Music Monday: Cage The Elephant, Matt Bellamy, Atmosphere, Classified, Gabriel & Dresden, and Eileen Carey

Cage The Elephant debuts their music video for “Black Madonna,” the most recent single off their album Social Cues. The video, directed by lead singer Matt Shultz, and edited by Michael Rees entirely over Zoom, is made up of a collage of new footage made under quarantine, live and behind-the-scenes video from the band, and repurposed existing never-before-seen film recordings. It also incorporates footage from 15 collaborators collected over the past eight weeks, including contributions from the award-winning Guggenheim fellow and Academy Award-nominee, Kasumi.

Flaunt says the video is a “beautiful hodgepodge of imagery, one that somehow feels both retro and timely. With swooping visuals and digital effects abound, Rees strung together a film that dances along to Cage The Elephant’s delightful beat.”

 

“Tomorrow’s World” is the brand-new song from Matt Bellamy and marks his second solo release. The song was recorded earlier this month and is a stand-alone track capturing Bellamy in a reflective mood with romantic lyrics, underpinned by an atmospheric piano and strings arrangement and dreamy melody.

The song issues a message of hope, a soft yet powerful rallying call to seize the opportunity in front of us. Says Bellamy, “This song captures my mood and feelings whilst in lockdown.  I have been reminded of what really matters in life and have discovered growing optimism, appreciation, and hope for the future.

 

Atmosphere unveils a new music video, “Whenever” feat. Gifted Gab, Murs, and Haphduzn. The title track to Atmosphere’s latest album, “Whenever” finds the star-studded list of features melding together their diverse styles and perfectly matching the blessed-to-be-alive tone of Atmosphere’s raps.

Directed by Tomas Aksamit, the visual opens with Ant, Atmosphere’s silent half, sitting down in an empty movie theater and watching as the vocalists, each conspicuously solitary, deliver verses in settings that range from post-apocalyptic to bizarrely historical.

 

Multi-platinum-selling Canadian rapper Classified delivers a message of hope in the face of adversity with a touching new music video, “Good News” feat. Breagh Isabel, and looks to the future with unflinching resolve as he confirms the forthcoming release of The Time EP.

Classified has become a mainstay in Canadian music over his decades-long career, and continues to extend his reach across the globe. “Good News” debuted at #37 on Canadian Top 40 radio charts in April and launched the #GoodNewsChallenge, a much-needed excuse to look on the bright side and enjoy the little things in life.

 

Filmed in the scenic surroundings of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, USA last September, Gabriel & Dresden present ‘Remedy: A Pilgrimage’, a four-part cinematic video set to music from Josh and Dave’s latest studio album, ‘Remedy’.

One of the definitive voices of dance music at the turn of the millennium, Gabriel & Dresden returned in 2017, reinvigorated, with the crowd-funded album ‘The Only Road’. It was their first artist LP in over 10 years.

 

Earlier this year, chart-topping singer-songwriter Eileen Carey premiered her striking music video for her single “Finally”; the whimsical video finds two characters on a harrowing journey towards love.

The stop motion animated music video was a collaborative effort between Carey and her longtime producer-director Taner Tumkaya. With no signs of slowing down, the captivating music video has now surpassed over 100,000 views on YouTube.

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