Maroon 5 Debut “Hands All Over” Music Video on Facebook

Earlier this week Maroon 5 debuted a music video for the title track of their latest album, “Hands All Over.”

Check it out below!

I really like this video. It has a rock edge to it, which fits the song. I also really like the effects that were used.

I am completely confused about whether “Hands All Over” is the band’s next single or not. I would have put my money on “Stutter” being the third single from Hands All Over, possibly followed up “Never Gonna Leave This Bed.”

Don’t get me wrong, I love “Hands All Over.” It’s one of my favorite tracks on Maroon 5’s latest album. I was completely over the moon when they performed it at their show in San Francisco last month. It’s just that I hve never pictured it being a single.

I’m just confused as to what is going on. Music videos are expensive to make, especially ones with fancy effects, so I wouldn’t think they would make a video without the song being their next single.

What do y’all think of Maroon 5’s new video?

What song do you hope is Maroon 5’s next single? Take the poll below!

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Casey James Band Unveils New Website

Have you been wondering what American Idol’s Casey James has been up to since the Idol tour wrapped this summer? (Trust me, you’re not the only one!)

Finally, Casey’s official website for Casey James Band has been launched, and it includes a welcome video from the man himself.

Check it out!

Personally, I cannot wait to hear new music from Casey! I am definitely anticipating his debut album.

In case you haven’t already done so, check out my interview with Casey while he was on tour with the rest of the Idols from earlier this year!

 

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Fox Airs ‘American Idol’ “Welcome Home” Special

Yesterday afternoon in select markets, FOX aired an American Idol TV special called, “Welcome Home” featuring the past nine Idol winners.

For those of us (including myself) that had no clue this was going to be on the air, the Idol special made it’s way to YouTube!

Check out American Idol’s “Welcome Home” below!

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Kris Allen Covers “Gangsta’s Paradise”

Over the weekend Kris Allen performed in Santa Rosa, CA as apart of the local radio station’s Chris-Mix show.

Homie rapped Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” in it’s entirety during his set that night.

This is not to be missed, check it out!

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Concert Review >> Lee DeWyze at Mix 106.5’s Very Merry Mixxer

Last week, Lee DeWyze took part in Mix 106.5’s Very Merry Mixxer alongside Angel Taylor and the popular band, Plain White T’s.

He performed second that night, and kicked off his eight-song acoustic set with “Earth Stood Still.” He followed up with a slightly altered version of “Dear Isabelle.” DeWyze changed up the melody just slightly, making the song sound more upbeat.

DeWyze has found balance in his vocals between a soft and subtle vocal and his larger notes. I definitely prefer the stripped down versions of the songs versus the polished studio tracks, because they showcase his true rough around the edges musical style and folk-pop vocals.

One of the highlights from DeWyze’s set was his take on Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” His performance was stunning.

I’ve always really liked DeWyze’s voice on this song, and during this particular moment at the show, I was just in awe. It was a fantastic performance.

The other big highlight of the night was “Brooklyn Bridge,” which DeWyze closed his set with. This song should always be performed acoustically; The sentiment behind the lyrics comes across much more powerful.

DeWyze’s stage presence has definitely come a long way from his American Idol days. He bantered a bit with the crowd about how he had been playing his guitar a little too hard, and how much he’s enjoying playing his songs off of Live It Up.

The one thing that I would have changed about DeWyze’s set would be the order of his set list. He played his current single “Sweet Serendipity” in the middle of his set instead of singing it last, which I thought was odd. I would have rearranged his entire set to make it flow a little bit better.

I found DeWyze to be pretty entertaining. His vocals were really on point, and the crowd seemed to love him.

For more information on Lee DeWyze, check out his official website.

Complete set list:

“Earth Stood Still”
“Dear Isabelle”
“Beautiful Like You”
“Sweet Serendipity”
“Hallelujah”
“Live It Up”
“A Song About Love”
“Brooklyn Bridge”

Originally posted on BlogCritics.

Kris Allen Performs at Star 101.3’s Jingle Ball

I attended Star 101.3’s Jingle Ball this past Friday night at the Masonic Center in San Francisco.

Kris Allen (along with his bandmates Cale Mills and Chris Torres) performed an acoustic set for the crowd. In my honest and completely biased 0pinion, Kris has never sounded better.

His set that night included a couple holiday tunes that I brought back to share with the class!

Enjoy!

“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

“The Christmas Song/We Wish You A Merry Christmas”