Kelela Releases Video for New Single ‘LMK’

Just days after premiering her new single “LMK,” Kelela releases its accompanying visual. Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, the colorful clip is described as “a surreal visual that sees Kelela moving through hazy, club-like environments with authority and a take-no-prisoners attitude.”

Huang shared the meaning behind the video in a statement. “We wanted make a video that showcases the multiplicity of who Kelela is and who she has the potential to be. The video is essentially a grand unveiling featuring Kelela wearing different wigs and guises as she pushes through the club with her friends, ultimately revealing herself at the end of the video,” he said.

He continued, “The message of this video is empowerment: it’s for the girls, for anyone whose heart has been trampled on and deserves to go out and feel good about themselves. It’s a call to action, demanding to be taken and to be quick about it. This is the reason why we love Kelela – she’s making herself vulnerable and kicking down doors in the process.”

“LMK” is the first single off Kelela’s forthcoming debut album, Take Me Apart, which is set to release on October 6 on Warp Records.

Watch Kelela’s “LMK” video below.

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Solange Enlists Kelela, Dev Hynes and more for New Calvin Klein Campaign

Another day, another slay! Solange partners with Calvin Klein to promote their newly launched underwear and denim line, Our Family. #MYCALVINS.

To make the first chapter of its #MYCALVINS campaigns and partnership with Solange a success, the global brand allowed the always stylish musician to handpick fellow musicians to help market the fashionable underwear and jeans.

Artists Kelela, Dev Hynes, Caroline Polachek and Adam Bainbridge of Kindness joined Solange for the monumental photo-shoot captured by photographer, Willy Vanderperre.

According to a press release, “The group is shot together as a ‘chosen’ musical family, illustrating the overarching message of the campaign. The evolved #MYCALVINS concept has family at its center, a display of unity between strong individuals, further emphasized by the symbolism of the traditional American quilt. This campaign captures these bonds and brings to life different ways we can inspire families – both born and made – to connect with one another, and celebrate the things that unite us.”

Solange shared her humble appreciation to Calvin Klein’s Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons on Instagram for “celebrating my musical family, and for capturing us so authentically us.”

Our Family. #MYCALVINS will run from now until spring 2018.

See campaign photos below.

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.