Bringing purpose and artistic intention back into hip hop – outside of that which intends to purely create volume, or draw attention – Fifth’s Cost Of Doin’ Business offers a classic hit of story-telling and soul; introducing the artist in a bold and beautiful way.
A clear collection of favourites, approached with respect, skill, and unquestionable passion. A refreshing reminder of the hits that paved the way for contemporary music.
It’s a tremendous, accomplished slice of nostalgia-drenched songwriting that puts a big smile on my face.
“If I could change anything about the music industry it would have to be the politics and the overly sexualized demand and pressure placed on artists to be a size 2 or a lighter shade just to make it.”
Seeing composer and artist Art Tawanghar directly and inescapably address the state of our world, the future we have created for our children, She Is Everything is a heavy-hearted and powerful single – one that holds nothing back in terms of the damage and devastation occurring all around us.
The wait is over… Having enjoyed numerous singles and live clips from this band over the past twelve months, it’s an absolute joy to see how far they’ve come, and to finally hear a longer project and experience their songs and their sound by means of a more extensive playlist. Spectra is the brand new … Continued
Hitting the scene with the quickly entrancing melody and weight of a well-crafted soundscape, Muharreban – meaning Smuggler in this case – pours through with professionalism, swagger, personality and style all at once.
Paying tribute to faith, a higher being, the single stylishly fuses the ambient choir vibes of Gospel, with hints of subtle soul and rock, evolving consistently and passionately throughout its post-four-minute lifespan.
Everything is wonderful about this, including the musicianship. Inevitably, it won’t be to everyone’s taste. But if you aren’t a little curious after reading this, you probably don’t deserve ears. It really is that good!
Fresh from the album True Stories, Vol. 1, Magic (Connie’s Song) introduces the deeply soulful and musically extraordinary strengths of Toronto’s Queen Pepper in a subtly powerful way.
Where certain layers seem decidedly vintage in this mix, certain others add a likable flicker of contemporary freedom, ultimately helping reinforce the underlying sentiments of the song; Free your mind… You can be anything that you want.
I did some research on Padana and he has an incredible backstory which makes this album’s achievements even more remarkable than I impart here, but you should check that out for yourselves, as it shouldn’t detract from what the music (notably) delivers alone.