Mary J. Blige dons a variety of white ensembles in the elegant visuals to her rendition of the popular tune, “My Favorite Things,” from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music. Be sure to get your copy of her new album perfectly titled, A Mary Christmas.
Watch Mary J. Blige’s video for “My Favorite Things” below. [iTunes]
Warning! This video contains flashing images.
In collaboration with fashion house Kenzo and i-D Magazine,M.I.A. glows in the dark in the Daniel Sannwald-directed visuals for her latest single, “Y.A.L.A” (an acronym for “You Always Live Again”), from her newly released album, Matangi. She is such a unique artist.
Watch the M.I.A.’s video for “Y.A.L.A.” below. [iTunes]
The first thing that comes to mind when I hear Marie Dahlstrøm is sweet melodies.
The Scandinavian songbird released her 11-track EP entitled Gloom, as a followup to The Renditions, an EP that covers notable records like Little Dragon‘s “Twice,” and Rihanna’s “Loveeeee Song,” and her impressive debut EP, Feelings.
Packed with intimate lyrics, lovely neo-soul productions, and soothing vocals, Gloom features collaborations from Kimbra and Jamal Ross.
Stream six songs from Marie Dahlstrøm’s Gloom EP below. [iTunes]
Watch the visuals for her single “What’s It Gonna Be” below.
Jhené Aiko, a West Coast songbird and the first artist on No I.D.’s Def Jam imprint, Atrium Records, gets into some deep ish in the visuals for her single, “The Worst,” from her newly released 7-track EP, Sail Out.
In a recent interview with the folks at Noisey, Jhené revealed that her highly-anticipated debut album is finished, but there are still some minor tweaks to be made on the production end.
“The album is done. Production-wise, final touches and mixing are still left. I’m always recording more songs. I’m working on the next and the next project. In my dream world, the album would come first quarter of next year. For sure, 2014 though. FOR SURE…or I’m going ho bangin’ on somebody.”
Until its release, Sail Out if you haven’t already. (I seriously think she is incapable of making a bad record.)
Watch Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst” video below.
No matter how many times you listen to her, Kiah Victoria‘s vocals are so crisp and refreshing. Following up her debut, 4-track EP entitled Look UP, the NY-based singer-songwriter unveiled the Ryan Hutchins-directed visuals to her new single, “You Don’t Know,” from her sophomore EP, Gravitate, which is set to drop November 19.
Watch Kiah Victoria’s “You Don’t Know” video below. [Purchase via Bandcamp]
I’m currently having a “how did I miss this” moment.
Luke James‘ “Oh God” featuring producer-rapper Hit-Boy is one of my favorite joints off of his 2012 mixtape, Whispers In the Dark. Trying to get that old thing back, the R&B crooner fights for his former love at a gala in the Sarah McColgan-directed visuals. Luke’s smooth delivery paired with Hit-Boy’s laid back production and verse makes it impossible to not keep this track on repeat. It’s modern, yet with a ’90s vibe at the same time.
Watch Luke James’ “Oh God” video featuring Hit-Boy below.
Following up the success of the eclectic, Grammy-winning album, Black Radio, which featured tunes from Erykah Badu and KING to Yasiin Bey and Lupe Fiasco to name a few, jazz-fusion collective Robert Glasper Experiment is gearing up to release a sequel entitled Black Radio 2.
The first single off the project is by none other than Philly’s own Jill Scott. Scott’s hypnotic delivery to a smooth, ever-changing time signature on the mellow tune, “Calls,” is simply captivating. I can’t get enough of this record. Not to mention, director Ace Norton’s beautiful visuals lend so well to the song’s vibe.
Black Radio drops Oct. 29.
Tracklist (Songs only on deluxe edition have an *)
1. Baby Tonight (Black Radio 2 Theme)/Mic Check 2
2. I Stand Alone (feat. Common & Patrick Stump)
3. What Are We Doing (feat. Brandy)
4. Calls (feat. Jill Scott)
5. Worries (feat. Dwele)
6. Trust (feat. Marsha Ambrosius)
7. Yet to Find (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
8. You Own Me (feat. Faith Evans)
9. Let It Ride (feat. Norah Jones)
10. Persevere (feat. Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, & Luke James)
11. Somebody Else (feat. Emeli Sandé)
12. Jesus Children (feat. Lalah Hathaway)
13. Big Girl Body (feat. Eric Roberson) [Bonus] *
14. You’re My Everything (feat. Bilal & Jazmine Sullivan) [Bonus] *
15. I Don’t Even Care (feat. Macy Gray) [Bonus] *
16. Lovely Day [Bonus] *
Watch Robert Glasper Experiment and Jill Scott’s video for “Calls” below. [iTunes]
Out of all the women in a strip club, Miguel sets his eyes on fully clothed waitress Janelle Monáe in the Alan Ferguson-directed visuals of their duet, “PrimeTime.” This song is featured on Janelle’s newest album, The Electric Lady. Grab your copy here.
Watch Janelle Monáe and Miguel’s “PrimeTime” video below.