Filed under: Music | Tags: Acoustic, Christina Aguilera, Folk, Live, Music, SiA, SiA Furler, Singer-songwriter, Song Of The Day, SOTD, The Voice, Zero 7
Song: Lentil (Live)
Album: Lady Croissant
In short: Pint-sized Australian songbird Sia Furler has been making music for a long while, but her breakthrough came after her collaborative work with UK trip-hop duo Zero 7. Preceding the release of her fourth album, Some People Have Real Problems, Furler released a live album containing some of her old hits and new songs that were later included on the follow-up release. One of those songs is the sublime “Lentil”, written by Furler herself and long-time friend Samuel Dixon, the song mirrors Furler’s charming personality and is a notch above most singer-songwriters’ material.
Filed under: Music | Tags: Lady Gaga, MTV, MTV VMAs, Pop, Pop culture, Pop Music, VMA, VMAs
Lady Gaga is set to open the 2011 MTV VMAs with an explosive performance of—hopefully—a set of her hits, or just “Yoü And I”.
Tune in on August 28!
Filed under: Music | Tags: Bad Habit, Hip-Hop, Introducing, Joss Stone, Raphael Saadiq, Song Of The Day, SOTD, Soul, UK
Song: Bad Habit
Artist: Joss Stone
Album: Introducing… Joss Stone
In short: There is no artist in recent history that has tried to reboot his/her career as much as Joss Stone is trying to do. After the phenomenal success of her sophomore album Mind, Body, and Soul, Stone released three album titled Introducing… Joss Stone, Colour Me Free, and LP1, respectively. On each record, Stone has tried to revamp her career and gain more credibility, but sadly none of the releases were as good as her sophomore record. That being said, on Introducing… Joss Stone, “Bad Habit” stands out like a flame inside a railway tunnel.
Filed under: Music | Tags: Beautiful, Calming, Maria Mena, Pop, Song Of The Day, Soothing, SOTD, Swedish, Viktoria
Song: This Too Shall Pass
Artist: Maria Mena
Album: This Too Shall Pass – Single
In short: “This Too Shall Pass” is the lead single off Maria Mena’s highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Viktoria. Written by Mena, the number is her own letter of apology to the people she has hurt unintentionally or intentionally. “The winds of your ego / The waves of My tears / Made The most perfect almighty storm that we’ve seen this year / But experience gathered / We’ve learned from our past / So don’t worry darling / This too shall pass,” sings Mena on the confessional number.
Filed under: Music | Tags: 2011, Ms. Dynamite, New, nuLike, Rap, Reggae, Single
A winner x3
Filed under: Music | Tags: 2011 Awards, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, MTV, Tribute, VMA, VMAs
MTV is honoring Britney Spears come August 28; this video shows Spears dancing around and many nods to pop’s greatest figures: Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, and Madonna.
My favorite scene in the video has got to be this one, Ms. Jackspears: