We all know I'm pretty terrible at keeping on top of new releases and such- which is crazy considering I "run" a music blog. But I'm not sure if anyone else even caught the release of this new video from Faith Evans. Knowing my luck, it's an old song/video and Faith's team has only just posted it to her Vevo but since I've never heard it before, I'm posting it!
Dumb- no, I haven't resorted to name calling, that's the song's name- is an energetic, Motown-inspired romp, which pairs Faith's raspy and soulful voice with a quick tempo and playful sound to dizzying effect. Yep, the video is #BUUUUUUUDDGET but a quick wiki tells me why: the song isn't from a new album but from a compilation album, entitled R&B Divas, which was released last year. So I was kind of right and wrong about the song; it's old, but the video is new.
Still, I'm glad to have our first lady of Bad Boy back!
And while we're at it posting missed videos, this next one from India Arie sailed right by me without as much as a ripple! Taken from her upcoming fifth album Songversation, Coco Butter is another neo-soul jam from the singer-songwriter-producer that'll revitalise and renew your corrupted soul!
Like Faith Evans above, Alicia Keys new song Tears Always Win, channels a vintage sound. However, like the entirety of this era from the piano playing Diva, I'm once again not feeling this song. Surely Alicia has made a video for every song from album The Element Of Freedom by now! Time to move on, me thinks.
There was once a time when a Mariah Carey remix meant new vocals, new arrangement and a totally different take on the song that was being switched-up. But those days seem to have passed and Mariah is once again serving-up a remix that is pretty much the same as the original, only with a rapper pasted in. Totally unnecessary "remix", but hopefully it'll do the job and shunt #Beautiful into the Billboard top ten.
And finally we have Ms. Miley Cyrus and her new musical direction- she wanted something "black", didn't you know! Check out her new single, We Can't Stop, which had already generated an impressive 35 million views since the the 19th of June! Is this due to the quality of the song or the ripples that the video, and some of Miley's latest comments, have caused ? I'll leave you to decide!