Music Notes

Music Notes: Hear New Tunes From Margaret Cho, RedOne, Pitbull, And More

From tributes to sex workers to "The Voice" champions.

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.


RedOne - "Don't You Need Somebody" feat. Enrique Iglesias, R. City, Shaggy, and Serayah

The superstar producer-songwriter behind such hits as Lady Gaga's "Just Dance" and Jennifer Lopez's "On the Floor" is out with his debut single. And, thanks to his years in the business, he has plenty of friends to call on for assistance on the track that embraces sounds from all over the globe.

Margaret Cho - "Come With Me"

"Come With Me" is the first song Margaret Cho has released since she dropped her American Myth album in April, and, as she tells Frontiers, the music video is a nod to one of her most important experiences. "I wrote this song to honor my own past as a sex worker, and to bring love and caring to a profession that is often misunderstood and vilified," she said. That's reflected in the clip, in which Cho takes a sex worker out for a day of carefree fun.

Alisan Porter - "Down That Road"

Twenty-five years after starring as the titular character in the film Curly Sue, Alisan Porter reemerged onto the scene after auditioning for The Voice and winning the most recent season for coach Christina Aguilera, the "Genie in a Bottle" singer's first on the show. Now, as Porter struts out on a professional music career, check out the pop-powered-but-with-a-little-country-twang "Down That Road."

Pitbull - "Superstar" feat. Becky G.

Mr. Worldwide turns his attention to the United States with "Superstar," the official song of the upcoming Copa América Centenario soccer tournament that'll be filling stadiums from San Francisco to Orlando. And who better than to produce a jam with enough thump to keep the masses moving than Pitbull and rapper-singer Becky G., whose anthemic "Superstar" will keep everyone grooving throughout the friendlies.

Parmalee - "Roots"

Country band Parmalee is getting ready to release its sophomore album, and ahead of it comes "Roots," a touching tribute to family. The video is a bit sad, as most of it revolves around a funeral, but after one watch, we're pretty sure you're going to want to call your grandparents and tell them how much you love them.


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