With Bjork's ninth studio album Utopia having been released on November 24th and now available on the typical music outlets, “Blissing Me” brings beauty to the screen with a minimalistic video that looks like a fairy from a dream singing about a rather utopian modern love story built upon a musical base. The words are poetic, beautiful and actually make you look them up instead of blindly repeating a refrain on loop. This is one of Bjork’s strengths, something we expect to see a lot of in this latest, highly anticipated album.
Demi Lovato Fires Up the Dance Floor with Luis Fonsi in “Echame La Culpa.” Spanish songs generally have a rather alluring ring to them, with passion and emotion radiating right through, even when we do not understand the lyrics. Breaking the VEVO 24h Latin record is the latest song by Demi Lovato, a collaboration with Luis Fonsi, and it is rocking the music boards everywhere. Confirmation about the song was made just lately, via social media on Tuesday night. It was a video teaser of the track with Fonsi announcing the title as “Echame La Culpa” while on a bed and the words written on a pillow.
The Thrill of it All will be part of Smith’s North American tour starting June 18, 2018 from Toronto, with the stint taking him around the US before ending up in Calgary on September 13. There are 37 dates to this trek, with five Canadian performances, and each ticket purchased online will be awarded with a free copy of the album. The closing track to the album is “Pray” and has been produced by Timbaland, easily capturing our attention no matter where we are when we hear it for the first time.
With a tour planned featuring special guess Julia Michaels, Maroon 5 will be hitting the road in North America March to October right after making an appearance with performances at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on December 30th and 31st. So which pill will you take: the red or the blue?
I had the pleasure of catching the show on a Friday night in Spokane, Washington. Spokane is not a huge town and even with the competition of two Garth Brooks concerts scheduled the same day just down the block, the Spokane Knitting Factory was packed with a very diverse crowd that ranged in age from teenagers to baby boomers. When the band's original lead singer Stephan Jenkins took to the fog filled stage to open with "Sharp Knife," he was greeted by a wildly cheering audience ready to rock. They were not disappointed. There was no fluff, no background projections, no distractions at all. This was a straight up rock show.
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HAIM is Back with “That Don’t Impress Me Much” Rendition! HAIM has been quite busy of late and that’s certainly something we are enjoying. The latest news centers around the release of a Shania Twain cover for “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” a musical classic that both older and younger generations have enjoyed for years now. The HAIM sisters recorded their version of the song for an Australian radio station called triple j, a tribute to their favorite country star who finally released her first album in 15 years
The self-employed do not get maternity leave it appears, according to one of the latest interviews with English songstress Jessie Ware. The 33 year old pop, electronica, R&B and soul singer came onto the musical stage back in 2009 and has since made a name for herself. Her latest song is called “Sam” and has been confirmed to refer to her husband, wed since 2014. The best songs are the most intimate, and what can get more intimate than a mother singing to her daughter her life’s advice? Co-written by Ed Sheeran,
Christmas Comes Early with a New Gwen Stefani Album! A run on her boyfriend’s ranch inspired gorgeous long-time artist Gwen Stefani to write a Christmas song. That has since turned into a Christmas album where she flaunts her love for the man and tries to fulfill her Christmas “fantasy” to be rather like Mariah Carey. With so much of the world obsessed with Gwen and Blake’s relationship, it almost seems fitting to bring love and Christmas together.
Over the years, P!NK has broken stereotypes such as women over 35 struggling to make it onto Top 40 radio or topping Hot 100 charts; she has presented a world of strong women and even admitted to some unexpected family dynamics with her husband of many years. In terms of this particular album, she has made it clear that while life can be truly traumatic, it is infinitely beautiful as well and the duality of that requires art to reflect it perfectly.