Tag Archives: R&B

Haim: Something To Tell You Review – Doubling Down on Killer Hooks

With their 2013 debut Days Are Gone, sister trio Haim discovered a peerless juncture; one where the breathlessness of R&B and shimmering ’70s soft rock coalesced Continue reading Haim: Something To Tell You Review – Doubling Down on Killer Hooks

Beautiful Thugger Girls Review: Young Thug’s Buoyant Personality Finds a Place in Pop

Young Thug exists at an unfortunate intersection; one where his chart record fails to match his notoriety. Young Thug released three records last year which were all received well but still failed to Continue reading Beautiful Thugger Girls Review: Young Thug’s Buoyant Personality Finds a Place in Pop

Dua Lipa: Dua Lipa Review – A Powerhouse Pop Star in the Making

With delays leading to a release nine months after its intended September date, Dua Lipa’s debut album could’ve been damaged by its injection into a Continue reading Dua Lipa: Dua Lipa Review – A Powerhouse Pop Star in the Making

Dua Lipa and Miguel Team Up on the Sultry ‘Lost In Your Light’

Dua Lipa and Miguel seem like kindred spirits considering their recent artistic output. Miguel’s last album, Wildheart, pushed the kind of sultry R&B synonymous with Continue reading Dua Lipa and Miguel Team Up on the Sultry ‘Lost In Your Light’

Frank Ocean Explores Scrutiny on ‘Lens’

Frank Ocean’s ‘blonded RADIO’ has become a treasure trove since its surprise debut earlier this year. He has used his Beats 1 platform to premiere a number of new tracks including Continue reading Frank Ocean Explores Scrutiny on ‘Lens’

Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd are Tethered by Love and Fate on ‘Lust For Life’

In the swirl of cinematic Hollywood and modern pop, Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd seem connected by a dark, but divine fate. Del Rey continuously yearns for broken, unavailable men; the type that her Continue reading Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd are Tethered by Love and Fate on ‘Lust For Life’

Frank Ocean is at his Freest on ‘Biking’

Frank Ocean debuted his latest track ‘Biking’, featuring verses from Jay-Z and fellow Odd Future alumni Tyler, The Creator on the third episode of his Beats 1 show ‘blonded RADIO’. It was played straight after Continue reading Frank Ocean is at his Freest on ‘Biking’

Zayn Channels Drake on ‘Still Got Time’

It seems rather fitting that Zayn’s latest collaboration features PARTYNEXTDOOR, a rapper from Toronto.  The first song on Zayn’s sophomore trail, ‘Still Got Time’, pervades the same Continue reading Zayn Channels Drake on ‘Still Got Time’

I Don’t Have Much Time for Drake’s More Life; But ‘Passionfruit’ is Another Story

Let me get real with you for a second; I didn’t really like More Life. After giving it a few listens, Drake’s faux modesty in describing More Life as a ‘playlist’ rather than an album (which it definitely is) sounds more like a Continue reading I Don’t Have Much Time for Drake’s More Life; But ‘Passionfruit’ is Another Story

Bask in the Soporific Glory of Frank Ocean’s ‘Chanel’

We’re used to Frank Ocean surprising us, whether it’s with a carpentry tutorial (Endless), placing a magnifying glass over privilege (‘Sweet Life’ & ‘Super Rich Kids’), or perhaps just a deeply affecting, introspective look at his Continue reading Bask in the Soporific Glory of Frank Ocean’s ‘Chanel’