For those of you who aren’t familiar with Labrinth, he busted out on the scene in the UK as a featured vocalist on Tinie Tempah’s ‘Frisky‘ and ‘Pass Out‘, which were 2 major hits overseas. Then just last year he released his debut single from his album titled ‘Earthquake’ which was a massive track all over the UK. Now he is back with his new track ‘Last Time’ which he claims is going to be bigger than Earthquake. Take a Listen below:
Now I am a major fan of Labrinth, but I definitely don’t see this topping the monster track that is ‘Earthquake’, but with that being said, this definitely has top 40 written ALL over it, and its only a matter of time before it reaches the charts. Anyway his debut album is scheduled to drop sometime in March, and I am definitely looking forward to see what else this guy has in store.
Vince Kidd has been on my radar for some time now, and I’m just glad to see him releasing some more music. I first heard his track ‘Taboo’ and instantly fell in love. Soulful voice mixed with an r&b type vibe, and it all mixes perfectly. This is the kind of talent we need right now, he is unique, and definitely a creative genius.
More recently he has dropped his first video for a new song titled ‘Sick Love’, which might I add is becoming one of my favorite tracks of 2012. The video is bizarre and yet you just want to keep watching. It’s sexy, smooth, and addictive all at the same time.
Check it out here:
also check out his track ‘Taboo’ below:
If those 2 tracks don’t persuade you then, take a listen to his acoustic version of a track called ‘Smother Me’ and be taken away by his soulful voice. His debut album is due out later this year and I’m definitely looking forward to hearing more!
This guy has 2012 written ALL over him!
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New M.I.A off of her fourth album to be due out this summer. There was a mixtape version that was released a couple of months, but apparently she changed things up on it, and added it her album. I don’t see anything special about this track really, but with that being said, this track completely owns her flop album “MAYA” and I love every bit of this song , I’m actually looking forward to this album. She is on her way to being back where she belongs! The track hits itunes tomorrow (January 31st) for those that are interested!
M.I.A is also rumored to hit the superbowl stage next weekend with Madonna and Nicki Minaj to premier her new song “Give Me All Your Luvin”, the video to that song is supposed to air during American Idol this week so look out for that.
Take a listen to ‘Bad Girls’ below
The video follows Sabre around a nightclub scene as he soulfully pours his heart out for a cheating girl in which he can’t get his mind off of. Your standard theme for a song, but with added soul that is much needed in the business today.
I have been following this mans career for quite a while now, and with his debut album ‘Lonely Are The Brave’ releasing next month, he dropped a video for his next single ‘No One’. He had smash hit in the UK with his debut single off his album ‘Let Me Go’ and it became one of my standout tracks of last year. Definitely one of my favorite soul singers of the past 2 or 3 years now, and I’m highly anticipating his debut album from what I have heard so far.
WATCH OUT 2012!!!
Emerging artist Frank Ocean, who recently placed 2nd in BBC’s ‘Sound of 2012′, is now prepping his debut album. The track might not be as long as hoped, but it definitely shows off what he does best. I personally love this track, and I can’t wait to hear what his album sounds like. If ‘Nostalgia’ is anything to bounce off of, I’m predicting a smash album. Anyway listen to ‘Voodoo’ below!
Since it is a slow day in the world of music, I figured I should post this video of Christina Aguilera singing ‘At Last’ at the legendary Etta James’ funeral service this morning. Every time Christina Aguilera is called upon to tribute a great artist, well, she NEVER fails and this just adds to the list.
Say what you please about her vocal control, but to me there is something about her untrained control that gives it the most appeal, rather than a machine manufactured singer. Soulful vocals and all she basically slayed that song just how it was meant to be slayed. There is a reason why she gets chosen to tribute so many legends and well just watch the video below and you will see why. AMAZING!
R.I.P Etta James
There is absolutely NOTHING to this video, I think my hopes were too high for this, but she took the easy way out and enlisted that dude from Napoleon Dynamite and some drag queens to rap in place of the actual people. I mean, it’s Ke$ha….what did you expect? I still love this song though
Chris Brown seems to be switching his direction from r&b to Dance. To be fair his r&b tunes haven’t been much of a hit aside from ‘Deuces’ of course, but his dance tracks came pretty hard because I did LOVE ‘Beautiful People’ and even ‘Yeah 3x’ grew on me at one point. This new track is probably another grower, its not AMAZING but it will get stuck in your head, and cause you to listen to it multiple times. It’s definitely another top 40 hit for him,and I’m sure that is all he is looking for with it. Check it!
I’m not too familiar with this duo, but I look forward to hearing more from them. I discovered them from Pinboard and fell in love with this soulful electronic song. Anyway, there isn’t much else to say because I can’t describe how good the song is, so just take a listen for yourself below!
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Where do I begin with 14th, all I can say is they are amazing! They are still a fresh band, so they have about 3 tracks out right now, which you can treat yourself to on their soundcloud. With their latest single ‘Take Me There’ taking over my ears, they have officially dropped visuals for it, and they are just as awesome as the song. The song takes a trip back to the 90’s with the beat and vocals, and just feels right all together. Take a listen to the ear sex that is ‘Take Me There’ below!