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)

SONG OF THE DAY: USHER feat. BEYONCÉ and LIL’ WAYNE – LOVE IN THIS CLUB, PART II

A few months ago I wrote a post about a few Mariah Carey remixes that I thought were better than the original versions, and this remix of Usher’s 2008 single ‘Love In The Club’ is another example of when that happens. It’s not just the addition of Beyoncé that elevates the song, but lyrically it’s far more interesting than the original which is simply just … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: USHER feat. BEYONCÉ and LIL’ WAYNE – LOVE IN THIS CLUB, PART II

SONG OF THE DAY: THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS – I HATE THIS PART

I often think Nicole Scherzinger does not get the credit she deserves for her vocals. She could turn it out live too and trust me I know, because I have watched every live performance of ‘I Hate This Part’ that I can find on YouTube.The song speaks of a couple who have reached an inescapable moment of having to call time on their failing relationship … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS – I HATE THIS PART

COVER OF THE WEEK: ROCK THE BOAT (AALIYAH) – SAM SPARRO

We all know Aaliyah’s 2001 single ‘Rock The Boat’ is a masterpiece. It’s one of the greatest R&B records of the early 00s (and that’s saying something because that period yielded A LOT of great music) so of course anyone attempting to take on the song by way of a cover is doing so bravely.Well, I think Australian singer/songwriter Sam Sparro has created something pretty … Continue reading COVER OF THE WEEK: ROCK THE BOAT (AALIYAH) – SAM SPARRO

SONG OF THE DAY: LUCAS and STEVE feat. BRANDY – I COULD BE WRONG

Brandy’s 1994 debut single ‘I Wanna Be Down’ is given an unexpected twist in this uplifting and feel good dance track which has become a regular on my workout playlist! Created by Dutch production team Lucas and Steve, the pair are quoted as saying: “We’ve been fans of Brandy for so long! Her voice is amazing and it already caught our attention when our parents … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: LUCAS and STEVE feat. BRANDY – I COULD BE WRONG

RUMOUR: JANET JACKSON TO PLAY GLASTONBURY?

Rumours began circulating earlier this week that Janet Jackson will be playing this year’s Glastonbury Festival alongside Kylie Minogue, Stormzy and The Killers. The Sun newspaper say the news came from a Glasto insider, although as yet no confirmation has come from Janet nor her team. If Janet does indeed take her place in prestigious the line-up, it will mark her first live performance in … Continue reading RUMOUR: JANET JACKSON TO PLAY GLASTONBURY?

SONG OF THE DAY: ARIANA GRANDE – 7 RINGS (NYLE DiMARCO ASL VERSION)

Ariana’s latest music video for ‘7 Rings’ has been given a creative makeover by actor, model and deaf activist Nyle DiMarco, alongside director Jake Wilson. The video sees Wilson and DiMarco recreate the video but with the latter performing the song in American Sign Language. Nyle had previously called out Ariana and her team via social media when her hit single ‘Thank U, Next’ was … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: ARIANA GRANDE – 7 RINGS (NYLE DiMARCO ASL VERSION)

SONG OF THE DAY: RIHANNA – KISS IT BETTER

A break-up-to-make-up song never sounded so good. Arguably one of the most full-bodied tracks from Rihanna’s 2016 album, ‘Anti’, Rihanna sings confidently over a hypnotic electric guitar riff about the fallout from an argument with her significant other. “Man fuck your pride” I would say the accompanying video is NSFW as there’s a fair amount of (pierced) nipple on show here… Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: RIHANNA – KISS IT BETTER

SONG OF THE DAY: DESTINY’S CHILD – NUCLEAR

There’s no denying that ‘Nuclear’ does not go as hard as some of Destiny’s Child’s better known songs such as ‘Survivor’ or ‘Lose My Breath’, but there is something easy and laidback about this song that just feels so good to me. The Pharrell produced cut was co-written by Beyoncé, Kelly and Michelle, with the latter stating in an interview with German web show MalcomMusic … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: DESTINY’S CHILD – NUCLEAR