March has been a great month for some great new music. Following the trend of creating a Springtime buzz is the R&B superstar John Legend. Dropping his new fresh single “The Beginning” this afternoon, he returns to his traditional smooth sound. This Kanye West and David Tozer produced soulful jam finds the G.O.O.D. Music artist romancing listeners with some solid vocals over a piano and light drum beat. Coupled with some mellow string rips, Legend delivers a classic R&B/soul jam. This is the first single off his upcoming album Love in the Future.
Yesterday we brought you Vampire Weekend‘s “Diane Young” — a slightly different twist (though still inventively awesome) on what we’ve come to expect from the New York outfit. Today, we feature another new song called “Step”, which should sound more familiar to the ears of those longtime VW fans, as it does hearken back more to both the Contra and self-titled LPs days. If these two songs are any indication of the rest of their forthcoming album, Modern Vampires Of The City, then we’re in for quite a good collection of forward-thinking music that’s still somewhat grounded in Vampire’s successful tradition. Listen to the track and also peep its official lyric video below.