I love Kanye West. I saw he posted his new music video for his song, Homecoming featuring Chris Martin on his blog today and really appreciated the black and white cityscape of Chicago. The silhouettes and shadows are a nice touch and weave together Chris’ piano playing and Kanye’s performance beautifully.
Not really design-related whatsoever but I can’t stop listening to Justin Timberlake‘s newest single, SexyBack. For the past few weeks, all weekend, always on repeat. Doesn’t sound like the Justin we’re used to but it doesn’t really matter because the song is ridiculously good. Can’t wait to see the video premiering next week (reportedly shot in Spain) and the full-length album. Totally slammed at work but thought I’d at least post this today.
I have a new favorite in Gnarls Barkley, the collaboration between DJ Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo. Can’t stop listening to their album, St. Elsewhere on repeat. What I really really really loved is their video for Crazy where singing faces emerge from evolving Rorschach Ink Blots. Click the above to view. (Go to “Music Videos” once the player loads.) Hear more Gnarls Barkley on their MySpace.
After watching Spike Lee’s Inside Man last weekend (great movie) I have been listening to the track which opened and closed the film. The track, Chaiyya Chaiyya, is from the 1998 Hindi movie Dil Se and was one of the many soundtracks I have memorized by heart due to my parents’ undying love of Hindi filmi music. I have not been able to stop listening to the song all week and thought I’d post it here if anyone saw the movie and wanted the song. I have made the original 1998 version available for 48 hours here. Click the image above to watch the sequence in the movie where the song was sung. On top of a moving train. Yeah. Bollywood.
Gotta love choreographed dance numbers on the top of a moving train.
Great blurb in this month’s Vogue about the amazing M.I.A. The article tells us what we already know but I’m totally feeling that she’s got coverage in Vogue. Nummy. She looks amazing in the shot too. Click on the image above to read full blurb.