Saturday, July 12, 2008

New Music

New Music!!

So I just discovered the wonderfulness that is Adele!

The UK is really doing there thing, Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis and now Adele. As much as I love Amy Winehouse I think Adele might be gaining on her in my heart. Adele isn't completely strung out on drugs, doesn't have any racist videos circulating, she's beautiful, she's plus sized and can sing her ass off. I love when she was asked about losing weight she said she would lose weight when it began to interfere with her sex life!

So some of my favorite songs from her album are

Her big single Chasing Pavements

Right as Rain

Daydreamer, which is not only beautiful, but also written about her bisexual boyfriend who left her for a man. What I love is that it doesn't go the previous routes of bisexual men in r&b songs. Examples A & B. But enjoy a beautiful song

and hands down my favorite song on the whole album Melt my heart to stone.

Thanks again to the wonderful people at U People, I've again discovered another great artist Joy Denalane. The June mix by DJ Lunaceptive features a song by her not on her album called Torch of Freedom which is amazing! So I did research and absolutely love her whole album. She's talented, beautiful, and conscious. What more can you ask for?!
My favorites are

Heaven or Hell

Stranger in this land

Let Go

and Sometimes Love

She's German, and I wish I knew German because she sounds great. Here's a song of hers in German called Sag´s Mir.

I have no idea what she said but didn't it sound great?

She also represents for her South African roots in the song Soweto '76-'06. There's an English version on her Album Born and Raised, but here's the video from the German version but with subtitles.


Ty said...

You last vid made my day. Thanks. The vid reminds me of the movie Sarafina particularly the scenes with the Zulu 'warriors' in the background. Also nice to see ubaba uMasekela blowing on that trumpet.

QQ said...

I absolutely LOVE Joy! I stumbled across her music last year and she has been a staple ever since. Her song "Despite it all" gets me through a tough day at the job. Have you heard of Nneka? I think she is Afro-German as well and has a good sound too.

“I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.” ~Audre Lorde