I love me some Ariana Grande, although she did lose a lot of credit for making that so called song ‘Break Free’ with Zedd. She redeems herself here with a smooth pop/r&b vibe track titled ‘Love Me Harder’ featuring none other than The Weeknd. She is giving me a little old school Mariah vibe on this track which is why I fell in love with her in the first place, and I really hope the rest of her album sounds more like this, because while I loved ‘Problem’, lets be honest, It is getting quite the overplay. Anyway, take a listen below!
Ella Eyre has been one of my favorites for a while now, I mean, how can you not fall in love when you hear her vocal ability. Her previous track ‘If I Go’ has been hitting it big in the UK, unfortunately it won’t catch on here for a little bit, but I’m used to that. Ella gives another big track titled ‘Comeback’, with even bigger vocals then before. Just like everything Ella does, this song is perfect, and I am really looking forward to hearing what else she has in store for us.
Here is to hoping we get a USA tour soon!
Azealia was one of my favorites when she released ‘212’, since then she has come off as quite cocky, without even so much as an album behind her belt, so I kind of lost interest in her. She recently got dropped, or ‘set free’ as she calls it, from her record label, so I was interested in seeing what she had in store now that she wasn’t controlled by a label. ‘Heavy Metel and Reflective’ is the first offering from her very long overdue debut album Broke With Expensive Taste, and I have to say I am kind of feeling it. It is hard hitting, and there is something about her flow that I can’t deny, the beat is perfect for her sound, and while the song is a little on the short side, she brings it. Here is to hoping she cleans up her attitude because ‘212‘ is still one of my favorites.
Probably one of the biggest songs of the year, Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ gets cover treatment from the talented Luke James. Luke has made quite the name for himself in the past year or so, opening for Beyonce on her UK leg, and for this guy it’s only the beginning. This cover is fantastic, and one of my favorites that I have heard so far. Luke brings kind of a R&B flow to an already soulful song, and while no one can touch the vocal ability of Sam Smith, Luke definitely holds his own on this track.
I have already expressed my love for this track in its original form, but now Maverick brings the raw talents of many UK artists. First, I am really happy to see Devlin back on tracks, he has been one of my favorites for a while now, I love his flow so much. While I’m not too familiar with George the Poet, both him and Chipmunk brought fire to this track. The features on this track gives the track a much different vibe than the original, and both will definitely be on repeat.
We have been getting hints at this collab for a little bit now, and it has finally dropped. I have to admit, this is fire! Beyonce and Nicki make a perfect team, I’m not sure why Beyonce hasn’t done too many features before, it definitely adds to her tracks. Nicki adds probably one of her best verses yet to the track, and while I haven’t heard her single ‘Anaconda’ yet, if she brings this much heat to a feature, lets hope she continues with it on her own solo stuff.
Beyonce also takes a quick second to kind of address the elevator incident that she kind of brushed off with her official statement. Anyway, I’m here for the track and not the drama.
I’m not sure how I slept on this track, I found Moko with the release of her sexy, smooth single ‘Honey Cocaine‘. I guess she has been putting in work since that day, and I have been missing out! She releases a very different sounding track taken from her upcoming EP The Gold. The track definitely brings back the 90’s dance sound, and I love everything about it! Moko is definitely slowly making a name for herself and I hope she gets the attention she deserves soon!