Saturday, January 30, 2010

Single Premiere: Avril Lavigne - Alice

"Alice" is an alternative rock / Acoustic rock song written and performed by Canadian singer / songwriter Avril Lavigne for the soundtrack to the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland, entitled Almost Alice. The song is a mid-tempo ballad sung from the perspective of the film's lead character, Alice. According to Lavigne, she wrote the song after asking Disney executives and director Tim Burton for a role on the soundtrack. The song was produced by Butch Walker and mixed by Lavigne's former husband Deryck Whibley.

It was first played on radio on January 27, 2010, when Lavigne appeared on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest. The soundtrack will be released on March 2 while the music video for the song is scheduled to debut in early February. "Alice" serves as the first self-written song by Avril Lavigne in her career and her first post-divorce single. The video will be available to preview on MySpace as of January 31st.

Lavigne shot the music video for "Alice" on January 26 and 27, 2010. The video is directed by Dave Meyers and is expected to be released in early February. She appears in the video running through a forest wearing a black dress.

Lavigne, designing clothes inspired by Alice in Wonderland for her Abbey Dawn line, told Disney executives she could write a song for the film’s soundtrack. Director Tim Burton agreed, and Lavigne “wrote the song immediately” on her piano. Lavigne described the song as "a little darker" and confirmed the lyrics, "trippin’ out, spinnin’ around, I’m underground, I fell down".


Sources: The Hype Factor

Friday, January 29, 2010

New Music Video: Debi Nova - Drummer Boy

Debi Nova's sizzling video for "Drummer Boy" has finally arrived! Filmed in the beautiful Vasquez Rocks State Park in California, the "Drummer Boy" video is a visually captivating clip capturing this exciting artist’s magnetism, charisma and presence. Nova is featured dancing the freestyle, energetic "murga" – a street / arnival dance from Uruguay and Argentina, including the "borracho", or "drunk" dance, often done to express the joy of life. Director Thomas Kloss brings to life this vibrant, passionate and playful, hip-hop-inspired song, with gorgeous landscapes, and the natural environment as Debi’s backdrop. Kloss has contributed directing and / or photography credits on an impressive array of music videos from superstars including The Pussycat Dolls, Justin Timberlake, Marilyn Manson and Jennifer Lopez to name a few.

Head over to MTV.com to check out the video today that was just added into rotation on the network. The Costa Rican beauty will also be a featured artist on the MTV Tr3s "Descubre & Download" platform beginning February 15th.

Stay tuned for Debi's hybrid (Spanish/English) debut album, Luna Nueva, due out this spring.