New Music Releases: New videos from Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora, Ariana Grande and Ella Eyre

 

Nicki Minaj – Anaconda

It’s been a few weeks since Nicki Minaj posted the snap of her Anaconda single cover that caused a stir online, but Nicki has now released a lyric video for the song. Sampling Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-Lot, Anaconda isn’t one of Nicki’s best songs (I think I always think back to her verse in Kanye’s song ‘Monster’ when I think of her best) but it surely has enough to be stuck playing inside your head – just hope no one can read your mind! 

The song is all about Nicki knowing guys named Troy and Michael who buy her nice things like Balmain and Alexander McQueen, and then goes to the chorus to emphasise the fact that they buy her these expensive things because they love her ‘bunz’. 
 
With lyrics that when repeated almost sound like they could be from a adult-version of a playground rhyme – “Boy toy named Troy used to live in Detroit” and “This dude named Michael used to ride motorcycles” – Anaconda is a song not to be taken seriously. But I think that’s the point Nicki’s trying to make. And the Barbs know that Nicki can make songs not to be taken too seriously (eg Pound The Alarm) but will sure to come back with fire power with her next singles.

Ella Eyre – Comeback

Ella Eyre’s new video for her latest single ‘Comeback’ is here, and the video shows Ella showing her fighter side as her boyfriend apologises to her for his sleeping around. 
 
Smashing plates and destroying the home they had together, Ella sings “We’ve all been played, we all get hurt. Just take that pain and let that motherf***er burn!”
 
The song packs a punch, making it a great break-up song. Jazzy and fast-paced, Ella has fun while having pillow fights, destroying the bed and TV – showing any recently broken-hearted viewers that you can still have some fight in you even if your world’s been turned upside down! With her big, bouncy curls, red lipstick and soulful voice, Ella is the advocate for the strong and undefeated woman in this video.
 

Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora – Black Widow

Taking a leaf out of Gaga’s and Beyonce’s Telephone video, Iggy and Rita take inspiration from film director Quentin Tarantino with the music video for Black Widow. With a Kill Bill-inspired sword wielding Iggy and Rita, the video starts with a diner scene with Iggy as waitress and Rita as the unhappy girlfriend of a bossy grumpy man. Drama unfolds as Iggy takes hold of the samurai sword and the pair fight together against mob men.

Ariana Grande ft Zedd – Break Free

Taking the world by storm with each new single, Ariana does no wrong with new song Break Free
 
The song is accompanied by a video set in space in a futuristic alien world, with Zedd taking control of the spaceship’s music decks for an alien party that’s filled with people dancing to the upbeat dance track. 
 
It’s also safe to say that Zedd’s collaborations are ones to pay attention too, after his smash hit with Stay The Night that featured lead singer of the band Paramore, Hayley Williams.
 
Ariana and Zedd deliver a great summer track for all those parties in the sun and sunny car rides!

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