SONG OF THE DAY: SAM SMITH – RESTART

Pain and emotional suffering are a part of life and something we all experience at some point. But when that pain is delivered to us from someone we love and care about it makes it that much harder to bear. However, the up side to it all is once you come out the other side ultimately stronger and more self-assured, there is something so satisfying … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: SAM SMITH – RESTART

SONG OF THE DAY: JOSS STONE – GIRL THEY WON’T BELIEVE IT

Now I wouldn’t usually discuss an artist’s personality when writing about their music because in an ideal word the two things can be viewed separately, however, when it comes to Joss Stone I know many people have an idea in their head of who they think she is and it stops them from engaging with her music.Last year a friend convinced me to accompany him … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: JOSS STONE – GIRL THEY WON’T BELIEVE IT

SONG OF THE DAY: DALEY – GOOD NEWS

I had the pleasure of seeing Daley headline his own gig in London at the end of last year, this about 7 years after first discovering he and his music when I saw him open for Ledisi in 2011. From the moment he opened his mouth back then I knew it was love and I’m so happy to say we’ve been together ever since.Vocally there … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: DALEY – GOOD NEWS

SONG OF THE DAY: CHRISTINA AGUILERA feat. XNDA – PIPE

I love hearing Christina in this realm. She’s laidback and sexy in an effortless way and the mood of the song means she’s uncharacteristically restrained when it comes to her vocals and believe me, that’s no bad thing. Christina’s talent is undeniable, but at times I do wish she’d approach her delivery with more ease and not throw everything she has vocally at each and … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: CHRISTINA AGUILERA feat. XNDA – PIPE

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: SAM SMITH AND NORMANI – DANCING WITH A STRANGER

I never delved too deep in to Fifth Harmony’s work when they were on the scene (I could probably name less than a handful of songs), but over the last few months the name Normani has been finding its way to my eyes and ears far more frequently causing me to pay closer attention to the Atlanta born singer.A few months back I saw a … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: SAM SMITH AND NORMANI – DANCING WITH A STRANGER

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: MEL B feat. MISSY ELLIOTT – I WANT YOU BACK

At the time of writing, this song is just over 20 years old. 20 YEARS! If I knew how to insert an emoji here I would put the little face with the raised eyebrows and open mouth. Scary had always been my favourite Spice Girl and I was truly excited at the news of solo music from her. But then to hear that Missy had … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: MEL B feat. MISSY ELLIOTT – I WANT YOU BACK

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