Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Ooh Delilah!

Its been a while since I last wrote. Excuse- I simply haven't heard anything remotely worthy of recognition. At least that was the case until this August. Queue Delilah, and her debut album From the Roots Up.

Now to place Delilah in one singular category would be both inaccurate and restrictive. And what good would it do anyway? I like many others, appreciate that current music is not so black and white; a feature to be thankful for. Fusing different styles as happens in fashion, can produce something quite striking as is the case here.

Delilah is not just a Dubstep, Garage, or Blues artist but a combination of all three. Whether you keep her voice in the background or crank it up, the sound is equally convincing.

What I've come to understand about music lately is that an artist will not stand out for their good looks or album artwork alone. Today's society wants something more, provocation. And this singer-songwriter will do just that. From the sultry tone of her voice and longing of lyrics, to the dramatic visual manifestations of her art, Delilah will inevitably make you go 'OOH'.   

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Saturday, 31 March 2012

Jessie J....a voice of hope against a backdrop of despair

Gang warfare, higher taxes, fuel strikes, and social media race rows...just a few of this week's hot topics. 

It's not that I am disinterested by these subjects but conscious that most of what we read lately seems to impart a growing sense of doom. 

Now being my optimistic 'there's always a solution to every problem' self, I am reluctant to believe that because of these issues, we cannot grow or achieve greatness. Yes it might be a little harder but it's certainly not impossible.  

With that, we must seek ways to stay motivated and engaged. One of my methods is to listen to great music and this week my favorite pick-me-up is, 'We Found Love' by Jessie J...maybe she can inspire you too!

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