Friday, January 16, 2015|2 comments
The song "Hero" by Family of the Year, featured on the soundtrack to Richard Linklater's film Boyhood—and heard throughout the telecast of the Golden Globes as the film picked up three awards last Sunday—can now be heard in a new music video as well. Not long after the film received six Academy Award nominations and shortly before it won four Critics Choice Awards, the video, which includes footage from the film, premiered on BuzzFeed, which describes the song as "anthemic." You can watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Film VideoVideoWednesday, January 14, 2015|0 comments
Singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney has unveiled the first new music, the song "Imperfections," from her forthcoming Nonesuch Records debut album. You can hear it here. Details on the album and pre-order information are coming soon. Chaney will visit select cities in the US and Canada starting February 4.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoThursday, January 8, 2015|0 comments
The much-lauded film Boyhood was the focus of a TimesTalks conversation earlier this week. Filmmaker Richard Linklater and cast members Ethan Hawke and Ellar Coltrane spoke with New York Times reporter Cara Buckley about the unique project; you can watch the discussion here. Linklater is also the guest on the latest episode of WTF with Marc Maron. He talks with Maron about Boyhood and number of his other films.Read more|Journal Topics:Film VideoVideoWednesday, December 17, 2014|1 comments
Rhiannon Giddens, who appears and sings in Apple's new holiday commercial, is featured in a new video that goes behind-the-scenes of the commercial, in which a young girl discovers an old Voice-O-Graph recording of her grandmother at a younger age (Giddens) singing the Gershwins' "Love Is Here to Stay," and uses GarageBand to reimagine the song in a modern context. In the new video, Giddens takes viewers inside a vintage Voice-O-Graph booth and reflects on the power of music to bring people together across distances, generational and otherwise. Watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoMonday, December 15, 2014|1 commentsRhiannon Giddens Releases New Song, "Black Is the Color"; Her Take on Gershwins' "Love Is Here to Stay" in New Apple Holiday Commercial
Rhiannon Giddens has released a new song, "Black Is the Color," streaming now, and available as an instant download with pre-orders of her upcoming T Bone Burnett–produced debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn. You can listen to the song, as well as other instant download tracks “Don’t Let It Trouble Your Mind” and “Shake Sugaree,” here. Giddens appears and sings in a new Apple commercial, featuring her rendition of the Gershwin classic “Love Is Here to Stay.” The video finds a young girl discovering an old recording of her grandmother at a younger age (Giddens) singing, and then watches as the girl uses her iPad to reimagine the song in a modern context. Watch the commercial here.