Music Monday – February 6th, 2017

Three musical recommendations to start your Monday:

Syd

Syd’s band The Internet released an amazing album in 2015: “Ego Death”. A sexy r’n’b album with a soul-infused jazzy vibe. Her debut album as a solo artist is an incredibly sexy LP. Talking about her rise to indie fame, success, and flirting with women, the artist formerly known as Syd Tha Kid conveys such a great sexy vibe in this album.

Listen to it with your lover!

Big Sean

It’s been great to see Big Sean’s evolution from the “punchline”/joker rapper out of Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint, and onto a more mature style. For what it’s worth, I actually bought an iTunes copy of his second album, the one that was rumored to have sold barely any copies — I’ve been a long time fan.

On I Decided his fourth release, Sean Anderson is realer and seemingly more self-aware than he’s ever been. In this so-called “concept album” he grasps where he stands in the rap world, what he’s been through so far, and schemes for a more honest future. I’m going to listen to this album a few more times, but it’s definitely one of the better ones he’s put out!

Sampha

And finally. How do you talk about the guy who’s been known as Pop Music’s Secret Weapon?

Sampha is a genius lyricism with an incredible voice and sensibility. His album was highly anticipated by both professional critics from the industry, and myself, as a fan of the guy. This album is rather peaceful, alternative, mellow, and great all around, I don’t know what else to say except please give it a listen.

 

Featured image by Clique.

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