Am I biased because I owned the Immaculate Collection at age 5? Probably. That really is beside the point though because Madonna is back in full force with her new album Rebel Heart. After what was being called the “madonnagate” (her whole upcoming album leaked online in demo version and she was NOT happy) – Madonna decided to release five official versions of the leaked tracks on iTunes to hold her fans over until the full set is released in March. One of those tracks is called “Devil Pray” an acoustic bass-heavy ode to self-medication. Or is it? At first listen you might think, okay girl sit down, it’s not cool to sing about drugs when you’re in your mid 50’s (I for one think it’s great, light up that J Madge). The interpretation of “Devil Pray” is up for debate, but I think the song speaks to people coming together as one, an unstoppable force for the devil to reckon with, rather than self-medicating with drugs alone – which doesn’t get you too far. Either way, the track is fun to sing, and the hypnotic bassline should have you bopping around happily. Listen below and see what YOU think Madge is talking about with “Devil Pray.”
Catch the queen live this year at the Grammy’s, the “Unapologetic Bitch” singer should have an interesting performance for us all to say the least.
Everyone wants to get back to the “simple, youthful” days. When we think of soul music we think of the legendary Prince. So why not sit back and add a little soul, hip-hop and rock & roll to your mix.
The brilliant, 4-piece band, Young Pandas from Providence, RI. has risen out of a collaboration with the Grammy award winning engineer for The Roots. You just have to hear them and dance. They were influenced by talented bands such as Miike Snow, Bon Iver, J Dilla, and Bad Rabbits and their unique name, Young—meaning fun and unafraid to push the limits, and Pandas–a rare and endangered species, makes you want to know who these guys really are. Listen to their hit track called, “Change.” The upbeat tempo allows you to sing along and dance, but also allows you to understand the lyrics. With beautiful vocals, guitars, bass, drums and more…it’s a great atmosphere.
You can catch them on a national tour this March thru April, in 13 cities and part of the huge SXSW showcase in Austin, TX. Their new EP comes out in March right before they hit the road. Don’t forget to check them out; watch their videos and progress on the road.
It’s great to call these guys my friends and I love giving them support throughout their music careers.
What happens when you mix former WFNX employees and City Hall Plaza with some Fun.?
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I don’t know her story and I don’t know how to pronounce her last name, but I do know her syrupy vocals and tantalizing lyrics have been tickling my fancy since 2010 with her debut album, No Questions Remain.
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