Listening to Laura Turner’s first single, “Voice of Heaven” is truly like capturing the smile of God. It is bathed with compassion, humility and the tearful confession of a renewed heart. With the combination of Turner’s vocals along with the theatrical production of this song, this single carries a stirring emotion that beacons as a lighthouse in the still darkness. Take a listen for yourself and tell us what you think.
Love can be a very strange thing. It can bring polarizing individuals together for a common mission that is often greater then themselves. For the case of Candice Anitra and Mustafa Effortless, the unifying force of love and music has brought together a left-of-soul songstress and a consciousness-raising emcee to create The Love Machine Project. With their blend of Tina-Turner-meets-Guru alien pop, here is their first single “Love Machine” from the cosmically created EP, The Love Machine Project scheduled for release June 4th. Tell us what you think?
“Sometimes you gotta lose to win again…” Check out “Lose to Win”, the new single and video from Fantasia. There is something about the “I’ve been hurt, but I’ll be alright” theme that works for Fantasia. On “Lose to Win”, Fantasia puts her powerful vocals over the classic Commodores track and creates another empowerment anthem for the ladies.
Check out Steve Wexler and Top Shelf February 7 at DROM NYC! Tickets are $13 in advance and $17 at the door. For reservations call (212) 777-1157
Turning out unique arrangements of everything from Marvin Gaye to Beyonce, this 12-piece band is powered by original arrangements of familiar favorites. Steve Wexler and the Top Shelf features a powerhouse, four-piece horn section whose members have performed with The Temptations, The Fifth Dimension, Ray Charles, and The Tonight Show Orchestra. The horns are backed by a virtuoso rhythm section whose members have performed with John Lennon, Al Green, Audra McDonald, Jackson Browne, Carly Simon, Larry Harlow, Maria Schneider, and Bruce Springsteen. If those accolades weren’t enough, the vocalists for Top Shelf have worked with Aretha Franklin, John Legend, LL Cool J, Sting, Michael Jackson, and many others. Combine these band members with superior material and arrangements and the result is truly “Top Shelf”.
Our friends over at YouKnowIGotSoul caught up with Ne-Yo. Ne-Yo opened up about his work with the Compound Foundation, pleasing both pop and R&B audiences on his new “R.E.D.” album, his origins as an artist after writing for years, and penning Luke James’ new single. Enjoy.
Music World Entertainment/Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings will release Destiny’s Child – Love Songs, a new career-spanning collection of the most sensual and romantic recordings from the best-selling vocal group, on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.
Comprised mainly of romantic gems recorded between 1997 and 2004, Love Songs features “Nuclear,” the first new Destiny’s Child recording since 2004. Produced by Pharrell Williams (who cowrote the track with DC’s Michelle Williams, James Fauntleroy and Lonny Bereal), “Nuclear” features vocal production by Beyoncé and Lonny Bereal.
The romantically-themed Love Songs is the second Destiny’s Child compilation to be released through Legacy Recordings. The first, Playlist – The Very Best of Destiny’s Child, is the most successful in the label’s popular “Playlist” series. Released in October 2012, celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the group’s #1 debut single from 1997, the 14-track career-spanning “playlist” includes all five of the group’s Billboard #1 pop and #1 R&B hits. As noted in Billboard.biz (November 30, 2012), “The highest ranking ‘Playlist’ album is Destiny’s Child’s Playlist: The Very Best of Destiny’s Child….” (more…)
Check out this fun, energetic little pop ditty from newcomer Ashley Allen. NYC, be sure to catch her opening for Taylor Dayne Sunday, Jan 13th at Stage 48.
Imagine the sun is peaking through your window and your feeling hung over
from the night before. All you want to do to is stay in bed but something
inside of you is telling you to snap out of it and go live! That is the
meaning behind Ashley Allen’s single (Body Say No, Heart Say Yes. It is a
feel good, up beat, and positive melody that promotes being young, having
fun, and taking risks. Pushing the bull*** aside and taking chances because
life is too short is the message that lies beneath this song. Although it’s
easy for a person to perceive that this song is talking about a boy, a girl,
or some sort of significant other, that isn’t the case at all. The only
relationship that exists in this song is the bond between yourself and life.