SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! I didn’t know they were making new music?!?!
I don’t know if this is as good as I think it is because I’m just so excited to hear them. But I am forreal jamming like Shaniqua at a block party right now. Coko is still sanging, you guys. I mean, 20 years later, and she is really doing the damn thing. And I love how this sounds so much like “I’m So Into You” without being a retread.
I’ma listen to it some more this week and decide if it’s worthy of all this praise I just heaped on it.
Mary J. Blige “Someone To Love You” (Later with Jools Holland)
This is one of my favorite Mary performances this year. She looks beautiful, the song is probably the best on her new album, and she just sang it. You guys, she didn’t even scream at me. She just made beautiful music.
Mary is going to be a gorgeous older woman. Her bone structure is ridiculous.
I came across this Love Letter to R&B Girl Groups that mentioned MoKenStef in passing but had the audacity to not post the video! What were they thinking? So I have rectified the situation by bringing you this ridiculous hot mess.
Make no mistake: I love this song. But these lyrics. She is singing to some chick who went out on a date and slept with her man. She’s basically telling the girl okay you had your fun for a night, but that’s my mine so keep it rollin. Why she is even concerned with this triflin-ass dude is beyond me. He went out and cheated on you and you are bragging to his ho that your lovin is so good that he came back home to you. That’s a mess.
Brandy’s latest song leaked yesterday and don’t let the title fool you: This is not Christmas music.
I am in fact a Brandy Stan. I think her music is so underrated, I think her ear for harmony and vocal arrangement is unparalleled in music right now, and the older she gets the more I appreciate her vocal tone. This song took three spins to fully grow on me (and it’s a leak, so there’s that whole random callout situation) but I’m with this. I hope it’s not her first single because it really wouldn’t even make a dent at radio, but I’m on board. It’s smooth but charging, cool but passionate. And only Brandy can sound like this on a record.
It’s just the right song to make me want to hear more from her new album.