The folks over at MTV News have been counting down their favorite songs of the year, and they have just unveiled their number six pick as Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own.” The track which appears on Robyn’s new album Body Talk was just nominated for a “Best Dance Recording” GRAMMY® and recently closed out an intense episode of the CW’s Gossip Girl. “I don’t know why this song wasn’t the biggest hit of 2010, honestly,” explains MTV’s Jim Cantiello. “It’s like the perfect pop song.” Watch more of the MTV News staff comment on why they chose to include Robyn in their Top 10.
MTV isn’t the only outlet to include Robyn on a best of 2010 countdown. Spinner, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Spin, New York Magazine and NPR have all deemed Body Talk one of this year’s favorites. “As her stilettos stomped across broken glass, the Swedish former teen star outclassed all comers, pairing soaring synths, thundering drums and emotion-soaked lyrics, showing sympathy for Britney-esque fembots and declaring her indestructible independence,” declares Spinner.com. “Body Talk is epic pop for epic times. Get on board. Buckle up.”
Get on board with Robyn by picking up a copy of Body Talk available via Cherrytree Records on iTunes now.
“All In” – the hit second single from Lifehouse’s latest album Smoke & Mirrors – was picked up by HBO for their year-end promo video, which takes a look back at their 2010 highlights and gives a peek into their programming for 2011. Check out the trailer on HBO’s YouTubechannel, and head over to iTunes to download “All In.”
Lifehouse just wrapped a string of tour dates in North America and is now overseas for the European leg of their Smoke & Mirrors tour. – keep checking LifehouseMusic.com for the latest updates from the band.
Already a success in the UK with three hit singles off his first album Complete Me, Frankmusik is ready to unleash his fresh brand of electro-pop stateside with his US debut Do It in the AM. Before crafting his own signature sound, Frankmusik (aka Vincent Frank) was known for his cutting-edge remixes for the likes of Lady Gaga and the Pet Shop Boys, along with his work with up-and-coming artists like Ellie Goulding and Sky Ferreira.
Los Angeles was far from the clubs of London where Frank had honed his new, bold style: a combination of alt-synth pop, hard-knocking beats and flowing melodies. He was immediately drawn to downtown LA’s vibrant atmosphere and creative energy, which was the perfect inspiration for new material. In fact, the area would soon spawn the G6-flying, alt-electro-hip hop group Far East Movement, with whom Frank would go on to collaborate on their song “Fighting for Air” and Frankmusik’s “Do It in the AM,” the title song of Frankmusik’s new album.
Frank soon met with songwriter/producer and Cherrytree Records head Martin Kierszenbaum, which quickly resulted in a collaboration on The Fear Inside,” the first single from Frankmusik’s forthcoming debut Do It in the AM.
“I was a big fan of Frankmusik’s first album,” recalls Kierszenbaum, “so I jumped at the chance to meet him. It didn’t take long for us to figure out that we both shared a love for progressive pop music, but I remember Frank hard-eyeing my Yamaha CP-70,” he says laughing “so I invited him to play. His extraordinary voice and musicianship instantly filled the room and I knew then it would be an honor to be involved in any way.”
The video for “The Fear Inside” – which just premiered this weekend – was shot on Frank’s new home turf in downtown LA. “‘The Fear Inside’ is a song about relieving the pressures and complications of the modern world through the strength of a close and intimate relationship,” explains Frankmusik, breaking into a smile. “And it wasn’t too bad getting to show that with Natalie [lead actress] in the video.”
Helmed by cutting-edge director Guillaume Doubet (Charlotte Gainsbourg, Blaqstarr, Natalia Kills), “The Fear Inside” clip is a gritty look at contemporary life but also a metaphor for Frankmusik’s journey across borders in which initial disorientation leads to creative rebirth.
For more information on Frankmusik’s upcoming Cherrytree Records debut, visit Frankmusik.com. “The Fear Inside” will be available digitally on 12/14.
The 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show went off with a bang, showcasing the brand’s latest fashions and beautiful models, as well as featuring music from superstar rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars! During the “Wild Things” segment of the show, the Angels strutted their stuff dressed in exotic animal print while walking down the runway to Thirty Seconds to Mars’ song “Vox Populi” off their latest release, This Is War. Due to the overwhelming post-show response from fans has left, “Vox Populi” is currently charting on iTunes now!
Thirty Seconds To Mars has released a short film featuring “Hurricane,” another track off the band’s latest album. Fans can also pick up a deluxe edition of This Is War which features “Hurricane 2.0 feat Kanye West.” Visit the band’s Facebook pageas well as their Official site for all the latest news and updates on Thirty Seconds to Mars!
Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte sing the 12 Days of Christmas for VEVO.com’s first Christmas video of the season. Check out the guys singing all 12 verses while adding in some personal touches and their signature harmonies.
Celebrate this holiday season with Good Charlotte’s latest release, Cardiology, on iTunes and in stores everywhere now.