London native, Lianne La Havas doing a cover of Little Dragon; what isn’t there to love? As a part of the England based music festival, In The Woods, Havas performed a piece that perfectly exemplified her sultry voice. Havas has come out with one album in 2012 titled, “Is Your Love Big Enough?” which received much praise. It was even awarded iTunes Album of the Year 2012. Considering her latest work was two years ago, we are glad she has provided us with something extra to satisfy are Lianne La Havas music cravings.
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Yoann Lemoine does not only direct music videos for esteemed artists like Lana Del Rey and Katy Perry; he also creates music under the name Woodkid. The french musician has released a debut EP and a debut album. Since then, he was accumulated a lot of success and two of his songs are being included on the new film Divergent. Of the two, “I Love You” has a powerful message and interesting feel. It will indeed evoke the proper emotions in its scene.
Sevyn Streeter has quite a voice, which is proven in her song “It Won’t Stop,” featuring Chris Brown. She recently released her debut EP “Call Me Crazy.” Not only does she have incredible singing talent she also has written songs for infamous artists like Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland and Fantasia. Her voice has a delicacy that meshes perfectly with Brown’s. She previously released “It Won’t Stop” and then she remixed it with Chris Brown.
Released on Drake’s album “Nothing Was the Same,” “Too Much” is a collaboration between the Canadian singer and Sampha. While Drake’s album has already received much praise, the song demonstrates Drake’s musical talents as well as Sampha’s. Sampha is from the UK and has insane vocal talent. He often collaborates with SBTRKT, an electronic producer. On this album Sampha sings the chorus while Drake showcases his rapping talents. Sampha’s subtle melody in the background is perfect against Drake’s rapping. The album was released in September 2013.
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Complete with a gospel sample and guest appearance from Kanye West and Big Sean, Rick Ross’s new song “Sanctified” is definitely one of the best off of his album “Mastermind”. Having released earlier this year, “Mastermind” is Ross’s fifth album. “Sanctified” is a beautiful collision of gospel vocals, clever lyrics and unique beats that tie it all together. The song allows Ross, West and Sean to tell their perspectives of how the fast-paced life of fame has impacted their lives.
Australian rapper/singer Iggy Azalea chose to use her “Fancy” new music video to pay tribute to the classic movie, Clueless. In it, almost perfectly mirrored scenes from the movie take place and take us way back to when the movie was our FAVE and most quotable movie of the time (as if!). The music video dropped yesterday and has attracted the younger crowd, as well as those who are hankering for Clueless to be brought back. Director X made sure the video brought back the classic parts of the film, but incorporated today’s gadgets as well to make it a bit more relatable.
Looks like this betty is rocking out and doing music videos right. Congrats Iggy!
Pharrell Williams is making headlines for something other than his Arby’s hat this week. The producer/artist has dropped his first album in eight years, and it’s creating quite a stir. The album, entitled “Girls,” features cameos by artist such as Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, and even Miss Miley. The tracks on this album are catchy, funky, and sure to get stuck in your head and make you dance for days!
Some speculate that Pharrell’s outrageous hat, worn at the Grammy’s, was a ploy to generate buzz before the release of his album. If this is true, he really didn’t need it. The promising album is sure to have some no. 1 hits and get attention in its own right.
Nicely done, Pharrell.
Squeezed from wall to wall, this band had the entire crowd on their feet at their album release party, at The Globos in Silverlake. It was no surprise, since Kiven was named one of the top five indie bands to watch for by Entertainment Weekly. Luckily for us, we were able to get through the throng of people and snatch up an exclusive interview with the rising stars.
Tinashe has a slow, sultry and smooth voice that is reminiscent of Jhene Aiko mixed with The Weeknd. However, her style and vocals are all her own. The beautiful singer has released two mixtapes: “In Case We Die” and “Reverie.” Currently, she is working on an album to be released during 2014. Earlier this year, she released the single “2 On,” which features SchoolBoy Q and shows just how sassy and pure Tinashe’s voice is. Although the song is slightly different from her usual style, “2 On” is surely not the last song we will hear from Tinashe.
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Jacob Anderson also known as Raleigh Ritchie is a fresh, unique blend of R&B and trip hop. He is from Bristol, but is currently based in London. In addition to being an artist, he is also an actor that has been in multiple tv shows and movies. Ritchie has two EPs out, “The Middle Child” and “Black and Blue,” which was released earlier this year. His song “Free Fall” showcases his soulful vocal talents against a jazzy instrumental. Check Raleigh Ritchie out, he is sure to increase in popularity this year.
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