Published Dec 15, 2014The end of 2014 is approaching quickly, and the world of music certainly isn't slowing down in advance of a new year. Our Music/Video Roundup is here to help you stay on top of things as the year winds down, offering up the week's most popular album streams, music videos, singles, remixes and more from Exclaim!. Take a look at our picks below, and be sure to stop by our Music/Video section for more new music and videos every day.
Nicki Minaj is finally set to deliver her highly anticipated The Pinkprint, which features an equally hyped collaborative track with Beyonce titled "Feeling Myself." The two pop stars display some impressive camaraderie on the Hit-Boy-produced number, built upon West Coast-style synths and a driving rhythm section.
Having enjoyed hometown success in Toronto, singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen recently brought his musical work under his Bahamas moniker to a wider audience on late-night television. As the musical guest on Conan, Jurvanen delivered a performance of "All the Time" highlighted by acrobatic vocals and an impressive closing guitar solo.
Before kicking off the new year with a Canadian tour and a new record, BC folk-pop outfit Shred Kelly have taken a humorous approach to capturing a family portrait in their new video for the lively, spirited "Family Oh Family." Elsewhere, Toronto indie rockers CAIRO have supplied a set of visuals for the title track of their upcoming debut LP, A History of Reasons. Shots of wide open landscapes prove to be the perfect setting for the band's solemn, cinematic anthem.
Finally, Canadian rockers Arkells have released an interactive video for "Leather Jacket." The visuals for the High Noon cut tell a tale of gangsters and guns, allowing viewers to direct the plot themselves by making choices in a number of on-screen scenarios.
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