V V Brown

V V Brown Returns as V V and Shares New Video For “Shift”

After delivering the masterful Samson & Delilah in 2013 (our pick for best album of the year) the beautiful and talented V V Brown returns once again as V V and shares the electrifying brand new track, “Shift”.

The track  was written and produced by V V, alongside up and coming producer Nearly Native, whom V V discovered on Soundcloud last year. The pair went on to write and record V V’s third album, which will be announced very soon.

“Shift” follows the recent reveal of “Instincts” an equally exciting trap/grime teaser track and video (below), which V V directed herself for the new album.

Check it out and listen to the sensual house remix of the track by Marc Baigent & Element Z below!

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BEST ALBUMS OF 2013

 

Here are my top picks for best albums of the year.

Did any of YOUR favorite albums made it to our list? Do you agree with our pick for the top spot? Let us know! Comment below or via our Facebook page.

Janelle-Monae-Electric-Lady

30. Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady

 

mia-matangi-cover-400x40029. M.I.AMatangi

 

John_Newman_Tribute.jpg 28. JOHN NEWMANTribute

 

hurts-exile27. HURTSExile

 

Charli_XCX_-_True_Romance26. CHARLI XCX True Romance

 

goldfields_blacksun25. GOLD FIELDSBLACK SUN

chvrches24. CHVRCHESThe Bones Of What You Believe

 

alpine-a-is-for-alpine23. ALPINE A Is For Alpine

 

Little_Boots_Nocturnes22. LITTLE BOOTSNocturnes

 

cloudz21. MAJICAL CLOUDZImpersonator

 

james-blake-overgrown20. JAMES BLAKEOvergrown

 

dm19. DEPECHE MODEDelta Machine

 

ms-mr-secondhand-rapture-400x40018. MS MRSecondhand Rapture

 

Disclosure_Settle17. DISCLOSURESettle

 

Frankmusic_between16. FRANKMUSIKBetween 

 

Rudimental_Home15. RUDIMENTALHOME

 

the-197514. THE 1975The 1975

 

alunageorge-bodymusic13. ALUNAGEORGE Body Music

 

Kanye-yeezus12. KANYE WESTYeezus

 

glasser-interiors11. GLASSERInteriors

 

Bastille-bad-blood10. BASTILLE Bad Blood

 

The_Weeknd_Kiss_Land9. THE WEEKNDKiss Land

 

arctic-monkeys-am-cover8. ARTIC MONKEYSAM

 

haim-days-are-gone-400x4007. HAIM Days Are Gone

 

St-lucia-when-the-night6. ST. LUCIAWhen The Night

 

SkyFerreira-NightTime5. SKY FERREIRANight Time, My Time

 

london-grammar-if-you-wait4. LONDON GRAMMARIf You Wait

 

lorde-pure-heroine-4103. LORDEPure Heroine

 

MayaJaneColes_comfort2. MAYA JANE COLESComfort

 

VV-Brown-Samson-Delilah1. VV BROWN Samson & Delilah


VV Brown’s EXCESS DIARY: “Apple” Music Video + Samson & Delilah [New Album]

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V V Brown teams up with Paco Rabanne to deliver a brand new video for ‘The Apple’. The collaboration is part of Paco Rabanne’s Black XS fragrance video campaign called EXCESS DIARY. The clip serves as an extension (or an alternate version if you will) for Brown’s original video released early in the month. ‘The Apple’ is Brown’s second single taken from the recently released album, Samson & Delilah.

Known best for her colorful, 60’s inspired Pop music; Brown surprised us all early in the year with Samson, a haunting, broody dance track that sparked an astound excitement around the blogosphere for her new found sound direction. Now that the full album has been released and we’ve had the chance to listen and experience Samson & Delilah in its entirety, we can’t express enough how impressed we are with the record. From its dark electronic productions, conceptual biblical theme, to Brown’s operatic vocals, the album beautifully unfolds like a gorgeous dark fairy tale from the very first track to the last.

‘Substitute For Love,’ the album’s incredible first track showcases Brown’s new found soprano-like vocal abilities and sets the beginning mood for the record’s beautifully dark sonic venture. It follows with ‘Nothing Really Matters,’ a thumping, bass-heavy track that ends in a glorious echoing chant and introduces the album’s foreboding first single, ‘Samson.’ Other highlights include the beautiful, minimalist ballad ‘Looking For Love,’ the disco tinged, ‘The Apple’ and ‘Igneous,’ an aggressive, distorted song that sounds like it was recorded in an abandoned church. Another favorite is ‘Faith,’ a somber and melodic tune with an astral sound where Brown’s voice can really be appreciated. Her melodic voice effortlessly floats throughout the song, while her gentle hums serenade the background—a simply beautiful song.

Samson & Delilah is a concept album that’s dark in nature; but its theme is perfectly balanced by Brown’s affecting lyricism and by its masterful electronic-dance production. Although the highlights above shine on their own, like a good novel, Samson & Delilah needs to be experienced as a whole, from beginning to its devastating end.

Samson & Delilah is out now in Europe. It officially arrives in the US on October 8th.

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V V Brown – “The Apple” [Official Video]

 

V V Brown’s upcoming full-length album, Samson & Delilah keeps sounding better and better with each passing day. We got our first taste of the new record via Brown’s cinematic, art-house pop number “Samson” produced by the amazing Dave Okumu of The Invisible. (Here)

Now Brown enlists producer Pascal Gabriel long time collaborator of Ladyhawke, Kylie Minogue and Goldfrapp to delivered the strutting, Grace Jone’s inspired, electric follow-up, “The Apple.” Check it out!

The official video was co-directed by Brown and Jessica Hughes and is the second part of a short film depicting the story of Samson and Delilah.

V V Brown’s Samson & Delilah arrives October 8 via Brown’s own label, YOY Records.

I can’t wait to hear this record!

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V V Brown – “Samson” [Official Video]

 

R&B British songstress V V Brown is moving in a new direction musically these days and we absolutely love it. Check out her latest offering, ‘Samson.’ The tune is a dark, art-house pop number in the same musical vein as Bat for Lashes and The Knife. The track was Co-produced by Dave Okumu of The Invisible.

The single is taken from her forthcoming album entitled Samson & Delilah which is due for release in September on her own label, YOY Records.

‘Samson’ arrives July 16 with remixes by Triste, Wall, The Voyeurist, Dedmon Diagrams and more!

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