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!

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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!

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.

Single Saturdays: Maxime Malevé – My Saviour

Belgian singer Maxime Malevé has released a new single entitled “My Saviour.” The story is about a guy who loves and admires the girl with whom he’s in love, and he admires her greatly.

The music is slow, with a jazz-like beat. There’s also the music of a guitar in the background. I can hear the sound of clapping blended with the slow music.

Maxime Malevé’s voice is soft and sweet. He experiments with his sound in his songs, as it’s the case with this tune.

The lyrics are simplistic but romantic. The words describe true love and are inspirational. There are two rhyme schemes AABB and ABBA, which give this song structure.

Single Saturdays: Nicola Ciccone- Le Long Chemin

Canadian singer Nicola Ciccone has released a new single Le Long Chemin (the long journey or the long road), which is a song for his album with the same coming out March 26, 2019. The story of the song is a romantic story of a couple building a life together. The song is written and composed by Nicola Ciccone.

The music is slow with a smooth composition. The dominant instruments are the guitar and the piano. The band members do a fantastic job at playing in harmony together, as well as with Nicola Ciccone’s voice. It is all in a synchronized rhythm. Nicola Ciccone’s singing is musical also. The sound of the song is relaxing and peaceful.
Ciccone’s voice is rich and soulful. There is incredible depth to his sound.

The lyrics are poetic, even if they don’t always rhyme. The words are structured and easy to follow. The type of French used in this song is a standard version, which is understood by many. However, it doesn’t take away the beauty of the words to this song. “Le Long Chemin,” which means a long road is a metaphor for a life full of joy and potential, in my opinion. Ciccone is well-known for quality lyrics.

The album Le Long Chemin will be out March 26, 2019.

Bastian Baker’s Latest Album- “Bastian Baker”- Incredible Music!

Bastian Baker has released a new self-titled album. It’s an album that is romantic and contemplative. Bastian Baker has outdone himself in this album regarding the musical style and the experimentation with his voice.

The European Pop music has its presence in this album, with a nostalgic and vintage feel to it. Some of the songs remind of the music from the 1970s. The rhythm of the music has a “wavy” flow to it.

Bastian Baker’s voice is remarkable on this album. He experiments with his sound concerning register and style. His voice can quite low or high-pitch- like the Bee Gees. In some cases, he combines. When he sings, he sounds like he’s narrating a story in many of his tune.

The lyrics of the songs, for the most part, are descriptive and make you contemplate.

Bastian Baker’s self-titled album is now available.

Disclaimer: The song Yokko contains explicit language. Listener Discretion is Advised.

 

Single Saturdays: Olivier Dion – Curious

French Canadian artist Olivier Dion has released a new single entitled Curious. It’s the first song he sings in English. It is quite impressive!
The story about a guy whose infatuation for a girl is overwhelming.

The music of the Curious has a precise mix of a fast and slow beat. It reminds me beatboxing, which is catchy and fresh. It reminds me of pop music from Europe, especially British music from the late 90s/early 2000s.
Olivier Dion’s voice sounds husky and smooth, especially when he sings the chorus. His voice goes high at just the right register.

The lyrics have the poetic style of repetition in them. The line “Serious but I want it I’m curious I got to have it” in the chorus is an example. The words of Curious have a stop effect to them.

I will keep you informed of Olivier Dion’s English in due time. In the meantime, enjoy this song!

Single Saturdays: a1’s Latest Single Armour

The British boy band a1 has released a new single entitled Armour. It’s the first single with the founding member Paul Marazzi, who rejoined the group recently. The song is about a man who will go to great length to be there for his love.

The music has a slow & smooth rhythm, which reminds me of the songs “Like a Rose” & “Everytime, “regarding the musical style. The piano in the background gives the song a nice touch. The singing, like a choral, in the background compliments the beat of the piano very well.

These beautiful lyrics have a poetic feel to them. The armour of heart in this song is a metaphor for protecting the lover from heartache. It’s quite romantic. The lyrics have a natural flow to them, in sync with the music.

The members’ voices are incredible and compliment each other, quite nicely. Hearing Paul Marazzi singing again brings back memories to their early works.

I look forward to hearing more of their music in the future, especially with the comeback of Paul Marazzi.