Pomplamoose >> Lady Gaga
One of the most talked about music videos for a while has been the new Lady Gaga one for ‘Telephone’… now, come on, you’ve seen it. I’m not going to post it here. There are CHILDREN WATCHING.
Oh, click on the image if you haven’t seen it…
…but instead, I’d much rather you watched this: The fantastic Pomplamoose cover version that Ben pointed me to last week…
Cool huh? But who, wha..?
Pomplamoose are Nataly & Jack, and they create VideoSongs (a new art form that they made up)
There’s two rules to VideoSongs. Firstly, everything that you see in the video is what you’re hearing – no lip-syncing, overdubs or anything. Secondly, everything you hear in a song you will see at some stage.
So they create songs by filming every take on every instrument, and mixing the video and music together to make one VideoSong. They’ve got lots up on their Youtube channel, if you like ‘Telephone’ you should really check out the cover of ‘Beat It’…
So, are they signed to a record label? Nope. And they don’t look like they want to be either… they use their Youtube channel to drive sales of their album on iTunes.
And they’re becoming the posterchildren for a new initiative – watch this video they’ve made for the new Youtube ‘Musicians Wanted’ partnership…
It’s brilliant when you see talented people like this creating things just how they want them to be, and finding an audience for them all around the world.
Does sort of make you wonder what a record label is for nowadays..?
Apart from fronting up millions of dollars for Lady Gaga to play Quentin Tarentino for a few weeks, of course…]]>