New Video: Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes

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Sam Smith knows exactly how to put us in our feels.

In the video for his new single “Too Good At Goodbyes,” the British singer explores love in all it’s various forms and why sometimes it’s much easier to love, love from a far.

Whether gay or straight, lovers, family or friends, the visual for Smith’s outward confession about being used to saying goodbye is a beautiful look at humanity. No matter how close the pairs seen in the 4-minute clip appear to be, he’s able find the beauty in goodbyes and the moments that make us cringe the most.

As we patiently await the release of Smith’s highly anticipated sophomore album, this visual proves that we can expect even more of what made us love his music in the first place. Sam’s raw emotion and admiration of love captures your heart strings every single time.

Check out the video below.

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Watch: Andra Day Releases Stunning Cover of “Strange Fruit”

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Andra Day can do no wrong!

Covering Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit,” the songstress teams up with the Equal Justice Initiative to shed light on the difficult racial history of America and the ways that racial injustice continues today.

In the video, we see a radiant Andra with Billie’s signature flowers in her hair as she sings the hauntingly iconic song.

The joint project with the EJI also takes us around the South so we can visually see some of the places that over 4,000 black people were lynched across the area throughout the early 1900s. Paired together with Day’s voice, these surreal images remind us of our history and how much work America has left to do.

Watch the haunting video below.

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Bryson Tiller ‘Sets It Off’ at Radio City Music Hall

The velvet seats of NYC’s famed Radio City Music Hall were mostly filled by groups of young women, though a few couples are sprinkled throughout the multi-leveled theater. The audience buzzed in anticipation as they waited for the night’s headliner, singer/rapper Bryson Tiller, to appear. When the lights finally dim, the crowd collectively shrieked.

“Rain On Me,” the SWV-sampled intro to Tiller’s sophomore album, True To Self, plays while clouds of smoke enveloped the stage. A DJ pumps up the crowd before the night’s main attraction, Tiller himself, steps onto the stage in MC mode. He starts with the rap-driven “Self-Made,” and when he pauses to take a breath, the crowd screams. “New York City what’s up,” Tiller asks as colorful lights shift around him. “Welcome to the Set It Off Tour, my name is Bryson Tiller.”

As Tiller transitioned into R&B with offerings from his highly popular debut album TRAPSOUL, as well as the chart-topping True To Self, you can’t help but notice the striking similarity between his live vocals and his recordings. On stage, whether rapping or singing, he sounds nearly identical to the Bryson Tiller you hear on the radio. This is the most refreshing aspect of Tiller’s show, in that he doesn’t rely on stage theatrics to move the crowd. He does, however, make sure to cater to the local audience.

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New Music: Tamar Braxton – Pick Me Up

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Tamar Braxton has found the remedy for days when she’s feeling down.

With her brand new album, Bluebird of Happiness, due out at the end of the month, the R&B songstress shares some of the happy side of the project with “Pick Me Up.”

Over an upbeat production, which samples Evelyn “Champagne” King’s “Love Come Down,” Braxton compares an unnamed lover — most likely her husband Vincent Herbert — to liquor in her system, but she doesn’t need drugs when she’s with him.

“You’re my little pick me up whenever I’m feeling down,” she sings. “Can’t hardly wait ’til I’m with you again / It’s more than typical ’cause you are my best friend / They be saying we be doing too much, but I ain’t complaining / Love spending time with you and boy that’ll never change.”

Last Thursday (Sept. 14), Braxton revealed to her followers on Instagram that ‘Bluebird‘ may be her last album, calling it her “BEST & LAST” album, which prompted talks of retirement.

Marking her first official independent release since parting ways with Epic Records, Bluebird of Happiness is due Sept. 29. The album is available for pre-order now, and you can preview it here.

Press Play on “Pick Me Up” below.

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New Video: Jessie J – Think About That

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Jessie J is backkkkkk!

After a 3 year hiatus from the limelight, the UK songstress dropped some heat on us with her new song and video, “Think About That.”

In the visual, Jessie strips down, both musically and in her fashion sense, to deliver one of her most dark and honest tracks to date. She physically and metaphorically breaks free of the strings that were holding her back as we watch a stronger and even better version of herself emerge.

“You fed me fear, I spoke to God / I was living my dreams through your eyes,” she sings as she gets personal about where she’s been all this time. “Building my life on your lies, yeah / You just laughed when I cried, think about that.”

“Think About That” is the first single off her upcoming album R.O.S.E. which stands for “Realisations. Obsessions. Sex. Empowerment.”

Jessie will also be heading out on tour this fall in preparation for the album release starting Oct. 8 in Birmingham, UK and ending Oct 28 in San Francisco, CA.

Check out the video below.

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Keyshia Cole Announces ’11:11 Reset’ Release Date

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The countdown is on. After months of teasing her seventh studio album, Keyshia Cole is finally ready to drop 11:11 Reset.

Taking to Twitter, the R&B songstress announced that her first album since 2014’s Point of No Return will arrive on Oct. 20.

“10/20 album will be released,” she tweeted. “I’ve been working so hard on this Album man!!!!”

The forthcoming LP has already spawned the singles “You” featuring Remy Ma and French Montana, and “Incapable,” for which she recently shot a Mike Ho-directed music video. In addition to Remy and French, the album is expected to include features from DJ Khaled, Young Thug, and Kamaiyah on the Tupac-sampled “Ride.”

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Watch: Sammie Releases Emotional Visual For “Coming Of Age” & Documentary Trailer

R&B heartthrob Sammie isn’t falling short on delivering the treats today!

After releasing his well-anticipated album, Coming of Age, the singer has also decided to release the title track’s visual. The song, which is an ode to an ex-lover, was given an equally emotional visual to coordinate. Directed by Keoni Marcelo, the video is guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings and make you consider sending out that “Hey bighead” text to rekindle that old flame.

But that’s not all.

Packaged along with the new video, the artist formerly known as Leigh Bush delivered a teaser for his upcoming mini-documentary mirroring the title to the album. Showing clips of his journey from boy to man, the 60-second trailer gives fans a look into all that is Sammie and walk you down memory lane.

Just in case you haven’t heard COA in its entirety, you can stream the album here.

Check out the video and trailer for the mini-doc below:

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Listen: Sammie Releases New Album ‘Coming Of Age’


If you weren’t aware already, R&B veteran Sammie is back and we couldn’t be happier! After releasing his acclaimed EP I’m Him in 2016, fans — both old and new — began looking for a full length project from the crooner and today, they finally have it. Aptly titled Coming of Age, the new album shows the now 30-year-old’s transition from young boy to grown man.

Featuring the previously released “Too Long,” “Bad Gal,” and the Rick Ross assisted “Good Life,” the 13-track album is filled with sexual healing and heartfelt lyrics. Serving as a well needed expansion of the previously mentioned I’m Him project, COA is exactly what you needed to start your cuffing season off right.

Equipped with only two features (Ross on the previously mentioned “Good Life” and Eric Bellinger on the club banger “Show and Tell”) Sammie’s newest release proves that his comeback is guaranteed to be strong and well respect. With tracks like “Be Alone,” “Expiration Date,” and “Shoes,” Coming of Age can easily find its way onto your list of best albums of the year.

Stream the new album below and check out our interview with him here.
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