Recommendation Wednesday: “Happy Family” – Sundara Karma

Youthful music from a newer British band called Sundara Karma. This song fades. It builds. It turns around. The chorus will reel you in. You wouldn’t even know it’s six minutes long. Perfect for a long drive with the window down.

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Harry Styles Song Review: “Sign of the Times”

Arguably the biggest star to come out of One Direction, Harry Styles, has finally released 1solo material. His debut single is entitled “Sign of the Times” and it is exactly what a world drowning in overused beat drops needed.

It would have been easy for Harry to release a trendsetting song. A tropical beat tied to his star-powered name would have made for a surefire hit. Instead, he didn’t go for something easy and typical. He went for something refreshing. Something that would make the likes of David Bowie and Elton John tip their hats. It’s true that Continue reading

The First Music Video to Reach 1 Billion Views in 2017 Has Arrived!

“Despacito” by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee has amassed 1 billion views in a little over 3 months. It has topped the charts in over a dozen countries and landed the top spot on the Billboard Latin chart. On April 16th a remixed version of the song featuring Justin Bieber was released which is sure to help the already wildly successful song gain  more popularity in the States.

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HAIM Finally Returns!

Fans of American band HAIM, like myself, are finally being rewarded for their patience! The band’s twitter account tweeted a video of member Danielle Haim playing the drums before ending on one very important date. It would seem by this time next week, April 27th, we will have new music from the band’s trio of sisters who also include Este and Alana.

In honor of new music to come, let me throwback to my favorite single from HAIM’s debut/last album Days Are Gone which came out in 2013.

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TAEYEON MV/Song Review: “Make Me Love You”

South Korean singer Taeyeon’s latest single “Make Me Love You” comes from the deluxe version of her first album entitled My Voice.

The music video for “Make Me Love You” is all about light. The way light moves across a window, or filters in from above, or bursts from a bulb. Light, aside from Taeyeon, is the main character in this video. Plentiful camera zooms and editing tricks are also in play.  The flower floor/ceiling and Taeyeon looking down at herself are the most notable moments. That said, and despite some beautiful visuals, it’s a video I would watch again only for the audio. Isn’t it frustrating when a great song gets a boring video? So lets move onto the great song! My heart swelled from a beat and vocals that would make Kelly Clarkson tip her hat. The chorus is anthemic and subtly builds in power each time it is heard. Not to mention it’s completely in English. “Make Me Love You” is the most satisfying song Taeyeon has released this year.

WINNER MV/Song Review: “Really Really” & “Fool”

2WINNER is a South Korean boyband consisting of four members: Jinwoo, Mino, Seunghoon, and Seungyoon. This is their first return to music after previous member, Taehyun, left the group last year. With their new single album, Fate Number For, they prove that they are still going strong despite the change in lineup.  Their two new songs include: Continue reading