SONG OF THE DAY: BEYONCÉ feat. ANDRÉ 3000 – 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. ANDRÉ 3000 – PARTY

COVER OF THE WEEK: UNTHINKABLE (ALICIA KEYS) – BROCKHAMPTON

If you are familiar with Brockhampton’s music you might not think this alternative Hip Hop group an obvious choice to cover an Alicia keys down-tempo, but here they are tackling what is possibly one of Alicia’s finest moments artistically. Unthinkable (I’m Ready) was the fourth release from Alicia’s 2009 album The Element of Freedom and not only did it top the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop … Continue reading COVER OF THE WEEK: UNTHINKABLE (ALICIA KEYS) – BROCKHAMPTON

SONG OF THE DAY: ANGIE STONE – WISH I DIDN’T MISS YOU

As one of Angie Stone’s most well known songs many people believe I Wish I Didn’t Miss You to be a bigger commercial hit than it really was. Aided by a club remix by Hex Hector, the track became a dance floor anthem and much loved particularly amongst the gay community, but did not light up the charts as one might have imagined. Still, who … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: ANGIE STONE – WISH I DIDN’T MISS YOU

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: LEDISI – I BLAME YOU

Is it possible to listen to this song without your body spontaneously moving along to the groove? The answer is no. I particularly enjoyed the live showing Ledisi gave the song at Black Girls Rock in 2013 which included a full dance break. Who knew she was such great dancer?! Ledisi was really feeling her oats that night and for good reason. The performance goes … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: LEDISI – I BLAME YOU

SONG OF THE DAY: SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY

“I tried to drink it awayI tried to put one in the airI tried to dance it awayI tried to change it with my hairI ran my credit card bill upThought a new dress would make it betterI tried to work it awayBut that just made me even sadder” Every now and then an artist comes along with a song that expresses something in a … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY

COVER OF THE WEEK – HAVE YOU EVER (BRANDY) – MATT BLOYD, MARIO JOSE, AND VINCINT CANNADY

With a hefty 3.3 million views on YouTube there’s a good chance you may have heard this cover, but if not, bless your ears and take a listen to Matt, Mario and Vincint’s version of Brandy’s 1998 ballad Have You Ever. The guys did a phenomenal job interpreting this song as a trio with tight harmonies and a key change thrown in for good measure. … Continue reading COVER OF THE WEEK – HAVE YOU EVER (BRANDY) – MATT BLOYD, MARIO JOSE, AND VINCINT CANNADY