So many reasons that this has just taken over (already) as #MyNewFavouriteThing (sorry Jazmine!):
(1) Have a listen
(2) listen again
(3) And again
(5) I know…!
The end vocals get me every time…
Emerging UK artist MNEK (pr: Em-En-Ee-Kay) singing here like his vocal chords have been kissed by angels is only 19 years old, can you imagine? 19!
As a singer, song-writer AND producer this young (Igbo) man is so talented and inevitably his star is now definitely on the ascent in the UK.
He first came to my attention on Soundcloud with his ‘refix’ of Disclosure’s “White Noise”, as soon as I heard his version I fell in love with his voice and had the track on hardcore repeat for weeks; MNEK currently features in the UK charts on Gorgon City’s “Ready for Your Love” which the Soundcloud track is the stripped back version of. I love Gorgon City’s version but I’m a sucker for stripped back vocals so I know which version I prefer…
…Introducing to you, #MyNewFavouriteThing 🙂
If you haven’t caught yourself singing or humming Pharrell Williams’ uplifting and infectious song ‘Happy’ yet I’m going to have to ask you to check your pulse to make sure you’re all the way human.
The song immediately brings a smile to my face whenever I hear it but when I stumbled upon this clip from the US talk-show host Ellen’s show it took the song to a whole new level for me.
The backstory to this is that a video of the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences choir singing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ was posted on-line a few weeks back which went viral, it eventually caught Ellen’s attention and she (doing what she does best) set up this great experience for the kids most of whom are poor, underprivileged and living at or on the poverty line in Detriot.
You’ve got to love Ellen (and Pharrell) for this one 🙂
Was it just me or did it look like Pharrell was getting a bit choked up watching the kids perform?
Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.
P.s. wasn’t the kids reaction when the camera crew came in and then when they saw Pharrell in the studio with Ellen absolutely priceless?? *huge smile*
I have to thank @Bimadew for this one; there I was this morning minding my business, in the Twittersphere, just chilling, browsing, seeing what my timeline had for me when she tweeted this little gem into it:
And all at once I fell in love. The words, the music, the video, the way the singer’s love interest looks at her from 1:57 – 2:00 (yes it’s that deep) I love it all….
*sings* “If it wasn’t for you I’d be on my own” *lovehearts*
You all can thank me later.
Who didn’t love the film Annie?
Adapted from a Broadway musical, the original film was definitely a Christmas viewing staple in my house when I was growing up and that looks set to happen again with this remake.
Produced by JayZ and Will Smith, starring the exceptionally talented Jamie Foxx and of course Quvenzhané Wallis (you know the one that was nominated for an Oscar aged just 9 years old!!), check out the trailer below:
Side note: Can you believe Quvenzhané Wallis is still only 10?
What do you think? Didn’t you just love the original? Isn’t Jamie Foxx a fine speci…*coughs* I digress… Your thoughts (on the film or even Jamie) below please 😉
Does this picture alone not make you want to praise the Lord in your Sunday best?
In the latest ‘Black women winning’ news, the beautiful Academy Award winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o was announced last week as the latest Ambassadress for the French cosmetic house Lancôme. Yep, like I said, winning!!
Lupita is the brand’s first black brand ambassador and I am all the way here for it! The ads featuring Lupita are set to launch in the summer and will no doubt show a whole new audience what this bougie chick already knew – namely that black most certainly IS beau-ti-ful 🙂
The fact that I get the feeling that Continue reading