Tunes on a Tuesday 12: Let’s get away

Hey guys,

Apologies for not posting last week, If I’m being completely honest I lost track of the days… As ridiculous as it sounds, it is true. But I am back on Tuesday, with another tune. Coincidence? I think not.

This week’s Tune on a Tuesday goes to ‘Let’s Get Away’ by H.E.R.

Sampling ‘Day dreaming’ by the late Aretha Franklin (R.I.P Queen), this was H.E.R’s way of paying her respects, and I must say that it was beautifully done. To be honest, H.E.R kills every song she drops and this one is no different. Listen with your eyes closed and you can almost imagine yourself on a beach somewhere with the love of your life (almost).

 

Tunes on a Tuesday 10: Album of the year (freestyle)

Hello humans,

As you may or may not have noticed, there was no ‘Tunes on a Tuesday’ post last week. I was away on a training course for work, so when it came to the end of the day, I was absolutely drained & had no energy left to post (sorry).

This return has me feeling like J.Cole on his new track ‘Album of the year (freestyle). So is j.cole back?

By the looks of things yes, but it could just also be a one off for this freestyle.

The flow, the lyrics, the vibes…everything about this track reminds me of old Cole, Friday night lights Cole … the Cole that we all love and miss.

Don’t get me wrong, KOD was great but it was missing that hunger, that drive & determination that cemented Cole on the throne in the first place. I really hope ‘album of the year (freestyle)’ does as well as I think it can & hopefully signifies the return of J.Cole. Check the track out below.

The Incredibles 2

90’s babies, It’s been a long wait.

It is common knowledge amongst everyone who knows me that I live for superhero movies (from the marvel universe of course). Now, I would like to think that my obsession with superheroes, all started off with the first Incredibles movie, which was released when I was 8 years old. So of course 12 years later, I could not miss the 2nd installment of the movie that basically shaped me into the lover of all things marvel that I am today.

Incredibles 2 proved to be one of the few movies actually that needed a sequel. It pretty much started were it left off all those years ago, with a little recap included to jog our memories.

What I loved about this film was the play on gender roles, which in 2018 are practically non existent. It was great to see a film aimed at kids representing a modern family, where the female (in this case Mrs incredible) actually went to work & became the breadwinner of the household, whilst the male (Mr incredible) stayed at home and took care of the kids.

In the film we see some resistance from Mr incredible, who is having a hard time adjusting to his new ‘role’. In my opinion this represents our society, as the ideology of women being child bearing machines & housewives have been around for literal centuries. This type of representation especially in today’s day and age is extremely important. It is vital that kids of all ages can see the diversity that exists within families. No longer are we subjected to the stereotypical gender roles and the binary oppositions that come with it.

The modern family has changed quite drastically over the past few years and it is time we start to see the current state of our society reflected in all media forms.

Tunes on a Tuesday 08: Je t’adore/OMW

Hey everyone, I’m back again with the 8th segment of Tunes on a Tuesday! Honestly, I can’t believe it’s been 8 weeks already, time surely does fly.

This weeks post goes to Sylo Nozra, an R’n’B vocalist/producer from Toronto. Sylo released not one but two tracks just in time for summer. The light, airy production is very similar to that of Lolo Zouaï’s Brooklyn Love, which was my chosen track for the 5th week of this segment.

Lately there have been so many new artists emerging from Toronto or should I say Canada as a whole. It is so refreshing to hear a variety of new sounds from a place which wasn’t previously that well known for music.

Check out Je t’adore & omw by Sylo Nozra below.