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…

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…

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…

Thoughts: Ricki-Lee.

Recently, I had sent my friends over at Popchops Podcast a question: “Why isn’t Ricki-Lee bigger?” Ricki-Lee Coulter is an Australian vocal powerhouse who has been active in the recording industry as a solo artist since 2005. If you take a listen to her discography, you will understand why I have such a dubious question. Her…

Just Shy: The Interview

Honestly, you’ve got to love gay twitter for so many reasons. Not only for the glitz and glamour of it all, but because the network is so connected to music that you stumble upon many great artists you may have missed if you relied only on the forces that are Spotify and iMusic. Just Shy…

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…

CRJ.

Carly Rae Jepsen is a legend. Say her name and your mind may have perceptions based on one of two possible assumptions: she is either the girl who wrote and sang Call Me Maybe, the inescapable hit of 2011/2012, or the girl who released the gay romance cannon of 2015 and the century, E-MO-TION. I’ve…

Thoughts: Lily Allen is important.

One of my favorite albums (yes, I’ll go on record) is Lily Allen’s It’s Not Me, It’s You. Even on her debut album, Alright, Still, Lily brazenly entered the pop-music world as a fresh and honest voice with a “no-fucks-given” attitude that called out the British Parliament, the police, other public figures, and her family…

Tay: Big reputation. Big conversation.

I recently attended Taylor Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour in Chicago at Soldier Field. This was the 6th time I have seen Taylor live in concert. Yes, she’s been an investment of sorts over the years; not only financially, but emotionally as well (this is key).   There are multiple things that are true about Taylor: she…