I have to say I didn’t really like the Sam Smith song “Money on my Mind” the first time I heard it. It didn’t sound like the Sam Smith I had fallen in love with on “Lay Me Down” or “Latch.” It sounded too bubblegum for me, and it didn’t make his voice sound as angelic as I know it can. But I’m coming around to the song, after learning a bit more about the inspiration behind it and how Sam was screwed over by so many agents and managers in the music business. Just as I was starting to warm up to the song, I heard from a friend that another of my recent musical loves, MisterWives, had covered the pop tune.
Listening to it, I think it might be perfection. Lead singer Mandy Lee nails the pitches, harmonizes perfectly, and in the end I’m thinking her voice might even be a better fit for this song than Sam’s. I know that’s saying a lot, but I just don’t think the original emphasizes Sam’s strengths. It strains his voice too much. What do yall think?
Nothing better than a bit of girl power and it’s a relief we’ve got fabulous talents like Ji Nilsson and Marlene teaming up to warm our hearts. “Love You Anyway” is a soothing pop song filled with a theme of love and tenderness. Can’t really go wrong there. Feel free to collaborate as much as you’d like ladies, we will not complain. Check out the perfect pair and their creation below.
Hugh recently made us marvel at their newest track “Look Back In Laughter”, with it’s slightly dark yet beautiful vibe, it reeled us in. Now Paper Tiger have taken the tune and created something a bit edgier with it. It’s still got it’s original beauty peeking out, however this version is a bit lighter. Let’s just say both versions are a must-hear so don’t miss out either way, it simply wouldn’t be right.
I’m going to preface this with a “this is not for everyone” label. If you like turning down for what, getting turnt, doing hoodrat things, crumping, or enjoy the occasional dubstep-trap music, then this is for you! Fortunate enough for me, I enjoy one of the above, but we’ll keep that our little secret on which one.
Yeah, not what I expected.
Chuck Inglish & Chance? The Rapper? link up for a dope, rock sounding, collaboration that will appear on Chuck’s Convertibles album that is dropping in the not so distant future. The blues feel that comes with the song is nothing short of excellent. I’m not the biggest Chuck fan, but kudos to him and Chance for creating “Glam” as it’s worthy of a listen, or two, or three, or forty.
Big Sean drops his own solo version of Rick Ross’ “Sanctified” which appeared on his latest album. You better believe he’s doing what he does best: wordplay. There’s really only about a minute and a half of rapping, the rest is intro-outro church-like-stuff going on.
I mean, sometimes I wake up in the morning feeling like the black Brad Pitt, too.