[NEW VIDEO] Natalia Kills "Free" Video featuring Will.I.Am
Natalia Kills' new single "Free" is all about spending money like there's no tomorrow and looking good while doing it. The just-released video for the song reflects exactly that. Totally chic and stylish, the scenes from the video look like they were ripped from the pages of the latest issue of British Vogue with Natalia strutting around and looking immaculate in every single shot.
The video shows Natalia bathing in a box of money, flexing her muscles, crawling on a motor cycle, getting wild with an electric saw and strutting around with fashion models.
The scenes of Natalia are interspersed with quick title slides that feature true Kills-isms like "You Are What You Wear" and "You Can Buy Happiness" that clearly show that Kills doesn't conform to popular opinion but makes up her own mind.
Her pal Will.I.Am is featured in the intro of the video wearing some killer shades. With an instantly catchy melody, a striking look, a world-famous MC and a finely produced new video, Natalia Kills has a massive summer hit on her hands. In fact, after the video hit the web earlier today, fans flocked to YouTube to see it and made #NataliaKills a worldwide trending topic on Twitter. Watch the video after the jump. (Download Natalia Kills "Free" on iTunes | Rdio)
[VIDEO] Cherrytree Pop Chop Video Interview with Natalia Kills
I recently met Natalia Kills on the set of the new LMFAO video for "Champagne Showers" in downtown Los Angeles to film a brand-new episode of Cherrytree Pop Chop. Natalia and I chatted about a range of different topics including some of the underlying sentiments that have inspired her forthcoming debut album "Perfectionist."
Specifically, we talk about the lyrics of her current single "Wonderland" that seem gloomy at first, but come with a silver lining of hope. Despite the dark and twisted world portrayed in her music, Kills' ultimate message is that you cannot give up on what you believe in and what you're chasing after. "I don't believe in fairytales, but I believe in you and me," she sings, combining a heavy dose of realism with a sense of encouragement.
Look out for the U.S. release of "Perfectionist" on August 16 that will be introduced by her new single "Free" that will feature Will.I.Am. Watch the entire video interview after the break.
[REVIEW] Natalia Kills Performs at Cherrytree London
The first time I saw Natalia Kills perform was when she opened for Robyn back in the fall of 2010. Since then, the British singer has traveled all over the U.S and Europe to perform songs from her debut LP "Perfectionist." Germany and Poland especially have fallen deeply in love with the "dark pop" of Natalia Kills. She has performed at major TV shows, radio stations and she was a special guest at Life Ball 2011 last month.
On Monday evening, she was back in the U.K. to perform at the Cherrytree London concert at King's College. What I truly appreciate about Natalia's performance is that she brings an intensity to her performance that is truly compelling. She sings, she dances and this perfectionist doesn't want to skip a single beat to make sure her audience captures every detail of the message she wants to convey. There's no escaping Natalia Kills.Kills opened her show with a very special performance of "Free" with Cherrytree Records chief Martin "Cherry Cherry Boom Boom" Kierszenbaum on the keys for a stunningly beautiful, stripped down version of the song that has been selected as her new single.
Kills also performed her hit "Mirrors" and her current single "Wonderland," a track the neatly outlines Natalia's pop motto. She sings, "I don't believe in fairytales, but I believe in you and me." It clearly shows that her dark pop comes with a silver lining of hope.
Look out for the release of "Free" (featuring Will.I.Am) in the U.S. on June 28 that will surely help to further push the moment for the singer. Her debut album "Perfectionist" will be available in the U.S. this upcoming August.
Single Review: LMFAO Featuring Natalia Kills "Champagne Showers"
LMFAO is on fire. The group is flying up the charts everywhere with "Party Rock Anthem," grabbing the #1 spot on the pop charts from the U.K. to Australia. The song is currently a top 5 tune on iTunes in the U.S and shuffling upwards.
While "Party Rock Anthem" is still going strong, the totally fun L.A. duo of Redfoo (Stefan Gordy) and Skyblu (Skyler Gordy) is getting ready to make the party rock even harder with their new single "Champagne Showers" that features none other than Cherrytree Records label mate Natalia Kills. The track is taken from their forthcoming new LP "Sorry For Party Rocking" that will be released on June 21.
"Champagne Showers" is once again an unstoppable dance pop tune that includes LMFAO's universally-accepted trademark ingredients of party-starting lyrics, a relentless club groove and massive arena-sized chords that are instantly energizing. There's never a dull moment with LMFAO and "Champagne Showers" is solid proof of that.
Make sure to keep an eye out for the song's video in which Natalia Kills prominently appears together with Redfoo and Skyblu. Expect LMFAO and Natalia Kills to also team up and perform "Champagne Showers" together at Cherrytree London, a mighty pop alternative fest that will be held in London on June 13 and will also feature Far East Movement, Frankmusik and Colette Carr. (Head over to iTunes to pre-order LMFAO's "Champagne Showers.")
"The Cherrytree House Sessions Vol. 1" is Available Now
Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if your favorite artists would play a show in your living room? That's exactly what you will find out when you listen to "The Cherrytree House Sessions Volume 1," which is an eclectic collection of acoustic and intimate performances by artists like Robyn, Sting, Feist, Kelis, Ellie Goulding and Far East Movement.
What sets these performances apart is that they were all recorded at The Cherrytree House, which is the office of Cherrytree Records founder and chairman Martin "Cherry Cherry Boom Boom" Kierszenbaum. His office is set up as a multi-functional space with comfortable couches and a large soundboard set up next to his desk that face a small stage area with instruments, lighting and a large Cherrytree House banner on the other side of the room.
The story behind the "The Cherrytree House Sessions Volume 1" is as remarkable as its performances. After launching Cherrytree Records (an Interscope imprint) in 2005, Kierszenbaum took all of the instruments he'd bought over the years and set them up in his office for artists to use. He started to record the performances of the artists that would visit his office to capture their unique essence. No filler, no fluff. Just good music.
The first installment of "The Cherrytree House Sessions" takes listeners from Robyn's intensely moving performance of "Be Mine" to the timeless delivery of "The Snow It Melts The Soonest" by Sting, and from the heartfelt songwriting of Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know" to the haunting rendition of "Mirrors" by Natalia Kills. Emerging Swedish singer Mohombi adds a dose of exuberance on his fun performance of "Bumpy Ride" while Ellie Goulding enchants listeners with "The Writer." Far East Movement and Frankmusik team up to perform their global smash hit "Rocketeer."
The release of "The Cherrytree House Sessions Volume 1" is a crowning achievement for Martin Kierszenbaum, a passionate (and may I add, tireless) purveyor of pop. Together with his team he continues to highlight exciting new pop music in unique and unexpected ways and this very special album release is solid proof of that. It's a labor of love for them and a big treat for us.