Logic Brings Awareness To Suicide Prevention In Heart-Wrenching ‘1-800-273-8255’ Video!

You’re going to need some tissues for this one…

Logic continues to bring awareness to suicide prevention with the truly powerful music video for his latest Everybody single “1-800-273-8255,” featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid!

The California-based rapper’s “1-800-273-8255” was already powerful to begin with, but now paired with the song’s official visual, its message has been lifted up higher to new heights. Written and directed by frequent Logic collaborator Andy Hines, the cinematic clip tells the story of a young man, played by Coy Stewart (Bella and the Bulldogs), who falls in love with his classmate, played by Modern Family star Nolan Gould. But when their parents (played by Don Cheadle and Matthew Modine) disapprove of their connection, sadness falls upon them, leading one of them to contemplate suicide.

It’s a stunning visual that does the talking for itself. With so much hate in the world right now this message couldn’t be more important and timely, especially to P.O.C, the LGBTQ community, and the trans community. For anyone struggling with depression or thoughts of suicide, please call this number. Thank you, Logic.

“1-800-273-8255 (feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)” is available on Apple Music and Spotify now!

from Jon ALi’s Blog http://jonalisblog.com/2017/08/17/logic-brings-awareness-to-suicide-prevention-in-heart-wrenching-1-800-273-8255-video/

Wale Hits The Beach With Dua Lipa & WizKid In ‘My Love’ Music Video!

Summer ain’t over yet, folks! Wale hits the beach with Dua Lipa and WizKid in the summertime-themed music video for “My Love,” the Major Lazer-produced single off of his fifth studio album SHINE.

In the clip, directed by ACRS, we see Wale surrounded by palm trees and bikini-clad models as he kicks back and soaks up some rays with his collaborators Dua and Wiz. The visual also comes loaded with colorful animation, popping in and out of the video. The splashes of color work well with the Miami beach setting, and together they accentuate the perfect summer vibes.

Now if we could only we could give this song a proper push at Top 40 radio… is that too much to ask?!?

Wale’s new album SHINE is also available on Spotify and Apple Music!

from Jon ALi’s Blog http://jonalisblog.com/2017/08/17/wale-hits-the-beach-with-dua-lipa-wizkid-in-my-love-music-video/

Justin Bieber & BloodPop® Reunite For Another Smash, ‘Friends’!

There’s simply no escaping the Biebs

Following the inescapable “Despacito (Remix)” and his collaboration with David Guetta2U,” Justin Bieber is already back at it with yet another collaboration: “Friends,” the latest production by BloodPop – the talented producer behind “Mark My Words,” “I’ll Show You,” “Children,” “Hit the Ground” and his hit “Sorry” from Purpose – crafted alongside Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter, who also are responsible for penning “Sorry.”

The infectious, electro-pop stomper is being billed as the lead single from BloodPop, and comes loaded with what we’ve come to expect from the hit-making pop crooner: Slick production, relatable lyricism, and an earworm of a hook. “So I’m wondering, can we still be friends? (oh-oh)/ Can we still be friends? (oh-oh)/ Doesn’t have to end/ And if it ends, can we be friends?,” Justin pleads across the waves of pulsating synthesizers and exuberant atmospherics.

Friends” isn’t necessarily better than anything that’s come before it, but it does feel like the most natrual sonic continuation from where Bieb‘s hit-packed album Purpose left off — and it’s obviously even more “fresh” in its appeal. It’s solid and annoyingly catchy, and undeniably will be an end-of-summer smash. It’s inevitable at this point… What do you guys think?

“Friends” by Justin Bieber & BloodPop® is also available on Apple Music, Google Play and Spotify!

from Jon ALi’s Blog http://jonalisblog.com/2017/08/17/justin-bieber-bloodpop-reunite-for-another-smash-friends/

Song of the Week: Marshmello x Khalid ‘Silence’

This week’s Song of the Week comes from rising DJ-producer Marshmello!

After the recent release of his smooth original “LoVe U,” and his “Find Me” music video just last week, Marshmello is now aiming to breakout in a much larger scale with the release of “Silence,” his much-teased collaboration with Khalid!

The emotional banger tells the story of someone struggling with their own well-being and confidence in developing relationships. “Yeah, I’d rather be a lover than a fighter/ ‘Cause all my life, I’ve been fighting/ Never felt a feeling of comfort/ All this time, I’ve been hiding…,” Khalid croons. As the song builds, Khalid expresses the newfound strength he’s found to overcome fears of talking, he’s ready to break the “silence” he’s felt trapped in up until now.

I found peace in your violence/ Can’t tell me there’s no point in trying/ I’m at one, and I’ve been silent for too long…,” Khalid sings ahead of the song’s future-bass, post-chorus drop. “I’ve been quiet for too long/ I’ve been quiet for too long.” It’s electro-pop done right.

Marshmello x Khalid’s “Silence” is also available on Apple Music and Spotify!

from Jon ALi’s Blog http://jonalisblog.com/2017/08/16/song-of-the-week-marshmello-x-khalid-silence/

P!nk Makes Her Message Clear In Powerful ‘What About Us’ Music Video!

Fresh from the announcement that she been chosen to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year’s MTV VMAs, P!nk unveils the powerful music video for “What About Us,” the lead single off of her seventh album, Beautiful Trauma.

The visual, which was directed by Georgia Hudson and choreographed by the Goldenboyz (RJ Durell and Nick Florez), sees P!nk elaborating on the song’s politically-charged message with imagery of police cars, helicopters blaring spotlights down on people in the street, and audio of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at the Republican National Convention giving the keynote speech ahead of then-candidate Donald Trump’s appearance. The audio then crossfades into a man saying, “We are going to reject hate! We are going to reject racism!” Aside from the imagery, we see P!nk joining a big group of dancers (“the oppressed”) in the street and in the desert, as they use their slick choreography as their form of speech and expression.

A timely and powerful visual. “It’s the start of us waking up,” indeed!

“What About Us” by P!nk is also available on Apple Music and Spotify now!

from Jon ALi’s Blog http://jonalisblog.com/2017/08/16/pnk-makes-her-message-clear-in-powerful-what-about-us-music-video/

‘dont smile at me’ EP: Billie Eilish’s Impressive Debut (Required Listening)!

ICYMI: Billie Eilish‘s debut EP, dont smile at me, is officially out!

If you’re just now getting familiar with the rising 15-year-old pop sensation, a brief recap to explain why dont smile at me deserves your full attention (like, yesterday): Billie‘s stunning breakout “Ocean Eyes” is on it, as is the break-up lullaby “watch,” which is beyond, as well as the addictive “COPYCAT,” which proves she’s better than all your faves, the beautifully devastating “idontwannabeyouanymore,” and “Bellyache,” one of the Best Pop Songs of 2017 – dont fight me on that (or do, i dont care).

  • Know what else is good? “party favor,” a delightful ditty “about breaking up with someone in a voicemail…on their Birthday” Billie explains and “hostage,” a song that borders on and explores the unhealthy side of love. Billie points out “when you are so in love that you feel like you can’t be without them and you can’t see them with someone else. It is not a healthy feeling but I think everyone feels it at some point.”

There’s simply not a single dud in the entire set. So, if you like smartly-crafted pop.. look no further – Billie is the one!

“dont smile at me” by Billie Eilish is also available on Apple Music and Spotify!

from Jon ALi’s Blog http://jonalisblog.com/2017/08/14/dont-smile-at-me-ep-billie-eilishs-impressive-debut-required-listening/

Loreen Switches It Up On The Unexpectedly Island-Influenced, ‘Jungle!

Loreen has delivered on her promise!

Following the release of the genuinely great “Body” last month, the Scandinavian Queen has dropped part two of her forthcoming Nude EP, which is set to be released on August 25: “Jungle” featuring fellow Swedish songstress, Elliphant – And its far from what you were probably expecting… in a good way!

On “Jungle,” the “Euphoria” diva is straying far away from her euphoric, soaring builds and dramatic electro-pop roots for a super infectious, island-tinged midtempo banga, which, if anything, feels like an ode to Rihanna (a compliment, not a complaint!). “Ooh, wanna lose it like they do it in the jungle, yeah/ Ooh, wanna lose it like they do it in the jungle, the jungle, yeah…,” Loreen seductively purrs above the enticing, dance pulse. It’s fucking hot, to put it quite frankly.

It’s easily the most mainstream pop-leaning sound we’ve heard from her yet, and it totally works. Do I think she will probably stick to this? No. The Nude EP so far feels like a fun experiment for Loreen to step outside her usual shtick and I’m totally here for it. What do you guys think?

“Jungle (feat. Elliphant)” by Loreen is also available on Apple Music and Spotify!

from Jon ALi’s Blog http://jonalisblog.com/2017/08/14/loreen-switches-it-up-on-the-unexpectedly-island-influenced-jungle/