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Krewella “Somewhere to Run (Live Lyric Video)”

Krewella’s new single “Somewhere to Run” gets the new, unique video treatment by combining dynamic, pro live footage with a lyric video. Adding to the personal touch is that it’s actually Yazzy’s handwriting and the footage overall is captured brilliantly by Rory Kramer on stage at Ultra last month in Miami. Some of those shots with the Miami skyline and sea of people in the background are breathtaking. Same goes for some of the brief slow-mo cuts of the energy Krewella brings to the stage.

Lookin’ forward to more new music from the ladies as they are also starting to do more spot dates in Vegas this month (including tonight and on May 30th at Omnia at the Caesar’s.)

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Krewella @ Ultra (Full Set)

Yesterday, Krewella was one of the many EDM performers who set Miami ablaze at Ultra. It looks like a grand time from the looks of their full set video above. It was only a 10 minute show (why that short?) but it was a good one that featured a live band giving their singles like “Alive” and new one “Somewhere To Run” an extra edge. I enjoyed those as well as the other unusual song choices throughout. Special props to Yazzy who I felt killed her vox on “Somewhere To Run”.

UPDATE: Jahan’s full post and proof that the set was NOT pre-recorded (+ just some great things to keep in mind, in general)

The performance also brought about a little bit of controversy as deadmau5 (sighs.. yet again) spent his time going after the sisters. He claimed they were faking their performance with no wires around their DJ equipment. But it looks like he was hasty with the accusation as you can still DJ wirelessly… as Krewella retorted after the set.

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Good for the ladies standing up for themselves… who ironically did one interview at Ultra with MTV about bullying and how Monica Lewinsky’s recent TED talk was inspiring.

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Krewella premieres “Somewhere To Run” in Vegas

Lucky visitors of Caesar’s Palace’s new nightclub, Omnia, got the first listen of Krewella’s new single “Somewhere To Run” this weekend.

Now we do too as, courtesy of the ladies and Rory Kramer, we get a super cool video that teases the single and shows Yasmine and Jahan on stage and in a funny moment backstage. “Somewhere To Run” has a strong hook and a clear pop crossover just before the sick drop… well, drops. Lookin’ forward to the full version. On top of that, Omnia looks v legit. Guess I’m going to have to make a stop there next time I’m in Vegas.

Watch above and keep it locked tomorrow for the single’s official release!

Via @CaseyDiedrick
Via @CaseyDiedrick

Krewella’s Jahan Yousaf on cyber-bullying

Jahan has broken her silence on the Rain Man lawsuit and in the process made an important statement on modern-day societial issues, especially when it comes to cyber-bullying and sexism.

I thought it was especially powerful given the intense criticism her and her sister Yasmine received after Rain Man’s lawsuit went public. Here’s a couple snippets of the op-ed piece Jahan wrote for Billboard, titled ‘Deadmau5 Saved Me From Going Into Porn’.

This isn’t just about deadmau5 or porn. It’s about sex, media and humanity. After 10 months of being removed from social media, this highly publicized lawsuit has lured me out of my cave. “Highly publicized,” meaning it was embarrassingly the No. 1 trending topic on Facebook, disseminated by TMZ, and received coverage by almost every single dance music blog. I did not participate or respond to the Krewella breakup chatter. I just stalked the fuck out of myself, read comments, and played the voyeur like Peeping Tom. Can someone please create an algorithm for how many times the words “whore” and “krewella” are used in the same sentence online?? These are just a few of the hundreds I collected:

Some of you are probably laughing at these comments, as I did at first. But hell, I can’t even fake a smile right now. This sickens me, because the way we participate in Internet dialogue mirrors our attitude as a society. And what I see in that reflection is an immense amount of hatred and intolerance for one another. It’s time to smash the fuckin’ mirror. I have been silent for too long. I am relapsing after avoiding social media to share what I have learned and to encourage people to challenge and question what they read/hear/see from now on, and that goes for situations beyond our case, whether it’s politics or celebrity gossip. The sad part is that it is 2014, and people are still passively reading headlines for face value, parroting the words of celebrities, and jumping on the bandwagon of popular opinion. I don’t see enough people challenging the intolerance that deadmau5 preaches to his 3 million followers, researching beyond the headlines they read, or protesting against the derogatory dialogue that circulates on social networks.

Jahan also addresses her one-time relationship with Rain Man and overall, shares how her personal experiences and examples can serve for improvement and inspiration to the young generations in this digital information age. The entire piece is a well-written, important read here.

ICYMI: Krewella “Say Goodbye”

Krewella “Say Goodbye”

Much has been said, assumed, and unfortunately concluded about Krewella’s much-publicized split last month when DJ/producer Rain Man sued sisters Jahan & Yasmine for $5 million dollars.

The sisters have remained silent beyond a statement that basically said, we can’t talk now because it’s a legal matter but we can’t wait for our side of the story to tell the truth. Over the weekend, that changed, somewhat, as a counter-suit against Rain Man was made public on Friday and tonight: the release of their new single “Say Goodbye”.

Yazzy and Jahan let their music do the talking and boy, does this song talk loud above.

“Say Goodbye” clearly addresses the fallout and displays the distraught, disheartening, and angry emotions that the ladies have been feeling. The verses expound on what the chorus says:

it still kills me
that I can’t change things
but I’m still dreaming
I’ll rewrite the ending
so you’ll take back the lies
before we say our goodbyes, say our goodbyes

It’s not only the in-your-face statement, but the way it’s delivered in such a catchy fashion that I’ve had this on repeat tonight purely because of this chorus. Krewella goes with a new sound as well — a pop/punk, drum & bass fusion with a frenetic pace that especially compliments the “one word before I break” last verse perfectly. Whoo, that last line is an experience I don’t want to spoil for you.

By now, you can surely guess I enjoyed this and I hope you’re pressing play. And hey, you know what they say, sometimes the dark times inspire the most amazing art. I feel the rawness and realness in “Say Goodbye” and no doubt, that authenticity is what helps take this song to the next level for me. I look forward to what Jahan and Yasmine will have to say in interviews or how they see fit eventually, but to hear it poured out in the music tells a lot about their emotions and mindset already. I was naturally raising my eyebrow at the Rain Man lawsuit when it came out, just based on knowing all 3 of them to a certain extent over the years. It was disheartening to see some of their fans dismiss the old adage that “there’s 2 sides to every story” and attack the sisters for what was said, especially when something this accusatory really deserves that other side to at least be heard. Once again, in due time, as “Say Goodbye” is a loud first indicator.

“Say Goodbye” is also my pick for my song/post of the night — a busy and entertaining one that included the AMAs, Lil Wayne’s new single, Odell Beckham’s catch of the year, and Waka Flocka’s commercial for cough drops. Peruse the homepage for all that and more.

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