Music Break

Alicia Keys’ The Gospel is Fantastic

Alicia Keys‘ “The Gospel” is a short film that gives the viewer a snapshot into the many lives of New York City residents. Snippets of her latest album Here is interspersed throughout the moving visual. Grab your popcorn and enjoy.

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Music Break: Solange’s “Lovers In The Parking Lot”

Girl, I can definitely relate to this track. Check out Solange’s latest video for the single “Lovers In The Parking Lot.”

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Must Watch: Kendra Morris Covers Rolling Stone’s ‘Miss You’

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Kendra Morris helps a few mature women get their sexy back in the visual for her rendition of the Rolling Stones’, “Miss You.” Her take on the classic track will have your feet tapping no doubt, but you must listen to her entire cover album, Mockingbird. Track after track is repeat worthy. Especially tracks such as, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie and “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” by Pink Floyd.

Mockingbird is out July 30th via Wax Poetics Records, and is now streaming on KCRW.com. .

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Laura Welsh’s Stunning Visual for ‘Cold Front” {Video}

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About two weeks ago, we shared Laura Welsh’s new track, “Cold Front“. Now, the visual has finally been released. The video adds depth to the song as it features a talented lyrical dancer who gives the contestants of So You Think You Can Dance a run for their money.

“Cold Front” is the follow-up to Laura’s Dev Hynes produced track “Unravel”, which released earlier this year through the Luv Luv Luv label. The single will be available on July 15th through Polydor / Outsider.

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Chrisette Michele’s “A Couple Of Forevers” {Music Video}

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In Chrisette Michele’s latest video, “A Couple of Forevers,” she is on a date that some of us have only dreamt about – taking a nice long walk in the park, riding on a two-seater bike, getting matching tattoos (for the daring ones) and attending a jamming show where you are the main act. This visual, directed by photographer, Derek Blanks, is clean, stylish and sophisticated. Check it out:

You can find this lovely track on her new album, Better.

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Watch Your Step! Anjuli Stars is Going to ‘Buss Shots’

Well, not literally. Before you watch this video Anjuli Stars wants you to know that “Buss Shots,” a single from her latest mixtape, Starvation Vol. 2, is not glorifying violence. The Miami native and Berklee College of Music graduate shared on her blog that “Buss Shots is not a violent record, on the contrary. It is about using lyrical expression to “shoot” someone’s ideas down. In this song, the idea is that this woman is not a priority in the eyes of the man she loves. She is in essence, shooting down that notion through song.”

Though Anjuli has 3 mixtapes out, “Buss Shots” is her first official music video.  In the video she plays four girlfriends– bossy, crazy, prissy and sporty — who drives down the highway, to the jazzy bass heavy StayBent Krunk-a-delic produced track, discussing relationship woes.

Here are fun facts about the track:
– The production was inspired by Nas’ record “Made You Look”
– The video pays homage to Alanis Morrisette’s 1998 classic music video “Ironic.”
– The song was written at Salaam Remi’s studio, Instrument Zoo

Starvation Vol. 2 is actually a solid record. Anjuli proves her talent as a singer, rapper, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist . Take a listen:

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