In May 2015, Janet Jackson surprised everyone by announcing she was set to release new music and head out on a world tour. The then-untitled album would be her first in seven years and would satisfy fans who at that point had no idea whether she would ever make music again. The star had been M.I.A. for a few of years, rumoured to be living … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: JANET JACKSON – NO SLEEEP
I will always stan for Ciara. I think she’s one of the most hard working, humble artists out there and her ability to sustain a career for fifteen years should not go unacknowledged. Also, if Janet Jackson – one of the nicest legends around – likes you enough to call you a friend, then that’s good enough for me. Ciara NEVER gives a bad live … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: CIARA – I BET (ACOUSTIC VERSION)
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?
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
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
A few years ago I started worrying that traditional R&B music was slowly disappearing from our speakers and being replaced either by a generic pop sound or harder, trap influenced beats. Case in point: Usher. Known for releasing some of the best R&B mid tempos (U Remind Me, U Got It Bad, Confessions, Burn…), in recent years he has distanced himself from the sound and … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: TEYANA TAYLOR – GONNA LOVE ME
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