Music Video Pick: Dua Lipa – New Rules

Today’s TasteTV music video pick is by Dua Lipa, called “New Rules.”

The song was recently ranked as the official UK NUMBER 1 song and the first solo female #1 since Adele’s “Hello.”

The staccato beat is refreshing, with a repetitiveness that is catchy but also improvisational. The lyrics are a great match with the actual music video visuals, which show a love sick disenchanted woman learning the new rules of relationships and hookups from her various friends, and then eventually passing them on to others in need. The well synchronized dance routines are choreographed yet spontaneous, ranging in locales from a hotel bedroom, to the bathroom, to the hotel swimming pool.

The video filters and styles have a flashy nouveau tropical vibe that makes the viewers feel cool and hip, especially when seen with the multi-hued designer sunglasses worn by her diverse multi-ethnic ‘posse’ of advisers and friends.

In this video, the ladies literally walk on water. Once you start humming, “I’ve got rules, I’ve got rules,” you’ll find the Dua Lipa ear bug has been caught for this song. The rules are contagious.

She is currently on tour around Europe, Asia and the United States. We certainly look forward to seeing her act live!


MORE ABOUT DUA LIPA

According to Wikipedia: “Dua Lipa (/ˈduːə ˈliːpə/; Albanian pronunciation: [dua liːpa]; born 22 August 1995) is an English singer, songwriter and model.[5][6] Her musical career began at age 14, when she began covering songs by other artists on YouTube. In 2015, she was signed with Warner Music Group, and released her first single soon after. In December 2016, a documentary about Lipa was commissioned by The Fader magazine, titled See in Blue.[7] In January 2017, she won the EBBA Public Choice Award.[8] Her self-titled debut studio album was released on 2 June 2017. The album spawned seven singles, including the top-10 single “Be the One” and the number-one single “New Rules”.”

Outside Lands Music Festival Style Sightings

We go to a lot of festivals: music, wine, food, travel. One thing they all have in common is great festival styles. The Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco was no exception.

TasteTV’s new series MUSIC CALIFORNIA Launches

TasteTV is proud to announce that it’s newest television series, MUSIC CALIFORNIA, debuts on KRCB Television in the San Francisco Bay Area, Wine Country, and various locations in Northern California.

MUSIC CALIFORNIA features music, performances, and videos by artists from, in, or about California, the Golden State.

The program plays on selected Saturday nights at 11pm and 11:30pm, and the first two episodes include music by the following:

Episode 1:

  • David Lazarus
  • Scrub & Ace Ha
  • weareTheBigBang
  • Noodlez
  • Rebecca Jade
  • The Christopher Brothers
  • Alex Alexander

Episode 2:

  • KORR-A
  • Alex di Leo
  • Kristine Mirelle
  • Charles Wright
  • David Haerle
  • California Roots Festival

See more MUSIC CALIFORNIA information at: http://www.tastetv.com/music-california/

Eva Shaw’s New Single with Shaggy and Demarco, “High”

Internationally recognized Dutch Canadian model-turned-DJ/producer Eva Shaw has released a new single “High,” (Brooklyn Knights/Sony RAL) featuring Grammy Award Winner, Shaggy and up-comer, Demarco. The track has a tropical island dancehall feel, and is available on Spotify, Apple Music and purchase the track on iTunes.

About “High” Shaw explains, “I had the pleasure of having Shaggy jump on stage with me during one of my shows and he stayed up there for the whole set. We had such a great vibe together on stage and I’ve been a huge fan of his my whole life. I wanted to create a crossover between his dance hall and reggae roots mixed with my feel good dance music. When Demarco jumped on board, he put the last needed touch on this record

Shaggy adds, “I had an amazing time working with Eva on her latest release. This song is a really good record with high energy, and a modern EDM/Dancehall twist. Demarco lends his vocals to the chorus beautifully, which makes it even more infectious.”

Eva recently saw success with here single “Rise N Shine,” featuring the vocals of singer songwriter-producer Poo Bear (known for his work on Justin Bieber’s “Where Are Ü Now” and “What Do You Mean?”). The single, which has over 12 million streams on Spotify, was a crossover hit showcasing Eva’s ability to take on the Top 40 world, in addition to club-ready dance anthems. The video was directed by Jaakko Manninen and features Poo Bear plus Shaw sporting some looks from the collection she designed for G-Star RAW.

In addition,Shaw has continued being an influencer in the fashion and modeling world, debuting her G-Star RAW collection–titled Eva Shaw x G-Star RAW consisting of 7 pieces and eyewear based on her favorite G-Star designs that bring a feminine power to sportswear styles. The line consists of Shaw‘s personal staples, from sleek, stretch-infused denim to her signature satin bomber jacket.
“High” is available here:
Spotify
iTunes
Apple Music

TRUE RELIGION Announce New THIS IS TRUE Brand Ambassadors Lee, Lane, and Guardiola

True Religion has announceed Tommy Lee, Nikki Lane and Herizen Guardiola as their THIS IS TRUE Spring 2017 campaign brand ambassadors. This season the California based brand continues to celebrate the individuality of their consumer, engaging personalities from the music industry that embody the brand’s non-conformist values.

On the heels of the first THIS IS TRUE campaign, the new wave of ambassadors feature a rock legend, a southern rebel and a multi talented ingénue. Each of these artists stem from diverse musical backgrounds to form a fresh and eclectic vision for the True Religion customer.

Iconic Mötley Crüe drummer, Tommy Lee, exudes classic rock style and conveys a nostalgic sense of heavy metal rebellion.

Emerging country artist Nikki Lane‘s southern outlaw persona adds a new element of assurance and empowerment.

Actress and singer Herizen Guardiola brings a youthful edge to the campaign.

Each ambassador personifies the unique qualities of the True Religion DNA. We are a brand known for ‘doing denim different’, these artist’s personalities and view of the world, push our brand proposition forward” says Chief Marketing Officer Tara Peyrache.

The artists reflect the True Religion consumer: diverse, unique and driven with a passion to remain true to themselves.

SEE A VIDEO FROM THE THIS IS TRUE CAMPAIGN

BABYMETAL To Play with Red Hot Chili Peppers

Japanese heavy metal/teen-pop phenom, BABYMETAL has announced that they will be supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers on select dates of their U.S. Tour in April this year. Their support dates will kick off on April 12th in Washington D.C. and wrap up in Miami on April 29th – full list of dates below. This string of U.S. dates follow BABYMETAL’s UK run with RHCP in December.
This announcement comes on the heels of other monumental performances.This month, BABYMETAL will also be supporting METALLICA in Seoul, South Korea on January 11th, and supporting GUNS N’ ROSES on 4 dates of their Japan Reunion tour, starting on January 21st.

BABYMETAL released their critically acclaimed album METAL RESISTANCE in 2016, which charted in the Top 40 of the US Billboard chart making BABYMETAL the first Japanese artist in 53 years to have made the charts and the second in history. They’ve attained countless achievements such as being the first Japanese artist to headline at The UK Wembley Arena, as well as performing with the Metal God, Rob Halford from Judas Priest. They recently had their biggest show ever performing in front of 110,000 people over a span of 2 days at the prestigious Tokyo Dome.
The world embraced BABYMETAL in 2016, with a late night TV debut in the US on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and attention from the likes of The New York Times, VOGUE, Vanity Fair, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, Teen Vogue and Esquire.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS SUPPORT DATES:
  • Wednesday, April 12th – Washington, D.C.  – Verizon Center
  • Friday, April 14th –   Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
  • Saturday, April 15th –   Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
  • Sunday, April 17th – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Arena
  • Wednesday, April 19th – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
  • Saturday, April 22nd – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Center
  • Monday, April 24th – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veteran’s Memorial Arena
  • Wednesday, 26th – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
  • Thursday, April 27th – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
  • Saturday, 29th – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
 
For more info on BABYMETAL, visit:
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