Kimbra Debuts ‘Miracle’ Music Video – Watch Now!

This track serves as the second official single off the 24-year-old singer’s brand-new album The Golden Echo.

“This song is really a song about joy and celebration and the sense of having your faith restored in life and love again,” Kimbra told Consequence of Sound. “This song lyrically, is about what it’s like to be in a situation that makes me feel one way, and then someone comes along and shifts your perspective on it and you see it in a new way. It’s very much like an intervention of some sort — like a miracle. It plays with reality and shines a new light on something.”

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This Day in Music History — August 26

1970 : Think today’s festivals are cool? Check out some of the acts at the three-day Isle of Wight festival in England, which begins on this day: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell,Donovan, Jethro Tull, Miles Davis, Emerson, Lake And Palmer, The Doors, The Who, Spirit,The Moody Blues, Chicago, Procol Harum, Sly and the Family Stone, Free, Jimi Hendrix (his last concert appearance in England).

1970 : After an all-night jam, The Allman Brothers’ Duane Allman asks Eric Clapton if he can attend the recording sessions for his new group, Derek and the Dominoes. Clapton agrees, only on the condition that Allman also play on the sessions.

1976 : Steven Tyler of Aerosmith appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Annie Leibovitz took the photo, which shows the frontman haggard and bleary after just 2 hours sleep. Leibovitz got the shot by showing up at his hotel at 6am.

1987 : Sonny Bono of Sonny And Cher announces his intention to run for mayor of Palm Springs, California, after frustration over his inability to get a new sign approved by the city council for his local restaurant, Bono’s. He wins and serves one four-year term, and eventually becomes a Congressman for the district in 1994.

This Day in Music History — August 25

1970 : Jimi Hendrix opens Electric Ladyland Studios in New York City. He dies a few months later, but the studio lives on, with many major acts recording there over the years.

1970 : Elton John plays his first live show in the United States, opening for David Ackles at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. It’s the first show of a 17-night run in which Quincy Jones and Leon Russell see him perform. Elton gets great reviews and a big career boost in America.

1994 : Jimmy Buffett crashes his seaplane while trying to take off in Nantucket. He swims to safety.

1994 : Billy Joel is officially divorced from model Christie Brinkley. Their marriage lasted nine years.

2009 : Chris Brown is sentenced to five years probation and six months hard labor for beating Rihanna when he was arrested for the assault earlier in February 2009, the night of the Grammy awards. He and Rihanna, who had been dating, were in Los Angeles for the event. Chris Brown is also ordered to stay away from her for the next five years. He is also ordered to undergo a full year of domestic violence counseling. According to the Associated Press, the sentencing judge told Brown that he could be sent to state prison if he violated any terms of the sentence.

Watch M83 – “Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun”

On August 25, M83’s label, Mute Records, will reissue the band’s beloved first three albums M83, Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts and Before the Dawn Heals Us, none of which have ever been available on digital platforms like iTunes and Spotify.

To celebrate the rerelease, watch a never before released video for Before The Dawn Heals Us’ closing epic “Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun” below, premiering exclusively on BuzzFeed.

 

This Day in Music History — August 24

1967 : Keith Moon, drummer for The Who, drives his Lincoln Continental (not a Rolls Royce, as is often thought), into the swimming pool at the Holiday Inn in Flint, MI to celebrate his 21st birthday, earning the entire band a lifetime ban from the chain

1977 : Country legend Waylon Jennings is arrested for cocaine possession in New York City by federal agents, an event which will inspire his song “Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Done Got out of Hand?” The charges are later dropped.

1981 : John Lennon’s killer is given a sentence of 20-years-to-life in prison, where he will be denied parole five times over the next 27 years.

1989 : The Who perform a special 20th anniversary charity concert of their rock opera Tommy at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, featuring guests Elton John (as the Pinball Wizard), Patti Labelle (as the Acid Queen), Steve Winwood (as the Hawker), Phil Collins (as Uncle Ernie), and Billy Idol (as Cousin Kevin).

1990 : Sinead O’Connor refuses to perform at a show in New Jersey if the U.S. National Anthem is played, claiming she’s protesting a wave of music censorship. It causes a major media stink, with some radio stations banning her music.

2007 : During a routine medical exam in Gainesville, FL, Bo Diddley complains of dizziness and nausea and is admitted to a local hospital, where he is diagnosed as having had a heart attack. The rock legend had suffered a stroke only a few months earlier.

2008 : Leona Lewis and Jimmy Page perform during the closing ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games at the National Stadium (also know as the Bird’s Nest.) The duo performed the Led Zeppelin classic Whole Lotta Love.