Fresh Hits: Best Music You Should Be Listening To This Week
Here’s our favorite round-up of the best tracks and music videos, which you can also check out in our YouTube Apple Music and Spotify.
August Alsina “Forever And A Day”
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Louisiana singer decides to join in on the festivities and treat his fans to a new EP called Forever And A Day, which he’s been teasing over the past few days.
John Legend “Preach”
John Legend released a powerful video for his latest single “Preach” on Friday (Feb. 15).
The visual, which opens with the EGOT winner in bed next to wife Chrissy Tiegen, tackles a multitude of hot-button topics in the often fraught, politically-charged landscape of 2019 including mass shootings, police brutality against unarmed black men and family separation at the U.S. border.
“Butterfly” is a sweet, no frills crooner. A reverb-soaked, wobbling instrumental and spare guitar line back an otherwise skeletal setup. Kehlani’s glistening delivery fills the blank space as she sings about a nudging a hesitant lover closer to devotion.
Bebe Rexha “Last Hurrah”
The Andrew Wells-produced track is Rexha’s first solo single since 2018’s “I’m a Mess,” which appeared on her debut album “Expectations” alongside the Grammy nominated “Meant to Be.” Inspired by some chocolate cake and a story about her friend, Rexha says the single is all about seizing the night one last time, even if it means doing some bad things along the way.
Juice WRLD “Robbery”
Juice WRLD has a brand — perennially heartbroken — and he’s doubling down on it. Dark and melodramatic, “Robbery” is a clunky metaphor about a woman demanding love from the Chicago rapper. “She told me put my heart in the bag/And nobody gets hurt,” Juice mournfully sings over a sparse and twinkling Nick Mira beat.
Young MA “Stubborn Ass”
Young M.A. is back with her new single, “Stubborn Ass.” Although it arrives on Valentine’s Day, this song is geared more towards those dealing with relationship troubles. M.A. details the issues that come with the lack of communication in a relationship.
Young M.A. released the song along with a new set of visuals starring the beautiful Bernice Burgos as the leading lady. The video opens up with M.A. and Burgos at couples therapy discussing the issues in their relationship. The video then cuts to Young M.A. and Burgos arguing after M.A. sees Burgos receiving texts from another woman.
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