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: 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

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)