Something a little different this Music Monday, we’re going to be discussing swedish pop singer Zara Larsson. Now, I always get a little upset when someone younger than me is more succesful (that’s neither here or there) but I’m not a hater and I always give credit.
I first heard about her when she released her debut single “Lush Life” it was a catchy pop song that stuck in my head for months before i had a clue who she was. As time progressed and she released more music I fell in love. She can do no wrong in my eyes each single is a banger where you either want to dance or sing your heart out. Her newest release is a RnB-esque song “So Good” feat Ty Dolla $ign. Her effortless vocals make you feel like you could sing the notes with ease (but you probs can’t). Larsson is super girly and Ty is suave, the opposing vibes and energy work well together.
Her debut album “So Good” was released 17th March and has features with; MNEK, Wiz Kid and Clean Bandit, to name a few. With heartfelt ballads to songs that just make you want to dance, it is full of everything you could wish for.Certain people were made for greatness and I think she was one of them.
Okay so I normally don’t listen to grime or UK rap in general but I’m done with excluding it. With a growing level of popularity across the globe, who am I to ignore this musical genre birthed from people like me? Of all the artists that come under the umbrella of grime, Stormzy seems to be the most successful in the shortest amount of time.
Gang Signs and Prayer or “GSAP” as it is commonly known, takes you on a musical journey. Opening up about the relationship he has with his farther you are able to see a softer and more vulnerable side of the musician. Praising the lord in some songs whist asserting his dominance in others shows real range and depth.
Releasing his first studio album earlier this month I have to say it was better than expected. I was late to the party when he dropped his singles, I liked the one where he was telling everyone to shut up but other than that I had no clue. I had no real expectations for his album but I downloaded it anyway.
His latest single ” Big for your boots” is set in various locations around London. These images are relatable to the masses and so are his lyrics. Grime is the music of the UK street, it talks about things we all go through and this video speaks to that. With features from Kehlani, Lily Allen and a personal fave of mine Wretch 32 Stormzy is definitely one to watch and i for one will be watching.
Available on Apple Music check the album out for yourself.
For the most part it seems like the lack of diversity and representation only occurs in America but that is untrue. Here in England we have the same issue. The Brits happened a few days ago and whilst the performances we quite good. Slay bad gyal ri, yass Adele, kill it beibs. But I couldn’t help but notice that all the nominees had white face. With the exception on 1/2 of little mix I don’t think there were people of colour in the running. With UK grime artists krept and konan speaking up about it I wonder if next year will be any different. At least the oscars are here tonight. Let’s hope Leo finally wins and Chris Rock lets the academy know how important represent truest is.
So the Grammy’s happened and once again I am late to talk about it, mostly because it was kinda boring. Taylor Swift opened and to be frank I was bored by her. I mean she had a hair cut which was real cute and her outfit was nice but… I’m just not a fan. When it comes to Taylor I can take her or leave her, 9 times out of 10 I’d leave her
The best part of the show was that King Kendrick performed. Not one to conform to what is “socially acceptable” he performed a medley of thought provoking songs from his album “to pimp a butterfly” which incorporated him in chains representative of black male incarsoration followed by dancers in traditional African clothing. Needless to say he made all the while people in the audience feel very uncomfortable 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾. What made me most happy is he took home the most awards of the night after being nominated for the most.
So the golden globes have come and gone but to be honest I don’t know what it’s about and I’ve never watched. Thanks to tumblr I am however up to speed of what everyone important was wearing that evening, I figure I have a right to throw my two cent in the mix. Now I’m no fashion expert and I don’t know the names of many designers I do know what I like and what is attractive to me and apparently so do the celebrities. I mean from what I saw they could do no wrong so I picked a couple of my faves and here they are
Jada looking as stunning and ageless as ever. This emerald green dress compliments her skin perfectly. Plus you can’t go wrong showing a bit of leg
Taraji P. Henson was on a role with her white hot dress and I must say that bag does the outfit some favours. Her best accessory was the golden globe she “waited twenty years for”
Queen Zendaya yes girl you look back at it. Nothing to say her because she always puts it down
Uzo been killing it since she hopped on our Netflix screens. In that outfit she’s making me wanna chill with her
And yes all those looks were fire but there is one that I cannot get out of my head. I don’t know how appropriate the look is for the even but to me it was perfection. The winner is Kylie Jenner. This dress made her look like a princess