Music videos – Lotus And Rose http://lotusandrose.com/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 20:46:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://lotusandrose.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/lotus.png Music videos – Lotus And Rose http://lotusandrose.com/ 32 32 Doechii performs ‘Persuasive’ and ‘Crazy’ for Vevo DSCVR https://lotusandrose.com/doechii-performs-persuasive-and-crazy-for-vevo-dscvr/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 20:46:17 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/doechii-performs-persuasive-and-crazy-for-vevo-dscvr/ Vevo, the world’s leading music video network, announces the release of Doechii’s DSCVR performances of “Persuasive” and “Crazy”. Vevo DSCVR focuses on the development of emerging artists, through performance content and careful curation. Vevo has a long history of helping emerging artists break into new and broader audiences. Vevo’s DSCVR series alumni include Giveon, Celeste, […]]]>

Vevo, the world’s leading music video network, announces the release of Doechii’s DSCVR performances of “Persuasive” and “Crazy”. Vevo DSCVR focuses on the development of emerging artists, through performance content and careful curation.

Vevo has a long history of helping emerging artists break into new and broader audiences. Vevo’s DSCVR series alumni include Giveon, Celeste, and Jorja Smith. Vevo is committed to working with artists at an early stage in their career to create unique content that visually brings their music to life and provides exposure to new audiences through the platform.

Hailing from Tampa, Florida, Doechii is a 22-year-old multihyphenate on her way to becoming the epitome of pop culture. A singer-rapper-actress-dancer-entertainer, she began her musical career by releasing “Girls” in 2016, followed by additional singles, including “Spookie Coochie”.

Building her fan base primarily online via personalized vlogs, Doechii is confident, bold, unapologetic, transparent and raw in everything she does. 2021 saw the release of Doechii’s “mini-tape” Bra-Less, on which her 2018 single “Girls” eventually appeared. In July, Doechii made an appearance on Isaiah Rashad’s The House is Burning, contributing a verse on the album’s third single “Wat U Sed”, which also featured Kal Banx.

In March 2022, Doechii signed a joint deal with Top Dawg Entertainment and Capitol Records. Shortly after signing, she released “Persuasive,” an ode to late nights and overly hard partying. “Crazy,” followed, with Doechii explaining, “‘Crazy’ is about uncontained power, creativity, and confidence. People call you crazy when they fear you or don’t understand you. So when I use it in the song I send that energy back to them to show themselves.”

Vevo is the premier global music video network, connecting an ever-growing global audience to high-quality music video content for over a decade. Founded by Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment in 2009, Vevo offers fans around the world a huge range of premium content to choose from, featuring official music videos as well as an ever-growing lineup of live performances and original programming. innovative. From superstars to new emerging talent, Vevo provides unparalleled cross-promotional support to artists across the musical spectrum, at every stage of their career.

Vevo has steadily evolved over the past decade to become a leader in today’s ever-changing media landscape, partnering with a number of leading distribution platforms to deliver extraordinary content in funded environments. by advertising. With over 26 billion views across TV, desktop and mobile devices every month, Vevo brings music videos to the world – when, where and how fans want them.

Vevo is available on YouTube, Samsung, Samsung TV Plus, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Echo Show, PlutoTV, Apple TV, Roku, Comcast (Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex), VIZIO, Sky (NowTV and SkyQ), Foxxum, XITE, NetRange , Redbox, T-Mobile Play, Virgin Media, Xumo, Telstra, Foxtel, Fetch, Rogers, Shaw, Local Now, Google TV, Android TV and Vewd.

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Shehnaaz Gill dances to Sidhu Moose Wala songs as she makes her ramp debut https://lotusandrose.com/shehnaaz-gill-dances-to-sidhu-moose-wala-songs-as-she-makes-her-ramp-debut/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 03:14:49 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/shehnaaz-gill-dances-to-sidhu-moose-wala-songs-as-she-makes-her-ramp-debut/ Shehnaaz Gill has finally made her ramp debut. The actor-singer rose to stardom at a fashion show in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Shehnaaz, who rose to fame through her participation in Bigg Boss 13, walked down the ramp as a shy bride, holding her dupatta in one hand. Later, she broke into an impromptu dance as she […]]]>

Shehnaaz Gill has finally made her ramp debut. The actor-singer rose to stardom at a fashion show in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Shehnaaz, who rose to fame through her participation in Bigg Boss 13, walked down the ramp as a shy bride, holding her dupatta in one hand. Later, she broke into an impromptu dance as she finished her walk. Read also : RIP Sidhu Moosewala: Shehnaaz Gill says there is no greater pain than the death of a son, Vicky Kaushal says he had no heartache

Shehnaaz looked like a gorgeous bride in a red lehenga, with a nose ring and a mangtika. She also posed like a bride covering her face with her hands and even twirled on the banister. When she was finally joined by the designer, she continued to engage in an impromptu dance and had fun on the ramp before turning back.

Sharing a video of his first ramp walk, Shehnaaz wrote on Instagram, “First walk well done!” In the video, she danced to the song Akhiyan De Samne by Sidhu Moose Wala. She walked the ramp for Samant Chauhan.

Her fans showered her with praise in the comments section. One fan wrote, “It was fabulous when you debuted. Gorgeous bride. Another wrote, ‘Wow is an understatement.’ Another said, ‘Most beautiful Punjabi bride.’ “Breathtakingly beautiful. A fan also pointed out how Shehnaaz walked to a song, sung by the late singer Sidhu Moose Wala. “Wah Sidhu ka song or apki walk (Sidhu’s song and your walk). MASHA ALLAH “Read one comment. “Look at everyone cheering and screaming behind them,” read another comment.

Shehnaaz was among the finalists for Bigg Boss 13, during which she befriended the late actor Sidharth Shukla. The two became a successful pair during their time on the show and even featured in a few music videos. Shehnaaz was last seen in last year’s Diljit Dosanjh starring Honsla Rakh, which came out weeks after Sidharth Shukla’s death. She would be seen in Salman Khan’s Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali now.

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Music Publishers Launch Crackdown on Copyright Infringing Apps *TorrentFreak https://lotusandrose.com/music-publishers-launch-crackdown-on-copyright-infringing-apps-torrentfreak/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 20:12:50 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/music-publishers-launch-crackdown-on-copyright-infringing-apps-torrentfreak/ House > Anti-piracy > The National Music Publishers’ Association has announced a crackdown on apps that use music without a proper license. The industry group has filed a lawsuit against music video creator Vinkle and sent cease-and-desist letters to nearly 100 other infringing apps. Meanwhile, Google and Apple are put on notice and asked to […]]]>

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The National Music Publishers’ Association has announced a crackdown on apps that use music without a proper license. The industry group has filed a lawsuit against music video creator Vinkle and sent cease-and-desist letters to nearly 100 other infringing apps. Meanwhile, Google and Apple are put on notice and asked to act quickly.

The music industry has been fighting various forms of piracy for several decades, but eradicating it is difficult.

Many law enforcement efforts target services or tools that offer pirated content, but there are also less visible copyright infringement issues.

Unlicensed Platforms and Applications

In recent years, music publishers have repeatedly spoken out against online platforms that use their music without a proper license. These include TikiTok and Roblox, among many others.

These giant rigs are just the tip of the iceberg, it seems. At its annual meeting in New York this week, the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) pointed out that copyright-infringing apps are a major problem that should be addressed as soon as possible.

NMPA President and CEO David Israelite announced that the organization is launching a crackdown on apps that use music without paying for it. The music industry association has already sent cease and desist letters to nearly 100 apps that use copyrighted music without proper licenses.

NMPA sues Vinkle

The NMPA didn’t just send out warning letters. To show it’s serious, video creation app Vinkle was sued this week. In a lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California, the NMPA accuses the app’s creators of massive copyright infringement.

“Vinkle is in clear violation of copyright law because it is built upon a library of copyrighted musical works that defendant neither owns nor has been licensed to ‘use,’ the complaint states.

“Defendant has brazenly copied voluminous copyrighted musical works from Vinkle’s servers, as Vinkle’s foundation, and provides them to Vinkle users for incorporation into short ‘music videos’ .”

Vinkle’s Complaint (pdf)

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The NMPA notes that these types of apps are becoming increasingly aggressive in their use of unlicensed music. Such use violates copyright law and is a clear violation of Apple and Google policies.

As compensation for the alleged infringing activity, music publishers demand compensation. With 55 works mentioned in the complaint, the potential damages could reach $8.25 million.

“Google and Apple should take responsibility”

Speaking at the annual meeting, Israelite also pointed to major app stores. DMN points out that the NMPA has sent “formal notices” to Google and Apple, demanding stronger action against problematic apps.

“[T]he responsibility for licensing music isn’t just limited to the app companies themselves. App stores that license these apps also have a responsibility to ensure that the apps they make available to their customers are legal and non-infringing,” Israelite said.

The boss of the NMPA points out that the association has never lost a lawsuit in its history. The association is confident that this new app crackdown will be successful and expects to see quick results.

According to Israelite, the creators of the app can choose to allow music or close permanently.

“If you are an application that uses music illegally, you can make the right choice to resolve your transgressions and become a legitimate business partner, or you can close. There is no other choice,” he concludes. .

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Marlon Williams Announces Third Album ‘My Boy’, Shares ‘Thinking Of Nina’ https://lotusandrose.com/marlon-williams-announces-third-album-my-boy-shares-thinking-of-nina/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 02:36:38 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/marlon-williams-announces-third-album-my-boy-shares-thinking-of-nina/ New Zealand singer-songwriter Marlon Williams has shared details of his third studio album, “My Boy”, as well as his second single. The album, announced today (June 15), is the official sequel to 2018’s “Make Way For Love.” The announcement was anticipated on May 3 by the release of what has now been revealed as the […]]]>

New Zealand singer-songwriter Marlon Williams has shared details of his third studio album, “My Boy”, as well as his second single.

The album, announced today (June 15), is the official sequel to 2018’s “Make Way For Love.” The announcement was anticipated on May 3 by the release of what has now been revealed as the title track. from the album, which was released last month. To coincide with the news, Williams released another single from the album, titled “Thinking Of Nina”.

An accompanying music video was shared for the song, made by New Zealand production collective Sports Team (not to be confused with the British band of the same name). A press release from Williams noted that the clip was inspired by music videos from the 80s, including Duran Duran’s “A View To A Kill” and Spandau Ballet’s “Gold.”

Watch the video for “Thinking Of Nina” below:

In the same statement, Williams noted the song’s themes “the dangers of wearing different faces in different places” and “fighting wars on many fronts”.

“It’s a song about…having so much of yourself that you’re not yourself at all,” he said. “The grim phenomenon of White Knight Syndrome is also at play; the desire to simplify, infantilize, protect and ultimately commodify an object of desire.

In its own statement, Sports Team noted that Williams was “full [Humphrey] Bogart” for the music video, “smoking a heroic amount of cigarettes for the role.”

“A special mention must go to Alice May Connolly as Nina, who has transcended her small screen to convince us that this fictional ’60s spy show can exist,” they said. “Or else, it must.”

“My Boy” was produced by Tiny Ruins guitarist Tom Healy at Roundhead Studios in Auckland, a studio owned by Crowded House frontman Neil Finn. Finn’s son and Crowded House bandmate Elroy also plays drums on the record.

Williams also noted a shift in musical influences while writing the album, which is reflected in the finished product. “I was listening to more steely, New Romantic stuff, like Duran Duran, John Grant, Perfume Genius [and] the Bee Gees,” he said. “All of those things fueled the machine.”

“My Boy” is set for release September 9 via Virgin. See album art and track listing below.

The song list for Marlon Williams’ “My Boy” is as follows:

1. “My boy”
2. ‘Easy to do’
3. “River Rival”
4. “My heart the wormhole”
5. “Princes’ Walk”
6. “Don’t Come Back”
7. “Sweet boys make class”
8. “Thinking of Nina”
9. “Morning Crystals”
10. ‘Travels’
11. “Promises”

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John Legend’s “Dope” music video. JID: Watch – VIBE.com https://lotusandrose.com/john-legends-dope-music-video-jid-watch-vibe-com/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 01:30:00 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/john-legends-dope-music-video-jid-watch-vibe-com/ Multi-platinum recording artist John Legend has teamed up with rapper JID for the release of his new music video, “Dope,” the lead single from his upcoming untitled album. The Christian Breslauer-directed video takes a nostalgic route with an eclectic and soulful party setting, where Legend performs freely and parties with friends, including JID The caption […]]]>

Multi-platinum recording artist John Legend has teamed up with rapper JID for the release of his new music video, “Dope,” the lead single from his upcoming untitled album.

The Christian Breslauer-directed video takes a nostalgic route with an eclectic and soulful party setting, where Legend performs freely and parties with friends, including JID

The caption sings, “She’s so dope / I wanna be her dope fiend, she showed me what drugs mean / She’s so dope / She can be my dope queen, we can make a scene of drugs (yeah).” JID raps, “The mighty medicine prescribed by the prettiest women/ You give me highs and lows but you kill me, baby/ You know I’m crazy, I had no ‘education’/ And at the Days Inn, I’m still chasing and chasing / To have that first taste again, it was amazing.

The track produced by Ian Kirkpatrick and Ryan Tedder follows Legend’s latest studio album A greater love which included the singles “Conversations in the Dark” and “Wild”. A greater love entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 19 and also charted internationally. The EGOT artist teased the single at the 2022 iHeart Awards in March, where he gave a special piano performance in collaboration with the song’s co-writer Charlie Puth. “Dope” is the first single from his new musical house, Republic Records.

Check out the groovy music video above and let us know if it’s a vibe.

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I will only play in my music videos: Jubin Nautiyal https://lotusandrose.com/i-will-only-play-in-my-music-videos-jubin-nautiyal/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 10:58:53 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/i-will-only-play-in-my-music-videos-jubin-nautiyal/ The singer, who has played the protagonist in his recent non-movie songs, says he doesn’t aspire to star in movies. Music videos for his latest independent songs, including Dil Galti Kar Baitha Hai, Humnava Mere, O Aasman Wale and Mast Nazron SE, introduce him as the protagonist. “I will only perform in my music videos. […]]]>

The singer, who has played the protagonist in his recent non-movie songs, says he doesn’t aspire to star in movies.

Music videos for his latest independent songs, including Dil Galti Kar Baitha Hai, Humnava Mere, O Aasman Wale and Mast Nazron SE, introduce him as the protagonist. “I will only perform in my music videos. I’m still learning so much about the acting process,” says singer Jubin Nautiyal, when asked if he also aspires to act in films.

As he specifies that his acting appearances will only be limited to his songs, one wonders if he finds it easier to appear in his own singles. Nautiyal agrees and says, “Yes, I find it easy to perform in a song that I sing, because I know the track well. By singing it into the microphone, I already play the character and know the story. I understand the tone of the song and its mood.

After putting yourself in the shoes of an actor for a few projects, what is the most difficult part of the job? “Handling the character is tough,” the singer says, adding, “Playing different characters has taught me how to move, but I respect what actors do because working on the whole movie is a whole different job. I can play a character in a music video, but to deepen and detail that character [for a film] would take so much hard work and effort.

Nautiyal, who turns 33 tomorrow (June 14), will miss being with his family on his birthday. But he can’t wait to have his extended family — his fans — around. “I’m going to play a concert tonight and I’ll probably be on stage, bringing my birthday with my fans and well-wishers. There can’t be a better way to celebrate,” the singer concludes.

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The Man Behind The Proud Boys Of January 6 Has Shot Music Videos For Nas, DMX, Big Tymers https://lotusandrose.com/the-man-behind-the-proud-boys-of-january-6-has-shot-music-videos-for-nas-dmx-big-tymers/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 19:35:00 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/the-man-behind-the-proud-boys-of-january-6-has-shot-music-videos-for-nas-dmx-big-tymers/ According to reports, the man behind the Jan. 6 footage featuring the “Proud Boys” has shot music videos for artists like DMX, Nas, Big Tymers, and more. Filmmaker and documentarian Nick Quested launched a new project to document the divide in the United States following Donald Trump’s defeat in the 2020 election. on the right […]]]>

According to reports, the man behind the Jan. 6 footage featuring the “Proud Boys” has shot music videos for artists like DMX, Nas, Big Tymers, and more.

Filmmaker and documentarian Nick Quested launched a new project to document the divide in the United States following Donald Trump’s defeat in the 2020 election. on the right embarked on January 6. The amount of footage captured by Quested would serve as evidence for the day that resulted in many deaths.

Last Thursday, Quested showed footage that included a meeting between leaders of the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, which are a right-wing militia, a day before the Capitol Riots. The filmmaker’s story goes beyond the riots, with Quested directing iconic music videos for hip-hop stars.

Quested directed DMX’s “Stop Being Greedy” video, which was the Yonkers rapper’s second single on his rise to stardom. Quested then traveled to New Orleans to shoot the music video for Big Tymers’ “Get Your Roll On”. The director then reconnected with New York, while directing the video for G-Dep’s “Special Delivery,” featuring the popular dance craze “Harlem Shake.” Quested also frequently worked with Trick Daddy, directing one of his most popular videos for “I’m A Thug”. Take a look above.

Source: Slate.com

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Rae Sremmurd Returns With New Song And Video “Denial” – VIBE.com https://lotusandrose.com/rae-sremmurd-returns-with-new-song-and-video-denial-vibe-com/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 03:03:00 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/rae-sremmurd-returns-with-new-song-and-video-denial-vibe-com/ Rae Sremmurd has returned with a new song and video ahead of her upcoming album. The hip-hop sibling duo have released their latest “Denial” which finds both Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee encouraging a romantic interest to follow each of their lead and let the true feelings shine through. “Gotta confess I never liked a […]]]>

Rae Sremmurd has returned with a new song and video ahead of her upcoming album. The hip-hop sibling duo have released their latest “Denial” which finds both Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee encouraging a romantic interest to follow each of their lead and let the true feelings shine through.

“Gotta confess I never liked a girl like this / It’s worth a trial, you in denial,” they sing on the hook. In the Bryan Barber-directed music video, the Mississippi-born musicians take to the streets of Brazil, adding a colorful backdrop to the song’s simple lyrics.

Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd attend the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 05, 2022 in Santa Monica, California.
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Bizness Boi, Fortune, Fridayy and Kofo are credited as the song’s producers. “Denial” is the duo’s first single since 2018’s “Close” featuring Travis Scott and the first video since 2017’s “Swang.” Rae Sremmurd isn’t letting fans of their unique sound wait long for new music. The two teased the SREMM4LIFE album on social media, sharing artwork featuring a fiery number four.

“Bout to get a dose of that Sremmy,” wrote Swae Lee.

“It’s time for that 4 enemy four for phor,” share Slim Jxmmi.

Watch the video for “Denial” above.

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Nikki Tamboli Drops PICS With Co-Star Shaheer Sheikh Ahead Of Their Song “Ek Haseena Ne” Release https://lotusandrose.com/nikki-tamboli-drops-pics-with-co-star-shaheer-sheikh-ahead-of-their-song-ek-haseena-ne-release/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 12:44:42 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/nikki-tamboli-drops-pics-with-co-star-shaheer-sheikh-ahead-of-their-song-ek-haseena-ne-release/ Gorgeous actress Nikki Tamboli is among the popular names in the TV industry and rose to fame with her appearance in the reality show Bigg Boss 14. During her Bigg Boss 14 journey, Nikki was famous for her frank nature and his dynamic side. She was also appreciated for doing all the tasks and was […]]]>

Gorgeous actress Nikki Tamboli is among the popular names in the TV industry and rose to fame with her appearance in the reality show Bigg Boss 14. During her Bigg Boss 14 journey, Nikki was famous for her frank nature and his dynamic side. She was also appreciated for doing all the tasks and was loved by the public. After this reality show, Nikki starred in many popular shows and music videos. Now, once again, she is set to star in another project with popular actor Shaheer Sheikh.

Shaheer and Nikki will collaborate for the first time for the music video titled “Ek Haseena Ne”. Shaheer and Nikki took to their respective Instagram accounts to share the poster for their upcoming song. On June 4, 2022, the cast also shared the teaser for their upcoming music video and announced the release date for “Ek Haseena Ne.” Everything is scheduled to be released on June 6, 2022 at 1 p.m. The duo’s chemistry in the teaser was appreciated by the audience and fans are excited for the full song launch. As Ek Haseena Ne will be released tomorrow, Nikki dropped some photos with her co-star Shaheer and captioned them, “Your eyes stole all my words.” Fans love their on-screen chemistry and have left amazing comments on their photos.

Discover the teaser of Shaheer and Nikki’s song Ek Haseena Ne’

Speaking of Shaheer, the actor is currently seen on the TV show “Woh Toh Hai Albela”. He tries out the male lead character of Kanha and is paired with Hiba Nawab. In addition to doing this show, he has directed many music videos, which have been a huge hit with audiences.

Professionally, Nikki appeared in the Tamil film titled “Kanchana 3” which became one of the highest grossing Tamil films of the year. Apart from this, the actress has also acted in two Telugu films. Nikki was also seen on the stunt reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi 11, and later featured in numerous music videos. She also made an appearance on The Khatra Khatra Show with Pratik Sehajpal.

Also read: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Nikki Tamboli recalls being abused by a director once: I even cried after coming home

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Jackson Browne Talks New Video and Tour Safety Issues https://lotusandrose.com/jackson-browne-talks-new-video-and-tour-safety-issues/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 13:07:42 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/jackson-browne-talks-new-video-and-tour-safety-issues/ Jackson Browne is the first to admit that he hasn’t watched some of his old music videos often. Like 1983’s “Lawyers in Love,” a dig into yuppie culture and American-Soviet playfulness, complete with alien children? “Oh my God,” he half laughs and half moans. “It was really badly done. There are some good ideas there. […]]]>

Jackson Browne is the first to admit that he hasn’t watched some of his old music videos often. Like 1983’s “Lawyers in Love,” a dig into yuppie culture and American-Soviet playfulness, complete with alien children? “Oh my God,” he half laughs and half moans. “It was really badly done. There are some good ideas there. I like the briefcase dance scene. But I don’t think people were expecting a satirical song from me. That might have helped let people know that this was some kind of parody i did a few [videos] I like it, but in general what this showed me is that you have a good chance of downscaling and downscaling a song by giving it specific frames.

Browne’s striking new alternate video for “Minutes to Downtown” leaves little room for misinterpretation. Directed by his son Ryan, it simply features Browne tooling around Los Angeles, with no beginning, middle, or end. “The song is about wanting to be somewhere else, but for some reason you’re tied to where you live and the things you do,” he says of the Descent from everywhere Track. “So I wanted me to drive. For me, the video has a particularity, it is that nothing happens. You’re not getting anywhere, are you? We don’t even see him syncing the song: “We tried a few versions of this, but now it’s like I’m hearing the song while I’m driving.”

Browne admits the shoot, which took place over two days in various neighborhoods, had its challenges. Being in front of the camera, I couldn’t speak,” he says. “As we were driving all over LA, I wanted to talk to Ryan and the crew about all the different places we were going through, because I’ve lived here all my life. And he was like, ‘Tell us later, Dad. ‘ And then there was the chosen vehicle itself, which was suitably retro. “The fucking car was a stick,” he says. “That could have been a problem, but it wasn’t. Everything it comes back in. It’s very different from driving an electric car.

During his summer tour, which begins Friday in St. Louis, Browne will perform “Minutes to Downtown” for the first time on stage, along with other songs by Descent from everywhere. He also promises seldom-heard deep catalog tracks, like “Sky Blue and Black” – one of several dozen songs he’ll spin on and off the set.

In the past, Browne and his band would have rehearsed these tracks ahead of time, but the pandemic has ruined those plans. During his recently concluded spring shows with James Taylor, Browne and his team were largely spared the virus, thanks to regular testing. But just after returning home, Browne says his entire band and crew tested positive. (Browne himself contracted the virus two years ago.) As a result, the warm-up time for summer shows has been reduced, meaning he and the band will be working on some of those rarities during the sound checks, and it will be, he says. , “I just call songs that people haven’t really rehearsed. But it will be fun.

Browne still isn’t sure what happened when Taylor’s tour ended. “We were really good at protocol,” he says. “We tested every day. It’s really expensive to do it, but that’s how we were able to continue. He admits it has occurred to him that the band members might be left behind, leaving him to have to rearrange some gigs at the last minute. “You like to think that if you were the last one standing, you could still do a set,” he muses. “But it would become a very different show.”

Under normal circumstances, Browne would be pretty excited about gearing up for a tour, especially since these will be the first headlining shows in a while. But in light of the ongoing pandemic and the recent gruesome string of shootings across the country, he admits the mood is different this season. “I’ve never felt that on the road,” he says. “You care about the safety of the people you are with. It can happen to go to the store, right? I’m in a biracial group. Once I got a death threat from a weirdo. He said I was a “race traitor”. It just means that you have to take all sorts of security measures.

“It’s a heartbreaking time,” he said with an audible sigh. “It’s so vast, the implications of what happens so frequently with mass shootings, the polarization of our country around ideology. It’s hard to look up above all of this and see the lasting qualities that we believe in. What’s worth it is to get on stage and play. It’s always a thrill.

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