After finally releasing his first album in seven years, Justin Timberlake decided to drop the accompanying video for the album’s second single, “Mirrors,” as well to commemorate the special day. The astonishing visuals portrays an elderly couple reflecting back on their lives and love, along with all of the struggles and obstacles they encountered across the way. Everything is not exactly as it seems though, as you’ll later find out. Through this truly touching piece, Timberlake is able to depict a stunning and sentimental tale that’ll bring the the most cold-hearted individuals close to tears (however, as ninjas we don’t cry, so we can’t exactly vouch for that). For those of you that still haven’t grabbed a copy of JT’s new album, The 20/20 Experience, head over to iTunes to make sure you’re not missing out any longer.
Light & Love
“Light & Love” is a gorgeous, weaving new instrumental track courtesy of Canada’s own Teen Daze. Though it keeps up with a steady, upbeat pace and has its fair share of twists and turns, it’s completely soothing at every bend — almost like listening to one of those calming “Nature” CDs of trickling rain and crashing waves — and paints such a soft and comforting audible picture for any listener. The song was written to raise awareness for School Of Seven Bells band member Benjamin Curtis, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Check out the track and also visit this site to donate what you can towards Curtis’ cause.
The Way We Fall
Alela Diane follows up her 2011 album Alela Diane & Wild Divine with promise of a new LP, titled About Farewell, which is set hit record shelves at some point later this year.
The first single from the album, “The Way We Fall”, is a melancholic introduction to Alela’s forthcoming LP that sees the Portland based folk singer lamenting about lost love over haunting guitar swells. As the song fades to a gentle close, the emotional turbulence of the first half of “The Way We Fall” slips into a delicate outro, as if realizing that despite the heartache, it’s better to have loved and lost than not loved at all …
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.