… BUT NOW I DO THIS.

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…

Didn’t Deserve It: Rachel Platten – Perfect For You

Rachel Platten could be cast aside as a one hit wonder. After all, Fight Song was a massive single that took the world by storm. It was used in political campaigns (Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Bid), as an anthem of survival, and was thought to be a difficult song to follow-up. Rachel herself explained that…

We didn’t deserve it: Brandy’s Who I Am

Frankly, we didn’t deserve Brandy’s severely overlooked and underappreciated Afrodisiac. Released in June of 2004, Brandy’s fourth studio album was met with critical response that was highly positive, eventually garnering critical acclaim for its mature lyrics, Brandy’s vocals, and its overall experimental sound. The album was said to be ahead of its time and has…

A very important Mariah moment…

Team – I see Mariah Carey live for the first time EVER tomorrow (March 19, 2019) in Chicago. I’m 32 and have been a fan since ’93; therefore, this has been 27 years in there making. It’s cute, people KNOW I’m excited because they KNOW I’m a Lamb. Specifically speaking, I have been a Lamb…

Turning 10: All I Ever Wanted

I remember the week My Life Would Suck Without You was released to radio in January of 2009. I was beginning my senior year at Florida State University and I was on a break with my on-and-off again boyfriend at the time. Kelly Clarkson’s big return, as it had been billed, was exactly what I…

Dido – Still On My Mind

Dido had an immediate impact on me as an artist when her debut and sophomore albums were released. I had never really heard music like hers. It wasn’t what I was accustomed to listening to at that point in my life. She wasn’t Christina, Mariah, Britney or any of the other popular singers of that…

Anne Frances – A Little Bit Alexis

Why aren’t we discussing this BOP of a song? If you live under a rock and haven’t watched Schitt’s Creek yet, I would urge you that you should do so immediately. Schitt’s Creek is wonderful Canadian sitcom that is witty, charming, and positively soothing. Amongst the talented cast and brilliant characters is the charming, aloof,…

Yola – Walk Through Fire

Unfortunately, I judge both books and compact discs by the covers. Every Friday I take some time to review the iTunes Pre-Order section and see if any covers/artists call my attention; and luckily Yola’s album cover caught my attention. The short sample on iTunes of Faraway Look was enough to reel me in. Soon after, I…

New Music Monthly: February 2019

Hey team! Hope your Februarys have been as exciting as the cold month we’ve endured in the Midwest. Luckily, we’ve had lots of great music to keep us company through the long, dark and cold days. Let’s review: Maren Morris – The Bones  Maren is gearing up to release her sophomore album GIRL in a…

Turning 10: Dido – Quiet Times

In lieu of Dido’s upcoming album, Still On My Mind, and my current series, Turning Ten, I thought I’d focus on one of my favorite songs by Dido, Quiet Times. Released on February 14thof 2009, Quiet Times was the second single off Dido’s third album Safe Trip Home. After two astonishingly successful album campaigns, for…

Thoughts: Why GIRL deserves to be a huge hit.

By the time GIRL was released as the first single off her sophomore album, Maren Morris had made a name for herself. Maren had amassed 4 top 20 country radio hits, a gold-certified album, HERO, and a massive mainstream pop single with ZEDD called The Middle. Maren had also won a Grammy for Best Country…