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…

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…

Albums of 2019

So, here we are 17 days deep into 2019 and I’m already looking forward to so many releases. DIDO – STILL ON MY MIND To say that I’ve been waiting for this album for years is an understatement. What we’ve heard so far has been compelling. Friends and Hurricanes are moody, poignant and engaging. The…

New Music Friday – January 2019

On the first single for her third album, La Bella Mafia, Lil’ Kim rapped “I’ve been gone for a minute, now I’m back with the jump-off”. It’s been a minute (or two) but I’m back. In between finishing grad-school, the holidaze, and a trip to Mexico to start the new year, I’ve been all over…

Dido: Still on My Mind

Let’s break it down: it’s been 5 years since Dido’s last album, Girl Who Got Away, and her Greatest Hits album. It’s also been 15 years since Dido last went on tour. On November 9th Dido announced her upcoming album, Still On My Mind, and also announced a word tour which will take her across Europe…

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…

Thoughts: My First Gay Heartbreak

I remember seeing him the first time waiting to be seated at the restaurant. I remember sitting across from his table every night that week. He was older. He was handsome. He was definitely gay. We never said a word to each other. We just stared at each other. After that week long cruise, I…