“Nobody But Me” by Michael Bublé

At 40, you expect him to calm down and lower his tempo. But none have factored Michael Bublé into that equation. If you think this Canadian ace crooner has mellowed musically, think again. Bublé still got his game and he is ready to throw himself into the jealousy ring anytime of the day to claim…

“Blow Your Mind (Mwah) by Dua Lipa

Pop just got dark and it continues to draw more people into the dancefloor with her slew of soulful post-pop seductions that set the narrative of her self-titled full length due in February. Whether or not it’s a deliberate plan of Warner Bros. Records to heighten the pre-release hype on how it would be like…

“All of Your Colours” by Joe Brooks

Being on a musical limbo for nearly three years has served British singer-songwriter Joe Brooks well. He has not only fleshed out 7 tracks of beautifully constructed balladries in his latest tellingly-titled album, “I Am Bones”, but he also dares to bare his soul in each song that sounds more confessional than commercial, more diaristic…

“She Sets the City on Fire” by Gavin DeGraw

It looks like American singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw is within the pop radar lately. If he intends to stay longer within the zone, he better upskills his comp of cuts beyond the usual soulful-pop offerings. Apparently, he does and never disappoints. DeGraw dumps his smattering of rock and artful bluesy-rock soundscapes to flirt with his new…

“A Good Storm” by Sawyer Fredericks

Besides his great hair and cheekbones, what instantly gets your attention is his voice. His is supple and tender one minute, soulful and gritty the next, always capable of inflating rough-hewn tunes to the stratosphere without breaking sweat. Simply put, there is no denying that contemporary folk music singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks is a cut above…

“F*** Apologies” by Jojo feat. Wiz Khalifa

It took 10 long years for pop singer Jojo to crank out a follow-up full-length, but it only took her 3 minutes to reintroduce her music to the world with “F*** Apologies” featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa. The former child prodigy audaciously takes her creative upswing and sassy sonic proceedings to the next level in her…

“Dancing On My Own” by Calum Scott

“I’m right over here, why can’t you see me?” begs Calum Scott in his slow version of Robyn’s Grammy-nominated electropop “Dancing on My Own”. Here, the Britain’s Got Talent alumnus from Hull ups the ante, lowers the tempo, and breathes soulful life in restraint and reflection that is worthy not just of an ex-lover’s attention…

“Lost Boy” by Ruth B

Call an EP an album. When it’s done by Ruth B. Hers (The Intro) is four slices that clock in less than 20 minutes but comes out as a fully realized and substantive work from the phenomenal Canadian singer-songwriter who rose to fame with her homespun creation “Lost Boy” which started on installment basis on…

“Nobody But Us” by Sebastian Olzanski

Sebastian Olzanski should look no further. Clearly, there is no mistaking the truth that this 17-year-old transplant from Buenos Aires is on the cusp of international success given his strong aggregated social media following who are all agog for his next cover tune or his latest first-rate original construct. Fortunately, he never disappoints. His latest…

“Please Don’t Go” by Joel Adams

Truth be told, it’s hard to miss the soul qualities of this emerging singer from Brisbane as he gazes heavenward and charges his lovelorn lyrics from the wrong end of a break-up with first-rate emotional honesty. The artist in question, Joel Adams, has come of age with a strong debut single “Please Don’t Go” which…

“Twist” by Nathan Sykes

There’s no way that Nathan Sykes is going to hit all time low. At the rate his front-loaded solo set is going, it only leaves a modicum of chance for the youngest member of British boy band The Wanted to rope in a reunion anytime soon with the rest of the boys. Sykes’ commendable bid…

“Gas Tank” by Devin Kirtz

RNB and soul artist Devin Kirtz proves his mettle in confessional and idiosyncratic lyrics in his latest outing “Gas Tank” leading us to believe that he has spent plenty of time to do introspection which resulted to a grittier narrative and irrepressible wit in hard-edged delivery. Word is the song was written while he was…