Heartstreets’ First Studio Album Why Makes Sense

Canadian duo Heastreets has released their first studio album “Why Makes Sense.” The overall themes of the record are about the journey through and embracing one’s identity.

The music of this album is a mix of R&B and Soul. It’s rich in melodies and has a great rhythm to the composition of the record. The sound of the album is soothing with a mix of a fast & slow beat. In some songs, the beat is upbeat and cheerful while other tunes have a contemplative sound to them. This album has three parts to it. The interludes are segues between the sections and give the album an exciting dynamic. The intervals remind me of Janet Jackson’s album Rhythm Nation 1814 in the way the album is structured. The music is remarkable.

Gab Godon and Emma Beko’s voices compliment each other nicely. Gab Godon has a sound that’s high pitch and soft. Emma Beko’s voice is deep and husky. It’s a nice contrast when they sing together. Each singer performs her part in a song without overlap. Gab Godon and Emma Beko sing in tune with the music. Impressive! The songs have music that reminds me of the 90s with hits like Waterfalls and No Scrubs by TLC, as well as Aaliyah First You Don’t Succeed.

The songs have incredible lyrics with raw emotion. The words describe personal experiences, making it genuine and authentic. They also have words that are thought-provoking. The structure of the songs is incredible and has a smooth flow.

The album “Why Makes Sense” is now available. Enjoy!

 

 

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Single Saturdays: Heartstreets – 1 Double

Canadian duo Heartstreets has released a new single entitled 1 Double. It’s a song that talks about the doubt and anxiety people feel facing a problematic situation in everyday life. In this story, the character deals with it by drinking.

The music is fantastic in this song. It has a presence without being “in your face.” It’s a combination of R&B and Soul. Some parts sound like raindrops in an Amazon forest. It reminds me of poetry readings that take place in certain cafés. The rhythm is consistent and smooth.

The lyrics have a profound meaning. Talking about the issues of everyday life is a subject to which anyone can relate. There’s a sense of hope, however. The words have a poetic feel to them, regarding the structure and the content of the song.

This song contains some coarse language: Listener Discretion is advised.

 

Blue All Rise-Sweet Sixteen!

November 26, 2017, marks the 16th Anniversary of Blue’s first album All Rise, in the United Kingdom. This record would pave the way to the phenomenal career of the British Boy Band Blue. All Rise features hits like “All Rise”, “If You Come Back”, Fly By, and Best in Me.

The voices of each member of the group complement each other very nicely. The overall style of the music has pop with a twist of RAP/ R&B. Simon Webbe performs the parts of RAP, which is the case for All Rise & Fly By.

The songs that have a dancing beat are All Rise, Too Close, This Temptation, Fly By, Bounce, Make It Happen, and Back to You. These songs have catchy beats that are unforgettable and very much a style associated with Blue. All Rise is my favourite, and it was the first song I heard from the pop group. Too Close is a cover of a song originally performed by R&G group Next.

Their romantic songs are just as incredible as their dance songs.
The song entitled “Best in Me” is my favourite romantic song, a ballad, on the album. Back Some Day is a bittersweet song about a guy reassuring his significant other that he’ll see her soon. Missing someone is never easy. However, the reunion is worth the wait. Long Time is also bittersweet and like Back Some Day is about missing a significant other. The composition of both ballads is beautiful with melodies that are incredible.

All Rise, one of the Dance songs is about heartbreak, where there’s a sense of frustration following a break-up. If You Come Back is a post-relationship song where the guy still loves the girl and wants her back. He promises to be loyal and will make an effort to be a better man. Girl, I’ll Never Understand is about a relationship that falls apart where the guy tries everything to please the girl, but no success. However, there’s a sense of relief.

This first album for Blue is fantastic. I enjoyed the different musical styles mixed with the pop music, as well as the voices that have complement each other very well. All the fours members of Blue have incredible vocals. The All Rise won a Brit Award in 2002. It’s a well-done album!

Side note
The version of the song “Fly By” differs from the song heard on the radio and the video. The second one is entitled “Fly By II”. Both versions are equally amazing.

RIP Whitney Houston: 5 Years Since Her Passing

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It’s been five years since Whitney Houston passed away February 11, 2012.  Her big music hits include I Wanna Dance with Somebody, How Will I Know?, I Will always Love You, and Could I Have This Kiss Forever (featuring Enrique Iglesias).

Whitney Houston contributed to R&B music, as well as Pop music. Her voice was so strong and powerful, it was distinct from many artists of her time.  I admit I didn’t listen to her music extensively. I did however, have a few favourites songs I liked from the late  Whitney Houston. My favourite songs were  I’m Every Woman, How Will I Know?, I Will Always Love You, and It’s Not Right But It’s Okay.

Her songs were catchy and more importantly, memorable. There’s a remake of the song I Wanna Dance with Somebody. It’s a different style of music, but it’s still a nice homage to the singer. She also had a song with the late George Michael entitled If I Told You That, that I hadn’t heard. Two musical styles combined in an interesting way. Sadly both artists left us. Music won’t be the same without them both. What’s interesting is that her version of I Will Always Love You  be more popular than Dolly Parton’s version, which is just as amazing.

Whitney Houston had incredible music and an overall fantastic musical career. Her music lives on. She leaves behind an incredible legacy.

Rest in peace Whitney Houston.