Music Notes

Music Notes: Selena Gomez, Chrisette Michele, And More Debut Out-Of-The-Box Offerings

New sounds and some new acts, too.

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.


Faarrow - "Lost"

Sisters Iman and Siham Hashi — who, according to a release, have fused the meaning of their Arabic names Iman ("faith") and Siham ("arrow"), to create their group name, Faarrow — are out with the lyric video to their single "Lost." The pair, who hail from Mogadishu, Somalia, channel their wide-ranging influences in the pop-hip-hop hybrid, including the likes of the Spice Girls, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Mika. Faarrow are working with music producer and actor Elijah Kelley on their debut album, which will hopefully be released soon.

Joyce Wrice - "Do You Love Me?"

Originally from San Diego, the L.A.-based Joyce Wrice offers up smooth vocals on the catchy "Do You Love Me?" the video of which features the songstress hanging out at home and walking the neighborhood as she contemplates her beau's true feelings. The tune is subtle, yet vocally and musically complex enough to intrigue as listeners nod their heads to its hypnotic beat.

White Sea - "Bloodline"

Morgan Kibby, formerly associated with electronic act M83, has turned her attention to her solo project, White Sea. In her newest video, she stars as what Billboard calls "a surreal botanist," as she endures what seems to be a turbulent and tragic end to her undefined relationship. Be prepared, because this one's got some imagery that may shock, and the tune itself may sear itself to your memory just as much as the visuals.

Selena Gomez - "Kill 'Em With Kindness"

In a gorgeously filmed black-and-white video, Selena chants lyrics that call for personal battles and drama to be won with words of positivity and encouragement. It's an important message at a time when so much tragedy seems to be filling the airwaves, but "Kill 'Em With Kindness" also has an easy-to-whistle tune accompanying its chorus, making it all that much more of a much-needed, feel-good song.

Chrisette Michele - "Unbreakable"

Chrisette Michele's "Unbreakable" comes from her latest release, Milestone, and we can't stop pushing play. The cutesy R&B track finds Chrisette waxing poetic about her devotion to her man and how nothing will come between them. Add in some loosely choreographed moves to the shimmering mid-tempo jam, and "Unbreakable" could be the new not-so-single-ladies' anthem for the summer.


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