If first impressions mean everything then UK Alternative R&B duo Dora Martin have certainly made a great one. Check out their newly unleashed Shaun Riley directed music video for their debut single Skyline, from their forthcoming debut ep. For more information on Dora Martin check out their official website HERE.
On September 3rd Raheem DeVaughn released his first independent album since leaving RCA records after the release of his 2010 album Love and War Masterpiece. How does DeVaughn efforts fare with his new album A Place Called Loveland? Get into our Fresh Five analysis below.
1. Complicated: Written by Carvin Higgins, Corey Latif Williams, Ivan Barias, and Johnnie Smith, Complicated finds Raheem DeVaughn putting melody to that dreadful situation we try to avoid… being in love with a friend. That all too confusing space being a platonic relationship and a romantic affair. Too many of us have been there before – when you have feelings for someone but don’t want to mess up a special bond.
2. Ridiculous: Written by Shaffer Smith aka Ne-Yo – Ridiculous is the second single off of A Place Called Loveland. This proclamation of love has DeVaughn acting like a fool, while looking insane and ridiculous all at the same time all in the name of love. Sidebar: This would have been an awesome with duet with Michael Jackson – does anyone else agree?
3. Greatest Love: Written by Raheem DeVaughn and Maurice Randolph, Greatest Love is screaming for a bottled water endorsement seeing as those Raheem DeVaughn says that his love making skills causes dehydration. Raheem DeVaughn definitely does not lack confidence on this record – he is sure of his skills and proudly states that they will have a woman reflecting and recollecting her thoughts the next morning.
4. Maker of Love: Written by Phil Davis, Raheem DeVaughn and Boney James – is just one of the odes to women on A Place Called Loveland. In Maker of Love, Raheem DeVaughn literally describes a woman from head to toe as he compares her Da Vinci artwork as he discusses her Colgate smile, her silky skin and her sweet fragrance.
5. In The Meantime: Written by Jay Fenix, Durrell Scott, Terrell Roper – Raheem DeVaughn takes the blame and apologizes for not seeing that his lady was in need of his love – but he doesn’t agree that he forced her to speed head first into love lane – but since she’s already in traffic he suggest that she wait for him in the meantime in between times.
A Place Called Loveland is definitely an experience, that does not skimp on the use of imagery. Pick up a copy today and less us know what your Fresh Five are.
Raheem DeVaughn recently took the stage at the Westside Music Festival to promote his new album A Place Called Loveland which was released on September 3rd. His set included a performance of Ridiculous which is the second single from the project. Ridiculous was written by singer/songwriter Ne-Yo and is one of our favorite songs from the new album. Check out the performance below.
Check out Baby 3x, the new single from Jaheim’s newly released album titled Appreciation Day. Baby 3x is available for download on iTunes.
Check out the newly released music video from Slip-N-Slide recoring artist Sebastian Mikael for his new single Last Night which was produced by Lamb and Bigg D. Last Night samples Al B. Sure’s R&B classic Night and Day. Last Night is available for download on iTunes.
Singer/Songwriter Michelle Williams is preparing to release a new album on a brand new label and has released the first video from the soon to be released project. Check out the Derek Blanks directed clip for If We Have Your Eyes. Michelle Williams new album Journey To Freedom is scheduled to be released later this year.
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