“JUMP RIGHT IN” ZAC BROWN BAND
The modern day Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown Band’s music feels like a ray of sunshine. Fittingly the video for their latest single actually takes us to the islands for a summer party anthem. Not feeling the Floyd and Danny storyline in the clip but the song is incredible and reminiscent of “Toes” from a few years ago. The catapult launcher into the Gulf of Mexico looks like SO MUCH FUN!
“TREASURE” BRUNO MARS
Bruno Mars has a lot of similarities to Michael Jackson. The voice, the style, his quiet nature, and these comparisons will only be enhanced by Bruno’s latest video. Treasure is once again shot in 3D but this time there is a retro feel to the clip as the background from Michael’s Rock With You video is superimposed here. Some reviewers liken the song to a New Edition clip, but remember New Edition received their name as the next version of the Jackson Five!
“GOD IS DEAD” BLACK SABBATH
See my previous post on this summer’s Black Sabbath reunion tour. For those upset with Ozzy and the band for the apparent anti-Christian viewpoint here, the song adds a Question Mark after the title. Furthermore, the lyrics express both sides of the issue. In a world with so much darkness, people are looking for solutions, why would God allow this to continue? Outside of the lyrical controversy, that dark, ominous Sabbath sound is back with a ferocious groove in the second half of the song. It’s been 35 years since Tony, Ozzy, and Geezer recorded together.