Soulful, NY-based singer-songwriter ANE (stands for “A New Era”) has a reminiscent, early ’00s vibe—relatable lyrics, catchy melodies, distinctive vocals, and simple production. Her debut, Morsy-produced single “Typical Day, ” from her upcoming mixtape of the same name, is an ode to the city of New York. She is definitely an artist to look out for.
Watch ANE’s video for “Typical Day” below.
Stream/download ANE’s “Typical Day” below.
Mariah Carey looks stunning in the video for her latest single, “Almost Home,” from the new Disney film, Oz the Great and Powerful. The simple, black-and-white visuals features the glammed up diva belting out her record, while color clips of the new film play in between.
Watch Mariah Carey’s “Almost Home” video below.
Chrisette Michele has dropped the visuals for her lead single, “A Couple of Forevers,” from her forthcoming LP entitled Better. Sampled from The O’Jays’ 1975 record, “Stairway to Heaven,” the Derek Blanks-directed video features Guitar Slayer, Chrisette’s rumored boo and guitar accompaniment on her Whitney Houston mashup performance, as the love interest. This is such a beautiful love song.
Watch Chrisette Michele’s “A Couple of Forevers” video below.
London-based singer-songwriter Jess Mills reworked Anita Baker’s 1986 classic, “Sweet Love,” into an uptempo, electronic record. New words and Beyoncé’s ”Sweet Dreams“-inspired melody were incorporated into the verses, but the original flowing, sing-along chorus remains the same.
Stream/download Jess Mills’ remake of “Sweet Love” below.
Late. Late. Late.
The visuals for Melanie Fiona‘s latest single, “Wrong Side of the Love Song,” have been chillin’ in my watch later folder for some weeks now. It wasn’t until today that I realized I hadn’t seen it! Tisk, tisk.
Hands down, this is one of the dopest video I’ve seen this year. Not only do the split screen, Larenz Tate-directed visuals compliment the emotional lyrics, the chemistry between Melanie and her love interst, actor Omar Hardwick, is believable. This is truly a gem.
Watch Melanie Fiona’s video for “Wrong Side of the Love Song” below.
Solus is a French animated short film, created by Robin Bersot, Camille Dellerie, Mickaël Larue, and Thomas Rodriguez. The visual’s textures, colors, and plot will leave you mesmerized.
Synopsis: Carl is a man in his fifties, who’s trying to lead a normal life in an unusual situation with his friend Eddy. One day, while he’s looking for food, he finds Sam, unconscious. Carl brings him back home. When Sam wakes up, he will question Carl’s way of life. The latter is going to understand his meeting is maybe not due to chance.
Watch the short film titled Solus below.
This is smooth. Real smooth.
Last year, Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna dropped her self-titled debut LP, featuring the Pharrell Williams-produced single entitled “Live Your Life.” Now, she’s back with new visuals to the remix of her that lead single produced by Twinsmatic. The video, which was directed by fourclops, uses a variety of colorful lightings and effects that compliment the electronic track.
Watch Yuna’s “Live Your Life” (Twinsmatic Remix) video below.
Soulstress Chrisette Michele reflected on her memories of the late great Whitney Houston with the folks at Billboard magazine. She payed homage to the timeless singer by performing a mellow, acoustic mashup of the 1987 jam, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” and the 1996, The Preacher’s Wife number, “I Believe In You and Me,” which was originally sung by the Four Tops.
Watch Chrisette Michele’s mashup rendition below.