Gem of the Week: “The Glamorous Life”-Sheila E.

Song: “The Glamorous Life” Artist: Sheila E. Album The Glamorous Life (1984) 80’s pop singer-drummer goddess Sheila E.’s first album, The Glamorous Life remains a mesh-legginged, big-haired strut and a #throwbackthursday win. Released in ’84, at the height of Madonna-styled female independence, chunky bangles, and snappy radio hits, the singer’s freshman studio album bops with quirky synths, heavy dance…

Gem of the Week: “All the Things You Are”-Oscar Peterson Trio

Song: “All the Things You Are” Artist: The Oscar Peterson Trio Album: Another Day (1970) Sultry piano isn’t a genre, and it wasn’t in 1970, either. But if it was, late jazz artist Oscar Peterson could’ve been originator and gatekeeper. Coined as the “Maharaja of the keyboard”, the Canadian legend’s early training regimen was purely classical:…

Bryson Tiller Ends Fans’ Dry Spell with “Blame”

It’ll be four years since the birth of Trapsoul and two since sophomore album True to Self‘s, and one thing remains a constant in this ever-changing world: R&B fans’ greedy hunger for more Bryson Tiller. He’s harassed over Instagram, his lovey pics with girlfriend Kendra Bailey flooded with either heavy stanning or nagging demands for a new album,…

Fiercest Friday Ever: Review- “MOOD 4 EVA” -Beyoncé x Jay-Z x Childish Gambino

The Lion King: The Gift dropped at midnight, and therein lies possibly the most lioness, clout-dripping club anthem of the summer. Already the standout track of the just-released film companion album/solo present to the Hive, the G.O.A.T.-concocted “MOOD 4 EVA” is untameably Bey and Lion King-fitting: a rallying Afrobeat power jam thumping with unadulterated pride,…

Gem of the Week: “All About You”-Donell Jones

Song: “All About You” Artist: Donell Jones Album: My Heart (1996) For those of us whose souls melt with the play of any 90s R&B slow-jam staple, whether off the discogs of Xscape, Jodeci, Jagged Edge, or Mary J., ‘Throwback Thursday’ is a lifestyle. We yearn for Aaliyah-themed, Tommy Hilfiger-decked 90s DJ nights, the karaoke revival…

Review – Yuna x ‘Rouge’

“Baby, now my vision’s clear, things will never be the same…you were just a phase, my dear, you were just growing pain…”, shrugs Yuna on Rouge. It’s the first of many calm affirmations on the singer’s newest work, which is evident of nothing but a 30-something woman’s blooming wisdom from love and letdown. If not with…

Remix Alert: “bad guy” x Billie Eilish x Justin Bieber

If you haven’t already gotten hip to the can’t-be-caged, kooky perfection of 17-year-old indie pop singer Billie Eilish, now would be a good time. Armed with a honeyed voice, customized chains, and an affinity for baggy Louis-V sweats, she’s gained mass love with the releases of When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and dont…

Gem of the Week: “Future Love Paradise”- Seal

Song: “Future Love Paradise” Artist: Seal Album: Seal (1991) It feels unfair that it took the 1995 release of ever-corny Batman Forever and its soundtrack, which housed smash-hit single “Kiss From a Rose”, for sleek-pop UK singer Seal to really make waves. Otherwise known as Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, he’s enjoyed long-term fandom within a niche of adult radio…

Melbourne’s Teskey Brothers Do Blue-Eyed Soul on “So Caught Up”

The Aussie duo that comprises the now-foursome Teskey Brothers, Sam and Josh, have mastered husky, rugged soul-rock since their teenaged Melbourne union in ’08. On the group’s newest single from the upcoming Run Home Slow, due August 2nd, Black Keys-esque rock piano licks, belter Josh’s gritty-soul pipes, and an irking fixation sustain cries for relief; [“Every…

Beyoncé Releases Single “Spirit” from Upcoming Lion King Film

The upcoming Disney live-action remake, set for a U.S. theater release date of July 19, will feature the G.O.A.T. vocal gift of Beyoncé, accompanied with a studio album crafted by the same. Teased by the singer on July 9th, “Spirit” is the first single, and first taste we’ve gotten of the upcoming film and supplemental…