Week 102: Music I’m Listening To

I am going to do something different today because why not. Also, if you want to see the music I have added onto my 2021 faves, click here.

This is a list of 5 songs I think are about love and are absolutely beautiful. Like, give me goosebumps beautiful.

Prince – Adore

In true Prince version, there is no clear version on YouTube that gives this song justice. I implore you to look for it on streaming platforms and listen to it.

This song is so beautiful. Wow. Always in awe. What a story teller.

Luther Vandross ft Cheryl Lynn – If This World Were Mine

I know the original is Marvin Gaye/Tammy Terrell but this is my fave rendition.

Optional Luther Vandross song is So Amazing

Valerie Kimani – Nguga Ii

Sam & Ruby – Ain’t Love Something

Musa – Mthande

Changing My Mind

(this is a music post)

I am always amused when I change my mind about my favourite song in an album.

Examples

When I first listened to Stone Woman EP, my favourite song was Let You Down,

now it is Doubt

In Nathi’s Buyelekhaya, my favourite song was the titular song

It is currently Liziwe (of which there is nothing on YouTube but wow what a great track)

However there are now other albums it doesn’t matter how many times I listen to it, the fave remains the fave. For example Zonke’s Work of Heart album, this will remain

New Music That Made My 2020

Honestly, I am too tired to do this post the justice it deserves because we got absolutely stellar music last year. I mean, EXCELLENT. But there are three 2020 albums I want people to listen to. And it is not lost on me that these three ladies are of Jamaican ancestry.

Tiana Major9 At Sixes And Sevens

SevanaBe Somebody

Lila Ike – The ExPerience

Because I can’t help myself, also check out

  1. Luke James – to feel love/d
  2. Waithaka – BLK2541
  3. Nissi – IGNITE
  4. Ayrosh – Fire
  5. Durand Bernarr – Dur&
  6. Bongeziwe Mabandla – iimini
  7. Simi – RESTLESS II
  8. Ro James – MANTIC
  9. Chloe X Halle – Ungodly Hour
  10. Kato Change, Winyo & SURAJ – Sazile E.P

Ok, I am tired of listing. There are many.