Music Monday: 13/06/16

Music Monday: 13/06/16

This weeks songs are:

1) En Vogue – Don’t Let Go (Love)

Don’t Let Go (Love) was realised in 1996 by the American R&B group, En Vogue. This song appeared on the soundtrack to the amazing movie “Set It Off” (1996) as well as the groups third album, EV3. Don’t Let Go became the biggest single the group had ever released internationally and it reached the top ten in a number of countries. This track sold 1.3 million copies in the US and it’s the last single where the former band member, Dawn Robinson, sang the lead vocals. I love the emotive nature of this song but also the amazing vocals of the group, so check out this song:

En Vogue – Don’t Let Go (Love)

2) Nelly Furtado Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)

Big Hoops is an R&B track released in April 2012 by the Canadian singer, Nelly Furtado. This song is the fifth single on her album, The Spirit Indestructible (2012). This track was influenced by Furtado’s teenage years and her love for hip-hop and R&B in the 90s. When Nelly Furtado was talking about this song, she says “I’m channelling my 14-year-old self because I used to put on these big hoop earrings and big jeans and backpack and go down and hang out in front of the mall and wait for my friends.” Big Hoops received mixed reviews from critics but I really love this song and I particularly enjoy the hooks. Check out this song:

Nelly Furtado – Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)

3) Ed Sheeran – You Need Me, I Don’t Need You

This is one of my favourite tracks by Ed Sheeran and I also like the music video of this song, which is in black and white and features an actor who is rapping the song in sign language instead of saying it with his mouth. This song was released in August 2011 and it is the second single in his first studio album, (2011). You Need Me is a message to people who were hating on him, he describes himself as ‘real’ and says that he doesn’t need their approval because he knows that people need his music. Check out this great song:

Ed Sheeran – You Need Me, I Don’t Need You

 

Music Monday: 30/05/16

Music Monday: 30/05/16

This weeks songs are:

1) Kygo – Raging ft. Kodaline

Kygo is a Norwegian DJ and record producer and Raging  was released in April 2016. This song is the fourth single on his recent debut album, Cloud Nine (2016), which features a number of good songs including one of his signature singles ‘Firestone’. Raging can be classed as a tropical house/deep house single because of it’s dancehall elements and balearic beats. I love the drop in this song so check out this awesome tune below:

Kygo – Raging ft. Kodaline

2) Izzy Bizu – White Tiger

Izzy Bizu is a British Soul and R&B singer. I first heard this song on an advert for NCS and I instantly loved the singer’s unique vocals and I had to find out what the song was and who was the artist. This song features on her album A Moment of Madness (2016) along with her other singles ‘Adam & Eve’, ‘Diamond’ and ‘Mad Behaviour’. Check out this cool song below:

Izzy Bizu – White Tiger

3) Gotye – Eyes Wide Open

Gotye is an Australian musician that first rose to fame with his single ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ in 2011 and his album, Making Mirrors, was released the same year. On the album, Eye Wide Open was the fourth track and it peaked at no.55 on the Australian singles chart. This song is alternative rock and the lyrics metaphorically say that people are walking to their death (yeah, it’s a bit dark). Check out this song below:

Gotye – Eyes Wide Open