You’re my #Lover.

So here we are, just over a week after Lover’s release. As a fervent supporter of Taylor and her music, it was rough listening to ME! and You Need to Calm Down. YNTCD is great in many ways, but neither song sonically nor lyrically appeared to be a Taylor Swift song. I was worried at the…

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…

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: 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…

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…

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…

Turning 10: It’s Not Me, It’s You

By 2009 Lily Allen had become a notable force within the music industry. Her debut album Alright, Still had peaked at number 1 in the UK and went to sell over 1.1 million copies. The album peaked at number 20 in the US and went to sell over 600,000 copies. She had scored 4 top…