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MTV CK ONE Brazil // ft Sky Ferreira

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There was plenty going on in São Paulo last Tuesday night, amongst which was MTV's CK One Party, featuring none other than CK One poster girl, Sky Ferreira. Open bar aside, I was curious to see Sky in real life. Because even with her fame/notoriety and papp-ability, her music career never really quite happened. Considering her myspace/Michael Jackson hype, her epic record deal signing and the truckloads of money that was thrown at her (and subsequently, squandered by her), the fruits of her talent have yet to appear. Unless you call an oversexualised, over-hyped and eventual flop of a video that looks more like a make-up advertorial, a fruit.

 

One by Sky Ferreira

 

Not that a million plus views are anything to be sniffed at; but when at least that much was spent making an album that was never released, the value of it has to be questioned. And not saying either, that Sky isn't a hard worker (I have no idea whether she is or not), or that any of it is her fault.

 

I'm Just Saying.

 

Anyway, so the music didn't quite happen for Sky; but fashion on the other hand, has always loved her. And girl sure can work a camera angle, as is evidenced with her burgeoning career as a model allowing her to showcase her music somewhat. But in spite of all that: Sky Ferreira can actually sing. And I was curious to see her in the flesh.

 

With MTV's gorgeous Gaía Passarelli and DJ duo Database on the decks, as well as Brazil's own Copacabana Club in support, Sky came onstage superbly late. She looked more than a little dead-eyed, though with freshly straightened and possibly touched up roots. She did a few unmemorable songs with an acoustic guitar played by her boyfriend (so I was told) before singing to a backing track a number of songs including the very CK appropriate, 'One'. But she could definitely carry a tune. And work a diva hand. What more does a pretty girl need?

 

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Here are some pics of the sets, first up with Copacabana Club, then Sky:


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Best Coast gets a Supervideo directed by Drew Barrymore

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"Two Gangs. One ruled the streets by day. The other by night"... And then you meet the gang members: Teenwolf's Tyler Posey, Kick Ass' Chloe Moretz, Community's Donald Glover, iCarly's Miranda Cosgrove and Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat. Hot, right? Now keep in mind that this modern, hipster version of 'Romeo & Julliet' is directed by none other than Drew Barrymore, soundtracked by Best Coast's 'Our Deal' and fought like West Side Story. This is definitely one of MTV's better 'Supervideos'.

 

Best Coast - Our Deal  


MTV's Buzzworthy Blog just posted a behind-the-scene gallery and here it is:

 

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MTV's Supervideo presents Cults featuring Dave Franco and Emma Roberts (but it sucks!)
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Cute couple!

 

When MTV came up with the concept of Supervideo, mini-movies that feature actors instead of bands, it seemed like a great idea to draw people to cool new music. As we all know, reality shows are much more fun to watch than video clips, so whilst they get crazy views, videos are slowly being deleted from daily TV. But when you have three letters the first of which is a capital 'M' that stands for MUSIC in your name, it’s probably a good idea to feature some of that from time to time...and this is basically how MTV decided to create Supervideo.

 

The last video in the series features actors Dave Franco (James' little bro) and Emma Roberts (Julia Robets' niece) doing their thing with one of the best singles of 2010, Cults’ ‘Go Outside’. Unfortunately, the story is more suited to a perfume ad than a video clip. Meaning, it sucks!

 

Dave is watching a French movie on the TV, then sees a cute girl in bed with her lover (Emma) and they make eye contact.  She clearly fancies him, so she simply walks out of the TV (but that doesn’t happen in an awesome 80s A-Ha kinda way, but in a rather pretentious we-are-making-art way) and then they kiss like they really love each other.

 

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Emma Roberts is coming out this TV. Seriously.

 

After that, they “go outside” to buy new clothes, go to a club where Dave fights someone and Emma gets mad, before they go to the beach to have some romantic time, but end up almost getting mugged. When they finally go back home, they don’t even have any sex. He checks his RSS while she watches some riots on TV, gets really sad and decides to go back living in a French movie. Honestly, this is it.

 

Cults - Go Outside

 

While I know James’ brother is going to get the video a lot of press, I don’t know how anybody will be able to watch that twice (or even finish watching it). I suppose Supervideo’s idea was to help bands produce videos that they couldn’t otherwise afford by themselves whilst simultaneously avoiding indie bands having videos with the same aesthetic as Twilight.

 

Anyway, the song is great. So if I were you, I would ignore the video and just crop out the MP3 below.

 

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UPDATE: The band not only DIDN'T tweet about the video, but also stressed that this is not the official video for 'Go Outside'. Just "an MTV show" y'alls. The official video, according to them, is coming out soon. So I guess they shared my opinion that this sucked - hard.

 

PS. Cults, you have an e-mail interview that we sent you some months ago. It would be awesome if you could reply that! We just re-sent it...

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