Soulful crooner and songwriter Jack Freeman, hailing from Houston, Texas, laments the loss of his love in the Danny Ocean-directed visuals for his new single entitled “Nobody.” Check out the video below, as well as his last album, Lynnie’s Juke Joints.
Watch Jack Freeman’s video for “Nobody” below. [iTunes]
Listen to Jack Freeman’s Lynnie’s Juke Joints album below.
Soulful rocker Gary Clark, Jr. grows “Numb” whenever he has an argument with his girlfriend in the black-and-white, OG-directed visuals for this heavily distorted/percussive single. This record is from his latest soul-rock LP, entitled Blak and Blu.
Watch Gary Clark, Jr.’s visuals for “Numb.”
“It was an amazing time to be in New Orleans. The heat, the French Quarter…and him. And we fell in love.”
Alicia Keys and Maxwell turn up the heat in this retro-styled video for her latest single, “Fire We Make,” set in New Orleans. In the Chris Robinson-directed visuals, the songstress falls for travelling singer Maxwell.
Watch Alicia Keys & Maxwell’s sensual video for “Fire We Make” below.
Janelle Monáe is back with a funk, female-empowered single entitled “Q.U.E.E.N” featuring vocals by soulstress Erykah Badu and even raps verse by Monae herself:
“Are we a lost generation of our people?
Add us to equations but they’ll never make us equal.
She who writes the movie owns the script and the sequel.
So why ain’t the stealing of my rights made illegal?
They keep us underground working hard for the greedy,
But when it’s time pay they turn around and call us needy.
My crown too heavy like the Queen Nefertiti
Gimme back my pyramid, I’m trying to free Kansas City.”
Can’t you already picture Ms. Monae gliding across the stage with this one?
This new record will be featured on her highly anticipated LP entitled Electric Lady. No word on the release date as of yet.
Stream Janelle Monáe’s new joint “Q.U.E.E.N.” featuring Erykah Badu below.
The super talented singer-songwriter Andy Allo performed her lead single, “People Pleaser,” from her second LP entitled Superconductor on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The songstress not only demonstrated her skills on the guitar, but brought the legendary saxophonist Maceo Parker and Trombone Shorty along to funk up the stage.
Can you imagine being in the same room with these performers during a jam session? Sheesh.
Watch Andy Allo’s “People Pleaser” performance below.
How does it feel to know that I’m wrapped around ya?
DMV soulstress Ari Lennox, who is described as “an elixir of Minnie Ripperton, Ella Fitzgerald, and Jean Michel Basquiat,” finds herself continuously running from and towards love in the John Ledbetter-directed visuals for her new single, “La La La La,” produced by David James. No word on her new project just yet.
Watch Ari Lennox’s video for “La La La La” below.
London soulstress Kadija Kamara is bringing back that good ol’ 1960s soul music with stylish Stephen Badmos-directed visuals to match on her rendition of The Young Rascals hit and Aretha Franklin cover of “Groovin.”
For a limited time only, you can download Kadija’s track here for free.
Watch Kadija Kamara’s video for “Groovin” below.
Soul crooner/acoustic guitarist Raul Midón reworked Billie Holiday’s 1939 blues standard, “Strange Fruit,” into a St. James Infirmary Jazz arrangement dipped in dub and cumbia stylings by LA-based production team The Decoders.
Midón’s rich vocals carries the anti-lynching lyrics, penned by Jewish songwriter Abel Meeropol, to the same haunting place as the original. However, The Decoders’ eerie production makes this record even darker.
Stream Raul Midón’s rendition of “Strange Fruit” below.