Video: Goapele – “Play”

 

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Last week we introduced you to Goapele’s sexy new track, “Play,” and now there’s a seductive black and white video to match. Silhouettes, skin, and shapes will tantalize viewers already struck in a trance by Goapele’s silky vocals.

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Video: Skylar Grey – “Invisible”

 

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You might remember Skylar Grey from our July post of her hypnotizing “Dance Without You” video. This girl certainly has quite the team behind her, with both of her recent videos being absolutely visually stunning.

The most recent video is for “Invisible,” which adds height to the somber mood with its grand backdrops and bluish desaturated visuals. A gritty feel is maintained with the high contrast yet softened in the same breath with the intermittent light flares and motion blurs. Really just masterful visual communication of a mood and it ties wonderfully with the song.

Also, be sure to stream the “Invisible” remixes!

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Videos: Michael Kiwanuka – “I’m Getting Ready” + Bonus

 

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This guy is bananas. Sounding like a cross between Bill Withers and Terry Callier, Michael Kiwanuka will be opening up for Adele on her U.S. tour. The North London singer-songwriter of Ugandan heritage is a diamond, with vocals that warm your earbuds and subsequently send chills up and down your whole body.

Above is an acoustic video for “I’m Getting Ready,” which was released a couple weeks ago and it’s beautifully soothing. And below, you must absolutely check out the immaculately produced, richly sung instant classic “Tell Me A Tale” (we hear a little Marvin in there).

The I’m Getting Ready EP will be available September 18th. Yes, please.

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New Release: Asa – ‘Beautiful Imperfection’ + Video

 

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Early last month we shared the smoky vocal stylings of Asa a la her “Dreamer Girl” track. Yesterday marked the U.S. release of her Beautiful Imperfection album, a work blending old school soul sounds with pop, a little reggae, and an unmistakable charm reflecting her French and Nigerian roots.

Above, you’ll find the playful video for “Why Can’t We,” which dropped earlier this year and totally makes us want to slide down a rainbow on a stick of chewing gum.

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Video: Tawiah – “Break Away” (Live Acoustic)

 

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Many thanks to Put Me On It for putting this on our radar. We’ve been a fan of Tawiah, British vocalist and Brit School alum (Amy Winehouse, Adele), for a long time now. Even before her Jodi’s Room EP – we want to say it was a track off Brownswood Bubblers circa 2006 that put us on, but we can’t quite put a finger on it. ‘Twas in the MySpace days of music digging and stumbling.

We are so very excited to hear something new from this lady – the song’s been out for a while but we just had to share. Above, you’ll find a video of a beautiful acoustic performance of Tawiah’s newest track, “Break Away.” Her voice is mystical – we are seriously on the edge of our seats awaiting her debut album, whenever it’s coming.

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