“Wish U Were Here” is Luis Villanueva‘s first single off his upcoming EP. The song embellishes Jess’ sultry vocals and Luis’ bright and moving production. The driving bass and dreamlike energy of the track transport the listener and paints a colorful picture, only to have Jason’s vocals bring you back in for just a moment before sending you off again on the melodic journey.
Luis Villanueva is a Filipino film student at Columbia University in his final year of studies. He directed all stages of production for the “Wish U Were Here” music video and was the primary cinematographer of the project. Because of this, unlike most musical artists, he was involved in the creative direction of the entire filmmaking process.
Villanueva personally wrote, edited, and directed the film whilst also composing and mixing the track himself. he was also the head VFX director and VFX designer of the project, programming all of the visual installations in Mario Rodriguez’s “Portals” exhibition in Tribeca.
“The goal of this project is to expose the world to Filipino artistry – we wanted to show this symbolically by shooting in 5 different countries. By including scenes shot in Manila and New York, we’re juxtaposing Filipino art with an already established cultural hub in Tribeca” — Luis Villanueva
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Watch ALETULLE’s New “Return To Sender” Music Video
ALETULLE is a Spanish Pop singer and producer based in London. She moved to the big city when she was only 16 years old and decided to start her own project, two years later she released her first EP ‘The Birth of Bardo.’
Since then, she has collaborated with a wide range of industry professionals who were involved in shaping the sound of Florence and The Machine, Michael Jackson, Ariana Grande, Sampha, Mick Jagger, The Weeknd, Skepta, Frank Ocean, and many more. This helped her develop her own sound, which she now proudly presents with her upcoming single and EP ‘Return To Sender.’
With the new single “Return To Sender,” ALETULLE leaves behind her previous alternative style and fully immerses herself in the realm of Pop and Electronic music. “Return To Sender” has an Electro/Disco feel that fuses the punchy sounds of Michael Jackson with the smokey vocals of Lana del Rey. The instrumentals, which were entirely produced by the artist herself, have an optimistic tone in opposition to the themes explored in the lyrics. Consequently, the song has a triumphant and empowering feel.
Lyrically, the song is about recognising negative behavior in a partner and deciding to walk away from them. The artist wanted to reiterate her wish to stop a pattern of abuse in her life. More than just addressing a lover, she is addressing all the different people that have engaged in this dynamic with her. She says that during the process of creating this song and music video, she found shelter in these lyrics and used them as an hymn to remain strong throughout what was a particularly challenging creative process.
The music video was also produced and directed by the artist. The EP ‘Return To Sender’ (to which this single belongs) was conceived as a visual EP. This video is the second chapter of the story, which was preceded by ‘The Greatest of All Time’, her first single of 2022. The visual EP is a commentary of her career as a recording artist and a critique to certain dynamics she’s experienced within the music industry. In this music video, ALETULLE travels to the big city to pursue her dream of becoming a star; mirroring the time she moved to London at 16 years old.
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This Is Guaranteed To Make You Sing, “Dangerous Blue” By Glüme
Singing releases endorphins and other chemicals which make you feel better. However, only truly catchy songs achieve this effect on us. One great option is “Dangerous Blue” by Glüme aka the ‘Walmart Marilyn Monroe.’
The “What Is A Feeling” singer returns with a music video that will literally blow your mind. It’s incredible how a swimming pool becomes the perfect scenario where the magic happens.
Without a doubt, her talent encompasses not only writing fantastic tunes but also directing and creating something aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
In addition, I love how she adds some creative flourish to her verses. By this, I mean she takes figurative language to the next level through her own lyrics.
If I’m not mistaken, “Dangerous Blue” talks about substantial changes. Perhaps, she’s telling the story of someone who is adopting a different attitude, perspective, or new vision in life for the sake of freedom.
”Dangerous Blue”… a loss of innocence. I see the world differently after the pain. I become the person that learns to see in the dark… but does that mean I now cause that pain to others? Or do I seek to turn it around and be free? — Glüme
The Italians Do It Better label features this Electro-Pop gem and much more via the fourth volume of their ‘After Dark’ compilation series. Everyone go stream it!
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Must See: Lyric Video From Moon And Aries’ EP, ‘Break The Matrix’
The first lyric video from Moon And Aries’ new EP ‘Break The Matrix’ is here, and it’ll have you totally hooked. Celebrated for their impeccable Synthpop sound, the Canadian-German duo strikes again via “The In Between,” a song filled with passion and powerful choruses.
Clearly, they return in full force with an emotive songwriting style, which is something that Moon And Aries are well known for. By all means, the theatrical opera-like vocals give you goosebumps and touch your soul.
Furthermore, these geniuses paint vivid imagery through verses that mingle with ’80s nostalgia. Although the focus of this single is more inclined to favor the extraordinary lyricism and its romantic metaphors, “The In Between” is also 100% radio-friendly and can easily crack any music chart.
Episode one of the ‘Break The Matrix’ EP, motivates unsigned talents like them to be original in the music world. Indeed, even when distance is no longer a constraint to producing the tunes you ever wanted.
In this sense, the Moon And Aries project constitutes an example that should be emulated.
There’s really no need for a lot of words to describe their artistry. Moon And Aries put their compositions in your hands and leave it up to your own judgments.
Embracing the same broiling intensity as most of the past productions, the latest EP renders fans of sentimental melodies breathless.
Such a great release isn’t far behind in ranking as a brilliant singalong material. Enjoy it!