Posts Tagged ‘new music’

“Blink” Music: Action Bronson feat Chance the Rapper, ‘Baby Blue’

Monday, April 20th, 2015

I would usually give a little background to the artist we have chosen to feature. I might also give you all some insightful critique on the track. Not today. Today we are going to let the unique talent that is Action Bronson speak for himself with this boundary crossing, PC smashing, smart, stupid and brilliant track that is ‘Baby Blue’.

Have a happy Monday!

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Lianne la Havas and A.O.S.O.O.N

Monday, April 13th, 2015
Lianne La Havas, she's back with a new album this summer! (image with thanks to Pinterest), Blink London

Lianne La Havas, she’s back with a new album this summer! (image with thanks to Pinterest)

Last night I was invited to a small but perfectly formed gig at Shoreditch House. It was an immediate ‘yes please!’ as the artist performing was Lianne La Havas who I have been missing since I feel head over heels for her and her exquisite musical talent, through her debut album ‘Is Your Love Big Enough’. Lianne is a mighty musical talent wrapped up in a teeny, charming, shy, sweet and beautiful package. Armed just with her guitar and a mic she absolutely wowed with some tracks from her first album as well as some teasers from the new album which is chalked to drop this Summer. I for one cannot wait.

Before Lianne came on we were treated to a set from South London duo, A.O.S.O.O.N. (that’s ‘AlotOfSomethingOutOfNothing’). The combination of Marisa Hylton (vocals and guitar) and Manny Folorunso (bass) was a stripped back, honest, funky and deep. I really love their sound and hope that you will too. Today’s #MusicMonday is one of the tracks we heard last night, ‘Under’. This is from an EP that they dropped late last year called ‘What is This About’. Fingers crossed we’ll see them popping up on this Summer’s festival circuit.

AOSOON, swiped from their Facebook page

AOSOON, swiped from their Facebook page

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Lion Babe ‘Wonder Woman’

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Here’s our Music Monday post and it’s so hot off the presses there’s no video yet. Keep an eye out for one though as it’s sure to be very cool.

This is Lion Babe, an American duo made up of producer/multi-instrumentalist, Lucas Goodman, and singer-songwriter, Jillian Hervey (who is gaining additional notoriety for her amazing lush locks). There signature funky sound has been enhanced on this track by the inclusion of Pharrell Williams‘ skills producing and contributing vocals.

I love Hervey’s vocal tone as well as her femenist vibe- reminding me lots of Eryka Badu but in a less incesey way, although just as super cool.

This band is looking to go far in 2015 with this accessible yet innovative sound. ‘Wonder Woman’ is taken from their debut album which is dropping imminently. Watch out for it as based on this, I think it’ll be a goodun.

Half of Lion Babe, Jillian Hervey (image with thanks to Pinterest)

Half of Lion Babe, Jillian Hervey and her famous hairdo (image with thanks to Pinterest)

For more new music, just look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music Monday: Shura ‘2Shy’

Monday, March 16th, 2015

This is the second time that Shura has featured as one of our Music Monday posts. The first was the gorgeous Indecision, and you can look back at that post to read all about this artist too.

As we’ve already covered all the background already, this post can be dedicated to the lilting loveliness that is her new track, 2Shy. We don’t have an official video to share with you but here’s the official audio so get the volume turned up, perhaps close your eyes and take a well earned minute to enjoy this super smooth sound.

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Lethal Bizzle ft. Diztortion “Fester Skank”

Monday, March 9th, 2015

This is probably our most commercial #MusicMonday for some time, but we think this new Lethal Bizzle track is just too irresistible. A hip wiggling hook teamed with some really smart lyrics. What more could you ask for on a Monday? Just let yourself go and have a “Fester Skank” moment. We are sure you’ll feel better afterwards.

For more Music Monday posts, just take a look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Tobias Jesso Jr ‘How Could You Babe’

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

With some of pretty influential names backing Tobia Jesso Jr as a talent to watch, I can imaging that he might be feeling some pressure. Actually, based on the soft, mellow, swooping and gentle musicality that he produces, it seems that Tobias is too chilled a guy to feel any stress at all. He exudes a very, very laid back vibe- even though this song is one of loss, betrayal and heartbreak. It feels very much like he is the perfect blend of the open-hearted Canadian (he’s from Vancouver eh), blended with some Californian wide-eyed-hippyness (he was based in LA for several years) giving his approach that mellow 70’s edge.

Man and piano making music in perfect sweet, angst-free union, and making our Monday super chilled for a change (for which we thank you whole-heartedly Tobias). Watch out for his debut album, Goon, dropping middle of this month.

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Common and John Legend ‘Glory’

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Perhaps you spotted on our Twitter feed that we saw ‘Selma’ last week. It left me deeply moved, rather tense and also with a damp patch across my top as I split my drink over myself during a particularly shocking scene…

I cannot recommend this movie highly enough. The approach, production, cinematography and acting is all sparkling brilliant, looking unflinchingly at this particularly ugly period. I can’t speak about this film without specifically praising the British members of the cast, and David Oyelowo in particular.

Now back to the music, as it is a ‘Music Monday’ post and I’ve chosen this track, ‘Glory’ from the film, by John Legend and Common. Common also plays one of the key characters in the film. They combine both of their musical styles perfectly to deliver a heartfelt, rousing song that plays over the closing credits of ‘Selma’ and also stands alone as a great piece of music.

For more great Music Monday posts, just take a look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: The Weeknd ‘Earned It’

Monday, February 9th, 2015

This #MusicMonday comes with a warning: there are bottoms and some boobs, wiggling and some jiggling in this video.

So, consider yourself warned, and now you can enjoy ‘Earned it’ by The Weeknd which features on the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey‘ soundtrack. So, I guess this counts as part of the rather minimal Valentine’s coverage we’ll be featuring as the movie premiere’s on Friday, just in time to get you all in a pickle for the 14th.

Enough about that already well promoted movie and back to this artist. The Weeknd is the stage name of Canadian, Abel Tesfaye. He is a recording artist as well as a record producer. He has slowly and subtly built up his following since 2010 when he started uploading tracks to YouTube and releasing mixtapes. That slow progression has enabled Tesfaye to craft a really fresh take on the ‘bump and grind’ variety of R&B. He brings in layers of complexity through his lilting vocals blended with a musicality of production that kind of intertwines through the track, at times overwhelming his voice and then at others uplifting or harmonising with it. It makes for very sexy listening. No wonder he’s been featured on the Fifty Shades soundtrack.

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: D’Angelo and the Vanguard, live on SNL performing ‘Really Love’

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Oh my oh my oh my oh my. Today’s #MusicMonday has gained an additional ‘M’ and been renamed #MeltingMusicMonday. Black Messiah heralds the return of the wonderful talent that is D’Angelo, and this time around he is joined by The Vanguard.

We’ve chosen this track to share with you, pretty much only because it’s a live performance and so gives us more than choosing one of the other album tracks that are out there without any visual accompaniment.

This album, Black Messiah, shows us just how gifted D’Angelo is. When we first met this musical powerhouse, he delivered a fresh take on a traditional sound. He is still delivering a variation on that theme, but it in no way feels stale or tired. Oh, we missed you and your lilting, soul-melting, heartbreaking, knicker-wetting sound D’Angelo and we welcome you and your mates, The Vanguard, back into our earholes.

It’s out now and if you have any musical taste at all, you have surely bought this already.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Shura ‘Indecision’

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Shura is in fact 23 year old, Russian/ British, pop sensation, Aleksandra Denton. Yes, we did use the ‘pop’ term and that is not generally a genre that we feature on our Music Monday posts but this track, ‘Indecision’ is far from the disposable, brainless pap that generally inhabits this musical category. In fact, I think new artist, Shura’s sound deserves to have its own genre created to explain it’s nuances properly. How about smoothly lush atmospheric synth pop?

Well, have a listen and tell us what you think would be the best way to describe this new artist, aside from addictively brilliant. She is very much one to watch for 2015.

For more new music, take a look here.

Enjoy! Lucy