Alicia Keys – We Are Here

So Alicia Keys has done it again by bringing us music with substance! Don’t get me wrong, I am all for a party, music & all, but it’s good to hear some real R&B with a REAL message from time to time.

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I’m pretty sure many music lovers have noticed how much good, quality music has decreased over the last few years. Let’s hope artists such as Alicia Keys never lose that because spreading a positive message through music is one of the reason’s music is so powerful in the first place!

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Think John Lennon or Michael Jackson. Through music, they spread love and a message of unity for all. I’d like to think we will always have musicians like this that will never forget the power of a song with a purpose. ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

Written By: Lady

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THIS JUST HAPPENED: CELINE DIONE & NE-YO DUET – “INCREDIBLE”

I love both of these singers so much! They are so talented without having to be as gimmicky as most artists have to be nowadays to garner attention. This is already a hit to me! Beautiful! Modern enough to be relevant yet still keeping in line with the musical styles of both singers. โค

MOLLY KATE KESTNER – HIS DAUGHTER

Molly became a YouTube sensation off of this video of her singing a song she wrote that recently hit the ‘net. The crazy thing is, she recorded “His Daughter” on her phone that happens to sport a cracked screen and even wrote the song in just 15 minutes. Apparently, she’s been uploading and sharing videos of original music that she plays on the piano as she sings and sharing it with friends and family via social media platforms.

She says of the song “His Daughter”, that it wasn’t written about her own experiences but actually inspired by friends and other women who have dealt with situations described in the song. Molly never expected for it to go viral, much less for it to resonate with so many around the world (“His Daughter” has more than 6 million views at this point).

This goes to show that a true artist/musician does not need flashing lights and flashy attire to create music that touches the heart and souls of so many.

Best of luck, Molly!

DAFT PUNK – RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES – FULL ALBUM

Man, 2013 has had it’s share of music hits but this. THIS?

Daft Punk’s latest album “Random Access Memories” is a beautifully composed nod to eras passed. I truly enjoy listening to it from beginning to end while never needing to skip a track in between; it is that good!

It is artistic, fun, and sensitive. If you haven’t listened to it yet or thought Daft Punk only had a specific style you’ll be in for a nice surprise.

My personal favorites are “Within”, “Instant Crush”, “Lose Yourself To Dance” (Sweat), and “Touch” although each and every track provides easy listening.

My #1 is “Touch” and #2 is “Instant Crush”. I just love the way “Touch” transitions from one style to another and another all in one track! The slowed down sections and the singer’s vocals remind me a lot of Paul McCartney for some reason. The album itself reminds me a bit of Radio Head and Pink Floyd; both amazing bands/groups.

Alright, enough rambling! Listen to it and tell me what you think in a comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is the track list below:

1 Give Life Back to Music 4:34
2 The Game of Love 5:21
3 Giorgio by Moroder 9:04
4 Within 3:48
5 Instant Crush 5:37
6 Lose Yourself to Dance 5:53
7 Touch 8:18
8 Get Lucky 6:07
9 Beyond 4:50
10 Motherboard 5:41
11 Fragments of Time 4:39
12 Doinโ€™ It Right 4:11
13 Contact 6:21
14 Horizon 4:24