It was written and produced by Japanese producer and Capsule member Yasutaka Nakata. The track is Suzuki's third single with Nakata after her June single " One ". Musically, the track was described as a dance and techno song. The lyrics describe freedom on the dance floor, amongst other themes. Upon its release, "Can't Stop the Disco" garnered positive reviews from music critics and was praised for its composition and commercial appeal. As of March , "Can't Stop the Disco" has sold over six thousand units in Japan alone; this is Suzuki's only single to reach five thousand sales. The accompanying music video for "Can't Stop the Disco" was shot in Tokyo ; it features Suzuki in several different four-by-four rooms, all centering around Suzuki's fashion and video props. The music video became notable for displaying another change in Suzuki's persona and is cited as an example of her numerous "reinventions". For additional promotion, the song was featured on Suzuki's One Promotional Tour and at her 29th birthday event. A staff reviewer from CD Journal commended the composition of the track, labeling it "cool".
On comeback single "Midnight Sky," released late Thursday, Miley Cyrus once again shows off a new sound while also giving fans an intimate glimpse of her life. The disco-tinged song was inspired by Cyrus' at times tumultuous past year. Chiefly, the media attention surrounding her separation from actor husband Liam Hemsworth "The Hunger Games" franchise , less than a year after they wed. The pop star's subsequent relationships with reality star Kaitlynn Carter and singer Cody Simpson were ravenously followed and picked apart on social media, but Cyrus takes back her narrative on "Midnight Sky. More: Miley Cyrus opens up about sobriety journey, says she's been 'sober sober' for six months. It also marks the first time she has directed a music video on her own, after co-directing four videos with Diane Martel for songs including "Younger Now" and "Dooo It! The retro video features Cyrus singing in front of a wall of mirrors, rocking jewel-studded gloves and glittery makeup. Cyrus, 27, is no stranger to deeply personal music. Last fall's heartbreaking "Slide Away" was an unsubtle ballad about her breakup from Hemsworth, while more amorous tracks such as "Malibu" and "Adore You" seemingly described their off-and-on relationship. With the exceptions of posts supporting Pride Month and Black Lives Matter, Cyrus has been mostly silent on social media this summer.
In fact, it's been influencing dance music ever since. Today, that disco sound and feel is vibrantly alive. SZA and JT teamed up for the feel-good bop "The Other Side" for the " Trolls World Tour" soundtrack, while also blessing us with a sparkling music video that looks like the inside of a disco ball. Doja Cat's "Say So" gained popularity from a TikTok video and officially became a single shortly thereafter. And thank goodness for it because "Say So" is a full-fledged disco beat, and the music video brings the hit to life. Which new disco-influenced song is your favorite? Every vote is a voice that tells a story. The Tylt. By Deron Dalton. Join the conversation.
And when it became clear the pandemic would totally upend typical album promotion, Ware convinced her label to release visuals for songs on the album, trading sleek music videos for something more feasible within the confines of quarantine and social distancing. Inside the race for the perfect quarantine music video. From Drake to 5 Seconds of Summer to Kehlani, videos shot in quarantine have become a go-to medium to renegotiate the social contract of pop stardom. The dancers, based in cities including L.
Instead of creating more quarantine-style, self-taped visuals though, Ware, Charaire and Casamayou decided to shoot dancer portraits, focused on one idea in one location. They drastically pared down the number of people who are typically needed on a music video set, usually between 40 and 60, to fewer than five — the performer, the director and sometimes the creative directors.
Shot in a Wyoming bowling alley, the video feels like a s throwback with Schloesser strutting among lanes in a suit jacket and white loafers. It was about the challenge of being creative under restrictions. For those studying music, dance, film, visual art or theater at the college level, the pandemic threatens crucial in-person instruction and practice. Get Carolina A. Miranda's weekly newsletter for what's happening, plus openings, critics' picks and more. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.
Makeda Easter is an arts reporter. But there are bigger matters at hand. Hot Property. About Us. Brand Publishing. Times News Platforms. Times Store. Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options. English singer Jessie Ware. Music Inside the race for the perfect quarantine music video. Enter Email Address. Makeda Easter. Follow Us twitter instagram email facebook. More From the Los Angeles Times.
More Coverage Kenosha, Wis.