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Kelly Clarkson, Mandy Moore, and Black Eyed Peas: New videos!

There must be something in the air today. First, we shared with you the latest video from Bob Dylan, in advance of his soon-to-be-released Together Through Time. Now, clips from Kelly Clarkson, Mandy Moore, and the Black Eyed Peas have all surfaced. Which to watch first? Around these parts, the answer is easy: Clarkson’s. I think it’s fair to say we like the gal. We really, really like her. Watch the clip for her tune "I Do Not Hook Up" and the Peas’ "Boom Boom Pow" below and hit up the comments when you’re done. (Moore fans should head to Perez Hilton, who seems to have the exclusive, for now, on the video for her "I Could Break Your Heart Any Day of the Week".)

Kelly Clarkson’s "I Do Not Hook Up":

Black Eyed Peas’ "Boom Boom Pow":

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Mandy Moore talks new album, married life, and whether she'd ever record with husband Ryan Adams: The Music Mix Q&A

Mandymoore_lMandy Moore wanted her sixth studio album, May 26’s Amanda Leigh, to sound like "a quintessential California ’70s pop record." So, naturally, she recorded it at an engineer friend’s home in Medford, Mass., dead in the middle of a New England winter. "It was so cold that the only time we left the house was to go to the grocery store once a week!" she tells the Music Mix. "Luckily, everything was written in California." Moore met up with the Music Mix today to chat about Amanda Leigh, her Fleet Foxes fandom, mixed martial arts, and life with her new husband, alt-country songsmith Ryan Adams. Click through to the jump for the full Q&A.


Mandy Moore's new single: a kinder, gentler Kelly Clarkson?

Mandymoore_lMandy Moore’s career trajectory continues to fascinate. While the angel-voiced singer may be more famous these days for her acting and recent surprise marriage to Ryan Adams, the one-time sugary sweet pop princess has made an active effort to shun her mainstream roots in her music. In the process, she’s become much more interesting as an artist. First came a cover album (called, uh, Coverage) that featured a track by idiosyncratic British act XTC, of all bands. Then came her last album, Wild Hope, where she collaborated with talents like The Weepies and Rachael Yamagata.

Moore seems to be traveling further down that same road on her new album, Amanda Leigh (due May 26). The bouncy first single, "I Could Break Your Heart Any Day of the Week", hit iTunes this week — and sounds a bit like a lighter, softer, folksier Kelly Clarkson. (Nothing wrong with that!) But snippets of other tracks off her forthcoming album, which have been added to her website, are more left field. Moore has been rather open about her struggles with depression, and that manifests itself on a song called "Everblue." ("Clearly, I was in a bit of a deep, dark place and although the song is heavy, I feel like it has a comfortable, resigned sadness," she wrote on her website.)

Amanda Leigh will probably not be the album to catapult Moore back into the mainstream. And I’m more than fine with that. But what do you all think? Do you like Moore’s new single (which you can listen to after the jump)? Do you like the direction she has taken her music, or do you wish she’d return to bubblegum, radio-friendly pop?


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