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John Legend's 'You and I' music video reveals his feminist side

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John Legend’s “You and I (Nobody in the World)” premiered today, fighting the good fight for female empowerment.

The video features a handful of famous faces: Orange is the New Black‘s Laverne Cox, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air‘s Tatyana Ali, comedian Tig Notaro, and Legend’s own model wife, Chrissy Teigen. Teigen, of course, was the star of Legend’s music video for “All of Me,” a song he famously wrote about her. READ FULL STORY

Bruce Springsteen debuts short film for 'Hunter of Invisible Game'

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To mark the end of his latest massive world tour, Bruce Springsteen just posted a thank-you message to fans on his website, along with a short film based around “Hunter of Invisible Game” from his most recent album, High Hopes. The Boss not only stars in the 10-plus-minute clip but co-directed it along with frequent collaborator Thom Zimny, who’s been working on Springsteen documentaries for over a decade.

The short revolves around Springsteen playing a grizzled loner in what seems to be some sort of post-apocalyptic world that’s reverted to a pre-20th-century technological level—or at least that’s what all the crumbling ruins and horse riding seem to suggest. (Think The Road but gauzily dreamy rather than relentlessly horrifying.) The folk-soul song gets expanded to fit the visual format with an extended instrumental intro arranged for synthesizer, strings, and, uh, wind chimes.

For a first-time effort it’s not too bad. If he ever gets tired of making records (doubtful) he could probably pull off a post-catastrophe cowboy flick. “Hunter” is streaming now at his site.

Blood Orange releases moody 'High Street' video

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Near the end of Blood Orange’s outstanding 2013 album Cupid Deluxe, the psychic tension that’s been building up over its course finally has a moment of release as project mastermind Dev Hynes veers sharply away from the retro-tinged funk that makes up most of the record. The result is “High Street,” a gentle, meditative ballad where he takes a secondary role providing hooks for British rapper Skepta’s verses.

Despite the novelty value of the its Parade-era-Prince-meets-UK-grime approach, it’s a subtle composition that finds a steady balance between its two sides. With Skepta’s introspective lyrics, Hynes’s echo-soaked vocals, and the weightless flourishes of piano and synth pads that prop it all up, it sounds like a song made for contemplative late-night walks.

Fittingly, its video is heavy on atmospheric shots of Hynes wandering the nocturnal streets of London, and it also features a visually impressive setup with Skepta rapping in front of an array of unmanned double-decker buses. While there are significantly fewer of Hynes’s fantastic dance moves in “High Street” than there were in Cupid Deluxe‘s first three videos, it’s still pretty great.

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Bliss out to Jessie Ware's 'Tough Love' video

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A couple of weeks ago, British techno-chanteuse Jessie Ware released her first new music since her 2012 album Devotion. Produced by superstar beat-maker Benny Blanco (who’s done work for Rihanna and Katy Perry) and London “post-bass” producer Two Inch Punch, “Tough Love” has ethereal, Kate-Bush-esque vocals, a crisp, Prince-ly beat, and enough thick, delicious bass to satisfy the fans who came to her via electronic artists like SBTRKT and Joker. Now it also has a video that seamlessly translates the song’s gossamer vibes into visual form, which mainly means lots of shots of roses and lights and the very pretty Jessie Ware herself.

Ware hasn’t announced a title or a release date for her next album, but she’s revealed that the “Tough Love” producers (who collaborate under the name BenZel) will be executive producing, and teen-beloved cornball Ed Sheeran is also involved somehow. Despite the complete lack of verified information, it’s still sure to be one of the best pop moments of the year (assuming it comes out this year). READ FULL STORY

Video: UK dance duo Jungle's brand-new 'Time'

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The two lifelong friends who make up the core of the British dance music group Jungle—they expand to a seven-piece for shows—go by the initials “J” and “T” and have generally kept as low a profile as possible while simultaneously blowing up in the UK on a level that suggests they might be this year’s Disclosure.

On July 15, they’re releasing a self-titled debut album on XL. In preparation, they just released a video for the single “Time.” The song is a kaleidoscopic pileup of soul, disco, and house music with a deep groove, psychedelic flourishes, and transcendent falsetto vocals that suggest a futuristic rendition of the Bee Gees’ disco phase.

For the accompanying visual, they have two rather dapper older gentlemen engage in a very smooth dance-off.

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Jeff and Spencer Tweedy release first video from their new band Tweedy

Spencer Tweedy, son of Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, is only 18 years old—but he’s already sort of a rock veteran. He started his first band, the Blisters, at age seven, rang in his 13th birthday on stage with Wilco at Madison Square Garden opening for Neil Young, and has drummed on recordings by soul legend Mavis Staples and indie rockers White Denim.

He and Jeff recently launched a father-son band, appropriately called Tweedy, and they’re already pulling in gushing reviews from roots rocker types. They have an album (Sukierae) coming out September 16, and they just released a video for the lead single, “Summer Noon.” Directed by Allison House, the animated clip follows the wide-ranging travels of a lonely red balloon. Hit the jump to watch.

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The ridiculously prolific E-40 drops a new video for 'Bamboo'

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If you’ve been enjoying DJ Mustard’s string of bass-heavy, minimalist slappers that have been taking over the pop charts recently (among them Ty Dolla $ign’s “Paranoid” and Kid Ink’s “Show Me”) and you’re not already familiar with the work of Bay Area rap legend E-40, whose uncluttered aesthetic provided much of blueprint Mustard’s working from, now would be a good time to fix that. Next month, the ridiculously prolific rapper will release a four-album set called Sharp on All 4 Corners, his first release since last December’s three-disc set The Block Brochure: Welcome To the Soil, Pt. 4, 5, & 6. Which of course is the follow-up to the original trilogy, The Block Brochure: Welcome To the Soil, Pt. 1, 2, & 3, released allllll the way back in 2012.

Yesterday, he released a new video from the latest Block Brochure set. “Bamboo” is classic E-40 and a great jump-on point for new fans, with a typically stripped-down track, an effortless tongue-twister flow, and a tribute in the hook to bamboo doorknocker earrings, which are in style right now because they never really go out of style. For the video, he’s recruited a squad of dancers who do unreal things with their bodies without seeming to come close to breaking a sweat—which is what 40’s been doing with his raps for ages.

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Veruca Salt's fan-assisted 'It's Holy' video -- EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE

Record Store Day 2014 marked the official recorded return of Veruca Salt, the Chicago-born quartet whose albums American Thighs and Eight Arms To Hold You are definitive entries in any ’90s alt-rock fan’s collection. The band’s original lineup—Louise Post, Nina Gordon, Steve Lack, and Jim Shapiro—hadn’t played together since 1998, but they have stormed back  with a pair of tracks on a limited-edition 10-inch piece of vinyl that ended up being one of the big gets of RSD.  READ FULL STORY

OK Go's new music video messes with your brain, as you expect from OK Go

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You’ll never believe your eyes, again and again and again. And hey! There’s also a song playing.

OK Go has made a name for themselves for their viral music videos, setting their music to everything from a choreographed treadmill routine to the motions of an incredibly detailed Rube Goldberg machine. Their latest video for “The Writing’s on the Wall” is no slouch in the viral department, moving between several sets of optical illusions over the course of one four-minute shot.

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Justin Timberlake's 'Not a Bad Thing' video with fan love stories -- watch it here

Justin Timberlake loves love. He loves your love so much, he put dozens of love-story photos and videos — platonic, romantic, straight, gay, familial, interspecies — submitted by fans to #NotaBadLoveStory to create the video for his most recent single, “Not a Bad Thing.”

Watch it below:

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