We have to say thank you to Chartshaker.com for bringing Nashville based singer Whissell under our radar. Because this young lady is truly sensational.
Whissell, real name Laura Whistle, is not just a country singer as you may assume, considering her location. Oh no, you’ll be surprised.
This young lady is all about that laid back, sultry and sensual atmosphere of the blues scene.
It’s exactly those smoky vocals, and her incredible story telling which are perfectly highlighted in the bluesy new single, which is essentially about finding that true love.
Once again, thanks Chartshaker, for drawing our attention to Whissell.
Mine is out now.
Check it out below;
Essex rapper Nick Brewer is leading the pack of final singles released in the month of January. The Leytonstone born rapper has premiered his brand new drum & bass inspired single Never Say Never, which essentially was just to good to overlook at the end of this month.
Never Say Never succeeds Brewers debut single Talk To Me. The single, featured Rihanna singer songwriter Bibi Bourelly as vocalist, while the huge dance track itself sampled Crystal’s Water’s Gypsy Woman. It reached #19 in the Official Charts.
For his new single, Nick’s introducing another fantastic upcoming talent. This time, it’s 26 year old singer songwriter Sinead Harnett who gets her time in the spot light. She’s previously worked with Rudimental and Snakehips. Securing those vocals on this new Nick song, is undoubtedly going to increase her profile. Check it out below:
Never Say Never is expected to be featured on Brewer’s upcoming debut album, Recreation, later this year. The song’s available now on iTunes and Spotify.
American singer Ciara has proven to be an excellent R&B queen. A bit of a shame though her most recent attempts weren’t as well received as when she started her career. (Yes we are referring to the brilliant Dance Like We’re Making Love.)
But there’s light at the end of the tunnel. The R&B singer is exploring into some very exciting music directions, which see her team up with Dutch house dj R3hab.
Fadil El Ghoul, better known by his stage name R3hab, is a Dutch DJ and record producer of Moroccan origin. Alongside Afrojack and Chuckie, R3hab is one of the proponents of the modern Dutch house subgenre, although his style and sound at the time were usually darker. The dj previously remixed Ciara’s single I bet as well.
Were, indeed, as you can tell from his Ciara collaboration which is not only a serious dance anthem, but also energetic and vibrant. An absolute Dance corker! The single was officially released yesterday, January 29.
Because, R&B princess Ciara thou shall go to the ball as dance diva par excellence. Check out Get Up below:
Canada continues to be the reigning country of pop in the official UK charts it is revealed.
For the second week in a row, Shawn Mendes has held on to the number 1 top spot in the UK with his single Stitches. The singer announced earlier in the week his second headlining world tour, for which he’ll be stopping off in London, Amsterdam and Berlin for the European leg.
But the pop star is facing stiff competition from fellow Canadian Justin Bieber who is holding on tightly in the runner up spot with Love Yourself and What Do You Mean at four.
Toughest competition however may be coming from producer Jonas Blue who’s dance rendition of the Tracy Chapman cover Fast Car proves a huge hit. The single featuring Dakota, has jumped an impressive 58 places up the charts, finishing in third place this week.
Amongst the newcomers and ones to watch out for in the near future are the Danish band Lukas Graham, who are currently scoring a huge international hit with 7 Years. They have their self titled album coming out March 25th. And there’s also Rihanna, who broke the internet down with her Drake featured single Work, and the free release of her album Anti.
Next week should be a very interesting one, with the solo release of former One Direction member Zayn, making its impact in the charts.
For the full chart list, click here.
You may be mistaken about this one, but no Grammy Awards nominee Aloe Blacc has not been asked to write the theme song for the upcoming Olympic Games in Brazil, this summer.
But we don’t blame you for thinking so, because his brand new single Let the Games begin is indeed very inspiring. Not to mention the link with the Olympic Games is in fact not that far fetched, though in a slightly different context.
Blacc’s upcoming single has been chosen as the theme song for the upcoming biographical sports-drama film “Race“. The film is essentially a filmed biography of the legendary Jesse Owen and his journey onto the controversial 1936 Olympics, where he experiences Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. The film is set to make its premiere on February 19.
But we definitely wouldn’t mind seeing it popping up in Rio, this summer either.
Listen to the song below: