Music Notes

Music Notes: Gwen Stefani, M.I.A., Craig Morgan, And More Deliver Fresh New Sounds

A range of emotions captured in a range of songs.

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.

Nicky Davey - "Oxygen"

L.A.-based Nicky Davey — composed of Nick Green and Dave Rosser — are out with the music video for the sensual new track "Oxygen." Throughout the black-and-white clip, lyrics penned by Green and The Internet's Syd The Kyd are crooned in a sweet, soulful manner. "I wanted to be honest to myself and others about the way I felt. I feel like as songwriters, we all write songs in some shape or form about our love interest/inspiration," Green said in a release. The R&B-flavored song will appear on the duo's upcoming XXX album.

Gwen Stefani - "Misery"

How can a song about getting over heartbreak sound so good? Thanks to the capable hands — or should we say voice? — of Gwen Stefani, that's exactly what "Misery" accomplishes. Sporting Hollywood, high fashion looks, and some Gaga and Sia-esque quirky attire, the song will help quickly heal a broken heart and give you some positive feels.

Craig Morgan - "A Whole Lot More to Me"

Country singer Craig Morgan tells Billboard that there's a whole lot more to him and the genre he represents, so he had to pour that into his latest album's title track. In the simple video, Morgan talks about his love of sushi and cabernet, but still enjoys kicking off his boots to let his feet feel the sand, proving he's still a complex cowboy at heart.

Bryson Tiller - "Exchange"

The R&B-hip-hop hybrid "Exchange" finds Bryson Tiller longing for his former love and the video features him pursuing her, sending a photo album to his ex asking her to meet him that day. Will the flame be rekindled? You'll have to watch and see, but getting there with this sultry street anthem will be half the fun. Be warned ... some NSFW language appears in the clip.

M.I.A. - "Poc That Still A Ryda"

Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. has stirred up plenty of controversy throughout her career, including flipping off the camera during Madonna's 2012 Super Bowl Halftime performance. She's debuted a clip that, according to its description, "is a LRICAL (sic) mix of songs on my upcoming Lp." Throughout the track, she brings up such issues as Black Lives Matter and suicide bombings that are sure to keep listeners talking. Also contains NSFW language.


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