This Week In Music (V.41): New Macklemore & Ryan Lewis + More

Welcome to another edition of This Week In Music. There’s so music that I’d like to highlight along with my take on the “new” sound of music. Click HERE to check out my previous edition and let’s get into this week.

Of course I have to start with what’s on the charts. As noted in my last edition, Adele was working on a new album which is set to be titled 25. That makes complete sense being that her previous two were titled 19 and 21. Although Adele is now _ and fans haven’t heard anything from her since ‘Skyfall,’ I’m READY for her new album. Still no release date as of yet, but rumor has it that it’ll be released before the year is over. As for what’s currently on the charts, Luke Bryan’s, Kill the Lights has the #1 album on the Billboard 200 and on the Hot 100 OMI’s ‘Cheerleader’ remains at #1.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis returned to the forefront this week with not only a new single, but an accompanying video as well for their new track ‘Downtown.’ I first heard the track on NY’s Hot 97 and I really enjoyed it. After hearing Ryan Lewis explain it as a fuse between late 70s/80s Hip-Hop and Rock, I was interested in hearing how it would sound. The track features: The video really turned me off in my liking to the track. I love their style overall. I get that they’re a bit corny, but I didn’t get the video at all. I like the sound of the song, but the video didn’t do it for me. It’ll be interesting to see what else they come out with. Check out the video below:

Moving on to more new music T.I. and Tony’s daughter, Zonnique, released a music video for her debut single. The track is titled ‘Nun for Free’ and features Young Thug. The video is decent although she seems a bit extra with the extra flipping of the hair. Then there’s her old OMG Girlz band mate, Bahja Rodriguez. Her video, ‘Lipstick’ is way more simple, but she’s a bit extra as well. With everyone wanting to make music I respect the artistry of it, but the vocals are what should really matter. Bahja is a better singer than Zonnique, but with all-star parents Zonnique would get the better video. There’s too much autotune with Zonnique’s vocals and while both girls are beautiful, they both need work. Best of luck to both of them. Check our the videos below:

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