You really have to hand it to Gossp for their latest video, might I go on a limb and say their best to date for ‘Get A Job?’ Of course, this does not include include solo effort ‘Justify My Beth’ the Madonna inspired video for ’I Wrote The Book.’
‘Get A Job’ is the stand out track on last year’s A Joyful Noise, and it’s video finds Beth and co playing various professions, including my favorite – the sassy diner waitress. It seems a girl must have looked for a sugar mamma in Ditto, and she’s saying hell naw!
Move In the Right Direction is undoubtedly one of the standout tracks on Gossip‘s latest album A Joyful Noise, and it’s been given a fantastic remix by the always outstanding Classixx. This inspired mix scales back the vocals and loads up on tropical beats designed to take you to your happy place. Enjoy it as we move into the weekend.
I’m always thrilled to have an opportunity to see Gossip live, but their latest album A Joyful Noise has been an obsession of mine for the past few months, so I was more stoked than usual to see them play at Terminal 5 on Tuesday evening.
When you go to a Gossip show you not only get to experience their intense live performance but also Beth’s wit. I swear if she wasn’t a musician she would have been a comedian, we were barely a few songs in and she was cracking jokes about Jesus’ sexuality! She had on rather tight sequined strapless dress and after nearly every number she had to go and get Nathan to pull it up for her, she playfully chatted with audience about the hilariousness of this while sharing backstage stories about everything from fat jokes to squeaky shoes.
It may have just been my position but the sound was a bit questionable, and vocally I’m pretty sure the last time I saw them live she sounded better, or perhaps my ears have just become accustomed to the polished finesse of the latest album. Still, you don’t go to a Gossip show to stand there and split hairs about the sound man not doing his job well, it’s all about the energy the band radiate and that didn’t dip for a moment.
There was mix of new material from A Joyful Noise, 2009′s phenomenal Music For Men, and classics like Your Mangled Heart, Listen Up, and Standing In The Way Of Control which once again served as the encore. One of the best moments of the evening came right near the end when Beth started talking about the loss of Whitney Houston and then proceeded to launch into an acapella version of The Greatest Love Of All and was quickly joined by the rest of us in the crowd.
Bowery Presents streamed the gig live on their YouTube page so we’ve got the added bonus of HD quality footage of some of the tracks for you to feast your eyes on. If you get the opportunity to see them play live grab it with both hands, you’ll not be disappointed!
The new album from Gossip, A Joyful Noise is out this week and as we gear for their show at Terminal 5 in New York tonight, the video for Move In My Direction popped up in our inbox after premiering on MTV.
A pseudo lyric video features Beth works it out, lookin’ fine as usual. I would have loved something more inventive than the ‘pretend to perform the song’ kind of video, and could do without the dancers. Overall it’s great to see them back in business!
Gossip and co’s best flick to date is actually Beth’s solo effort I Wrote The Book. What do you think of Move In The Right Direction? Read our review of A Joyful Noise here.
Gossip performed a cover of Elton John‘s Candle In The Wind at the opening ceremony for the Cannes Film Festival. I rather enjoyed it but the crowd remained rather muted, promoting Ditto to ask “Are you alive?” Love her!
They also appeared on Le Grand Journal a few nights ago while in Cannes and performed their new single A Perfect World. Watch for a rather funny moment where Sasha Baron Cohen pops up and Beth strolls over and dances with him, random but wonderful!