Monday, April 27, 2009

"Brand New Flava In Your Ear"

Some new music coming your way!

1) Green Day - Know Your Enemy: This song is so unbelievably catchy with simple but revolutionary lyrics. I can imagine a group of marginalized people blasting this song while storming a government institution. It fits my idea of a politically active song that makes you think and at the same time you can dance to it. Two thumbs up!

2) Ginuwine - Last Chance: Gin-U-Fine (Ha, Ha) is back! No matter what is going on in music, I can rely on singers like Ginuwine to bring that soulful nature and 90s R&B to the music. I love his voice and it is a great love song!

3) Johnta Austin - The One That Got Away: Another great R&B artist. He has written songs for such artists as Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, the late Aaliyah and Tyrese, and now finally he coming out with his own stuff. His motto is just to make good music and this song is showing it. I am glad he took the time to start his career because he is a great songwriter, producer and singer. It is sad though that this song is not played more in mainstream radion and Tv; they are just too busy giving us crap to play any of the good stuff. (Note: Mel B from the Spice Girls is in the video)

4) Morningwood - Best of Me: Unfortunately, this is the theme song for another dumb Vh1 reality show, Daisy in Love. But I would gladly watch the beginning of the show just to hear this song. Morning Wood is just plain awesome!

5) Anjulie - Boom: Ignoring the "Boom Shaka Laka" part of the chorus, this song is really good. With a dark, creepy, 60s Beatnick, jazzy sound, I easily forget how silly the lyrics are. It is a nice contrast of quirky, pop lyrics with creative music and a unique singer.

6) Deborah Bond - See You In My Dreams: Here is another reason why I love Neo-soul music. It is so much more original and natural than some of the commercial stuff out there. Calming and smooth, yet very soulful, "See You In My Dreams" is reminiscent of Sade and also 70s Soul.

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