Respect: “Poignant tribute”

Taking us from her life as a choir singer to the ‘Queen of Soul’, the biopic Respect, centres on the trials and tribulations of Ms Aretha Franklin.  I never understood when my parents would say, ‘I remember where I was standing when such and such famous celebrity died…’. I wondered why they cared, or why it had left such a meaningly memory to them. They … Continue reading Respect: “Poignant tribute”

Star-crossed by Kacey Musgraves: “Her Re-invention”

star-crossed, an adjective meaning thwarted or opposed by the stars, ill-fated. The classic story of star-crossed lovers is that of Juliet and Romeo, two lovers who’re doomed from the start. “For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” Kacey Musgraves uses the unfortunate ‘star-crossed’ to name her new 15 track album which explores themes of love or lack … Continue reading Star-crossed by Kacey Musgraves: “Her Re-invention”

Review: The Melodic Blue by Baby Keem

Baby Keem – one of the biggest breakout stars of the year – released his long-awaited debut studio album on Friday and continued paving his path through the music industry.  The 16 track LP titled ‘The Melodic Blue’ comes during one of the most exciting periods of the young rapper/producers’ career as he continues pushing his name onto the screens of millions around the world. … Continue reading Review: The Melodic Blue by Baby Keem

Review: Certified Lover Boy by Drake

Drake season is officially upon us and last Friday the Toronto born rapper released his 6th studio album. Although there have been mixed reviews amongst his fans. The project titled ‘Certified Lover Boy’ was announced back in February of 2019 and after a few delays, Drake fans have finally got their hands on the highly anticipated project. Drake’s previous album – Dark Lane Demo Tapes … Continue reading Review: Certified Lover Boy by Drake

Review: We Love You Tecca 2 by Lil Tecca

The long-awaited sequel to Lil Tecca’s 2019 platinum LP ‘We Love You Tecca’ came out on Friday and fans of the Queen’s born rapper are more than pleased with the release.  The project titled ‘We Love You Tecca 2’ is Lil Tecca’s 3rd studio album and comes on the back of a slightly less chaotic year for the up-and-coming 18-year-old. The pandemic took its toll … Continue reading Review: We Love You Tecca 2 by Lil Tecca

Review: Donda by Kanye West

37 days after the initial release date, Kanye West dropped his 10th studio album Donda – in what can only be described as true Kanye fashion.  The hype surrounding not only Kanye as a person but the music he has blessed his fans with over the years, has been utterly breath-taking. Kanye announced that his new project would drop on July 24th, 2021 as a … Continue reading Review: Donda by Kanye West

Did You Think by Chloe Payne Review: “A Feel-good Break-up Song”

New and upcoming artist, Chloe Payne is a 23-year-old from Basingstoke, England. Payne has been writing and composing music for the past three years and over time has gained experience from gigs in and out of London. Payne graduated from The Academy of Contemporary Music, leaving the music school with First Class Honours. During her degree course she was able to study under Jono McNeil, … Continue reading Did You Think by Chloe Payne Review: “A Feel-good Break-up Song”

Solar Power by Lorde Review: “Sound of the Summer”

New Zealand singer/lyricist Lorde has released her first single in 4 years, and it is exactly what her fans needed entering the summer months of 2021. After a year as stressful as 2020, and months on end being trapped at home, Lorde is asking her fans to forget their tears and to join her this summer. Back in 2017 Lorde released her album Melodrama, with … Continue reading Solar Power by Lorde Review: “Sound of the Summer”

Blue Weekend by Wolf Alice Review: “The prodigious sound”

Wolf Alice are unavoidable within the British indie scene. Winning the coveted Mercury Prize back in 2018 with their second album Visions of a Life whilst also securing a Grammy nomination, the band are no strangers to producing award winning tracks. Blue Weekend begins slow. The opening track, The Beach, commences with a distant drum which transcends into a harmonic strumming layered by Ellie Rowsell’s … Continue reading Blue Weekend by Wolf Alice Review: “The prodigious sound”