Elle King – Three Thoughts on Spirits
Elle King is one of those artists who holds back nothing. When she rolls through a song, like her 2015 smash “Exe’s and Oh’s,” she’s giving 110%. That’s why people walk away from her shows shaking their heads and saying “holy sh!t.” When we had King in three years ago to explain her roots in our DSCVR interview, she told us that her mom says she came out screaming at birth and has always been an up-front person. From her teen days busking in Greenwich Village to tour dates with James Bay and Ed Sheeran, she reached audiences around the world with her mix of rock, country and alt. Her upcoming ‘Shake the Spirit’ album has some unusual inspirations. King says there’s no reason to be afraid of ghosts, and that spirits helped her formulate some of her work. you only need to hear “Good Thing Gone” once to understand the music is tinged with a gospel fervor. See how she describes opening up to something “bigger than ourselves” in our ‘Three Thoughts’ interview.
Producer: Priya Minhas
Watch Elle King videos: https://bit.ly/2xclMXW
It’s been great to watch Grace VanderWaal evolve from the precocious winner on ‘America‘s Got Talent‘ to a daring young pop artist. The singer behind “Moonlight” and “I Don’t Know My Name” has a new video for “Clearly” that tips the hat to Johnny Nash’s ’70s jewel, “I Can See Clearly Now.” She swung by Vevo to answer a few questions and dispense some advice about wearing makeup, balancing a performance career with real life, and taking online crushes into the real world. Don’t miss ‘Dear Grace VanderWaal.’
Producer: Hailey Rovner
Watch Grace Vanderwaal videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2qc1KM4zgRoOpysqVEaNbw
Though she had a record or two to her name previously, Bay Area rapper Saweetie blasted onto the scene with “ICY GRL,” a free-flowing ode to live-yr-best-life, business-first mentality. It got her an instant fan base. The video has clocked more than 35 million views in the last seven months. Her ‘High Maintenance’ album has just arrived as well, so we headed out to get our nails did with the rising star. Along the way we talked about makeup advice, feeling good on the inside, and flexing icy.
Producers: Anupa Mistry & Hailey Rovner
Watch Saweetie videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2FCUwThC0RAzaQoI0TtpLA
As an actor he’s played Simba on Broadway, done time in ‘American Crime” and is rolling on ‘Grown-ish.” As a singer he’s the dude behind “B&W,” “Like We Grown” and “Apocalypse.” Trevor Jackson has got mucho skills when it comes to entertainment, as a trip through his new ‘ Rough Drafts Pt. 1’ will attest. We had the ‘Superfly’ star (he plays Youngblood Priest in Director X’s upcoming remake) in for a rapid-fire interview, and along the way he revealed his thoughts on dressing up, corn on the cob, Hawaii and the best hugs ever.
Producer: Jason Rodriguez
Watch Trevor Jackson videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdf7McIKysfJkinf57Pr67Q
Incoming R&B videos: https://bit.ly/2jb4TX3
Ayo & Teo – Ay3 (Vevo Footnotes)
You know ’em from the ice on their wrist – as of today, Ayo & Teo’s “Rolex” video has clocked almost 500 million views since dropping last year. The dancer/singer duo, famous for their masks as well as their music, always get fans moving when they deliver a new track. Their latest, “Ay3,” was produced by BL$$D & Bixtel, and its vid was directed by Motion Family (who also did Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles”). Both feature Lil Yachty (fun fact: Yachty’s “1 Night” was the first song Ayleo and Mateo Bowles ever danced together to), and the guys have got a little dance challenge going with this one. Our “Footnotes” gives you lots of background info about the pair, the videos that inspired them, and Lil Yachty’s mom.
Producer: Priya Minhas
Editor: Colton Fordyce
Watch Ayo & Teo videos: https://bit.ly/2DUVn2A
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Setting The Mood With PRETTYMUCH
Brandon, Austin, Zion, Nick and Edwin have certain ways to get pumped before a show, get hype when hosting a party and get up in the morning. Our ‘Setting the Mood’ interview digs in to see what tracks ignite these moments. Watch and see where G. Eazy, Jaden Smith, Elton John, Glass Animals and Colbie Caillat, Chris Brown fit on the daily playlists.
Producer: Priya Minhas
Watch PRETTYMUCH videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfcogCnCcsNZZLQkYJL81Tg
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From “Ready, Set, Roll” to “Three Chords and the Truth,” Chase Rice has given us some strong videos during the last few years. Last year’s ‘Lambs & Lions’ is as impressive as his past albums, and from “Jack Daniels Showed Up” to “Unforgettable,” he shows fans just how the scope of his music keeps broadening. Chase took a break from his summer tour dates to swing by and put a spin on “Eyes On You,” one of ‘Lambs & Lions’s most poignant ballads. Watch our exclusive performance, and see what Chase says about the “truths” that the song’s couple embrace as their romantic tale unfolds. They’re part of what he says makes this “the most special song I’ve put out so far.”
Watch Chase Rice: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheChaseRiceVEVO
From Becky G to Tyga, here are the vids that everyone’s talking about. Share HTW with a pal.
Becky G ft. French Montana & Farruko https://youtu.be/D91liF_Ml-M
Tyga – SWISH
Billie Eilish – you should see me in a crown (Official Performance – LIFT)
Romeo Santos – Centavito https://youtu.be/RjMWh1vve6E
P!nk – Secrets https://youtu.be/gL20Eaeswfk
Fall Out Boy – Bishops Knife Trick https://youtu.be/Ig2dQ_ybCeI
Luke Bryan – Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset https://youtu.be/Ig2dQ_ybCeI
From “Ready, Set, Roll” to “Three Chords and the Truth,” Chase Rice has given us some strong videos during the last few years. The country singer’s new ‘Lambs & Lions’ is as impressive as his past albums, and from “Jack Daniels Showed Up” to “Unforgettable,” he shows fans just how broad his scope is these days. Dude’s a hot ticket, too. So we invited him to help with our advice column show. ‘Dear Chase Rice’ finds him addressing writer’s block, eating in bed, and bungee-jumping. Find out just how wise he is.
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Lecrae Talks “Blessings” and Struggles. 2017
Lecrae, the MC behind “All I Need Is You” and “I’m Turnt,” stopped by Vevo to talk about his track “Blessings.” The rapper has been impressing fans for years; his 2012 ‘Gravity’ album took home a Grammy for “Best Gospel Album.” His spirituality has informed all of the music he’s made since his career kicked-off in 2004 with ‘Real Talk.’
Discussing “Blessings,” Lecrae says he wanted everything about it – from lyrics to images to the video itself – to be “very authentic to who I am.” During our interview he also spoke about the difficulty people have talking about race relations, and the trouble artists have keeping up with audience expectations.
Watch Lecrae on Vevo: https://www.vevo.com/artist/lecrae