In Chrisette Michele’s latest video, “A Couple of Forevers,” she is on a date that some of us have only dreamt about – taking a nice long walk in the park, riding on a two-seater bike, getting matching tattoos (for the daring ones) and attending a jamming show where you are the main act. This visual, directed by photographer, Derek Blanks, is clean, stylish and sophisticated. Check it out:
You can find this lovely track on her new album, Better.
Well, not literally. Before you watch this video Anjuli Stars wants you to know that “Buss Shots,” a single from her latest mixtape, Starvation Vol. 2, is not glorifying violence. The Miami native and Berklee College of Music graduate shared on her blog that “Buss Shots is not a violent record, on the contrary. It is about using lyrical expression to “shoot” someone’s ideas down. In this song, the idea is that this woman is not a priority in the eyes of the man she loves. She is in essence, shooting down that notion through song.”
Though Anjuli has 3 mixtapes out, “Buss Shots” is her first official music video. In the video she plays four girlfriends– bossy, crazy, prissy and sporty — who drives down the highway, to the jazzy bass heavy StayBent Krunk-a-delic produced track, discussing relationship woes.
Here are fun facts about the track:
- The production was inspired by Nas’ record “Made You Look”
- The video pays homage to Alanis Morrisette’s 1998 classic music video “Ironic.”
- The song was written at Salaam Remi’s studio, Instrument Zoo
Starvation Vol. 2 is actually a solid record. Anjuli proves her talent as a singer, rapper, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist . Take a listen:
I can’t get enough of this song. This song right here – this song right here, has been on repeat for the past couple of weeks. You must turn the volume up to the highest capacity and let that bass take over; it is oh-so lovely.
The choreography in the first scene is really awesome. According to Concrete Loop, the video, directed by Francis Lawrence, was shot in four days between the Mojave Desert and Inglewood, California. Beyoncé worked with eight different choreographers, including Frank Gatson and Sheryl Murakami. Mozambican kwaito dance group, Tofo Tofo, who also appears in the video, jumped on board to add their authentic flair into the mix.
I am heaven sent…