...before we all crack on with our lockdown free 2022’s, so without further ado, sip on my perfectly brewed mulled wine of belated musical highlights of 2021, and let them warm your tune buds deep into 2022!
Justine Skye, ‘Space and Time’, Album *REVIEW*
Throughout 2020 I was more excited to see a new ‘Space and Time’ clip from Justine and Timbaland’s studio sessions, than I ever have been over a Love Island recoupling! Witnessing their creative process felt organic and nostalgic, especially for those of us who remember how Timbaland (along with Missy Elliott) sculpted Aaliyah’s sound and career in the mid 1990’s propelling her to iconic status within...
Factually Fantastic! *ALBUM REVIEW* ‘Fantasy & Facts’ by Roses Gabor
and finally on the 22nd February 2019 the wait was over. Ms. Roses’ Gabor’s debut album ‘Fantasy & Facts’ is here, and it is a mass of floating clouds made of candy floss drifting under edible skittles flavoured rainbows, floating towards a faraway never-never land where sunflowers sing and birds beautify you upon arrival with crowns made of ivory entwined with bluebells. ‘Fantasy & Facts’ really does play like the dream you never want to awake from.,,,
Coventry Artists’ Whizzy and Emily-Jaye *NEW SINGLE* ‘Frontin’
The Coventry couple on and off record, have applied this formula to their single 'Frontin' and it's a winner. Whizzy's lyrics are honest and mature for his young years; as he shares that his focus is on "Makin' bangers with my family"; but he is fully aware of the trolls surrounding him who won't want him to succeed, to which he contests "Gotta stay hard hittin', viking." You can't help but wonder just what it is this young artist has experienced when he wearily claims, "19 soon life's drawing to an end, brother I ain't lyin.'" hopefully it won't be long before an EP release which will expand upon these themes,