I understand if you’re upset with me, really I do. I don’t deserve you. How can I expect to leave for so long and come back like nothing happened? The answer is: health. Sometimes health has to take a priority over music (shocking I know), but I hope you can forgive me as with my return I am convinced you will find some gorgeous new tunes to help you get over pain in your heart that my absence created.
If a perfect pop song can only exist in a studio, does that even matter?
It’s Saturday and you’re probably going to want to get drunk tonight.
Plot twist: Is there one?
By now, you’ll probably have heard Diamonds, the latest track from Rihanna. It has a Sia gloss, a tenderness established in Farewell and a hook that – while not as ecstatic as We Found Love – will tumble out of your speakers firmly into your head. But what does it mean for the industry? Rihanna is one of the world’s biggest pop stars but she won’t take a break. Which is unusual. Her contemporaries take time off to reord albums (Rihanna must have mastered the hotel-room record session), release perfumes or star in films. And given its success (bar a health scare), there’s something to be said for making the most of a (five-year) moment. Will others follow in her steps? Perhaps, even if not aping her recording frequency style. In a society where celebrity and pop music are intimately wrapped, it’s more likely that a constant PR stream will fill any void without music.
This is a seriously tough category. Everyone has their own tastes and types of music that they like to get down to. The aims of this playlist are to provide you with some good tunes to get you in the mood, and to get your comments on what you would put on this list. God knows the world needs more sex songs. [Read more...]
Morning! I kept my promise so happy Sundays all round. Here’s Bo Bruce, probably one of my favourite contestants on The Voice (although my favourites keep being eliminated so maybe she doesn’t want that honour):