“Good Good Gone” by Nathali Shai

This is what happens when you combine country with pop. It becomes so catchy and infectious that its lyrics still linger even after the tune is gone. Good. Good. There’s another term for that: Nathali Shai. This newest country maverick has just released a single tellingly titled “Good Good Gone” produced by award-winning Kenny Lewis…

Album Review: “Lemonade” by Beyoncé

Beyoncé details her journey of grief, in chapter and verse, for 57 epic minutes. That previous sentence pretty sums up the much-hyped album release of Queen Bey’s “Lemonade” via exclusive streaming on Tidal. The compendium is dubbed by many critics as the rawest, fiercest, and the most personal testament of Beyoncé’s musical ingenuity in the…

“Done” by Wade Martin feat. Jadelle

He’s done with style. Now he’s working with substance. So far celebrity music producer Wade Martin is making progress in his attempt to combine both. His past music productions gingerly cross the line between being subtle and sassy. Imagine a strip club with a pool of warm bodies endlessly gyrating to the Coolio-induced hip-hop ditty…

Out of Earshot: Jewel

Jewel is an artist who changes horses across the mainstream pop and country and can still make the hit either way. This talented American singer-songwriter debuted in 1995 with her multi-platinum album called “Pieces of You” which produced musical gems like “You Were Meant for Me”, “Who Will Save Your Soul”, and “Foolish Games”. Jewel’s…

“Somethin’ Stupid” by Matt Dusk and Florence K

Truth be told, Frank and Nancy’s version is a hard pill to swallow. Robbie and Nicole’s is simply sensual. Michael Buble and Reese Witherspoon’s rendition?…Don’t bother. Here comes another romanticized pas-de-deux of a 1967 classic by C. Carson Parks. Canadian jazz crooner Matt Dusk takes bossanova singer Florence K on a road trip and drags…

“Just Like Fire” by P!nk

Infected 5/17/2016: Fame and family do not mix well for celebrities unless you are P!nk. In her official video for Just Like Fire, she flaunts not only her mid-air acrobatic skills but also lends us a glimpse of her hubby Carey Heart and her 4-year old daughter Willow Sage in a surprising cameo. Forgive me, P!nk…

“Dangerous Road” by Road Man

Updated 5/1/2016 – Cue up Smokie without Chris Norman. Put Jon Petronzio in the lead and he will take you on a free ride that ends at the cul-de-sac of musical ingenuity. Road Man, as Petronzio’s brainchild project, has given birth to “Light at the Speed of Life”, a 12-track concoction of reggae, rootsy rock, and…

“Borderline” by Art Block

At the onset of a dour mood to the first reverb-swaddled line that sends a shiver down your spine, “Borderline” is not a far cry from becoming a hitmaker. That’s my line in the sand. UK-based indie alt-folk artist Art Block should have seen it coming after having gained overwhelming accolades from critics for his…

Out of Earshot: Never Shout Never

The band Never Shout Never may not sound familiar to the teenagers because their songs were not heavily played on the radio. This American Indie Rock was formed in 2007. Since then, the group has released five full-length albums. The name “Never Shout Never” was a moniker for Christofer Drew Ingle, the band’s front man….

“Stitches” by Shawn Mendes

From Bieber to The Weeknd to Drake and now Shawn Mendes. True-blue Canadian artists are reigning the music scenes and holding the audience captive. There is something in Canada that churns out phenomenal superstars. Must be the waters. Or it’s the pure, unadulterated talent and rousing charm that often catapult a star into stardom. Luckily for Shawn,…

“Colors” by Mario Rolls feat. Erikka M.

“Colors” starts off slowly masking out as a pop ditty cradled innocuously in echoes and reverb tails. Then, gradually it hurls you into mid-air swaddled in hefty and cavernous vocals by featured artist Mexican diva Erikka M. Before the song reaches to its hypnotizing crescendo, you should have known that life is anything but black…

Out of Earshot: Linkin Park

Linkin Park is known for busting genre, boldly introducing innovations into their music style such as the use of bamboo instruments. Their songs “Numb”,”Somewhere I Belong”, and “Breaking the Habit” received significant attention because of its novelty in rock genre. In their 2010 album, “A Thousand Suns”, Linkin Park introduced another innovation in the hardcore…