SONG OF THE DAY: JENNIFER LOPEZ – EXPERTEASE (READY SET GO)

We all know J.Lo has put out a number of thumping dance tracks during her near-twenty year music career, but for me, some of my favourite songs by her are the mid-tempos. This particular mid-tempo was co-written by Sia and when that chorus kicks in there’s no denying her involvement. In fact, during the chorus you can hear Sia’s vocals more clearly than Jennifer’s, though … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: JENNIFER LOPEZ – EXPERTEASE (READY SET GO)

INDIA ARIE RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘WORTHY’

After waiting patiently for six years for a new full-length album from India Arie, her fans rejoiced today as she unleashed ‘Worthy’, her 7th album. Preceded by single ‘That Magic’, the set boasts 13 songs all of which feature India’s signature messages of love, hope, humanitarianism and compassion. Two years ago, the singer released her own line of apparel and merchandise with every item bearing … Continue reading INDIA ARIE RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘WORTHY’

SONG OF THE DAY: MARSHA AMBROSIUS – OLD TIMES

Marsha Ambrosius could sing the phonebook and I would be happy, but when she came out with this song last summer I honestly don’t think I listened to anything else for about a week straight. There’s a spontaneity about Marsha’s songs that I love. In the way that many rappers will just improvise their raps in the studio in front of a mic, sometimes I … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: MARSHA AMBROSIUS – OLD TIMES

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-finacĂ© 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