Honesty, candor, vulnerability, realness aren’t always in the top 5 attributes for songs written for the masses. So, when someone like Adele breaks through with this standard of genuineness, everyone gathers around this fire with sympathetic harmony no longer feeling so misunderstood. Dig further into less heralded forms of songwriting, and you will find these attributes as the norm and not an aberration.
Whether you want to label her as Americana, Alt/Country or Indie rock, Suzanne Santo (usually one half of duo Honey Honey) embodies this unabashed spirit of … See More!
Right away, I pull something out of this song. It continues that way to the finish. It’s electric from the start. It feels like a Monday morning alarm. There’s an internal ‘Yes!’ that sounds off — An alert to love.
Love has an inexplicable power to set us free. I know it can seem scary — like a longly caged bird who struggles deeply to step out of an open door. But, we have been generations enslaved by suspicion and fear long enough. The gate must swing open. We must take that chance. Take off!
Let’s just say this song was not built for the 1950’s. This one carries a more modern depiction of relationships. Sometimes, a man setting the emotional terms is not the case. A woman detaching herself and choosing to only be about “one thing” can also be the story. …Click to Continue
This collaborative song, entitled “Carry You Home” from EP War Child, is a stripped-down, heart-felt soul session rendered by Jake Isaac and JP Cooper. These two singer songs writers deliver a sincere acoustic guitar performance.
Oh troubled hard oh weary soul How did you get here, get so far from home Under the stars we used to play But now you hold back the tears only wishing…Continue
Treat yourself to a mini concert with NPR Tiny Desk (I love these guys!) presenting Lianne LaHavas. Accompanied by two other vocalists (James Wyatt on piano and Frida Mariama Touray), she has a captivatingly unforced spark. She is soulful and heart-hitting. Listening to La Havas is easy yet emotive.
This Philly strong, gypsy goddess breaks west with soul, hip-hop fusion. She curates silk smooth energy, escapism and anthemic aria. Not afraid to take chances or digging deep, she’ll create on her own terms mixing in an undertone of experimental flute textures and a pinch of effervescence. She has a worldly whimsy and a mission to empower others — it’s a mantra… her message.
I couldn’t click away when I stumbled on the Tank and the Bangas— this beautiful tangled mixed of Louisiana musicians flexing an eclectic use of sax, flute, ivory tickling and diverse percussion. They are New Orleans jazzy sweet and funky blue stitching in hip-hop, poetic call-and-response storytelling. Tarriona‘Tank’ Ball has …Continue