CollectionDX Network

#songoftheday / VIDEO: Zedd – “Beautiful Now” ft. Jon Bellion

“Let’s live tonight like fireflies / And one by one light up the sky,” sings an emotive Jon Bellion during Zedd’s latest dancefloor filler.  It’s not the most original lyric in the world, but Jon’s voice is so enjoyable that you’ll feel like you’re hearing it for the first time and forget all about a certain other song that mentions fireflies.  Although maybe now you won’t forget about it because I just hinted at it.  Sorry about that.  In any case, sometimes Zedd’s songs can sound more like club remixes than normal songs — not that that’s a necessarily a bad thing — but this one manages to sound ready for the clubs and like an honest to blog actual song, so big kudos there.  It’s also perfectly daydreamy and that you can’t say about most EDM music.  So, cheers to Zedd and Jon Bellion.  Zedd gets a lot of shit because other DJs turned artists are jealous of the attention he gets, but he deserves credit for knowing how to play actual instruments and making sure his songs can be played acoustically before turning them into EDM, whereas other guys tend to just start laying down beats.  Bravo!

Published on Jun 11, 2015

Get Zedd’s new album “True Colors,” out now: http://smarturl.it/ZeddTrueColors

Written and directed by Jodeb
Director of photography: Kristof Brandl
Producer: Jamee Ranta
1st AC: Nicholas Kramer
Edit + Colors: Jodeb
Executive producer: Geoff Mclean
Produced by Vision
Cast (in order of appearance)
Emmaline, murderer girl (CZ): Katerina Vintrova
Blair, mountain man (GT): Luis Eduardo Escobedo Gowans
Hernian, young man (GT): Luiiziitoo Saantay
Isaac, young thug (CZ): Anton Zaslavski
Audrey, “suicidal” girl (CZ): Tereza Sindelarova
Guatemala team
Production company: The Bigger Picture Pictures
Fixer/1st AD: Gg
Craft Services: Louisa Aguilar
Volcano Expedition Leader: Julio Rolando Menchu
Production assistant/2nd AC: Eeko
Production assistant: Bob Trimper
Prague team
Production company: Stillking Films
Executive producer: Lida Ortungova
Production manager: Michal ‘Red’ Cerveny
1st AD: Petr ‘Olmic’ Olma
Location Manager: Josef Hanukik
Art Director: Patrik Riegl
Make Up: Veronika Vandasova
Styling: Tereza Dvorakova, Kacena kovarikova

Music video by Zedd performing Beautiful Now. (C) 2015 Interscope Records
http://www.vevo.com/watch/USUV71501379

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Written by

Paris365

An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

No Comments Yet.

Leave a Reply

Message

Twitter