Listen to Trevor Jackon’s New Song ‘Apocalypse’

After capping off 2017 with “NightTime,” Trevor Jackson drops a new track titled “Apocalypse.” The upbeat selection is lifted from Jackson’s forthcoming EP, Rough Drafts Pt. 1. 

The Caribbean-inspired song is about being in love with someone until the world ends. “The track is about that feeling of being confused about yourself or parts of your relationship,” Jackson told Vibe. “However, the one thing you do know for sure is that you need that person. Even if it was the end of the world you’d want them next to you.”

Jackson will serve as the supporting act on Justine Skye’s Ultraviolet Tour, which kicks off on March 21 in Washington, D.C.

In other news, Jackson’s hit show Grown-ish was renewed by Freeform earlier this year for a 20-episode second season. The show was renewed after just airing four episodes. Jackson will also star in the remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film Superflywhich is being filmed in Atlanta.

Listen to “Apocalypse” by Trevor Jackson below.

Keithan is the founder/editor-in-chief of Rated R&B

Ciara Returns with Upbeat Single ‘Level Up’

Ciara is back! The 32-year-old singer has released her new single titled “Level Up,” which samples DJ Telly Tell’s “Fuck It Up Challenge.” Produced by J.R. Rotem, the uptempo record is about knowing your worth and never settling for less.

“I just keep elevating, no losses, just upgrading / My lessons, made blessings, I turned that into money / Thank God I never settled, this view is so much better / I’m chilling, I’m winning, like on another level,” Ciara sings in the first verse.

Along with her new song release, Ciara also premiered the official video. In the dance-heavy clip, choreographed by Parris Goebel, Ciara and her dancers (The Official Royal Family) bring their A-game as they perform intricate moves in a vacant building.

“Level Up” is the first single from Ciara’s upcoming seventh studio album that will release on Beauty Entertainment/Warner Bros. Records. The album is the follow-up to 2015’s Jackie, which included her platinum single “I Bet.” 

Stream “Level Up” below.

Watch the video below.

K. Roosevelt Shares New Song and Video, ‘Adrenaline’

With the ink now dry on his new Def Jam deal, K. Roosevelt is already getting to work. The Los Angeles native has released a brand new song titled “Adrenaline,” off his debut self-titled EP, due July 27.

Supported by outmoded synths and artful bassline, the R&B newcomer recalls fond moments and precious memories of a special gal. “Used to say she’d cut me loose / If I played you like a fool,” he coos on the peculiar number. “Either way I’ll come with you / Understand me, comprehend it / I just want to know the truth.”

Roosevelt also premiered the video for “Adrenaline,” which was directed by Sean Brown. The retro-themed video finds Roosevelt playing a blue electric guitar outside of a West Coast-styled home. He later joins friends at the poolside for laughs and vibes.

On July 20, Roosevelt will continue the EP rollout with “Blinding My Way,” the second single. He will premiere its accompanying visual, too.

Before signing to Def Jam, Roosevelt received artist nurturing from producer Hit-Boy under his Hits Since ’87 label.

Alex Da Kid Releases ‘Go 2.0’ Featuring Jorja Smith, H.E.R. and Rapsody

Alex Da Kid’s “Go” gets revamped. The Emmy and Grammy-winning producer has released a “2.0” version that features sultry vocals from Jorja Smith. Leaving the warm sounds of H.E.R. and beast mode rap stylings of Rapsody alone, Smith flawlessly inserts her calm voice on the third verse.

“I know I owe it to you / To speak the same way, I hate drinking,” she sings in a slow and deliberate tone. “It all pours out when I’m on my own / Dangerous alone, can you just take me home.”

The updated version comes from a joint deal Alex Da Kid sparked with IBM and Spotify. The original recording of “Go” hit online in mid-May and has gained a lot of attention for London-based producer Alex Da Kid.

Listen to “Go 2.0” below.

 

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