Friday, 10 November 2017

JOJO - Fuller Soprano or Higher Mezzo-Soprano?

Post by: Montrez Rambo

Jojo is one of those singers that comes along and makes people turn their heads, Not only are untrained ears piqued by her vocals, but those with a vocal background also fawn over her abilities. She has a bright and coppery timbre, robust lower register, sizeable lower middle, bright and sheer upper middle and a rich upper register.

But what is her voice class though? Soprano has been tossed around as many a time as mezzo-soprano has. There's one performance that is tell-tale... Who's Loving you, Smokie Robinson tribute.

Kimbra - Everybody Knows

Post by: Montrez Rambo

Kimbra's releasing new music again! That meant I had to stop whatever I was doing and pay attention to see what was released. And Everybody Knows is interesting.

The music video is simple, Kimbra standing in a field being choked out by a California king sized top sheet for a bed... cool, she's weird like that. She looked gorgeous while doing it though. I'll have to watch the behind the scenes to get it because the meaning went completely over my head.

[MUSIC VIDEO] Jazmine Sullivan X Bryson Tiller - Insecure

Post by: Montrez Rambo

"I'm a lady not a slave... you my n*gga not my master, I'll escape"...

Jazmine Sullivan is really coming into her own with the lyrics in new collaboration Insecure. Bryson is also on the song but we're gonna politely ignore him because... yeah, we just are.

[LIVE] Niia ft. Jazmine Sullivan - Sideline

Post by: Montrez Rambo

I have been waiting on the edge of my seat for the Niia and Jazmine Sullivan to perform Sideline live (Even if it was pre-recorded).

The visuals were nice, but this wasn't as perfect as I'd hoped.

I'll talk about what I liked first: Jazmine's short wig is my favourite piece of hair in her collection. Her overall outfit was nice. Niia too looked great with her French braid. The camera work and scene changes, when they were alone in the studio, were also nice.

[NEW MUSIC] Toni Braxton - Deadwood

Post by: Montrez Rambo

Toni Braxton isn't done ya'll. The nearly fifty year old is showing that her voice is still in good shape with the new sing Deadwood.

The track starts with some sweet, if ordinary, sounding acoustic guitar. They give way to some light weight but dark in colour vocals, a signature of Ms. Braxton. She gave upper mid-belts and growls towards the end, that forego the love it or hate hypo-nasality associated with her style.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Katy Perry Owns the Summer With "Feels".

Post by: Montrez Rambo

So, I live in a vacuum sometimes. I don't get internet access that often but when I do, the first thing I do is check out every single new song I missed. And Feels by Calvin Harris is just everything I needed this summer!

Demi Lovato - "You Don't Do it For Me Anymore"

Post by: Montrez Rambo

Demi Lovato shows studio growth in new single You Don't Do it For Me Anymore".

The slow R&B ballad, with its gospel influenced vocals, is reminiscent in production to that of Dangerous Woman by Ms. Grande. But who cares, vocally it's better.

Demi gave good dynamics! Demi gave solid head voice! Demi gave precise runs! Demi gave sizeable sounding belts! The girl's vocals had drama and conviction. Her vibrato didn't sound like a pelican burping, either!