Alright, so: I’ve been feeling this band for a while now, but I haven’t gotten around to doing a formal “Introduucing…” post because I’m too busy being the absolute worst. Time to change that.
HAIM is a LA Valley-bred Jewish sister act, consisting of Este Haim, Danielle Haim, Alana Haim and drummer Dash Hutton, which sort of sounds like I’m reading off the names from my graduating class at Brandeis.
Though the group’s been getting Fleetwood Mac comparisons ever since their debut (which are entirely accurate), HAIM also brings in a distinctly rhythmic twist to their tunes, resulting in a unique blend of early ’90′s R&B-meets-classic rock brilliance. And given the R&B/nu-soul revivalism coming out from acts like Jessie Ware and Solange lately, it’s the perfect time for HAIM to make their move.
Long before President Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was busy practicing for her upcoming Super Bowl performance, wheeling Blue Ivy around in her Swarovski stroller at the Chateau d’Carter at a perfect 26 degrees Celsius, or simply lying to us all, she was fronting a small speed metal/indie-folk rock trio on the side alongside Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams called Destiny’s Child–otherwise known as one of the most successful girl groups of all time.
Today, Sony Legacy releases Love Songs, a compilation of DC3′s most sensual, baby makin’ deep cuts from their back catalog, just in time for getting it in (with yourself, let’s be real) for Valentine’s Day.
The collection includes songs like “Love,” “T-Shirt” and Temptation” (and, inexplicably, Kelly Rowland‘s “Heaven”), as well as their brand new Pharrell-produced track, “Nuclear,” which is thoroughly listenable, even if it’s not a proper “comeback” track.
To celebrate the release, MuuMuse is giving
away 3 copies of Love Songs.
In the mood for something moody? Please. As if that even requires an answer.
I first heard Kelly Sweet‘s “Ashes of My Paradise” about 3 days ago, when I covered the song’s video premiere for MTV Buzzworthy. And ever since, the song’s been on solid loop.
The 24-year-old Massachusetts-born songstress has been making slow, steady progress into the music industry since the mid-naughties, including her 2007 debut, We Are One. But now, she’s entered into 2013 with a solid slice of synth-pop perfection in tow: “Ashes of My Paradise.”
After serving as one-fifth of one of the greatest American girl groups of the past decade (Danity Kane–RIP), followed by a turn as one-third of the short-lived, yet briefly brilliant Diddy – Dirty Money, singer-songwriter Dawn Richard is finally, at long last, getting her rightful shine as a solo star.
In the immortal words of Lil’ Kim and Christina Aguilera: Never can, never will, can’t hold us down.
Not one to be muzzled by her all-but-defunct, ultra shady record label Blackground Records and their contractual death grip on her career, ever-talented singer-songwriter (and birthday girl) JoJo‘s decided to exorcise some of her demons this December…for free.