Fox’s hit series, Empire, will air its second episode of season 2, “Without a Country,” Sept. 30th. In the meantime, Empire’s cast and guest stars have been creating soundtracks, featuring songs that appear in the week’s episode via iTunes. This week’s episode highlights V. Bozeman and her track entitled, Hourglass, co-written and co-produced by Terrance Howard (aka Lucious Lyon) and Max Beesley. Listen below. Bozeman wowed audiences on the first season of Empire with her captivating performance of “What Is Love.”
In addition to Empire, Bozeman has recently released her own music. New single, Smile feat. Timberland will be featured on both Bozeman’s Music Is My Boyfriend album and Timbaland’s forthcoming, Opera Noir. Bozeman will also join R&B artists, Raheem DeVaughn and Leela James on a 25-city tour kicking off Oct. 7 in Charleston, South Carolina. Find tour dates and tickets
V. Bozeman and ZZ Ward connect on the Smule app to bring fans a duet version of Ward’s song, Love 3x. The video shows the two singers recording and harmonizing from their cellphones front facing camera. Check out the duet below and be sure to watch Bozeman on Season 2 of Fox’s Empire starting Tomorrow, September 23nd.
Ramriddlz released “Run Top? Freestyle” today, a pulsating slow jam that makes for a good cap to the summer. Produced by CP Dubb, the Ramriddlz track is reminiscent of the Islands, or vacation in general. It’s something you can just vibe to. Listen to the below.
BLEED, the new album from hip-hop duo, All Hail Noir, is now available on iTunes. Featuring single, Afraid To Die, BLEED contains 9 songs the duo describes as a healthy blend of mysterious ethereal synths with a mash up of hard-hitting trap inspired backbone. Check out the video for Afraid To Die and get BLEED on iTunes now.
Chet Faker surprised fans with new music late yesterday when he released “Killswitch”, a track that appears on the Japanese edition of his recent Built on Glass album, via Soundcloud. The song drops ahead of Faker’s Built On Live Tour in Australia, beginning this October. It will be a final celebration of his multi-platinum, chart-topping album “Built on Glass”. Listen below and be sure to look out for new music soon.
All Hail Noir debuts their first single, “Afraid To Die” from their forthcoming album, Bleed which drops on August 28.Visual and artistic direction handled by the duo, take the viewer into their dark gritty underground world. Bleed is now available for pre-order on iTunes. Follow the All Hail Noir on Instagram and Twitter.
Premiered by TheFader.com earlier today, Izzy Bizu’s Give Me Love music video delivers a bittersweet message of being homesick. Izzy told The FADER over email that “Give Me Love” is “about always being on the road trying to escape loneliness, finding a new home, a new lover whilst missing a mother.” The video fits perfectly, mixing uplifting shots of home, complete with a summer BBQ, with clips of Izzy skating alone down an empty back road. The visuals will captivate you, while the song engrains into your mind.
Timbaland’s “Opera Noir” album is almost upon us. This will be Timbo’s first studio release since 2009’s “Shock Value II”. Today began the “Opera Noir” ERA with the premiere of the lead single “Smile” featuring V Bozeman, from the hit FOX series “Empire”. “Smile” will be out on iTunes later this month, but you can stream the song below. “Opera Noir” will be released at a non-revealed date yet later in 2015.