Jody Brock finally gives us a taste of his EP, Phoenix. I have been waiting for this EP for so long, and it is right around the corner. All we had before was a couple of acoustic performances of this song, which were fantastic, but I have to say the final version of this song is way better than anything I was expecting! It is weird hearing this song in final stage, because I have been listening to the acoustic version for so long now, but I can’t complain at all. It has a very big band sound and old school vibe, he is definitely doing something different with this and I love it. I don’t even know where to start with Brock’s vocals, no words for how amazing they are. Loving everything about this track, and I can’t wait till the entire EP gets released!
After her iconic Superbowl performance, Missy Elliott might actually be making the comeback we have been waiting for. She teased us with a comeback a couple of years ago, and never dropped anything after that. She has been previewing pictures of her and Timbaland in the studio, and now she features on this Jack Ü track, which is definitely a hard hitter. I have been waiting to hear what Missy does in this day in music. I love this track, and I have been looking forward to this Jack Ü collaboration for a while now, this is just the beginning.
I have loved both of these artists since the early stages of their career, and it has just grown since then. Ed Sheeran who has since played at the olympics, to grammy nominations is now a major player in the music business. Rudimental’s album Home is a perfect blend of the UK sound, and I still play it 2 years later. This track is greatness, Ed sounds fantastic and Rudimental adds a perfect drum and bass type track behind it. This probably won’t hit off over here in the States, but it will be pretty big on the UK side of music.
While his huge hit ‘I Don’t Fuck With You’, continues to rise on the charts, Big Sean releases another track from his upcoming album Dark Sky Paradise, due out Feb 24th. This track is basically everything you would expect from someone under the GOOD music label. Each one of them goes in on their verse, and I’m not the biggest fan of any of these three, but I have to say I love the vibe of this track. Everything I have heard from Big Sean’s new album, I have been a fan of. I think switching over to GOOD music was definitely a great move on his part, he is going to flourish this year!
The talent behind Clean Bandit’s biggest track, ‘Rather Be’, continues her solo career with the release of ‘Hold My Hand’. She previously released a huge track last year titled ‘Right Here‘, and while this is less dance floor ready, it has summer vibes all over it and I love it. It’s catchy, it’s feel good, and Jess sounds fantastic! I have loved all her solo stuff she has put out so far, I’m looking forward to, what will hopefully be, a huge year for her.
The #R8 era begins!
I have been waiting quite a while for Rihanna to drop a track, after taking quite a long break from the scene, she gives us a huge surprise by dropping ‘FourFiveSeconds’. The very acoustic sounding track features huge legends, Kanye West and Paul McCartney, and I have to say that I absolutely love it. I don’t think Rihanna has sounded better on any of her tracks yet, I prefer this Rih over any of her dance tracks, but still love me some Rihanna anyway. I predict a huge album for her, she has been missed from the industry and she is going to come back stronger than ever.
watch out world!
I haven’t heard this album as a whole just yet, but from what I have heard is fantastic. The music business was missing this lady, and I’m so glad she is back, her debut album back in 2008, Fearless, was fantastic. I expect nothing less from this album, soul and all. Get into the album below!
Also if you missed out on this soulful cover of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing‘, just listen to it.