Gem of the Week: “River”-Joni Mitchell

Song: “River” Artist: Joni Mitchell Album: Blue (1971) There’s usually a little melancholia in every Christmas music rotation, and certainly enough of these downcast songs qualify as classics –whether it’s Dan Fogelberg’s “Same Old Lang Syne”, your quintessential, heartsick ode to ‘the one that got away’, or Wham!’s whiny, 1984 smacking synth-ballad, “Last Christmas”. The best…

Mary J. Blige Drops Piano-Heavy Ballad, “Not Loving You”

Longtime, man-slandering mother of R&B Mary J. Blige just dropped a new single, “Not Loving You”. The track, found on The London Sessions and likely a marketing move for another project to come, is loaded with simple, intimate piano and a lot of the chest-belting we’d expect from the veteran soulstress. Just over 3 minutes is all…

in OVO news: a little about Majid Jordan…

So although I’m late to the party…the one regarding Drake’s OVO pals/label signee Majid Jordan, that is, I wanted to take a moment to both praise and bask in all of the electro-R&B magic that is this young Canadian DJ duo. We first heard their talents in the background of “Hold On We’re Going Home”…that…