Made in the A.M. was One Direction's final album before their eh-hem "18-month" hiatus, and in it are tons of lyrics that are undoubtedly meant solely for their fans.
Some of my readers who keep up with Robin Thicke will remember that he was sued by the heirs of Marvin Gaye. After all the controversy about “Blurred Lines” similarity to Marvin Gaye's “Got to Give It Up,” the jury in the copyright case between Mr. Gaye's heirs and defendants Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams ruled in the heirs' favor, to the tune of $7,300,000. Indeed, the defendants had to give it up!
"Harry Styles: Live on Tour" birthed some of the best live covers I've ever heard in my life, seriously. Some of these songs, I've literally only heard Harry's version, and now, I can't un-hear them, and let's be clear: I don't think I want to.
After years of relatively lackluster albums, Elton John decided to go back to basics with 1983s Too Low for Zero. Chris Thomas, who had produced Elton's last few albums, would return. However, for the first time since Blue Moves, Bernie Taupin would write all lyrics for the album, and all instrumental tracks would feature the classic core band of Davey Johnstone on guitar and vocals, Dee Murray on bass and vocals, and Nigel Olsson on drums and vocals. As was the case with many of Elton's albums, things came together quickly. Bernie's lyrics were set to music and the entire album was recorded within two weeks at AIR Studios in Monserat and Sunset Sound Recorders in Los Angeles.
In this age of expression we are constantly introduced to new art forms, and there has never been a better time to be a creative. Coupled with the increasing influx of social media usage and its imprint on business and marketing, we are seeing more and more artists get access to the opportunities they need to succeed. In the cutthroat industry of entertainment, getting quality work seen by the masses can be a formidable challenge, a challenge that Vibe Certified has begun to take on.
Louis Tomlinson has a total of 10 songs. While four of them are currently unreleased (set to be released along with his debut album), I can safely say that of the 10 that have been heard, it's close to impossible to rank them according to their appeal because let's be honest, everything Louis William Tomlinson does is appealing. However, we'll try.
As artists grow in their craft, their music changes. Sometimes it is an ever so slight evolution; sometimes the change crosses genre lines. Other times, that evolution brings about a pearl of wisdom that builds on experience. That last piece is what seems to have happened with K. Flay.
After the Open Your Eyes Tour wrapped up in 1998, the Yes lineup of Jon Anderson (vocals), Steve Howe (guitar), Igor Khoroshev (keys), Billy Sherwood (rhythm guitar), Chris Squire (bass), and Alan White (drums) felt ready to record another album. Needing an outside perspective, they decided to work with producer Bruce Fairbairn at Armoury Studios in Vancouver. While Open Your Eyes was very poppy, the poppiness on the next album that became The Ladder was dialed back a bit, and there was plenty of prog rock. The album felt like a good blend of old and new. It includes ethnic instruments, some of which were played by Randy Raine-Reusch. In addition, Rhys Fulber contributed dance loops, and The Marguerita Horns played horns.
Hey friends and music lovers! Welcome to Friday's Five at 5 Volume Ten!