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Song Review: Dua Lipa 'Don't Start Now'
There is no end to the power of a deep bass groove. A great bass groove could make a Donald Trump COVID-19 briefing sound good. Dua Lipa’s new single, Don’t Start Now, has an incredible bass line. It’s derivative, it’s the kind of bass line that defined the best of the disco and funk era of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, but that doesn’t change the fact that the bass line is an absolute killer.
- Top Story - April 2020
Song Review: The Weeknd 'Blinded by the Light' is an Aural Time Machine
I want to live inside the synth track on The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights. Growing up in the 80’s, I feel like I did grow up inside that synth track. The Weeknd has taken us all back in time to 1981, the founding of MTV and the ascension of new wave. It’s beautiful, man. Often I have wondered if it were possible to recreate an aesthetic in art perfectly and The Weeknd has done it.
Musical Digest: Lindsay Lohan "Back To Me"
Life can seem a bit mundane, redundant and dismal as of late. We are cooped up inside of our houses, studio apartments, garages, and attics...like bats waiting for a flicker of hope...
Modern covers you should listen to
1. Gods and Monsters by Jessica Lange (Originally by Lana Del Rey) This was specifically covered for the show, American Horror Story in its fourth season called, "Freak Show". Throughout the season, there has been numerous covers by the cast of the show. But when veteran actress did her cover of Gods and Monsters, with a haunting melody, carnival music, and considering the character that sang the song, it was a perfect fit. I've never known Jessica Lange as a singer, and to see her perform various covers throughout the show was amazing. Gods and Monsters had a perfect parallel to the horror ambiance of the show and for the plot of the episode where Elsa Mars sings this song to perform on Halloween. Elsa Mars is a performer with a deadly determination to become a Hollywood starlet. The original Gods and Monsters is a song about a girl making toxic decisions and not caring of the outcome. This would be a song that Elsa Mars would sing, because it does have a semblance to her the character's story as well as the glamour in this song.
New Music Video from Yaz
A few weeks ago Yaz released her single, "Fall Apart" her breakout solo single. Previously, Yaz has been releasing as part of a duo with Austin Ward. Their debut track “Malibu 1992” has over a half a million streams, and their music video for “Got Your Love” achieved over 200,000 views. "Fall Apart" only came out in mid-February and it's already achieved almost 50,000 streams. And she didn’t just half-heartedly come out as solo artist, she came out strong while keeping true to the sound her listeners has grown to love.
Tunes to Get Grooving To (Part 22)
Hi all! Welcome back to Tunes to Get Grooving To! As you’re aware, the world has spiralled into a virus-filled, lockdown crazy place. It can be scary and worrying. Just a reminder: wash your hands and stay at home. If you can’t get COVID-19 out of your mind, then here are five grooving tunes to take your mind off things!
Songs about Betrayal
The tough slice of life when we feel someone has wronged, and the different answers depending on someone's situation, there could be salvaged to the pain. Sometimes it doesn't and there is no way to fix the betrayal. It's a sting that's hard to express how exactly it feels when someone we trusted has become a traitor. These songs have portrayed that definition in that moment when it happens and there needs to be a musical comfort from it.
A professional singer who loves when people don't listen.
Most musicians love performing, seeing the crowd stand applauding in approval and awe. The spotlights gleaming on your smiling face, the edrenalin after a major performance. Don't get me wrong, I love it too. But there's something unexpectedly lovely about sitting legs crossed on a stool, in the corner of a dim lit room, pouring your heart out to a crowd talking and laughing amongst themselves in a restaurant or public event, barely listening at all.
The Blood on My Door
As a child, I saw the Angel of Death. Waking up from sleep some nights, he would be there; huge, ominous, darker than the midnight shadows encircling him. Hence, I was marked from the beginning. This isn't, however, an essay focused on certain unexplained or paranormal experiences I have had in the past.
6 Nigerian Songs With Hidden Meanings.
Although on the surface level, a lot of Nigerian songs might sound pointless or as though the artiste wrote random lyrics simply to satisfy the beat of the song; upon deeper investigation, so many of these songs come to hold deeper meanings. Some of these deeper meanings are thought-provoking questions, others, not so much.
The songs that built me.
In this picture, I see blinding spotlights. I imagine the applause I always seem to forget from being caught up in the last three minutes. I feel my racing heart, no longer needing to stay in a calm and collected beat to the song I'd been singing. I see someone who's favourite place to perform isn't before the eyes of hundreds of people (no matter how much she loves it)... but in the seat of her parents car where her love and passion for music began.
"Read All About it"
I sat organizing the space in my room, when the song played. I had just moved back into my mom’s house, after one of the most difficult phases in my life, and I needed clarity. The #Metoo movement was not really a thing yet, and though I had the support of friends and family members, things still weren’t easy. I felt I’d lost my voice, my sense of truly being. The bubbly prank-playing jokester was no longer present. She had been stolen away, making an exit-stage left, with no sign of ever returning.