SONG OF THE DAY: TEYANA TAYLOR – GONNA LOVE ME

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

SONG OF THE DAY: P!NK – LET ME LET YOU KNOW

WHO DO I HAVE TO BEG TO GET P!NK TO DO ANOTHER R&B ALBUM?????Her debut offering ‘Can’t Take Me Home’ is one of the best records from the early 00s and most definitely my favourite P!nk album. As I understand it the direction of Can’t Take Me Home was led very much by LA Reid who believed P!nk’s strength lay in R&B music (which was … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: P!NK – LET ME LET YOU KNOW

COVER OF THE WEEK: LUCKY (BRITNEY SPEARS) – THIRDSTORY feat. YEBBA

I love when singers breathe new life in to someone else’s song by switching up the arrangement and delivery. Some of course do it more successfully than others but my choice for Cover of the Week this week I believe fulfils the brief above and beyond. Yebba is well known online for her unique vocal tone and flawless runs and here she joins forces with … Continue reading COVER OF THE WEEK: LUCKY (BRITNEY SPEARS) – THIRDSTORY feat. YEBBA

SONG OF THE DAY: LEDISI – I BLAME YOU

Is it possible to listen to this song without your body spontaneously moving along to the groove? The answer is no. I particularly enjoyed the live showing Ledisi gave the song at Black Girls Rock in 2013 which included a full dance break. Who knew she was such great dancer?! Ledisi was really feeling her oats that night and for good reason. The performance goes … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: LEDISI – I BLAME YOU