SONG OF THE DAY: MICHELLE WILLIAMS feat. BEYONCÉ and KELLY ROWLAND – SAY YES (LIVE)

I’ve said this before, but despite being an atheist, gospel music lifts my soul. When Michelle Williams released ‘Say Yes’ in 2014 I was going through a tricky time and I used to play this song over and over and I would always feel lifted by it. Almost a year after its release, Michelle united with her Destiny’s Child bandmates Beyoncé and Kelly to perform … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: MICHELLE WILLIAMS feat. BEYONCÉ and KELLY ROWLAND – SAY YES (LIVE)

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: 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)

COVER OF THE WEEK: WHITNEY HOUSTON MEDLEY – JADE NOVAH

OK, ordinarily I wouldn’t go near a Whitney Houston cover. The bar is just set way too high and most performers struggle to even come close. However, when I saw this one was done by Jade Novah who I KNOW can kill it vocally, I decided to give it a go.With this near eight minute medley, Jade tributes Whitney with such dignity by maintaining her … Continue reading COVER OF THE WEEK: WHITNEY HOUSTON MEDLEY – JADE NOVAH

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

SONG OF THE DAY: WHITNEY HOUSTON – WHY DOES IT HURT SO BAD (LIVE)

I don’t think I can do this performance any justice by trying to intellectualise its brilliance and beauty. It. Is. Perfection. The original recording features on the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack and was officially released as the 7th single from the film. Most people will of course be more familiar with the set’s lead single Exhale (Shoop Shoop) which was a Billboard Hot 100 number … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: WHITNEY HOUSTON – WHY DOES IT HURT SO BAD (LIVE)