SONG OF THE DAY: DANIEL CAESAR feat. H.E.R. – BEST PART

You know that point in a relationship when you’re feeling all these emotions and you want to tell the other person how you feel, but you’re afraid to in case they don’t reciprocate? That’s the territory we find ourselves in on ‘Best Part’, a warm, guitar driven ballad that almost all of us can relate to.It was a genius move for Daniel Caesar to feature … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: DANIEL CAESAR feat. H.E.R. – BEST PART

WAKE UP EVERYBODY: WHEN SINGERS GET POLITICAL

There’s no denying the huge level of influence a celebrity can have over their respective fanbase. Most will at some point or another during their career use this power to endorse a commercial product, but a select few will use this influence to raise awareness at what they deem to be social injustice too. It used to be the majority of celebrities would be very … Continue reading WAKE UP EVERYBODY: WHEN SINGERS GET POLITICAL

SONG OF THE DAY: BEYONCÉ feat. J. COLE – 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. J. COLE – PARTY

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

SONG OF THE DAY: JOHN LEGEND – HEAVEN

Credit where credit is due, Kanye West produced some great music in the mid-00s didn’t he? His production style was so distinct and many of the songs he produced for other artists still sound great almost 15 years later. Combine West’s production style with John Legend’s irresistible tone and pleading lyrics and you’re left with a breakup song that if you’re in love makes you … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: JOHN LEGEND – HEAVEN

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: MUTYA KEISHA SIOBHAN – FLATLINE

So apparently a new Sugababes album IS coming. In August 2018 Keisha revealed new music would be coming soon and so would an explanation as to what has taken so long… Until then we have Flatline. Released five years ago (!) this song still bangs and frankly should have been a hit. Sadly, I believe there are a lot of people out there who do … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: MUTYA KEISHA SIOBHAN – FLATLINE

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

SONG OF THE DAY: ALICIA KEYS – IN COMMON

When I started this blog I decided I would focus on the music I like rather than trashing the music I don’t, even if the latter is by an artist I’m a fan of and want to talk about. So with that in mind, what I will say about Alicia Key’s last album ‘Here’ is that it is most definitely my least favourite Alicia Keys … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: ALICIA KEYS – IN COMMON

BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z – EVERYTHING IS LOVE…IT’S A GROWER

Let me preface this post by saying that I have loved Beyoncé since 1997 when I saw her sitting on that doorstep with Wyclef Jean and the original Destiny’s Child members in the No No No part 2 video. I’ve seen her live four times and have even met her: Yep, that’s me hugging mutha f*****g Beyoncé. Excuse my hair, it was 2009 and Bieber … Continue reading BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z – EVERYTHING IS LOVE…IT’S A GROWER