In The Spotlight

Laura Valentine – “Falling For You”

Raised in the Spanish sunshine of Madrid, this London-based singer and songwriter was born into a musical family. She found her singing voice at a young age. For 6 years she was a member of the gospel choir Spirit To All until she moved to the UK to study at London’s Academy of Contemporary Music. Inspired by Tori Kelly, Sara Bareilles and Janelle Monáe, she debuted with “Desires” in 2018.

In these dark times we need a feel-good pop song to strengthen our spirits and her new single delivers that in spades. Her second single, three years after her debut, arrives just in time. With a sprightly electro rhythm and a warming LGBT love story, this delightful earworm feels like a much needed hug. And with her stunning, endearing vocals, this lavish tune is both inspirational and uplifting.

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Music History

The Rembrandts – “This House Is Not A Home”

From their album “L.P.” (1995):

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New Music

Charlotte Cardin – “Daddy”

Filled with soulful, seductive smooth grooves, this is the new single by Canadian songstress Charlotte Cardin:

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In The Spotlight

Masato & Friends ft. C3 – “Ode To Joy”

Based in Tokyo, this multi-talented composer, pianist, vocalist and art director studied classical piano as a child. After graduating from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, he worked as an account executive. Aged 27 he self-taught himself piano and won many eminent competitions. Currently he composes music for the media, as well as for other artists, in wide-ranging genres from classical to pop, jazz and EDM.

7 singers, 4 musicians and 14 dancers from around the world came together through a crowdsourcing site and created something extraordinary. Based on Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Masato conceived an incredibly joyous, funkalicious groove. And with the stunning lead vocals of C3 navigating the exuberant horns and lively piano, this worldwide, Internet-based musical project is an astonishing sonic achievement.

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Music History

Sheila B.Devotion – “I Don’t Need A Doctor”

From their album “Singin’ In The Rain” (1977):

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New Music

Robin Thicke – “Beautiful”

From his upcoming album “On Earth, and in Heaven”, to be released on 13 February 2021:

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