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After four years, Alanis Morissette released her new album this week, Havoc and Bright Lights. It is full of her usual poetic and meaningful lyrics.
Here is the video for Guardian in which she is donning angel wings. This sweet song is about how we protect those we love like our children.
Morissette also opened up about her battle with postpartum depression and will hopefully inspire other women to seek help if they are faced with the same.
Grammy award winning Christian rapper TobyMac released his fifth studio album, Eye on It.
Here is the lyrics video for catchy song “Me Without You.” Though it has a Christian meaning, it can easily translate to the mainstream as it also applies to other relationships.
Hip hop super group Slaughterhouse released Welcome to Our House. It was executive produced by Emimem and he is featured in songs “Our House” and “Throw That.” It is the collaboration of Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, and Royce da 59 but also features, Swizz Beatz, Skylar Grey, Busta Rhymes, and even Cee Lo Green. This results in some great beats but even better lyrics.
Here is the video for “My Life” with Green. Parental advisory on this one as the lyrics are explicit as the rest of the songs on this album are:
In another collaborate effort, alternative rock group Divine Fits released A Thing Called Divine Fits. It includes Britt Daniel of Spoon, Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade and Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks.
Grammy nominated R&B artist Tamia released Beautiful Surprise. Some standout tracks are "Beautiful Surprise" and "Give Me You," which places love over material things.
In other news:
Trey Songz's new album Chapter V is number one on the Billboard 200 album chart this week.
Christina Aguilera is calling her upcoming album a “rebith,” reflecting all the changes she has gone through. Her single “Your Body” leaked this week and is already causing a buzz.
Taylor Swift debuted the official video for "We are Never Ever Getting Back Together" on MTV.
Katy Perry will not be the next judge of American Idol. She turned down a $20 million offer since she felt like it was not the right time for her to be involved.
However, Nicki Minaj seemed to think it was the right time for her. She will reportedly be a judge on the upcoming season.
Due to the illness of keyboardist Nick Rhodes, Duran Duran cancelled the rest of their tour dates as he recovers.
Meanwhile, Wynonna Judd resumes her tour after her husband’s motorcycle accident.
Have you ever wondered what happened to rapper Missy Elliot? This September, she’s back.Elliot will be releasing two new singles.
And finally, One Direction announces the title for their next album. It will be calledTake Me Home and is due to be released sometime in November.
Though we say goodbye to summer this week, luckily there is to be a lot to look forward to in the world of music this fall.
"See you in September!"