Single Saturdays: Khaled Mounib – Mafeesh Kalam Yet’al

Khaled Mounib has released a new single entitled Mafeesh Kalam Yet’al (There’s nothing more to say)*. The story of the song is about a man who’s dealing with a breakup that leaves him struggling to understand what happened. The song is written, composed and arranged by Khaled Mounib.

The music has an excellent composition. Hearing the piano in the background gives the song a beautiful touch. It reminds me of Amer Mounib’s song Keda (Like this)*, which starts with the music of a piano. The flow of the rhythm is smooth and consistent — impressive work by the artist.
Khaled Mounib experiments with his voice regarding the tone of voice. In the beginning, he sounds like his late uncle, Amer Mounib, with a style of his own. Khaled Mounib’s sound is in sync with the music. He sings beautifully in this song.

The lyrics are well-written and straightforward. Khaled Mounib uses the poetic technique of repetition. It’s a way to emphasize the heartbreak, which he feels. The chorus is an example of this lyrical style. The simplicity of the words makes this song amazing.

I look forward to hearing more music from Khaled Mounib. I wish him success in the future.

*The translation or understanding of the lyrics is approximate and interpreted by the blogger.

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My Silent Bravery’s Latest EP – Willing To Try: Chapter 3

The American band, My Silent Bravery, has released another EP: Willing to Try Chapter 3. The album has four songs. The overall theme of the album is relationships and memories. The songs are Denial, Split Second Memories, What Are You Waiting For, and Homecoming.

The music genre of the album is rock. There’s a nice presence of the guitar in all of the four songs. Denial has the nice dance beat to it, which reminds me of the music from the late 90s. The song Split Second Memories has a rock rhythm that is catchy. The songs “What Are You For?” and “Homecoming” have a slower beat to them. The composition of all four tunes is impressive.

The lyrics focus on relationships in an intricate manner, with emotion and thought. Denial and Split Second Memories talk about relationships and the exciting times, as well as the nervous feeling one can feel when in love. What Are You Waiting is about the doubts people have when they’re in a relationship. Homecoming tells the story about a guy who reassures his significant other that there’s nothing to worry about and that everything will be alright. There’s beautiful poetry to the songs, all four of them.

The song I really like is Split Second Memories. The EP Willing to Try Chapter 3 is now available. Enjoy!

Single Saturdays: Roch Voisine – Christmas Songs 2018

Canadian singer Roch Voisine has released a new Christmas single, in English and French. The English song is entitled My First Christmas Tree, and the French title is Mon Premier Sapin Blanc. Both versions are incredible and catchy. The story of these Christmas songs is about a guy who goes down memory lane of past Christmases.

The music of these songs has the style of Classic Christmas music. Roch Voisine and Jeff Smallwood composed both versions of these Christmas singles. There’s a nostalgic feel to it, as well as holiday cheer.

Roch Voisine’s voice is impressive and has great rhythm. It’s a joy to listen to his music. He knows how to bring life to a song, as it is the case with these Christmas tunes. His voice is cheerful and energetic.

Roch Voisine and Jeff Smallwood wrote the lyrics of both Christmas singles. The words have a smooth rhythm. The story is beautiful and dynamic. There’s simple rhyming at times, as well as delightful similes. The lyrics of both versions of the song bring out the joy of this lovely holiday season.

Enjoy both versions of Roch Voisine’s latest Christmas singles.

Happy holidays everyone!

Michale Bublé- Love (Deluxe Edition) – A Romantic Album

Canadian singer Michael Bublé has released a new album entitled Love. It’s a record with covers of classic romantic hits (i.e. La Vie En Rose) and two original songs: Love You Anymore and Forever Now. The title of the album is an excellent indicator of the overall theme.

The music of this album is a fantastic mix of pop and jazz. I can imagine people who host parties playing this record, especially during the holiday season or Valentine’s day. It reminds me of Michael Bublé’s early albums “Michael Bublé” and “It’s Time.” Michael Bublé’s crooner style is present in this album. The piano in the background compliments the songs perfectly.

As always, Michael Bublé’s voice is impressive with smoothness and depth. It’s also soulful and rich. He can change registers in his voice flawlessly.

The lyrics of the songs in the album “Love” are incredible. His original songs Love You Anymore and Forever Now are well-done. They compliment the covers that Michael Bublé did in this record.

Love is a romantic album that people can listen to any time of the year, not just the holidays. Michael Bublé’s album Love is now available. Enjoy!

First Album Fridays: BRDGS- Think About You EP

Canadian singer BRDGS has released his first EP album entitled Think About You. The overall theme of the record is about relationships and the ups and downs that come with them.

The music is a combination of pop and dance. It reminds me of music from the late 90s/early 2000s or even 70s and 80s. There’s an experimental element to this album, which gives it a nice twist.

BRDGS’s voice has a variety of vocal styles in this album. In some songs, his voice is soft and low; and others his vocals go high pitch, which reminds of the BeeGees. He sings in sync with the music. His style is incredible.

The lyrics to this song are relatable because they talk about relationships (the good and bad times). The flow of the words is smooth and rhythmic.
An optimistic song is Believe. The songs that talk about up and of relationships are Rock Bottom and In The Wild. The songs that cover heartbreaks or obstacles in relationships are Think About You, Drive (featuring Saint Yves), and You Say You Love Me (but You Don’t). These songs are well-written,

Think About You is now available. Enjoy!

Zaz- Effet Mirroir- A Mosaic of Musical Styles

French singer Zaz has released a new album entitled Effet Mirror (The Mirror Effect). It’s her fourth record. The overall theme of this album is that of contemplation about love and life.

The music of the album has a mix of pop, dance, jazz and salsa. Que Vendra is an example of a song with a Salsa/latin style. J’aime J’aime (I love) has a dance beat that is unforgettable. The songs with slower beat are the ones that make one think or tell stories of heartbreak. The piano is the instrument that is dominant in those tunes. Zaz’s latest album is a mosaic of musical styles.

Zaz’s voice is smooth and consistent. At times she sounds like she’s doing a monologue, which reminds of the works of the late Jacques Brel. There are two examples of songs like that: Mes Souvenirs De Toi (My Memories of You), Ma Valse (My Waltz), and Laponie. Her voice is soft; it sounds like she’s whispering. It’s impressive!

The lyrics to the songs create of different emotions from such as love, hope, and sadness and heartbreak. The words are in sync with the music of the album. Repetition is a poetic technique in these songs to emphasize the emotion the person is feeling. The lyrics are well-written and dynamic.

My favourite songs are Que Vendra, J’aime J’aime, Je Parle, and Plume. Effet Mirroir is now available. Enjoy!

First Single Fridays: Khaled Mounib -Toa Al Mazag

Egyptian singer Khaled Mounib has released his first single Toa al Mazag (Heavy Mood). He’s the nephew of the late Amer Mounib. The song is about a guy whose relationship is overwhelming but exciting.

The music of this song has a mix of two genres: pop and dance/techno. Some parts of the song remind me of Amer Mounib’s works, especially in the early 2000s, such as Layali (Nights), Ayam wa Layali (Days and Nights), and Moshta’alak Ainy (My Eyes Miss You). The rhythm of Toa al Mazag has a slightly different rhythm, mainly when Khaled Mounib sings the chorus. There’s a stop effect that is distinct. Mino composed the song.

Khaled Mounib has a genuine voice. At times he sounds like his late uncle Amer Mounib. It takes me a second to realize that it’s not Amer Mounib singing, but his nephew. Khaled Mounib’s goes to a higher register in some parts of the song. He has potential as a singer.

The lyrics have a structure with meaning and smooth rhythm. The words are romantic and sweet. The rhyme scheme is AA BB. Salma Rasheed wrote the lyrics of the song.

Mafeesh Kalam Ye’tal (There’s nothing more to say) is coming out soon.

David Cassidy-A Year Since His Passing

 

The_Partridge_Family_David_Cassidy_1972jpgNovember 21, 2017, American singer David Cassidy passed away. He was famous for his role in The Partridge Family sitcom as Keith Partridge. Cassidy was well-known in the 60s and 70s.

My knowledge of David Cassidy’s music comes from family and watching reruns of the show The Partridge Family. Despite the challenges in his personal, his music was classical and timeless.

My favourite song for the late David Cassidy is Common Get Happy. It cheers you up instantly. It’s also one of the songs that came to mind when I heard about his passing along with the classic I Think I Love You.

Bohemian Rhapsody- Movie & Music

This weekend I went to see the movie Bohemian Rhapsody. I loved it!! Rami Malek gave an incredible performance portraying the late Freddie Mercury. At times, he looked like him; it was spooky (In a good way of course). I felt tempted at times to sing the songs out loud, but I refrained myself.

I particularly enjoyed learning the history of the songs and how Queen came to be the biggest Rock band in music history. There was a clip where Freddie Mercury was playing the piano when he was on the floor with his girlfriend, Mary (Lucy Boynton). When I heard him play the piano, I could recognize what would eventually the music of Bohemian Rhapsody. Another clip I enjoyed was when Brian May (Gwilym Lee) showed Freddie Mercury his idea for their next song by clapping their hands and stomping their feet to have the audience involved in the tune. That song would be the famous and timeless hit We Will Rock You. My favourite segment of the movie is when Queen recording Bohemian Rhapsody in their private studio. Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) does many takes of the famous “Galileo” bit, at the request of Freddie Mercury. While they finish recording Bohemian Rhapsody, you hear an excerpt of the song. The Live Aid performance of Queen in the movie was incredible. I heard excerpts of their best hits.

Regarding the music, there are excerpts of the Queen’s classic hits throughout the film. We don’t hear the songs in their entirety, but it doesn’t take away the quality of the movie. I enjoyed this movie. The actors, especially Rami Malek, were incredible.

The movie is playing in theatres. Enjoy!

Single Saturdays: Travis Cormier – Torn -An Acoustic Cover

Canadian singer Travis Cormier has uploaded a video of an acoustic cover of a 90s classic hit Torn by Natalie Imbruglia.

In terms of music, the diegetic sound is the guitar that Travis Cormier plays in this video. He does a fantastic playing the guitar and singing. His voice is pure and rich, which is when one can the best quality singing. Travis Cormier’s cover of “Torn” sounds as if it were his song because the music is different from the original version and just as incredible.