.

Bonnie Anderson Blackout Video

The teen sensation, who made her proper recording career debut last year with ‘Raise The Bar’, has transformed herself into a video vixen in her new single ‘Blackout’.

The video casts Bonnie as a femme fatale lurking in a futuristic sex dream loaded with enough Freudian imagery to make a child psychologist’s eyes water.

Did y’all clock the phallic train piercing the darkness and CGI imagery of a volcano erupting, spilling larva down the side? *sprinkles holy water*

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Lea Michele ‘On My Way’ Music Video

Glee poster girl sexes up her image for the only decent pop hit on her album. Basically, Lea Michele isn’t playing around any more. She wants ‘On My Way’ to make an impact and she’s pulling all stops and booty shorts.

LEA MICHELE ON MY WAY MUSIC VIDEO

I mean, come on, the opening shot is a close up of her derriere.

The video, shot in California, sees Lea in a retro-styled motel getting intimate with a scruffy dude. It’s a painfully familiar video concept with frame after framed of recycled imagery we’ve seen before in Christina Aguilera‘s ‘Your Body’ and Katy Perry‘s ‘Teenage Dream’ (just to name a few).

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Samantha Jade ‘Up!’ Music Video

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of meeting Samantha Jade would know that she is a real girls’ girl.

Samantha Jade Up! Music Video

In her latest music video ‘Up!’, the X Factor Australia siren gives you an all access pass to a frivolous girls night out with her and her mates around Sydney.

Director Lawrence Lim and the team at Tribal Apes (who also gave us Jessica Mauboy‘s latest video ‘Never Be The Same‘) follows Sammi on a treat yo’ self day of shopping around Paddington, gourmet seafood lunch by the beach, followed by cocktails and some dancing in the streets.

Notes for our international audiences: this is totally a typical day in the life of a sun-kissed Aussie pop princess.

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Klaxons ‘There Is No Other Time’ Music Video

Welcome to time and space according to Klaxons.

KLAXONS THERE IS NO OTHER TIME

The London indie rock band has dropped the video for ‘There Is No Other Time’, the first cut from their third album Love Frequency. Seriously, this song is a tune.

I don’t know what on earth happened with their last album but this new single, which is a collaboration with English producers Gorgon City, is a proper hit candy.

Director Georgia Hudson – who brought us ‘s ‘Don’t Wanna Dance’ video – gave the song a modern disco visual treatment.

It’s a stylish production filled with rapid cuts of bodies dancing under neon lights, the band (blink-and-you’ll-miss-it) and various cues of time and space.

It’s not something you necessarily pick up in the first play, but I love how the video opens with frames of a vast open landscape (the beach with seagulls) then slowly digress into tight and intimate close ups of body parts moving in a club.

Watch the video for Klaxons‘ ‘There Is No Other Time’:

Klaxons‘ ‘There Is No Other Time’ is out now and there is also a remix bundle, if you’re so inclined.

The band will release their first album in four years – Love Frequency – on 2 June. The project features collaborations with Tom Rowlands (Chemical Brothers), James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and London-based DJ Erol Alkan.

Kylie Minogue ‘Sexercize’ Music Video

This is the sexiest music video Kylie Minogue has done in 10 years.

Kylie Minogue Sexercize Will Davidson

We haven’t seen the Aussie pop siren turn out anything this deliciously raunchy since her 2003 Body Language era and after all this time, it’s great to see that Kylie‘s still got it. 

True talk, if you played the ‘Red Blooded Woman’ and ‘Sexercize’ videos back-to-back to an untrained consumer, they might actually gag and struggle to pick which one was filmed a decade ago.

Fashion photographer and director Will Davidson delivers a highly tantalising video for ‘Sexercize’ that displays glimmers of sexuality in highly-functional (and somewhat bleak) spaces. Think of it as a cross between Olivia Newton-John‘s ‘Physical’ and portions of Anggun‘s 2012 Eurovision offering ‘Echo (You and I)’.

Here we see Kylie and her posse of female dancers in skin-tight white leotards bouncing it out on exercise balls in a dusty gym that was probably frequented by Olympic gymnasts in the late 70s.

This whole production is practically Carmen Carrera, relying on all that body-yody-yody! We are guided with voyeuristic eyes that focus on frame after frame of gyrating body parts. There are scarcely any close ups of Kylie’s face in this video – just glimpses here and there that convey the carnal pleasure of her workout.

Kylie Minogue Sexercize Music Video

When her fellow The Voice UK coach, Ricky Wilson, commented about the “saucy” song, Kylie simply and coyly responded, “The sauce is always on the table.”

She has made it clear for years that her style is “sexy with a wink” – it’s never a full frontal X-rated assault on the senses. Having said that, the ‘Sexercize’ video must sit somewhere within a hair’s breadth from becoming the latter, especially when you get to the sapphic scenes in the steam room.

There will always be basic fools who are quick to mouth off what is and isn’t appropriate attire and behaviour for a 45-year old woman, but let’s not forget, Kylie is not a regular woman in your church prayer group.

She is a bonafide global popstar, who is in terrific form, doing what she has always done best. She doesn’t abide to your standards.

The ‘Sexercize’ video has already racked up over 2.4 million views on YouTube in just four days – overtaking its predecessor ‘Into The Blue’, which took six weeks to cross the 2 million mark.

Watch the official music video for Kylie Minogue‘s ‘Sexercize’:

Team Minogue clearly saw the song as a promising base to launch a visual project.

They’ve commissioned for a suite of ‘Sexercize’ visual content to be created, from music videos to animation and graphic design – each piece is a product of a unique collaboration between creatives in the fashion, art and film industry.

Check them all out on Sexercize.tv.

Naturally, apart from the aforementioned video, everyone’s talking about Kylie‘s new album. Here’s a review of Kiss Me Once, hyperlinked for your convenience.

Jessica Mauboy ‘Never Be The Same’

This is the realest Jessica Mauboy single ever.

JESSICA MAUBOY NEVER BE THE SAME MUSIC VIDEO

‘Never Be The Same’ is the fourth single lifted from the Australian pop singer’s latest LP Beautiful – and it’s one that I instantly connected with after my first listen of the album.

The honest lyrics Mauboy wrote touch on the compromises she has made in her personal life to find success in the business.

She may be only 24 but let’s not forget the girl has been building a music (and recently, film) career for herself since she found fame on Australian Idol at the green age of 16. I would say she is perhaps quite qualified to write about this subject matter.

JESSICA MAUBOY SHOWER

Even though a lot of Aussies my age feel like they’ve grown up with Jess, her private life has never made for particularly meaty gossip magazine fodder.

There were no breakdowns, no Twitter feuds, no whining about the pressures of fame – just poster-perfect smiles and a consistent catalogue of sugary pop uptempos. So it’s actually a relief to see Jess open up a little and show a more vulnerable side on her 18th solo single.

[I had to italicise 18th because I couldn’t believe it myself. Where did the time go, y’all? It was only yesterday that she was in Young Divas Academy, snapping her fingers in a video with Paulini and the girls.]

Jess talks about ‘Never Be The Same’ in the Daily Telegraph, saying:

“This is me, the most vulnerable I have ever been singing.

“I was scared of becoming someone I wasn’t. Had I been there for my family, have I been there for my boyfriend, am I doing enough? I was angry at myself.

“There has to be balance in my life and I can’t always be the happy pop singer.”

The music video – directed by Lawrence Lim and the team at Tribal Apes – sees the Aussie pop singer serving emotions in the shower (her modesty is still very much preserved, thank you for asking) as she ponders the growing divide between her life and the home she left behind.

Watch the video for Jessica Mauboy‘s ‘Never Be The Same’:

We also need to acknowledge that the current Beautiful era is giving Jessica Mauboy the best music videos she has ever had.

Things really do change after you’ve been in a critically-acclaimed movie and have danced on stage with the likes of Ellen DeGeneres.

Christina Aguilera ‘Your Body’ Music Video

Can I just stop you for a second to inform you that this is the greatest Christina Aguilera music video since ‘Fighter’?

CHRISTINA AGUILERA YOUR BODY MUSIC VIDEO

F’Aggies all over the world are probably still cleaning up the glittery discharge in their panties left after watching their queen slay – in every way – on screen.

Acclaimed director Melina Matsoukas – who is quickly becoming a solid authority on music video visual excellence – returns to us the sexually aggressive, untamed Christina Aguilera we love – but with a whole new look.

CHRISTINA AGUILERA YOUR BODY GIF

In ‘Your Body’, Aggie is pitching a thrilling collision of vintage Americana fashion with edgy trailer park trash glam.

We’ve never seen the Voice vixen combine youthful colours with old school prints and textures like this before. The excess, the hoarder-style approach to the styling, suits the popstar incredibly well. Subtlety is not an approach Xtina is known for.

Thematically-speaking, the music video sips on essences of Beyoncé‘s Lucille Ball-referencing ‘Why Don’t You Love Me?’ – which was also directed by Melina – and Lady Gaga‘s hi-camp ‘Telephone’ mini-movie.

CHRISTINA AGUILERA YOUR BODY EXPLOSION

Here we see Christina step out as a man-targeting, serial killer who terminates her suiters after casual sexual encounters.

The best part about this concept is how the director has – pardon the pun – executed it with such a playful tone.

Aggie gets to dress up in different guises each time she pulls: there’s the hitchhiking Aubrey O’Day-esque look, the pub-crawling vixen in braids and beanie, and couture mama in a figure hugging black dress.

CHRISTINA AGUILERA YOUR BODY CUBICLE

The use of colour as a euphemism for her harsh acts of violence is cute and clever.

When Aggie blows up the car, the flames burn a Barbie hot pink. When she slaughters the man in a toilet cubicle, there’s baby blue paint splattered all over the wall instead of thick warm blood. When she takes a bat to some poor convenience store bloke’s head, it explodes glitter.

It’s precisely the kind of tongue-in-cheek tone we want to see for a song that could have so easily settled for a standard, sexually-charged video treatment.

Trust. We’ve seen Xtina do X-rated a thousand times before, for over a decade, in fact. This direction is actually kinda refreshing – and it looks like something that would speak to old fans and new ones alike.

Watch Christina Aguilera’s ‘Your Body’ music video:



The arresting Max Martin and Shellback-sculpted ‘Your Body’ is arguably the best lead single Christina has launched in 10 years, putting her squarely back in the game as a serious chart contender once again.

Do y’all reckon this new era could fare better than the sorely underrated Bionic?

Footnotes:

Christina Aguilera‘s ‘Your Body’ just debuted at #34 on the US Billboard Hot 100 this week. The song has yet to make a significant impact on Australian radios, failing to make our ARIA Top 100 in its first week.

Xtina‘s new album Lotus drops locally on Friday 16 November.

According to Billboard, this record will be a smattering of dancefloor-ready pop like ‘Your Body’ with some titan piano-driven ballads, and even a few rock-driven anthems.