Wedding-themed pop music videos are nothing new — everyone from Beyoncé and Mariah Carey to Demi Lovato and P!nk have played blushing brides before. But none have felt quite so intimate and personal as Meghan Trainor‘s new video for the aptly titled Love Train ditty “Marry Me,” which features footage from the 25-year-old’s recent nuptials.
The singer and former Spy Kids star Daryl Sabara tied the knot back in December, and — as captured in the new video — it was quite the lavish affair, featuring more string lights than you’ve ever seen in your life. We see all the familiar staples of a solid wedding video: the bride and groom getting primped and ready, Meghan’s dad walking her down the aisle, she and Daryl sharing their first kiss as husband and wife. Then it’s on to the reception, where roses and disco balls fill the room, Daryl and his groomsmen put on a silly performance, and the newly married couple eventually ditch their formalwear in favor of customized sweats.
All the while, Meghan’s ukulele-backed wedding song — which she actually walked down the aisle to — sets the mood: “‘Cause I love you, wanna give you my whole life / And you love me, you say you want me as your wife.” Awwww!
As soon as you bring up spring trends, you’re inevitably met with: “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” The quote is iconic for a reason, and not just because of Meryl Streep’s iconic delivery. Florals are pretty much always featured in spring/summer collections. And yes, they’re great. But sometimes your wardrobe needs a little something else. It seems designers have, too, been feeling the floral fatigue, and have started introducing a print that’s a little more unexpected—and a lot more nostalgic.
Tie-dye occupies a very specific space in the “throwback trend” conversation: Like pearl hairpins and prairie dresses, it brings shoppers back to simpler times—summer camp, arts and crafts, pure unadulterated fun. And sometimes, dressing like you did in your happiest memories can feel comforting. This runway resurgence looks a lot different than how you might remember the dye jobs from grade school, though.
For both Spring and Fall 2019, designers at Fashion Week have translated this print onto puffer jackets (at Maryam Nassir Zadeh), mini skirts (Area), leggings (Collina Strada), turtlenecks (Proenza Schouler), and denim (Eckhaus Latta)—a bold graphic to stand out against basics like black skirts and T-shirts. Influencers have taken that cue and started incorporating tie-dye into their street-style outfits, layering colorful tops under suits or doubling up on the pattern with a tie-dye sweatshirt and skirt. More affordable brands, like Topshop and Free People, have also started releasing their own takes on this childhood staple. And with celebrities like Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez embracing its comeback, tie-dye might be the spring trend that dethrones pastels—this year, at least.
Shop the best 20 tie-dye pieces to add to your spring wardrobe now, below.
John Legend‘s new video is a tough watch that is heavy on both thematic content and grandiose vocals. “Preach” should come with a trigger warning; what you’ll see here isn’t nice stuff, but it’s necessary. If you think that it’s too much after watching it, remember that these kinds of situations are happening every day and all across the United States.
Legend’s bravery enables us to see reenactments of these serious news stories to help us have discussions about what we’re facing and what we can do to collectively facilitate change. Take a look at the video below.
“Preach” is a video that tackles contemporary social issues that come across our Twitter feeds and push notifications. We see Legend in bed with his wife Chrissy Teigen and it becomes clear that the singer feels like something’s just off. Indistinct chatter feels the air before he finally gets up to go and see what the noise is. From there, things get serious.
The video follows four separate stories through its runtime: a mother and daughter separated at the border, a child bringing in a large weapon to school to presumably start a mass shooting (later, we see children running out of a gym), a tense police situation involving white cops and black men that ends with one being shot while another records it on camera, and the funeral of a young black child followed by protests for justice. As these situations play out, Legend sings about the cyclical nature of the news and how these same things keep happening. He talks about the pain being all he sees, so, accordingly, this video is a reflection of that reality.
In January, Legend was one of the only musicians to appear in Lifetime’s documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly that aired in January, applying the same level of social responsibility that exists in “Preach.”
Little Mix are singing a song of ice and fire in their new video for “Think About Us.”
Each girl gets her solo shine in the video, beginning with Perrie waking up in a colorful field of butterflies, followed by Jade channeling Queen Elsa in the snow and ice. Jesy and Leigh-Anne, meanwhile, score the steamiest set-ups, cozying up to shirtless dudes as they sing, “You put your hand on my waist / And then you pull me close / Boy, I promise I won’t let go.” The scene was apparently extra-special for Leigh-Anne, as her hunky co-star is IRL boyfriend Andre Gray (she joked, “I mean we’re not used to an audience but my boy did good!”).
On Instagram, the group hinted that the set-ups in the video were inspired by lust (Leigh-Anne), new love (Perrie), ice (Jade), and passion (Jesy). After braving those elements, the four girls come together at an all-white rave with Ty Dolla $ign, who adds a loved-up verse to the group’s LM5 banger.
Little Mix’s “Think About Us” was directed by Bradley & Pablo, the duo behind Dua Lipa’s equally steamy “Electricity.” Speaking about the new vid with MTV UK, they explained that they wanted to focus less on choreography and more on “super polished” shots and “candid moments.”
They added, “The initial concept was based around the idea of recreating emotions and sensations that you experience in a relationship that may be lost in a future where certain kinds of intimacy are no longer possible. This idea is reflected in the set which sees contained environments within an industrial space where these things are simulated.”
Earlier this week, Bebe Rexha was nominated for Best New Artist at the 61st Grammy Awards. Today, she’s planning on putting all of her wildest vices to sleep. She has released a new single, “Last Hurrah,” and its weird, oddly mesmerizing, accompanying video. Listen to her new tune below and check out some computer characters holding each other.
“Last Hurrah” is all about tomorrow. The singer rapidly lists the things that she’s done with – drinking, smoking, playing, joking, dating – before revealing that she has one more night to indulge in these vices. On the enormous chorus that she belts, Rexha reveals that tonight’s the night that she goes past the limit, taking in everything until she literally can’t take anymore. “Once I start / I ain’t gonna stop ’til I go too far,” she sings as if she’s convincing herself that she has the power to quit after this.
The accompanying lyric video could have very well served as the official visual due to how imaginative it is. We follow CGI characters in a stunning red atmosphere in various modes of embrace as the lyrics float in front of the characters. It feels oddly futuristic.
“Last Hurrah” is Rexha’s first single of 2019. She released her debut studio album Expectations in June. Check out the wild lyric video above.