After being a couple months late on the rise to success of ‘Rather Be’, Clean Bandit returns with the beautiful Jess Glynn for the smash hit ‘Real Love’. This combination is still sitting pretty on the top 40 charts here in the USA, and while it has run its course over in the UK, they don’t waste time to churn out another hit. ‘Real Love’ will definitely gain just as much success as ‘Rather Be’, it definitely keeps the Clean Bandit sound with a sort of video game electronic feel to it, and I’m loving everything about it. Don’t even get me started on how fantastic Jess Glynn sounds on this track, I really hope her career hits off over here in the states!
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Fergie is back after a long 8 year hiatus in the solo industry. She brings us some fire on her new track ‘L.A. Love’ produced by DJ Mustard, and I have to say I’m in love with this. Her debut solo attempt brought so much fire and crowned her The Dutchess. Here, with ‘L.A. Love’ she brings us more originality doing something that isn’t heard on the radio today, which will definitely give her the top 10 hit she was looking for. Lyrically, there isn’t much to this song at all, but I mean what top 40 song can you really say has fantastic lyrics anyway.
I can’t wait to hear the rest of this album, because this is just the beginning.
The Dutchess is back!
Allen Stone has been one of my favorites for quite some time now, his previous albums have each been fantastic, and I can’t even begin to talk about his vocal ability. The soul singer is coming back with his new album Radius, and this is just one of the tracks off, what I imagine will be, a fantastic album. ‘Freezer Burn’ sounds like a mix of The Black Keys and Prince all mashed up in to one soulful song, which if you know both artists, you know that it is a recipe for greatness.
I am more than excited to see him on tour next week, be sure to check out his tour dates and catch him in a city near you!
By now I feel like everyone knows the group has broken up, but if you haven’t well there you go. There was lots of drama surrounding the whole situation, and I didn’t care to read the whole thing, I was basically concerned with the music. For a while it seemed like we weren’t going to get anything more from them, but as of yesterday, Aubrey and Shannon have come out and said that the album will be dropping next month. Dawn hasn’t spoken about the release, but the other 2 have stated that this album is for the fans.
All that being said, I have seen them perform this song live on youtube, and it’s not my favorite from the group, because I am still waiting for ‘All in a Days work’, but its start. They took a more dance/pop feel with this track, a complete opposite from the smash that is ‘Lemonade’. I’m just excited to hear what went on in the studio, so now I just have to wait and see.
Also you can hear snippets of their entire album here
I’m not the biggest critic of rap/hip-hop music, but I do have mad respect for Kendrick Lamar. Aside from the ‘rappers’ that rule the charts these days, Kendrick keeps it different and real. I loved his previous album, and now he releases what will probably be a huge track this year from his upcoming album. ‘I’ is hard hitting, and samples the Isley Brothers, giving it a sort of outkast kind of feel, which is a great comparison. There is nothing out there right now that sounds like this, and I fully support Kendrick after this track, and can’t wait to hear what else he has for this next album!
I can’t stress how much Mary J. is about to kill the game.
With the previous release of the masterpiece ‘Right Now’, she releases a much more emotional side to her next EP The London Sessions. ‘Whole Damn Year’ has Mary J. written all over it, and yet the production is different, which can be credited to the talented people she has been working with. Everything about this is amazing, and I stated it as soon as I heard ‘Right Now’, Mary J. is changing the game, and everyone better watch out.
Now that fall has kicked in, I feel like the release of this track is just perfect. I have been a fan of both Rochelle Jordan and JMSN for quite some time now, both are huge talents in their own respects. So, needless to say, when the two join forces only perfection would come from it. ‘Lowkey’ is straight night time vibes, RoJo keeps it smooth with her vocals and later JMSN comes in and kills his verse and just adds to the flow of the track. These two fit perfectly together, even though separately their styles are quite different sounding.
These guys deserve so much credit because this track is definitely going to be on repeat for a while!