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With the release of Let You Down, NF became “mainstream.” People labeled themselves a fan after they heard the song on the radio and scoured the internet for his music. Some people listen to his music on the account of popularity, others admire his catchy beats and reminiscence of Eminem, but his dedicated fans, that avidly listened to his music on repeat and waited for every new album released, felt a sense of bitter sweetness as their beloved and tormented NF hit it big. He deserved the recognition, but do they really understand and appreciate his music? Many pre-mainstream followers felt the new fans did not. NF’s fan base connects to his music on a deep level to an extent not seen elsewhere, which has gained him a lot of loyal and protective fans. His music addresses hard topics such as hardships, depression, and love. He acknowledges that life isn’t sunshine and rainbows. Life is hard, and it especially has been for him and his fans that connect with his words.
It cannot be denied that 2020 was the year of Dolly. The Queen of Country not only delivered an impressive slate of creative projects in the form of books, music, and Netflix movies, but also gave us a Covid-19 vaccine and plenty of love and light to help us make it to 2021. Is there anything she can’t do?
Ah yes, time for the semi-annual dragging of the '5 best...' trope out of my closet, dust blown of its surfaces. Only this time it its to be reimagined, attached to my ceiling to slowly rotate a constant flurry of light and disco fever over my impassioned, cold face as I sit in my dressing gown eating cereal at 10:10 pm.
Three or four years ago, a significant relationship I was in came to an end. Creating a themed playlist on Spotify, titled with the broken heart and skull-and-crossbones emojis, was one of my ways of coping with the loss and aftermath.
Serial-killers are a devious inspiration for Pop culture. Herein you’ll find the gruesome details of five murders perpetrated by Heavy Metal legends.
Music For A Boosted Mood Social distancing and mask wearing have made social life challenging. Through these masks it is difficult to breathe and to hear others as well. 2021 may just as well be a repeat of 2020, or at least half of it until the vaccinations numbers are up to the government's satisfaction. Life as we know it has changed dramatically. Aside from binging on Netflix and Hulu, painting, drawing, making jewelry and music, listening to music is something that enhances my mood significantly in these challenging times. I listen to music almost the entire day, upon waking up, when I'm bathing or showering, when I am falling sleep, and even on my way to the store. I have always had some chunky headphones or earbuds since mp3 players and the Walkman were trending. Music just gives me life!
Hey Was-sup it's Esco. I'm Back with another Blog post felt like I should keep this up. Feel as this is a way to connect with people who follow me through my musical endeavors and I want to accomplish alot this year personally.
With 2020 finally behind us, it’s time to look forward to the next year that will hopefully be at least a little easier for us all. One way to ease into the new year is by putting on some of your favorite tunes and letting them take you away to another place. However, with a new year comes new music, and there are several artists that are primed to release some fantastic new tunes.
2020 was a indeed the most significant year of the past decade. Amongst the struggles of the global pandemic and the harsh reality that music lovers and fans wouldn’t get to see their favourite Afro pop superstars perform in live concerts and sold out shows. It also afforded the Nigerian Afro Space a chance to actually deliver to us a chuckload of seasoned music and projects from the biggest Artistes in the country. There was an influx of great materials and content particularly this year and understandably because the hunger of a music thirsty audience as large as the Nigerian audience.
I’m a commercial songwriter which means that I write songs to pay my bills. In 2019 that meant heading from my native Northern Ireland to Norway, Nashville, Spain and several parts of England. In 2020 it involved learning to live stream studio files from Zoom. One good thing that I discovered whilst I was acquiring screen fatigue is that there is a lot of good music out there. A lot. Some of it is under the radar so I wanted to bring to your attention some music that is brilliantly crafted, produced and performed. We may not be jetting off, but we can travel in our minds…
1. Life Goes On The band really captured the essence of day to day life whilst isolating. It felt like the world came to a complete stop so suddenly. We weren't allowed outside and for many, mental health went downhill. Life Goes On really captured the feeling of being stuck, but reminding us that life continues and there will be a day where we can go outside and see other people again. The steady, calming melodies really help ease the slight anxiety that others may feel.
Mallrat Mallrat Grace Shaw, professionally known as Mallrat, was born in Brisbane and has continued her music career in Australia. She is known for her dreamy, mellow synth-pop melodies and youthful lyrics. Riding on the back of the success of her first three EPs, the singer and rapper is now working on her debut album. Her nostalgic music has attracted over one million monthly Spotify listeners who find solace in her songs, which tend to focus on the quieter moments of life. She's a frequent collaborator of fellow Aussie artists Allday and Cub Sport.