Florence K’s Estrellas- Nice Start to the Summer!

Florence K’s latest album “Estrellas” is an album with a Summer vibe. Throughout the album, she sings in Spanish, French and English, which gives an impressive variety to the record. I heard in an interview that Florence K collaborated with a Canadian singer of Cuban origin Alex Cuba, from Vancouver, B.C.

The music has a smooth rhythm with a distinct tempo. The Spanish songs make me want to dance the Salsa and inspire me to travel to South America someday. Florence K’s voice is soft in the slow songs and powerful in the faster tunes.

Since I don’t speak Spanish, I can’t fully understand some of the songs. However, with some words that sound similar to French or English. For example, Morena is a song that talks about heartbreak. The chorus is in English, which helped me understand the song better. The French version of Estrellas and Seguire gave me a better idea of what the songs meant.

My favourite songs are Des Etoiles ( French version of Estrellas), Je Rentre A La Maison ( French version of Seguire), Tu Busco Spanish, and Seguire in French & Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://globalnews.ca/video/4285408/florence-k-performs-morena

 

 

 

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Grease 40th Anniversary

June 16, 2018, marks the 40th Anniversary of the movie Grease. It’s a classic that many people from generations enjoy. Grease is one of my favourite movies growing up as a kid, I’ve seen it so many times that I remember what will happen next.  The cast for this film was incredible. Their voices complimented each very well. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John were a fantastic duo and had good on-screen chemistry.

The songs that I found most memorable from the movie are the following: Grease, “Summer Nights,” “Beauty School Dropout,” “You’re the One That I Want” and “We Go Together.”

There are two sets of songs: the ones performed by the actors and the ones heard in the background. The songs complement the story of Grease quite nicely. The characters who sing these songs express how they feel or emphasize the story. The actors’ singing in this movie was incredible and impressive.

 

 

Single Saturdays: Ben Adams’ Latest Single I Can Make You Love Me.

British singer and Member of the group A1 Ben Adams has released a new single entitled I Can Make You Love Me.

The song talks about a break-up that the guy feels is unacceptable because he believes that he can save the relationship. He’s doing everything in his power to prove the woman he loves, that it’s not over.

The music has a smooth rhythm with the sound of the piano. It complements Ben Adams’ voice nicely. The tempo of the music is slow and consistent. Speaking of his voice, it’s impressive he experiments with higher notes, in comparison to his music with a1 in the early 2000s. The high notes that he hits reminds me of George Michael’s voice (i.e. Wake Me up before You Go-Go.) The verses, his voice is lower than when he sings the chorus.

 

 

Single Saturdays: Robby Johnson’s Latest Single Au Bout de Nos Doigts (Alone Tonight)

Robby Johnson has released a new bilingual single entitled Au Bout de Nos Doigts (Alone Tonight). A bilingual song is a unique style for the Canadian artist. Robby Johnson & French singer Corneille wrote the lyrics.

The story of the song is about overwhelmed people feel with social media. It can make one forget about what’s important in life. Social media can be a way to connect with others, but not the only way. Seeing how many followers we have or waiting for a post to get likes shouldn’t be the only thing on our minds. It can be addictive and even an obsession, which is my understanding of the song.

The music is a mix of Country and Pop, which makes this song even more interesting. The sound of the guitar blends smoothly in the background. Robby Johnson’s voice is soft and low, which is unique in comparison to his other singles. Majority of the song is in French, with some parts in English. His singing in French & English is impressive. The lyrics are well-written with a smooth flow from French to English.

There are talks of a French album for Robby Johnson. I look forward to it!