Daphne is an always has been a multi-platform artist. The live performances, artistry, acting roles, the unparalleled and incomparable iconography and more recently so, a natural and welcome foray into music. The highlight being the visual representation of her mind in collaboration with various other creatives. We saw the video for Fatal Flaw last year directed by Nick Knight and now comes the breathtaking video for Evening In Space, directed by David LaChapelle. The track itself was produced by Tony Visconti (Bowie, T.Rex, The Stranglers) and is the first single from Guinness’ upcoming debut album, due for release in September 2014. Frankly speaking, the song is brilliant, refreshing and an angle visually and sonically that has yet to be evolved, I am here for Daphne Guinness paving the way for a reemergence of 70s art-rock. The video features fashion from Iris van Herpen and Noritaka Tatehana.
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Directed by Rob Soucy and Nick Ace comes the “comeback” video for Azealia Banks. Here’s Heavy Metal And Reflective. Free from Interscope and back on her game, Azealia also just shot her album artwork with her long time collaborator Rankin.
Neon Hitch is finally herself, creatively, musically and visually. Jailhouse as a track from her Happy Neon EP tells the tale of the struggle between her and Warner music and whereby there have been various iterations of who Neon is…i.e. FU Betta mainstream pop Neon versus the darker Pink Fields Neon, there has always been a consistent thread in her work and sound. Yard Sale (taken from the upcoming album Eleutheromaniac), however, feels the most authentic, and lyrically it certainly demonstrates the opening of a new chapter. Here is the video, directed by Charlie Zwick.
Beyonce and Nicki Minaj just unveiled a remix of my favourite song from BEYONCE. Here’s ***Flawless, reworked lyrically – referencing Solange-gate with “of course some shit goes down when there’s a billion dollars in an elevator”. I mean, this is hip hop artistry at its finest. Nicki’s verse sees a mixed pace – it has been a long time since we have heard her rap like this – profoundly, eloquently, I mean – saving the fire for a Beyonce track makes sense. All in all, it is brilliant – let’s hope there is a video to accompany it.