SONG OF THE DAY: AUGUST GREENE feat. BRANDY – OPTIMISTIC

I recently featured this song on my Blue Monday Spotify Playlist (click here to read more on that). The original version by Sounds of Blackness is a longtime favourite of mood enhancer of mine and this cover by August Greene and Brandy is a beautiful homage. Brandy’s signature soulful vocals are on top form here, and with the addition of a rap by August Greene … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: AUGUST GREENE feat. BRANDY – OPTIMISTIC

SONG OF THE DAY: ARIANA GRANDE – BETTER OFF

Last week, Ariana Grande released her fifth studio album, ‘Thank U, Next’. The release comes just six months after ‘Sweetener’, her chart-topping fourth album. The title ‘Thank U, Next’ would suggest the 25 year old is more than ready to move on from the previous project (and ex-finacé Pete Davidson), although bizarrely she is set to embark on her six month long ‘Sweetener World Tour’ … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: ARIANA GRANDE – BETTER OFF

SONG OF THE DAY: MICHAEL JACKSON – CAN’T LET HER GET AWAY

I think ‘Dangerous’ might just be my favourite Michael Jackson album. It houses my all-time favourite MJ song which is ‘Remember The Time’, plus so many other great songs (but yes, one or two sickly sweet ballads). In particular I love ‘Can’t Let Her Get Away’. There’s something about the chord progression in the verses that is so satisfying, in fact even more so than … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: MICHAEL JACKSON – CAN’T LET HER GET AWAY

SONG OF THE DAY: SAM SPARRO – CLINGWRAP

I’m sure there’s an inspirational quote out there somewhere that says you should do one new thing every day, or something along those lines. Well I think for today’s new thing you should listen to this song. I’m assuming of course you haven’t already and I only make that assumption because it’s an unreleased album track from Sam Sparro’s self-titled debut album released over ten … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: SAM SPARRO – CLINGWRAP

COVER OF THE WEEK: HOTLINE BLING (DRAKE) – WILLIAM SINGE

I don’t want to take any heat from Drake fans (there are a lot of them), but I kinda think this version is better than the original *insert shrugging emoji here*. It’s just more soulful and appeases my penchant for classic R&B music. Obviously though it has to be said that in order to create a good cover version you need a great song to … Continue reading COVER OF THE WEEK: HOTLINE BLING (DRAKE) – WILLIAM SINGE

SONG OF THE DAY: MAHALIA – I WISH I MISSED MY EX

Mahalia is a UK born singer, songwriter and actress. She signed her first record deal aged 13 and since then has been nominated for a Brit Award, worked with Rudimental and appeared in the film ‘Brotherhood’ (2016).Her debut album ‘Diary of Me’ (2016) was largely made up of guitar-driven tracks, but since then she has begun experimenting with her sound using influences of trap, soul, … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: MAHALIA – I WISH I MISSED MY EX

ANGIE STONE BIOPIC IN THE WORKS

Back in 2016, talk of an Angie Stone biopic began circulating when the singer spoke of its development whilst on the red carpet for the Soul Train Awards. Although news quickly died down and no further word was received, Angie sparked excitement just hours ago by posting a casting call looking for actors to appear in said biopic. She wrote: “Long overdue but finally it’s … Continue reading ANGIE STONE BIOPIC IN THE WORKS

SONG OF THE DAY: THIRDSTORY feat. ERYN ALLEN KANE – STILL IN LOVE

If you enjoy hearing people SAAAANGING with soul in a tight four part harmony, then you will love today’s Song of the Day. The three guys that make up Thirdstory (Elliott, Ben and Richard) have the most beautiful vocal blend, but when you add Eryn Allen Kane’s bluesy and soulful tone in to the mix it creates the kind of music I imagine is just … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: THIRDSTORY feat. ERYN ALLEN KANE – STILL IN LOVE

SONG OF THE DAY: NAO feat. SIR – MAKE IT OUT ALIVE

Nao is undoubtably one of the most exciting artists to emerge from the UK in the last few years. The 31 year old singer/songwriter hails from East London and in the few short years since bursting on to the scene has made quite a name for herself; currently she is selling out venues on her Saturn World Tour. I’ll be seeing her in a few … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: NAO feat. SIR – MAKE IT OUT ALIVE

SONG OF THE DAY: ETERNAL feat. BEBE WINANS – I WANNA BE THE ONLY ONE (LIVE GOSPEL VERSION)

Last week I documented how my passion for music began in the late 80s with Kylie Minogue, well a few years later in September 1993, Easther, Vernie, Kéllé and Louise – collectively known as Eternal – released their debut single ‘Stay’; well and truly solidifying my love for music. Their debut record ‘Always and Forever’ is the first CD album I owned and it’s one … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: ETERNAL feat. BEBE WINANS – I WANNA BE THE ONLY ONE (LIVE GOSPEL VERSION)