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Do you remember what disc you first purchased with your own cash? I do. Macy Gray’s On How Life Is. Do you remember the first CD single you got as an Easter present one year? I do. Mariah Carey’s Hero CD Single. Can you remember every word to a song upon first listening to it *if…

Thoughts: The Let Down

You’ve danced and you’ve cried to their songs, you’ve purchased all their albums in both physical and digital formats, and you’ve paid substantial amounts to their attend their concerts. You truly believe in them as artists and as people. So, what do you do when your favorite artists release material that you don’t believe in?…

Turning 10: Amanda Leigh

“I was proud of the work I was doing back then, but I was really just a kid. I’m going to continue to grow, and my musical tastes will change and hopefully I’ll only get better and better and work harder and harder and study more. I’m not desperately seeking out credibility as an artist….

Léon Live

Lotta Lindgren, known professionally as Léon, has been releasing music since 2015; however, finally released her full-length debut, LÉON,in March of 2019. Instantly one of my favorite albums of 2019, LÉONis an emotionally complex collection of songs about love found and love lost. It touches upon both moments of heartbreak and affection. What I’ve learned in…

STEREO: Paris

I love a good playlist. I’ll usually create one when I want to encapsulate a mood (gym, night-out), relive a moment (concert, etc.), or when I need inspiration. I was recently in Paris and listened to this mix whilst in my room prepping to leave in the morning, or prior to going out for a…

New Music Friday: April 2019

April was an interesting time for music. Taylor teased us with pastels all month long and then released ME! Featuring the guy from Panic at the Disco. Bananarama returned and delivered an album full of nostalgic pop songs, including the never-released MKS (formerly known as Sugababes) gem Love in Stereo. Carly Rae Jepsen delivered the…

Thoughts: The “Forgotten” Ladies of ’00 Pop

The pop machine can be cut-throat and brutal. While Britney, Christina, Jessica and Mandy led the female pack of the pop music landscape of the early 2000’s, there were a few young ladies who were gunning for some of the same exposure and success. If you study close enough, you’ll notice that every major record…

Turning 10: When Love Takes Over

The weekend. What a great time to celebrate a song that’s turning 10. A song that defines its significance the second the first escalating notes sound. Instantly recognizable. A song that lifts the spirit of any room that has its speakers blaring the sounds of 2009. When Love Takes Over, David Guetta’s extremely successful venture…

OTM: Little Big Town – The Daughters

I’ve discussed the lack of inclusivity of women in country music before. Little Big Town is one of my favorite country music acts. They are so talented, and they’ve never been a group of people to shy away from addressing issues that actually hold weight. I need you to stop everything you’re doing and listen…

A Discovery: Louise

Honestly, I didn’t know Louise Elizabeth Redknapp, known professionally as Louise, and I am beyond upset that it took this long for me to know her talent. These are some other things I didn’t know about Louise: I didn’t know that Louise was a member of Eternal, a R&B group that debuted in ’93 in…

A Discovery: Abir

Last night I saw Jess Glynne perform in Chicago. That will be another post; however, at this moment we are discussing her opener, Abir. Frankly, I am a horrible concert-goer. I rarely check out the openers because I like the surprise. At times they are pleasant, and sometimes they’re not. Abir was beyond pleasant. I…