Justin Timberlake, JT, the lead in N*Sync. Yes…him! So, I was not blown away by his first single off his new album The 20/20 Experience. BUT! His new single, Mirrors, is the bomb.com. Seriously, it is perfect in tempo, beat, harmony and lyrics. This should have been his first single. I’m not a big fan of buying songs from iTunes, but I snatched this up yesterday from there.
I usually have my top songs from the album the song came from, but I honestly haven’t listened to anything else other than this song since yesterday afternoon. Just being 100% here.
So, for all those who haven’t heard it yet, enjoy!
Ellie Goulding. I’m so shocked that she’s still not super popular in the US. She has a way of singing that is raspy and full of so much emotion. Usually, when a person sings, they lose their accent. She manages to keep it and it adds so much more to the music.
As I was youtube stalking her, I came across this song. Absolutely beautiful – a must share.
Her album, Halcyon has some amazing hits on it. Some of my favorites are:
- Anything could Happen
- I know you Care
So, go on and enjoy this soft ballad.
Last week, I mentioned Florence + the Machine’s Shake It Off. Well, last season, the cast of Glee sang a version of the song that was really great. The scene is always very poignant and adds a whole other level to the meaning of the words as they sing them.
Of course, the original is even better but, I wanted to show you how awesome musicals are!
For the original song (Because you really should hear it twice):
I will be honest, I know Rihanna isn’t the best singer out there, she’s not even a particularly good singer. But, her album, Unapologetic is amazing. Say what you will but the collection of music on that album is just hit after hit. This new single of her’s: Stay ft. Mikky Ekko speaks to my soul in a way a song hasn’t since Florence + the Machine‘s Shake It Off.
Here are some of my favorites (in no particular order):
- Love Song (feat. Future)
- Pour it up
So, to start off the 2013 season of my reviews, Happy Valentine’s Day!
Red and the Wolf by Evangeline Anderson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Red and the Wolf Evangeline Anderson Sara Jensen is the town witch in Buck Lake, Tennessee. More than anything she misses her older brother and his best friend Reeve, who are overseas in the Marine Corps. But when her brother is killed in action, Reeve comes back with a secret an ancient crone laid a curse on him that turns him into a ravening wolf every full moon. Sara has a secret of her own she s head over heels for Reeve and has been since they were kids. When he comes to her house on Halloween night asking for help, she inadvertently lays a fidelity spell on him while trying to keep him in his human form. Sara knows she must undertake the difficult and dangerous task of lifting his curse. But when the wolf within him is banished, the fidelity spell will be lifted too and his love for her will disappear. Now Sara must choose between keeping the love of her life and lifting the curse that threatens his very existence.
Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Number-one New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward’s novels of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continue, as a vampire warrior crosses the line between life and death…and ventures into an erotic world of dark dreams and darker desires.
Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been unrecognizable from the vampire leader he once was. Physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair, he has been brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel. Now, fighting once again with ruthless vengeance, he is unprepared to face a new kind of tragedy.
When Tohr begins to see his beloved in his dreams – trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld far from the peace and tranquility of the Fade – he turns to the angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost. But because Lassiter tells him he must learn to love another to free his former mate, Tohr knows they are all doomed….
Except then a female with a shadowed history begins to get through to him. Against the backdrop of the raging war with the lessers, and with a new clan of vampires vying for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between the buried past and a very hot, passion-filled future….But can his heart let go and set all of them free? Continue reading
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Went to see Jon B and Jagged Edge last Thursday with Dee. It was so crowded and hot at the park I was ready to leave before the music even started. Summer stage is ridiculous up in Harlem.
I will say this, though, Jagged Edge just got way cooler since I found out they wrote Nice & Slow. You know, the song by Usher everyone was having babies to? Yup, way cooler!