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Weekly Music Video

This week's video is November Rain by Chinese Canadian singer Kris Wu (former member of Korean/Chinese boyband EXO who went solo in 2014).. It's from his debut album Antares which was released on 2nd November. I don't think November Rain is an actual single release but  it on the album. Singles from Antares so far are Deserve featuring Travis Scott, Like That and Freedom which features Jhené Aiko.

The video for November Rain was uploaded on 5th November. It's an English language song (Kris also sings in Mandarin). 

Want more Kris? Check out these posts:

Music video for Deserve feat. Travis Scott:

Like That:

Freedom feat. Jhené  Aiko:
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Weekly Music Video

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Listen to more versions of the song at the links below:

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Weekly Music Video

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Evanescence fan? Check out these links:

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The band's latest single Hi-Lo featuring violinist Lindsey Stirling:

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Weekly Music Video

This is Fingers, the latest singe by ZAYN (Zayn Malik, former One Direction band member turned solo singer). It's out now and think it will be on his upcoming 2nd solo album. (No release date as yet).

I like the mellow vibe and the music in the background. This just an audio for now, but there's a music video I'll update the post.

Please note that the song is explicit. :)

You can read more about Fingers here:

ZAYN fan? Check out these links:

Official FB page:

Let Me music video: