Published Mar 24, 2014For many students, finals are quickly approaching, and in times like these, distractions from studies and work can be detrimental. For those worried about losing focus on your studies, close this page now. For everyone else, find below our weekly Music/Video roundup, a list of highlights from the past week's online musical goodies.
First off, we have a new EP from West Coast actor-turned-songwriter Michael Brock. Scorpio, Brock's musical debut, is a six-song EP that comes in a sexy R&B flavour, with smooth, downtempo beats lining his radio-friendly voice, showing off his impressive ear for melody.
Next, we have another entry in the Juno Awards Vault Sessions. This time, Born Ruffians frontman Luke Lalonde sits down to play "Wandering Eye," a reimagined version of "Permanent Hesitation" off the Ruffians' Juno-nominated 2013 album Birthmarks. The intimate performance turns the original upside down, totally reinventing the indie pop original as a soulful folk rock tune.
Former Snailhouse songwriter Michael Feuerstack and Constantines singer Bry Webb released "Did I?," a new taste of Feuerstack's upcoming record Singer Songer. The song opens with an electronic beat, but quickly morphs into a laid-back rootsy track, largely focusing on Webb's mellow vocals.
Continuing his roll of releases, 50 Cent got back in da club in the new video for "Don't Worry Bout It," off his upcoming record Animal Ambition. Fiddy dances and drinks along with his fellow patrons among neon paints and black lights as he tells off those curious about where his riches come from.
Melodic metal quintet Arch Enemy dropped a video that shows off both a new track and a new band member. Their recently-added singer Alissa White-Gluz makes her debut screaming and growling on a soundstage with the band as they perform "War Eternal," a track off the upcoming record of the same name.
Finally, Harlem rapper Le1f has shared a dark and quirky video for his song "Boom" off his recent EP, Hey. If you've been waiting for a chance to see Le1f dancing behind the counter at a burger joint before ditching his job to hotbox his car as the restaurant erupts into a dance party, this is the video for you.
Still want more? Keep checking out our Music/Video section for more new music and videos every day.