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Watch: Luke James – ‘Dancing In The Dark’ (Video)

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Luke James is certainly not a lone wolf, as he enjoys multiple late night encounters in the sensual music video for his new single “Dancing In The Dark.”

The dark and provocative visual features the R&B crooner stripping down to his natural form as he gets intimate with some beautiful woman for the first time, while a large moon is projected behind them.

Luke said the video was inspired by a performance by Prince, who he will join this weekend for a performance at the famed Paisley Park.

Yesterday, he unveiled the cover art and tracklisting for his anticipated self-titled debut album, which is due out September 23 via NARS/Island Records.

Watch his sensuous new visual below!

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Luke James Unveils Debut Album Covers & Tracklisting

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After quite a long journey, Luke James will finally see the release of his anticipated self-titled debut album next month.

Currently led by the emotional single “Options” featuring Rick Ross, and the recently released “Dancing In The Dark,” the LP will hit stores September 23 via N.A.R.S. / Island Records. The album comes in a 12 track standard and 15 track deluxe edition, with production from Danja, The Alliance, Kadis & Sean, Salaam Remi and Luke himself.

The music video for “Dancing In The Dark” premieres tomorrow, while the album via will be available for pre-order on iTunes September 9th.

Luke will take part in the 2014 BET College Tour which kicks off next month. He will also perform several headlining dates in New Orleans, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Texas and New York. Check out all his upcoming show dates here.

Follow the jump to see the colorfully painted Deluxe album cover and official tracklisting.

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New Music: Luke James – Dancing In The Dark

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Luke James shared a very intimate and emotional story with his latest single “Options,” but now the R&B powerhouse brings listeners to their feet with the vibey new jam “Dancing In The Dark.”

Over a retro inspired, drum-heavy track, Luke and his lover explore new territory and erotic bliss.

“Look at where we are, far from what we know / I’m reaching for the parts, you’re afraid to show / Let your love come down, let it overflow,” sings the New Orleans native.

On September 23 Luke James will release his anticipated, self-titled debut album via N.A.R.S./Island Records. You can pre-order the LP here.

He recently shot a music video for the sexy new song as well. In the meantime get your first listen below!

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Listen: Luke James Covers Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’

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Astounding. That’s the first word that came to mind when we heard Luke James vocals on this track.

Covering Sam Smith’s famed single, “Stay With Me,” the New Orleans native pours more than just his heart and soul into the lyrics to the song. While we have been fans of LJ and all that he has to offer for quite some time, we were blown away with his rendition of the already impressive track.

Coming ahead of his debut album, this version of “Stay With Me” is a nice treat to hold onto before he delivers the full thing on September 23rd. Honestly one of the best covers of the single we’ve heard, Luke James has seriously earned his spot on R&B’s roster of true vocalists.

Take a listen below!

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Behind the Scenes: Luke James feat. Rick Ross – Options (Video)

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Luke James is receiving much praise with his new Rick Ross assisted single, “Options“. Instantly becoming one of our new favorites over here at the headquarters, we’re excited to see Luke get the shine that he deserves.

Giving fans a behind the scenes look into the creation of the track and its accompanying visual, James states, “It’s a very personal kind of record to myself and the writer.” He recently collaborated with director Yolande Geralds and filmed videos for “Dancing In The Dark” and “Exit Wounds”. Both tracks will appear on his self-titled debut album “Luke James” – available now for pre-order on the newly revamped officiallukejames.com.

Take a look at the BTS clips below:

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Watch: Luke James Performs “Options” at SOB’s in NYC

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On Wednesday night Luke James returned to SOB’s in NYC for a sold out performance. The R&B singer had the famed venue packed from wall to wall with eager fans and industry professionals who came out to help celebrate the announcement of the release for his anticipated debut album.

Following an introduction from his manger Frank Gatson and head of Island Records David Massey, Luke hit the stage to a roaring applause. A projector cast a large full moon over the backdrop, to play into his moniker as Wolf James.

He opened his set with a vocally driven cover of Michael Jackson’s classic “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and then began running through past mixtape cuts and fan favorites including “Heartbeat.” He debuted a new record with a retro uptempo drum track, in which he fused with a cover of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” But, the record that everyone was waiting to see him perform live was his brand new single “Options,” in which he delivered with as much emotion and passion as any fan of the New Orleans native expects.

Check out footage of his performance of “Options” via Vibe below:

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Luke James Talks New Single “Options,” Debut Album, Beyoncé’s Advice on Karma

Luke James has been on a ride building his following and brand over the past few years as he is finally getting set to release his anticipated debut album this September. With the release of his new single “Options” featuring Rick Ross, the New Orleans native has began doing press and recently sat down with a chat with GlobalGrind’s Blogxilla in the ‘No Judgement Zone.’

In addition to talking about his journey, new single and forthcoming album, Luke spoke about advice that Beyoncé has given him about karma and more.

Check out the interview above.


List: The Best of June – Top 15 Records

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With June marking the official start of summer and the half-way mark of the year, it’s easy to anticipate what musical milestones we’ll hit as well. From debut and follow-up albums from many of our favorites artists to unexpected verses, we can’t help but be thankful for any sort of music that leaves a lasting impression on us.

Although June started off a little slow for new music, it seemed that as soon as the heat outside picked up, so did the the amount of hot records. From the retro sounds of Goapele to the raunchy and sexy singles provided by Usher and Kay Cola, the list of new sounds from June will have you saying that you’ve got “Options”.

So sit back, relax, and get your red cup ready as we bring you our “Best of June – Top 15 Records“!

Take a listen to all the tracks below!

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