Carrie Underwood: Cry Pretty

Carrie Underwood’s new album is a triumph. There’s no other way to say that what she’s done is mature, classy, appealing, timely and extremely approachable. Serviceable to boot. This album is chockfull of massive songs and meaningful moments that let you into her state of mind, something she’s rarely done before. I’ve been listening to…

Mariah’s back (again).

Mariah deserves this. She deserves to slay with a vengeance. I still believe that Me. I am Mariah… the Elusive Chanteuse was criminally underrated by the streaming, purchasing and general public. Critically acclaimed, sonically appealing and quite triumphant, her nuances and persona eclipsed the music, and at the end, unfortunately, the joke was on her. The…

THE KNOCKS: IT’S MAGIC.

Neon Gold  is a New York City-based boutique record label founded in 2008 by Derek Davies and Lizzy Plapinger. We could be thankful for this amazing record label because they’ve given us the chance to experience the amazing music of bands like Marina & the Diamonds, Passion Pit, The Knocks and artists like Ellie Goulding, Icona Pop,…

Playlist: GROOVY

What I truly enjoy about streaming platforms like Apple Music and Spotify is that you can curate playlists which mix and match artists and their songs to create a capsule of music. At times this capsule of music truly transport you to either a place or time, sometimes both. Growing up in Miami I never…

NMF.

It’s another New Music Friday and am I glad to see it. After a few weeks of nothing inspirational, I am so relieved to listen to things that give me the feels. Let’s take a dive into the NMF tides. Carrie Underwood: I was over Carrier after Blown Away. I felt like she knew she…

NMF: Jess Glynne

Does Jess Glynne even release a bad song?  That’s all I could think of this morning as I listened to her latest release, All I Am. I couldn’t get over how she has truly accomplished creating a sound, having a distinct voice, and creating hit after hit. Whoever her production team is needs a bonus,…

The Saturdays: Top 10 Singles

This morning I realized that last night yesterday I had written about The Saturdays and their glorious sophomore album, Wordshaker. Then I realized I used a hashtag #tenyearsofthesaturdays. I couldn’t believe that it had been ten years since If This Is Love was released. In honor of their ten years, I’ve tasked myself to compile…

WORDSHAKER.

Frankly and slightly shamefully, before I knew Girls Aloud, I knew The Saturdays. I specifically remember downloading their album one cold December night while I was in college in Tallahassee. I couldn’t believe what I heard. It was legitimate ear glitter, and not the Ke$ha type. I was instantly mesmerized and couldn’t get enough of…

#TBT: NIKKA COSTA

I’ve been listening to Nikka Costa since 2001, which is when she made her initial debut in the United States. By the time Nikka was 10 she had already recorded for Don Ho, had recorded a debut album with her father playing acoustic guitar that sold relatively well across Europe, and also sang at an…

JONES.

I’ve been meaning to write about Jones (originally known as Cherie Jones) for a while now. I loved her debut album, New Skin, so much I purchased it in both physical and digital format (Jones: does it exist in vinyl?). The whole album has a tone of warmth that could serve you through both a…