Music Notes

Music Notes: Check Out New Videos From Alicia Keys, Macklemore, Coldplay, Jude Perl, And Margaret

We don't know about you, but we're ready for a dance-off.

We love music at A Plus! We're making sure we keep you up to date with the latest tunes by pointing out some of our favorite new releases. Check back each Monday to hear songs and see videos from fresh faces and established stars across a variety of genres.


Alicia Keys - "In Common"

"Girl On Fire" singer Alicia Keys is out with the music video for her new track, "In Common," from a forthcoming album set for release in late summer. The tune deviates a bit from her usual sound, infusing Latin and Afrobeat rhythms into the sultry song, and the black-and-white video is sure to get viewers in step thanks to some wildly hypnotic dancers.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "Dance Off" feat. Idris Elba

When he's not talking about opioid addiction with President Obama, Macklemore is apparently hosting dance-offs at hotels. That's essentially what happens in this semi-NSFW clip (you've been warned), as we spot the rapper showcasing silly yet fierce moves in a restaurant, the gym, the mall, and a wedding, all the while boasting that no one can dance better than him. And wait until you check out the cameo from actor Idris Elba.

Jude Perl - "Hungry and Horny"

Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Jude Perl brings together slapstick comedy and slick lyrics in the video for "Hungry and Horny." The visuals feature "an anonymous actress who tries to look good on camera to please the producer and sell whatever she's told to sell," while the song plays along with that theme in the context of a relationship. The tune appears on her latest release, Modern Times, and is available in the U.S. via her Bandcamp page.

Coldplay - "Up & Up"

The third single from Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams is an awe-inspiring masterpiece! Throughout the clip, each visual reveals more than meets the eye, successfully messing with our perspectives as it creates a continuing artwork so moving, we couldn't help but play it again. A nice complement to the melodic mid-tempo tune.

Margaret - "Cool Me Down"

Polish singer Margaret's latest could fit quite comfortably on the radio among hits such as Rihanna's "Work" and Fifth Harmony's "Work From Home." A superstar in Poland, Margaret been named one of Glamour's Women of the Year, as well as scored Best Polish Act from MTV's European Music Awards, and "Cool Me Down" will only continue to heat things up through the summer.


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