Maxwell Releases Video for ‘Gods’

After releasing his visual for “Gods” exclusively on Tidal last week, Maxwell makes the video available for all. Directed by Philip Andelman, the video shows Maxwell in Los Angeles, where he takes a joy ride around the city in his Lamborghini.

“Inspiration stemmed from having an experience of sort of seeing the spiritual parallel universe — that which can’t be seen,” Maxwell told Billboard. “Art is subjective, visions evolve and I want fans to interpret the video on their own. I hope they enjoy it.””

“Gods” is lifted from Maxwell’s latest album, blackSUMMERS’night, which released last summer.

Watch Maxwell’s music video for “Gods” below.

On May 23, Maxwell will kick off his summer tour in Nashville, Tenn. with special guests Common, Ledisi and Leela James. The tour will run until June 23 in San Diego, Calif.

Maxwell Summer Tour Dates

May 23 — Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena^
May 24 — Greenville, SC — Bon Secours Wellness Arena^
May 26 — Raleigh, NC — Red Hat Amphitheater*
May 27 — Virginia Beach, VA— Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater*
May 28 — Atlantic City, NJ — Borgata Resort Spa & Casino – Event Center*
May 30 — Kettering, OH (Dayton) — Fraze Pavilion*
June 1 — North Little Rock, AR — Verizon Arena*
June 2 — Biloxi, MS — Beau Rivage Resort & Casino*
June 3 — Baton Rouge, LA —  River Center**
June 4 — Chattanooga, TN — Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium*
June 6 — Columbia, SC — Colonial Life Arena**
June 8 — Newark, NJ — The Prudential Center**
June 9 — Mashantucket, CT — The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino**
June 10 — Nassau, NY — Nassau Coliseum**
June 13 — Southaven, MS — Landers Center**
June 15 — Toledo, OH — Huntington Center*
June 16 — Grand Rapids, MI — Van Andel Arena*
June 23 — San Diego, CA — Valley View Casino Arena**
^w/ Common & Ledisi
*w/ Ledisi & Leela James
**w/ Ledisi only

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Mariah Releases Video for Holiday Song ‘The Star’

Mariah Carey has release visual for her new holiday single “The Star” from the soundtrack of the animated film of the same name. Directed by Jeb Hardwick, the video features Carey looking fabulous in a shiny dress as she sings in front of festive backdrops. Her twins Roc and Roe also make a cameo in the video.

In The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.

The film hits theaters this Friday (Nov. 17) and includes voice overs from Carey, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Steven Yeun, Christopher Plummer and more.

“The Star” isn’t Carey’s only new Christmas song. Last week, she released “Lil Snowman” from the soundtrack for her animated film, All I Want For Christmas Is You, available now.

Watch Mariah Carey’s video “The Star” below.

Tammy Rivera Releases ‘All These Kisses’ Music Video

Tammy Rivera is keeping the music train moving with the release of her “All These Kisses” music video.

The video follows three men who live in the same city, but live very different lives. They all, however, experience similar heartbreaks, and all find their respective ways to heal. In an interview with WBLS, Rivera discussed what is what like working with Rico Love, who produced the single.

“Working with Rico Love was like surreal. It was amazing. Just the fact that the thought I had enough talent to get in the studio with me. He made me feel comfortable.He just knew what to get out of me what I didn’t even know I had in myself,” Rivera said.

“All These Kisses” is Rivera’s official debut single, which peaked at No. 3 on the iTunes R&B chart upon its release in June. Watch the “All These Kisses” music video below.

Serayah Brings 90s Flavor in ‘Driving Me’ Video

Serayah Driving Me Jazze Pha

You may know her from her television roles, but Serayah is ready to step into solo stardom. The 22-year-old has released the video for her debut original single “Driving Me.”

The video finds Serayah channeling 90s influences Aaliyah and Destiny’s Child in her fashions, and even popular 90s sitcom Moesha in her jeep-driving scene. The video also features Jazze Pha, who produced and is featured on the track. On the song, the singer/actress laments about her confusing, twisted, and sometimes volatile relationship that is absolutely driving her insane.

“Thought you would keep it a G / Thought you would keep it a thou / Whenever I tell the truth / You wanna break shit and wild out / I tried to get into you/You tried to get into my pants / What’s a young tender to do? / You ain’t even doing my dance,” she sings.

Serayah is best known for her role as “Tiana Brown” on Lee Daniels’ hit show Empire. Although she has recorded many songs for the show, “Driving Me” is her first original record. Empire currently airs on Wednesdays at 8/7c on FOX.

Watch the “Driving Me” video featuring Jazze Pha below.