Watch Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato escape the patriarchy in ‘Fall in Line’

After dropping the audio version of her latest single and then giving a stellar performance at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato have returned with the official video for “Fall in Line.” On Wednesday (May 23), the powerhouse duo premiered the music video for their female empowerment anthem. The almost five-minute long clip begins with two little girls, presumably meant to be Aguilera and Lovato, playing in a field.

Out of nowhere, two soldiers — dressed in black from head to toe — appear. Each soldier grabs a little girl, separating them from one another. Flash forward, and we see a makeup-less Aguilera laying on a cot in what looks to be some sort of prison. The viewer watches as two soldiers hold onto Aguilera, manhandling her as if she were some kind of doll while she stands in front of a white screen with cameras pointed at her.

As Aguilera begins to sing the song, the viewer watches as the camera angles shift from the white room to a surveillance room where a woman sits watching the medley of television screens. For a brief second, the viewer see a similarly  makeup-less Lovato on one of the many screens.

During the second verse, the viewer finally gets to see Lovato, who like Aguilera, is posed in front of a white screen in front of a slew of cameras. In a not-so-surprising move, given the content of the lyrics, Aguilera and Lovato manage to escape their captors and return to the real world. Watch the full music video for “Fall in Line” above.

“Fall in Line” will join previously released tracks “Twice” and “Accelerate” on Aguilera’s upcoming release. Liberation is due out June 15 through RCA Records.

In support of the 15-track album, the pop star announced last week plans to hit the North American touring circuit in the fall for her first tour in over ten years. The Liberation tour will kick off on Sept. 25 at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida and conclude a month and a half later on Nov. 13 at the Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tickets for the upcoming trek are currently available here. Every tour ticket purchased will include a free copy of Aguilera’s new album. The full list of Liberation tour dates can be found here.

Listen: Christina Aguilera drops Demi Lovato duet

Ever since Christina Aguilera announced the release of her eighth studio album, it seems likes the pop star is ready to have her fans hear all the songs before its official release date. On Wednesday (May 16), the songstress unveiled the lyric video for her duet with Demi Lovato, “Fall in Line.”

The four-minute song features Aguilera and Lovato singing about the every day struggles females around the world go through. Some of the lyrics makes references to being patronized, being told not to have self-confidence, and connecting your self-worth to how the male gaze perceives you. While these every day issues are sung about in the verses, the empowering message comes in during the chorus where Aguilera preaches that women are not meant follow this rhetoric and will not “fall in line.” Listen to “Fall in Line” above.

Aguilera and Lovato will perform “Fall in Line” live during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards this Sunday, May 20.

For Lovato fans, the collaboration did not come as much of surprise. Back in February, the “Cool for the Summer” singer announced that she had worked with an idol of hers on a new song, but could not reveal their identity at the time.

“I did a collaboration with one of my biggest idols. I can’t give away who it is yet, but you’ll find out soon,” Lovato said.

Soon after, Aguilera unveiled the complete track listing for her new album which featured Lovato on track number six.

“We went through a few names of women. I needed a belty singer and she [Lovato] took it to the next level, I almost cried when I frost heard her on the record.”

“Fall in Line” will join previously released tracks “Twice” and “Accelerate” on Aguilera’s upcoming release. Liberation is due out June 15 through RCA Records.

In support of the 15-track album, the pop star announced last  week plans to hit the North American touring circuit in the fall for her first tour in over ten years. The Liberation tour will kick off on Sept. 25 at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida and conclude a month and a half later on Nov. 13 at the Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tickets for the upcoming trek will go on sale beginning next Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m. local time. Every tour ticket purchased will include a free copy of Aguilera’s new album. The full list of Liberation tour dates can be found here.

Listen: Sade releases ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ contribution

Solider of love Sade is back! Last month, it was confirmed that the songstress would be one of the many artists to be featured on the upcoming A Wrinkle in Time soundtrack, concluding her eight-year hiatus from the music world. On Wednesday (March 7), Sade’s new song, “Flower of the Universe” was officially unveiled to an eagerly awaiting public.

According to the film’s director, Ava DuVernay, Sade’s song had such an impact on DuVernay that she ended up using some of the lyrics from the song in the actual film.

“My creative partnership with Sade on ‘Flower of the Universe’ was so connected that I reverse engineered the usual process and used her lyrics as actual dialogue within the film,” the director said in a press statement. Listen to “Flower of the Universe” above.

In addition to Sade, the A Wrinkle in Time soundtrack will feature music from Demi Lovato, Sia, Chloe x Halle, and Kehlani. Both the soundtrack and the film are set to be released this Friday, March 9.

A Wrinkle in Time is based on the 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle. The story follows 13-year-old Meg on a quest to find her missing father that leads her on an otherworldly voyage across dimensions.

As for Sade, the songstress’ last studio album was 2010’s Soldier of Love. After releasing the record, she went on hiatus. This isn’t the first time the musician has gone on hiatus following the release of a new album. After the release of 2000’s Lovers Rock, she did the same and went on a musical hiatus.

Sade, Demi Lovato, Sia lead ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ soundtrack

The film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time already has an outstanding cast, a passionate director, and a trailer that will make anyone want to disappear into the dreamy, but weird world. With all that under your belt, how exactly do you follow it up? Simple. You unveil the star-studded lineup for the film’s soundtrack.

On Tuesday (Feb. 20), director Ava DuVernay took to Twitter to officially announced the artists who contributed songs to the A Wrinkle in Time soundtrack. Leading the female-powered soundtrack is legendary singer Sade who has not released any new music since her last album, 2010’s Solider of Love. As per her tweet, DuVernay never imagined that the songstress would agree to contribute a song to the soundtrack, but like the true “goddess” that she is, Sade said yes.

“I never thought she’d say yes, but asked anyway,” DuVernay writes. “She was kind + giving. A goddess. We began a journey together that I’ll never forget. Proud to announce that Sade has created an original song for WRINKLE IN TIME. It’s entitled ‘Flower of the Universe.’ And it’s a dream come true.”

As if having Sade on the soundtrack wasn’t enough, DuVernay also revealed that the album will also feature music from Demi Lovato, Sia, Chloe x Halle, and Kehlani.

A Wrinkle in Time is based on the 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle. The story follows 13-year-old Meg on a quest to find her missing father that leads her on an otherworldly voyage across dimensions. The film is set to hit theaters on March 9.

The film stars Storm Reid as Meg Murray; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Meg’s mother, Dr. Kate Murry; Chris Pine as Meg’s father Dr. Alex Murry; Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit; Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who; and Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which.

 

Fall Out Boy Become Dollar Bin Toys in “Irresistible”

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A day after hinting at a new, toy store-centric music video, Fall Out Boy has now released the clip. On Tuesday (Jan. 5), the Chicago-based band released the music video for the remixed version of “Irresistible.” The new version of the song, which originally debuted last October and features Demi Lovato, was previously given a music video that starred internet sensation, Doug the Pug. The previous video followed Doug as he parodied several of Fall Out Boy’s past music videos, but none of the members, or Lovato, were featured in it.

This time, the band members, Lovato, and several guests are the primary stars. In a letter to fans, the band reveal that the inspiration for the video came from watching *NSYNC’s “It’s Gonna Be Me.” They thought about the former boy band’s music video and discovered that there is some kind of analog in the three-minute clip. “I was looking back at the video for ‘It’s Gonna Be Me’ — where they come to life as dolls – and we thought was there an analog to this story,” the letter explains. “Like somewhere in that same store was there a dollar bin full of toy that no one really wanted? That would band together like the misfit, off-brand little outsiders they were. The toys no one ever wanted come to life. Where would our band have fit in that story?”

Find out where exactly Fall Out Boy’s dollar bin toys would fit in that store below. Also keep a close eye out because you might find a couple of cameos (not including Lovato) in the clip.

“Remember in the 90’s that one boy band- the biggest of them all- *NSYNC was omnipresent. I think they could have made any throw away video and it would’ve worked because the songs were just that big. As an outsider looking in at the culture the *NSYNC videos often seemed artistic and cinematic- every thing I had loved about all those videos I had taped on VHS (years before DVR or YouTube was a thing). I was looking back at the video for “It’s Gonna Be Me” — where they come to life as dolls – and we thought was there an analog to this story? Like somewhere in that same store was there a dollar bin full of toy that no one really wanted? That would band together like the misfit, off-brand little outsiders they were. The toys no one ever wanted come to life. Where would our band have fit in that story? We called up Wayne Isham, the director who did the original video (as well as some of our other favorite Mötley Crüe and Metallica videos), and pitched ideas back and forth… before long we came with the treatment – and were lucky enough to get a few cameos from the original source wink emoticon as well as our partner in crime on the song, Demi Lovato. 

I know you don’t have a VHS tape (probably, though there is something about all the screenshots and memes made from our videos that feels pretty close to a modern version of that VHS tape wink emoticon) to record this. But, I hope this video hits you in the same way – that you know we wanted to create something special for everyone that has ever loved an off-brand dollar bin toy, or has felt like one… 

Believe it or not, we still believe in the magic of making these things – thank you for being a part of that with us.”

“Irresistible” is featured on Fall Out Boy’s 2014 release, American Beauty/ American Psycho. Late last year, they released a remixed version of the album featuring several rappers titled Make American Psycho Again. Instead of taking a break after their hectic 2014, the band will be hitting the road, once again, for their “Wintour” which will begin in late February. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

Watch Doug the Pug Parody Fall Out Boy Videos in “Irresistible”

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Hot off of announcing their 2016 “WINTOUR,” Fall Out Boy have returned with their promised new version of “Irresistible.” The Chicago band had revealed earlier this week that they had enlisted pop star Demi Lovato to help add “something exciting, strange, beyond” to the track. Throughout the newly redone song, Lovato and frontman Patrick Stump take turns singing certain parts of the track while coming together for a duet during the chorus and some selected parts of the verses.

In addition to the audio, the band also released a music video for the track. The music video features internet sensation, Doug the Pug, recreating several of Fall Out Boy’s past music video such as “Sugar, We’re Going Down,” “Dance, Dance,” “Centuries,” and yes, even “Irresistible.”

Check out the music video as well as the song, below.

Fall Out Boy will be heading out on their “WINTOUR” tour early next year.  The tour which will feature support from AWOLNATION and PVRIS will officially kick off on Feb. 26 at the Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena in Hollywood, FL (our stomping grounds) and wrap up a month later on March 26 at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA. Before their show in Florida, Fall Out Boy will perform in San Juan, PR at the Coliseo De Puerto Rico.

The full list of tour dates can be seen here. General ticket sales are now available.

Demi Lovato Takes Fans to “Church” with Hozier Cover

While Demi Lovato has become known for her radio-ready pop hits which also have a bit of an edge, sometimes it’s hard to remember that the singer actually has a really good voice, unlike many of the so-called singers that populate many of the radio stations.

On Wednesday, the “Cool for the Summer” singer made an appearance at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge where she performed a couple of songs. While at the lounge, she did a cover of Hozier’s massive hit, “Take Me to Church” proving that when she’s all about the song rather than the over the top performance, she can give anything a little bit of soul.

While speaking to Live Lounge’s Clara Amfo, Lovato admitted her own appreciation for the song that doesn’t seem to fit the top 20 mold, which we admit, we love (and sounded amazing when we saw Hozier live).

“It’s not your typical pop song. I think I even tweeted ‘Thank God somebody put this on the radio because this is incredible music,” Lovato told Amfo.

Check out the video of Lovato’s cover of “Take Me to Church” below and her toned down version of “Cool for the Summer” here.

Lovato’s new album, Confident, which will feature “Cool for the Summer” is set to be released on Oct. 16 through Hollywood Records. Confident is the follow-up to 2013’s Demi.

Olly Murs and Demi Lovato Break Up and Break Things in New Video

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We’ll admit it, we tend to have a love/hate relationship with Demi Lovato.

Some days we love the former Disney channel star as well as her music and what she stands for and other days she gets on our last nerve when the media continuously forces her down out throats, but today is one of those days that we really like her. Also, we are partial to Olly Murs which may explain why we’re digging their collaborative track, “Up.”

The video finds both singers on the two sides of a brick wall, singing about their break up. Of course, the singing leads to destruction from both sides: destroying pillows, breaking vases, ripping books, the usual.

Check out the music video below as they work to break down “the wall” between them, literally and figuratively.

“Up” alongside previously released track, “Wrapped Up” which featured Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy, will be featured on Murs’ upcoming fourth studio album, Never Been Better. 

Watch Demi Lovato Bring a Special Guest on Stage for a Special Duet

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Some stars who got their start on Disney try their hardest to hide it or put it on the backburner so that it doesn’t cloud other people’s judgement of them when they decide to evolve.

We’re sure there have been many instances that Demi Lovato has tried to do that, but the singer did something kind of cool this past weekend at one of her shows.

During the Los Angeles stop of her Demi Lovato: World Tour at the Staples Center, the singer brought a special guest onto the stage: Joe Jonas.

Yes, the guy she dated for all of five seconds joined Lovato on the stage to perform their duet “This is Me” from Disney Channel’s original movie, Camp Rock.

For those not familiar with the movie, which is hard to picture because it’s one of Disney Channel’s better original movies, it was arguably Lovato’s breakout role, playing the main character Michie who has to put up with Jonas’ egotistical Shane Gray for the summer.

Check out the video below and have a slight flashback to 2008, though it’s kind of hard to hear Jonas sing his part with all the screams from the girls.

Demi Lovato Rides Float at Gay Pride Parade in New Music Video

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When Demi Lovato said that she would be releasing the music video fro her newest single, “Really Don’t Care,” she didn’t hold back anything in the video especially when it came to the cameos.

The video features the former Disney starlet performing on a float during the Gay Pride Parade. Last week, when pictures from the music video shoot had surfaced, it was assumed that the video would consist footage from it, and look it totally did.

The video comes a day after Lovato revealed that her grandfather was a gay man at Logo’s Trailblazers special which honors pioneers of LGBT equality. Lovato is familiar with speaking up when it concerns certain things like freedom and anti-bullying.

You can watch the video for the Summer 2014 radio staple and look to see how many guests you can spot.

 

Don’t forget to tune into Logo’s Trailblazers special which air tonight. Special guests on the program not only include Lovato, but also Fall Out boy’s Pete Wentz, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, Sia, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and many more.