COVER OF THE WEEK: BROKENHEARTED (BRANDY and WANYA MORRIS) – JEREMY PASSION and TORI KELLY

I only discovered this video by accident when YouTube automatically played it to me after a video I had been watching finished. Thank you YouTube algorithms! I have to confess, I wasn’t familiar with Jeremy before watching this video but OMG, his voice is so smooth and soulful! Tori is also of course a beautiful singer and the two of them do a great job … Continue reading COVER OF THE WEEK: BROKENHEARTED (BRANDY and WANYA MORRIS) – JEREMY PASSION and TORI KELLY

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: 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

MUSIC TO HELP YOU THROUGH BLUE MONDAY

Do you feel like shit today? Well today is officially the most depressing day of the year. The dark mornings, cold weather, and the sad reality that it’s a long 11 months until we can listen to Mariah Carey’s Christmas albums again can cause many of us to feel a little down in the dumps this month. But today specifically – the third Monday of … Continue reading MUSIC TO HELP YOU THROUGH BLUE MONDAY

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

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

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