Friday, 24 June 2016
Christina Aguilera released Change, a few weeks back in a response to the devastating shooting at the Orlando Pulse nightclub.
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Don't jump on me, but this bish still has not seen the visuals for Beyonce's exceptionally-received LP, Lemonade.
Well, today, finally I get my first peek at the project*, with Sorry being released onto the Diva's YouTube channel. Featuring Serena Williams, the black and white video is a treat to watch, bringing back long-thought buried memories of American Horror Story:Coven. However, the spell cast by the Sorry video isn't quite powerful enough. I'm currently no more interested in watching the whole Lemonade movie (?) than I was before I had this first sip.
Selena Gomez's latest album Revival has some pretty great reviews- holding a respectable 74 percent at Metacritic. Still, that hasn't changed the fact that she's often clowned for her live vocals. With that being so, it may come as a surprise to see the Diva turn up for a ride in The Late Show's, no-where-to-hide, Carpool Karaoke.
Saturday, 18 June 2016
It has been a week since Christina Grimmie was shot and killed at a fan signing. Though I didn't comment on it at the time, I felt it would be remiss of me not to do so at all. But instead of focusing on the details of her passing, I'll instead shine a light on what mattered to her: inspiring others with her talent.
Only 22-years old at the time of her death, the singer-songwriter initially found success via her YouTube channel, where she started uploading videos at the age of 15. It wasn't long until her viral success and talent had Disney knocking. The result: the web show Power Up.
Friday, 17 June 2016
Melissa Etheridge has also- in addition to Christina Aguilera- found expression in her art, recording a tribute to those who have/are still suffering in the wake of the Orlando shooting. Entitled Pulse, the Diva cleverly uses the name of the nightclub in which the tragedy occurred to bring us all together as one- stating "everybody has a pulse".
Speaking to The Advocate, the Singer-songwriter explained why she didn't go the route Aguilera decided to, with a broad message:
I get so moved by so many things, not just the sadness of tragedy. I also get moved by how we react. Unfortunately, it takes a hideous event like this, but sometimes it brings people together and moves others who might have been like, ‘That gay thing is not anything I’m concerned about.’ It moves them and they think, I have to stand on the side of love and peace.
With the world still reeling from the despicable shooting at an Orlando nightclub, where 49 of its patrons senselessly lost their lives, many, including myself, are still at a loss as to how to process the events of last Sunday.
Perhaps dealing with it in the only way she knows how, Christina Aguilera has taken to her own art, releasing a new, uplifting, song called Change. Whereas it sends out a message of hope and change in a more generic fashion (no shade), the Diva also released a statement addressing the shootings specifically:
It's been a draining few weeks. Hopefully normal service will resume from Monday.
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