COVER OF THE WEEK: KILLING ME SOFTLY (ROBERTA FLACK/FUGEES) – JORJA SMITH

Whether you’re more familiar with Roberta Flack’s original version, or like me you remember the Fugees chart domination with their 1996 remake, there’s no denying that ‘Killing Me Softly’ is a great song. Here we have UK singer-songwriter Jorja Smith take on the number, giving it an uptempo jazz makeover. I do think the arrangement slightly takes away from the emotional depth, making it more … Continue reading COVER OF THE WEEK: KILLING ME SOFTLY (ROBERTA FLACK/FUGEES) – JORJA SMITH

SONG OF THE DAY: MICHELLE WILLIAMS feat. BEYONCÉ and KELLY ROWLAND – SAY YES (LIVE)

I’ve said this before, but despite being an atheist, gospel music lifts my soul. When Michelle Williams released ‘Say Yes’ in 2014 I was going through a tricky time and I used to play this song over and over and I would always feel lifted by it. Almost a year after its release, Michelle united with her Destiny’s Child bandmates Beyoncé and Kelly to perform … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: MICHELLE WILLIAMS feat. BEYONCÉ and KELLY ROWLAND – SAY YES (LIVE)

SONG OF THE DAY: BRITNEY SPEARS feat. TINASHE – SLUMBER PARTY

This song was a moderate success but I do think it should have done better. ‘Glory’ was Britney’s best album since ‘Blackout’ and had a number of songs that could and should have done well on the charts, including this one. The official video is expensive looking and engaging which gives it great replay value – essential in this era of streaming where every play … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: BRITNEY SPEARS feat. TINASHE – SLUMBER PARTY

SONG OF THE DAY: JAX JONES x YEARS and YEARS- PLAY

This song gives me maaaajor garage throwback vibes. It reminds me of a lot of Artful Dodger tracks from the early 00s that my friend and I used to blast in her clapped out Citroen Saxo as we drove around thinking we were the shit. I’m not really one for clubbing, but this song makes me want to go out and dance. Though having said … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: JAX JONES x YEARS and YEARS- PLAY

P!NK RELEASES FORMULAIC NEW SONG – ‘WALK ME HOME’

Hours ago, P!nk released the first single from her upcoming album, ‘Hurts 2B Human’ (rumoured for an April release). ‘Walk Me Home’ features Nate Reuss on writing credits who previously collaborated with P!nk on the 2013 smash hit single ‘Just Give Me a Reason’. OK. I love P!nk, let me just say that. This is a great song if you look at it in isolation … Continue reading P!NK RELEASES FORMULAIC NEW SONG – ‘WALK ME HOME’

SONG OF THE DAY: JANET JACKSON – NO SLEEEP

In May 2015, Janet Jackson surprised everyone by announcing she was set to release new music and head out on a world tour. The then-untitled album would be her first in seven years and would satisfy fans who at that point had no idea whether she would ever make music again. The star had been M.I.A. for a few of years, rumoured to be living … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: JANET JACKSON – NO SLEEEP

SONG OF THE DAY: SAM WILLS – UNIFY

I remember first seeing Sam Wills a few years ago as a support act at a live gig and promptly downloading his first EP, ‘So Bright’. Not only does he have an incredible voice but his music is so transportive. With every song you really feel as though you’re entering another world and that’s down to the crystal clear production by Wills and Karma Kid. … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: SAM WILLS – UNIFY