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Album Review: Sia: “We Are Born”

28 Jun

“We Are Born” the new album by Australian singer/songwriter Sia is a soulful, bouncy pop treat! This new sound is a departure from the downtempo, sometimes brooding folk soul sound of Sia’s previous efforts. However different, this album still highlights the gem that is Ms. Furler’s voice.

Sia "We Are Born" (2010)

I discovered Sia back in 2008 when she released “Some People Have real Problems.” I instantly fell in love with the truthful lyrics and beautifully crafted songs, which transported me to a place of introspection. I must admit I was a little sceptical about the new direction of “We Are Born” but I am happy to report Sia does not to disappoint.

Here is the video for the bouncy first single “Clap Your Hands”

“Clap your Hands,” “ Be Good to Me,” “Bring the Night” and “Never Gonna Leave Me” instantly caught my attention along with the soulful, brooding “I’m in Here.”

Sia Furler’s “We Are Born” is a great record for an afternoon drive, fun afternoon with friends or a home alone dance session. Two thumbs and ears up! 😀 I got mah copy how about you?

Video: Robyn “Dancing On My Own”

24 Jun

Single off Boddy Talk Pt. 1 “Dancing On My Own” I think most people can relate to this song. Watching the one you really like dancing and kissing someone else and no matter what you do you end up dancing on your own. “So far away but yet so near But you don’t see me standing here.” I think the video is great! I can feel myself in the party. Another fantastic electro-pop tune from one of my absolute favourites. Robyn!

Stuff I Like…Janelle Monáe

24 Jun

Janelle Monáe (1st December, 1985 – Present)

She is the ultimate artist totally immersed in her art from its inception. I fell in love with her work after Suite I of her Metropolis project came out in 2007 and was re-relased by Bad Boy Records in 2008. Janelle Monáe transcends genre as her unique mix of soul, hip hop, classical and pop creates an addictive confection for the ears.

I love the aesthetic and concept. Robots in the future controlled by humans as soulless mind controlled slaves. However, Cindy Mayweather, an android, falls in love with a human, Anthony. This is not allowed and she has to escape immediate disassembly. While on the run she discovers something about herself, not only does she have a soul, but she is ONE, The ArchAndroid. The one who will bring the truth that will break the  constraints of society and allow the mind controlled masses to be delivered to true enlightenment.

I know sounds a bit heavy but this is incredible musical artistry and Janelle’s voice is amazing!  The story telling and social commentary make this a powerful album.

Nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist 2009 Monáe is poised to change the world of music with her passionate vocals and awe inspiring performances.

For your viewing pleasure here is “Tightrope” the lead single from Metropolis Suites II and II: The ArchAndroid. Buy the Album on iTunes now!