Are you up on Kiesza’s “Hideaway”? 67 million people are already, and for good reason. The original music video is below — the viral, one-take hit that garnered that aforementioned huge number. I repeat, one-take. Kiesza and her dancers snap with style and well-choreographed dance moves that I’d actually get familiar with the music video below first.
Kiesza “Hideaway” [Music Video]
Well, in one of the coolest late-night TV performances I’ve seen, Kiesza remixes the choreography in a walk down Hollywood Blvd. and into the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage. Though the choreography is not as complex overall as the music video (given how complex the music video was), I appreciate it much the same. The tall guy with the backwards hat was especially slick and you’ll see him again with all of the other dancers on stage. Oh, and there’s one more dancer I’m not mentioning, but I’ll let you be as surprised as I was, hah! A must-see below.
Kiesza “Hideaway” Jimmy Kimmel Live
BONUS: Kiesza’s second performance for the online viewers is for the similarly catchy “Giant In My Heart”. Get accustomed here:
The Nobody’s Smiling tour continues and invades the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage as Common tabs young artists on the rise Jhene Aiko & Vince Staples for their guest spots on “Blak Majik” and “Kingdom”, respectively.
“Blak Majik” got the airtime tonight and I love the song choice for the nationally televised affair, which is first and foremost unlike anything that usually airs on TV, amirite? Common and Jhene set the mood by saying no words (below), then Com delivered with the high energy he saves for the last song of his concerts. Jhene tapped into her J Hennessy rap alter ego for her show stealing bars and after that, it was a wrap. Loved the dancers in front of them too, just wish there was more.
Below, “Kingdom” gets the shine with Common and Vince Staples spitting their different perspectives from being a father and a youth, respectively. These were two hard songs for Common to pick and perform live due to the ever-changing fast pace, but all things considered, he rapped everything pretty clearly. Maybe it’s TV, but perhaps his voice could have even popped more? But whatever the case, both performances are well-worth your look here.
And it’s brought to us by an unlikely source: Jimmy Kimmel Live, who orchestrated the above jam session after a video of three strangers outside a supermarket went viral to 8+ million views. Their spontaneous jam session caught the attention of Kimmel, who invited the trio to L.A. to perform on the big stage. Little did we know, they were about to be joined by Kimmel himself, Guillermo, Dicky, Cleto and the Cletones, a gospel choir, and surprise guests Trey Songz, Juicy J and Aloe Blacc. What follows is actually goosebump inducing: a surprise mix of people and styles with the impromptu element of the jam session alive as each person joins. Aside from Juicy’s raps being a little out of place, I thought this was awesome all the way around.
Quite the catchy tune too: Tell ’em that I just don’t know, know, know..
Pharrell was last night’s guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live and in addition to performing “Come Get It Bae” (which I’ve heard ad nauseum with TNT on every night), he also sat on the couch for an interview. The best part of the interview was him telling the story of receiving a call from Michael Jackson during the studio session with Justin Timberlake for “Girlfriend”. P tells it well and it was definitely a fun, unexpected story that had P actually unknowingly hang up on Michael a couple times.