SONG OF THE DAY: CHRISTINA AGUILERA feat. XNDA – PIPE

I love hearing Christina in this realm. She’s laidback and sexy in an effortless way and the mood of the song means she’s uncharacteristically restrained when it comes to her vocals and believe me, that’s no bad thing. Christina’s talent is undeniable, but at times I do wish she’d approach her delivery with more ease and not throw everything she has vocally at each and … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: CHRISTINA AGUILERA feat. XNDA – PIPE

WAKE UP EVERYBODY: WHEN SINGERS GET POLITICAL

There’s no denying the huge level of influence a celebrity can have over their respective fanbase. Most will at some point or another during their career use this power to endorse a commercial product, but a select few will use this influence to raise awareness at what they deem to be social injustice too. It used to be the majority of celebrities would be very … Continue reading WAKE UP EVERYBODY: WHEN SINGERS GET POLITICAL

SONG OF THE DAY: SAM SMITH AND NORMANI – DANCING WITH A STRANGER

I never delved too deep in to Fifth Harmony’s work when they were on the scene (I could probably name less than a handful of songs), but over the last few months the name Normani has been finding its way to my eyes and ears far more frequently causing me to pay closer attention to the Atlanta born singer.A few months back I saw a … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: SAM SMITH AND NORMANI – DANCING WITH A STRANGER

SONG OF THE DAY: BEYONCÉ feat. J. COLE – PARTY

For me, ‘4’ is Beyoncé’s best album. Whilst on the surface the theme may not be as cohesive compared to albums such as ‘Lemonade’ or ‘B’Day’, I think there is something to be said for the big, broad musical strokes that this album is painted with. As you journey through ‘4’ you can go from the unashamedly pop bob that is Love on Top, past … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: BEYONCÉ feat. J. COLE – PARTY

SONG OF THE DAY: MEL B feat. MISSY ELLIOTT – I WANT YOU BACK

At the time of writing, this song is just over 20 years old. 20 YEARS! If I knew how to insert an emoji here I would put the little face with the raised eyebrows and open mouth. Scary had always been my favourite Spice Girl and I was truly excited at the news of solo music from her. But then to hear that Missy had … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: MEL B feat. MISSY ELLIOTT – I WANT YOU BACK

SONG OF THE DAY: TEYANA TAYLOR – GONNA LOVE ME

A few years ago I started worrying that traditional R&B music was slowly disappearing from our speakers and being replaced either by a generic pop sound or harder, trap influenced beats. Case in point: Usher. Known for releasing some of the best R&B mid tempos (U Remind Me, U Got It Bad, Confessions, Burn…), in recent years he has distanced himself from the sound and … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: TEYANA TAYLOR – GONNA LOVE ME

SONG OF THE DAY: JOHN LEGEND – HEAVEN

Credit where credit is due, Kanye West produced some great music in the mid-00s didn’t he? His production style was so distinct and many of the songs he produced for other artists still sound great almost 15 years later. Combine West’s production style with John Legend’s irresistible tone and pleading lyrics and you’re left with a breakup song that if you’re in love makes you … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: JOHN LEGEND – HEAVEN

SONG OF THE DAY: WHITNEY HOUSTON – WHY DOES IT HURT SO BAD (LIVE)

I don’t think I can do this performance any justice by trying to intellectualise its brilliance and beauty. It. Is. Perfection. The original recording features on the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack and was officially released as the 7th single from the film. Most people will of course be more familiar with the set’s lead single Exhale (Shoop Shoop) which was a Billboard Hot 100 number … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: WHITNEY HOUSTON – WHY DOES IT HURT SO BAD (LIVE)

2019 – THE YEAR OUR LEGENDS RETURN

With new projects on the way from some of our biggest artists, 2019 looks set to be an exciting year in music. Here are a just a few of the names whose music I’m most looking forward to. JANET JACKSON In the summer of 2018 Janet released Made For Now, her first single since 2016’s Dammn Baby. The song’s production pulled inspiration from Afrobeat, Reggaeton … Continue reading 2019 – THE YEAR OUR LEGENDS RETURN

SONG OF THE DAY: P!NK – LET ME LET YOU KNOW

WHO DO I HAVE TO BEG TO GET P!NK TO DO ANOTHER R&B ALBUM?????Her debut offering ‘Can’t Take Me Home’ is one of the best records from the early 00s and most definitely my favourite P!nk album. As I understand it the direction of Can’t Take Me Home was led very much by LA Reid who believed P!nk’s strength lay in R&B music (which was … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: P!NK – LET ME LET YOU KNOW