Saturday, January 27, 2018

Song Review: "Say Something" by Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton

Despite what many may or may not think, reviewing the single releases from Justin Timberlake's forth coming album 'Man of the Woods' must continue. The blog must stay consistent. In 2015, Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton performed together at the CMAs (Country Music Awards). To say it shook the country and pop crossover world up is an understatement. Why? Well, the collaboration worked so well. This sparked the question of a future collaborations by the duo.

Fast forward to present day, "Say Something" featuring Mr. Stapleton has now been released as a single off of 'Man of the Woods'.  The song captures both of their vocals well while also capturing the country roots Mr. Timberlake is stating he's influenced by. Incorporating Mr. Stapleton's crossover appeal was inevitable. This blog is looking forward to the entire story of 'Man of the Woods'.


Friday, January 26, 2018

Track Review: "Sparks Fly" by Euphoric Nation & David Thulin featuring Marisha Mae

It's a new year, but does not mean finding new music stops here at this blog. Our friends at OHM Music are set to have another successful year of infiltrating the trance scene.  It's the little independent label that CAN. Euphoric Nation and David Thulin have been mentioned on this blog before, and it is nice to see they have teamed up once again.

"Sparks Fly" feature the lovely vocals of Marisha Mae, and boy do they mesh with the melody layers and beats provided by the team. The lyrics explain why "sparks fly", which is a nice bonus to have in a track. At the end of the day, if the lyrics really don't mean anything, does the track really mean anything?  Highly suggest to support the entire team when this track is officially released!


Album Review: 'Common Ground' by Above & Beyond

A few months ago Above & Beyond plus many others artists on the Anjunabeats roster threw a big party to celebrate Group Therapy episode 250.  Little did the Anjunafamily in attendance and watching around the world, know they were to embark on a journey. Yes, a journey to a new album from the revered group.

A few tracks from this forth coming album 'Common Ground' were revealed along with the album's artwork upon the closing of Above & Beyond's set during that epic milestone party. Once those tuned in heard the familiar voice of Zoe Johnston singing "My Own Hymm" to those beats and synths, it became clear that a follow up to the popular album 'We're All We Need' was on its way.

Let's fast forward to today (January 26, 2018), the album has been officially released despite haven't had "Tightrope", "Northern Soul", and "Always" available for days or even weeks now. Despite your personal opinions on albums from them or on your favorite particular tracks, the beauty is being able to decipher that for yourself. The ability for an artist to evolve over time should not be overlooked. Music is after all subjective to your ears. Highly recommend you buy or stream this album at your earliest convenience!


Monday, January 22, 2018

Song Review: "Supplies" by Justin Timberlake

As evident by our previous review, Justin Timberlake is on a mission to shake up popular music with his forthcoming album 'Man of the Woods', tour of the same name, and halftime performance at the Superbowl. The release of at least four songs leading up to the release of the album is genius. It let's the music market itself. 

"Supplies" has been described as a "Southern Jam" in a recent interview featuring Mr. Timberlake and Zane Lowe. The lyrics depict a story to interpreted for yourself, but nonetheless, interesting. The bass line and beats that make it a complete song, are refreshing with what is currently popular in music right now.  Feel free to check out the music video for an enhanced experience. Excited to for more gems from Timberlake and company! 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Song Review: "Just for Us" by Francis and the Lights

Thanks to the internet and streaming times we live in for music, Spotify does not disappoint. While checking out the "New Music Friday" playlist, "Just for Us" by Francis and the Lights began to play. Upon much delight this song could not be skipped. Immediate thoughts of saving the song, and letting the world learn more about them via a post here on the blog became a priority.

"Just for Us" is all around quality song from beginning to end. From the musicianship to the lyrics and singing.  Be aware that this song uses heavy synthesizers and beats to catch your ear. Highly suggest you support Francis and the Lights either by streaming or buying their album.  Looking forward to following more of their career!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Song Review: "Filthy" by Justin Timberlake

*Disclaimer:  As this blog states, it's purpose to highlight talent through conversation. That being written, the blog is aware that Justin Timberlake does not need promotion.

For those who are unaware of the news, Justin Timberlake is slated to be the Superbowl Halftime show performer once again. Proving that after many years of pop culture shame for "NippleGate" one can be forgiven.  This is Mr. Timberlake's 3rd time performing at the one of the world's largest gigs after all. Let's not forget the first one as one member of NSYNC. The anticipation of what will happen has been brewing for fans and critics alike.

His already impressive roster of catchy songs and all around good albums have pleased the masses. However, with the news that a new album 'Man of the Woods' and new single release "Filthy" leading up to the performance at the Superbowl has been brilliantly executed. Justin Timberlake has been able to combine acting with music throughout his career.

"Filthy" co-produced with Timbaland has once again brought originality to popular music.  Just like it's predecessor "Sexyback", this song pushes the boundaries with lyrics and beats. As evident by the teasers leading to this release, the song has a lot of family influences as well.  Support of Justin Timberlake and team stems from his ability to reinvent his sound and make you look a the pop music landscape in a new light.

Still not understanding the song after a couple of listens? Watch the video, you may then understand
it better.


Looking forward to the album in it's entirety!