Singer and performer Jackson Wang has released the new video for his single “Slow” with GRAMMY-Award winning artist Ciara. The music video is directed by Daniel “Cloud” Campos (Zedd, Paramone, Panic! at the Disco, Jackson Wang) and features choreography from Mykell Wilson (Prince, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears). The video is a visual feast that showcases Jackson and Ciara uniting to display an explosive fusion of their respective styles, creating a dynamic and innovative choreography that features intricate footwork, sharp isolations, and powerful dynamics.
Earlier this week, he released his latest single “Cheetah,” following his exhilarating performances at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The track’s lively, jazz-infused rhythm is produced by Jacob Ray (NIKI, Rich Brian, and Alison Wonderland) and MAX (Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd). Listen to “Cheetah”and watch the accompanying music video, directed by Jackson Wang and Sean Lew.
Jackson achieved a breakthrough moment during his Weekend One set at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival by bringing on board R&B sensation Ciara for an unexpected performance “Slow,” and joining her for a performance of “1, 2, Step.” Rolling Stone raved about their collaboration calling it “the surprise duo we never knew we needed.” Following his performance, Jackson trended #1 on Twitter’s worldwide trends.
Jackson achieved a significant milestone in his career at this year’s Coachella, making history for the second time as the very first Chinese solo artist to perform his own set. In 2022, Jackson was the first-ever Chinese solo artist to perform on the main stage as part of 88rising’s ‘Head In The Clouds Forever’ set. He will return to the stage this weekend to showcase his extraordinary talent as a live performer.
Jackson kicked-off the North American dates for his first-ever tour as a solo act MAGIC MAN World Tour, on April 26th in Los Angeles at the Shrine Expo Hall. The limited six-city tour will stop in San Francisco and Chicago, then wrap up on May 11th in New York at the Barclays Center. Later this year, Jackson will embark on additional dates across South America. See below for a complete list of tour dates. For more information, visit tour.jackson-wang.com.
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Filipino-born, LA-based singer RINI is back with a new collaboration and his feature verse on RIMON’s “I Choose You” brings all the feels. The wavy singer floats on the track and his smooth vocals transports listeners to the beautiful seaside without a care. “I Choose You” is a sonic masterpiece that blends influences from the R&B, Neo-Soul and Pop genres. Watch the music video below.
In related RINI news, the Filipino-American artist has recently just embarked on his Past the Naked Eye Tour 2023. Check out the full tour dates below!
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HORI7ON is the newest P-pop group chasing international stardom. The collective, which is co-managed by South Korean label MLD Entertainment, just dropped their first ever music video with their pre-debut single “Dash.” HORI7ON is composed of members Kim, Winston, Vinci, Jeromy, Reyster, Marcus, and Kyler.
“Dash” features the Filipino artists displaying their vocal and choreography chops over various sets, including a plane hangar and an area filled with shipping containers. The group plans to head to South Korean to finish their training before officially launching their career. You can catch HORI7ON live at the following mall shows: Robinsons Starmills (March 26,) KCC Koronadal (April 14,) KCC GenSan (April 15,) & KCC Zamboanga (April 16.)
Watch HORI7ON’s first ever music video below and stay tuned for their official debut coming soon!
Actress and singer, Vivoree released her new music video for the song, “Matapang.” The magical fairy tale-themed video was directed by Karlo Calingao, composed by Danielle Balagtas, and produced by Ashley Aunor. It’s available to stream on all plaforms.
“It’s a song about being brave in love. Let’s say may gusto ka sa isang tao or mahal mo yung isang tao, nung una ‘di mo alam kung paano i-express [yung feelings] at takot ka pa. Pero in the long run, you’d have the courage to admit to yourself na ‘okay gusto ko itong taong ‘to,’” Esclito said in a statement.
The former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate wrote her first single “Kaya Pa” which was released in 2016 while inside the “PBB” house. Last year, Esclito teamed up with Jon Guelas for the duet version of “Did I Let You Go.” Aside from her music career, Esclito also starred in different shows such as the IWantTFC series “Hello Stranger,” “Tara, G!” and “He’s Into Her.”
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Basically, cuffin’ season here and Anderson .Paak knows how to bring the vibes with a “Where I Go” remix. The re-imagination of the 2020 Nxworries’ track and features a more groovy vibe featuring H.E.R. The track explores the idea of a relationship slowly fading away. It’s definitely a late-night cruising track that you’ll have turning up to this season.
The music video features follows H.E.R. and Anderson .Paak in character and what happens when you don’t know where your partner has been. Check out the slow jam that you’ll have on repeat.
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Need a midweek pick me up, the recently new collaboration between Darren Espanto and AC Bonifacio is sure to give you the energy. The pop track has the catchy lyrics and beat that will get you dancing along with “First Day Vibes.” Incorporating the vibes from Lyric and the Beat, catch the two show off their talents during class with help from their friends.
So time to put your hands up in the hair and jam along with Darren and AC!
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The electro-pop singer-songwriter, Zion Aguirre is back with a new track with Tarsier Records, “in another life” to follow up his previous release, “Ikaw at Ako (Hanggang Dulo)” which was part of the He’s Into Her Season 2 official soundtrack. With musical inspirations from Coldplay, Adele, Lauv, and Sigrid, he loves writing songs that are from personal experiences, and stories often told by people close to him. “in another life” is a deeply emotional ballad that tackles themes of love and loss where one expresses their genuine feelings for another.
The track signifies Zion’s step into freeing himself – his genuine, authentic and genderless self – as he turns a new leaf and steps into a bolder chapter. He shares,” ‘in another life’ is a song about people whose chances of seeing each other and chances for communication are both seemingly impossible, hence just wishing they’d meet “in another life.” It’s a track that’s intimate, genuine and true. Through this track, I could let go and express what I truly feel and take a step into a bolder, fiercer chapter of my life where I am no longer bound by emotion and thoughts that weigh me down.“
Zion has independently released singles titled “Paradise”, “Sunshine”, and “Yakap”. As a social media personality with over 1M followers across different platforms like Facebook, Tiktok and YouTube. Upon joining Tarsier Records, Zion released “Promise” produced by Tarsier’s mainstay producer, Subzylla, who adds a cinematic vow to the song, and “Fallin’” in collaboration with his fellow Tarsier artist, Dave Anonuevo. “Fallin’” has gained over 1.8M plays on TikTok, while it’s official music video has over 40k views.
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The EGOT artist, John Legend takes the meaning of “blind auditions” to another level. In his latest music video for the track, “All She Wanna Do” is a fun, upbeat track that will make you get up and dance. He also collaborates with Saweetie for the track bringing out the spice to the second verse and chorus. The song and the video brought smiles not only to the surprised dancers and artists, but it is sure to also bring good vibes to listeners as well.
If you’re first listening to the track, it starts off in the John Legend ballad-type sound and leave you wondering how Saweetie is coming into the track. As the song picks up, the two styles blend so nicely for a pop-dance song. Check out the colorful video that’s sure to leave you in a happier mood.
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Being away from loved ones is always difficult and Alamat portrays the journey in their latest music video for their song, “ILY ILY.” According to the group, the song is “an update of a Hiligaynon folk lullaby.” It features another talented artist, Lyca Gairanod in which she sings the chorus in Tagalog, as the members of the boy band deliver their rap verses in Bisaya, Bicolano, Waray, Ilocano and Kapampangan.
The music video portrays the ways we miss family from parents who work overseas or long hours which results in not seeing them too often in hopes of bringing a better life for everyone. The sacrifices in the present goes all towards a better future. Check out the visual behind this folk-lullaby inspired track.
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Thuy’s latest release narrates the painful and unfortunate side of womanhood that some experience. “Playing Tricks” comes with an accompanying music video that tells the story of a young mother-to-be who unexpectedly loses her child. Thuy shared her sentiments on the song’s themes in a statement: “Sometimes, your mind can play tricks on your heart and get in the way of something special, but this song is a reminder to believe in love and what’s real.”
The track’s YouTube page also shares a powerful message: ““playing tricks” highlights the story of a young woman and her journey as an expecting mother. touching on relationships, womanhood, and family, the short film shines a light on the painful journey a young couple must work through all while displaying the strength of women within the family dynamic.
Watch the short film/music video below.
Each music video Bella Poarch releases just gets better and better. The social media sensation and artist is back with another video for her track, “Dolls.” Inspired by her hit, “Build a B*tch,” but with a little more chaos which can be seen with the insanely theatrical video. Bella shares with NME.com the meaning behind the track, “It’s about taking back power and the satisfaction of being able to fight back.” Catch her and her metal arm standing up to the status quo and not letting herself be treated as anyone’s doll.
In good Bella fashion, she always has a few guests showing up in her videos as Easter eggs. This time catch Bretman Rock, Madison Beer, and Euphoria’s Chloe Cherry. Then the climax of the video comes when she has a fight combat scene with Grimes! The two go head-to-head until Grime’s character realizes she’s treated as a puppet in this “perfect” reality. What happens after this realization is unclear, but one thing’s for sure is that the two ladies now know the truth. See how “Dolls” all unfolds and catch the music video below!
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Straight off the He’s Into Her Season 2 Official Soundtrack, Vivoree and Tarsier Records artist, Jon Guelas team up for a ballad, “Did I Let You Go” that gets you in your feels. The hugot is real in this re-imagined track with lyrics that talk about letting someone go to easy and missing out on finding the one.
Vivoree and Jon’s voice mesh so well together and is a perfect fit for Season 2 with how the storyline between Max and Deib is playing out. The music video touches on flashbacks of the blossoming relationship and the happy memories between the artists as each other’s love interest. See how the story plays out below!
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