John Mayer cover’s Beyonce’s “XO”
Video has surfaced of John Mayer performing a solo acoustic cover of Beyonce’s track ‘XO’, live at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Australia. He really sounds great on this track and forms his style around it. The instrumental reminds me of a 90’s pop/rock song and gave the song a new sound. He made this track on his own and change the bridge slightly and added a harmonica to the song.
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New Music: Jennifer Hudson - Walk It Out
Jennifer Hudson returns with a new track produced by Timberland entitled Walk It Out. The mid tempo track with back with a full sound with harmonies and a heavy bass beat. This song follows the Timberland formula for how most of his tracks sound. Unfortunately, I don’t think this song is going to really generate enough buzz. The title reminds of the dance popular in the 2000’s and I really don’t understand what she means by it. Also, she is cursing in this song and talking about sex heavily. Just a couple months she was saying that singing about sex is boring and overrated. I think she is struggling to find her image and what she wants her sound to be. This track really had potential. it could have been great but just the title and the topic of the song is not interesting. I have faith in her team will bring her the hits she deserves.
New Video: SZA ft Isaiah Rashad - Warm Winds
TDE Songstress released a new video from her album Z, Warm Winds will be the new single featuring Isaiah Rashad who is her label mate. The video is what you would expect form the song, there are images of nature, flowers on a desert part of land to help depict the setting. The vintage visual shows SZA on a desert rode and running through a meadow as she sings about flowing in the winds. SZA is creating her own lane, she is not like more R&B female singers. Her sound is refreshing and adding new fans to Top Dawg Entertainment!
The Voice: Devlin Choice - Lets Stay Together
Devlin Choice did an amazing rendition of “Let Stay Together” by Al Green. His voice is so soulful and clean that the sound he gave to it, made it sound current. His voice has no boundaries, he can move from his lower and higher registers with no effort. He is only going to get better each time, Adam is really going to have to challenge him with hard songs to sing. I really hope that Devlin can explore that rasp he showed at the end of the song. As along as Devlin can keep his sound fresh, there is no way he can’t win!