Happy New Year to all my loves!! Check out my 2012 year in review and here’s to an even better 2013!! ❤ ❤ 🙂
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The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.
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Why isn’t this on Spotify or some other easily accessible track list? “Another Life” by Robin Thicke & beautiful return of The Neptunes’ production collab… 🙂
Late on this I know, but I just want this guy to be on my record. Actually read a post about him a little while ago but didn’t take the time to listen to him until just recently. So glad I did, & was honestly (pleasantly) surprised by what I heard 🙂 His voice to me is like an awesome mashup of Eric Hutchinson & Marc Broussard with some of Gavin DeGraw’s beautiful musical style…the boy can SANG!
His latest album is below, along with my favorites / recommendations (it’s kind of most of the album but whatever lol):
And a bonus that’s not on the album:
If your musical taste is anything like mine, I think you won’t be disappointed after listening to Mr. Stone – now on to see how I can see him live 🙂
This is the kind of music that I feel like I have to share with the world as soon as I hear it. I was hooked by the first few seconds of his first song that I heard (Greater is He) & I have to say I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this guy. I’m totally enjoying his unique blend of pop, R&B, gospel, & jazzy instrumentals, & I’m very impressed by the AMAZING production quality that accompanies the such positive messaging that comes through his music. For example, “Well Done” is an important reminder to cherish & make time to spend with those we love in life.
His talent shines through his music so brightly that it’s clear he has a gift for music – but most of all I can tell that he’s a really talented musician, as evidenced by all of the piano & guitar that he features in his songs. I see influences of a lot of different artists in his music, including John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Robin Thicke, BBMack, & perhaps a hint of Michael Buble? And more Bay Area pride because he’s based in SF! Take a listen to his 2 albums, “For More Than a Feeling” & “Pixelated – EP” below (fav songs: Greater Is He, Trace, This Ain’t The Way, Undefined, Lemonade, Pixelated, Paper Airplane)…
Posted in Pop, PRAISE, R&B, Up & Coming
Tagged bbmak, jason mraz, jeremy passion, john mayer, michael buble, robin thicke, san francisco, tori kelly
I just really love it when I come across music that I don’t have to put any effort into. I know this may sound pretty counter-intuitive/mindless, but it’s really just so refreshing to me to immediately know I like something when I hear it. To not have to sit & contemplate about whether I think something is worth listening to again, but to just know, without a shadow of a doubt, that I could listen to this all day on repeat if I had to. Now don’t get me wrong, some of my favorite songs have taken a LONG time to grow on me, but it’s such a relief to know that there’s still music out there that moves & excites me upon the FIRST listen.
This is the experience I had when listening to Luke James today. At the suggestion of my friend who saw him open for Robin Thicke in LA, I checked out his Facebook page & took a listen to his work today. Can I just say, my breath was literally taken away (and I’m not exaggerating!) I was already hooked 10 seconds into the first song! I think it’s just great, feel-good R&B and I easily got through all of the songs without having to skip once. His voice is a beautiful blend of Robin Thicke’s soft, smooth vocals and John Legend’s strong, passionate belts, with a hint of Trey Songz sometimes peeking through as well. Sounds like a great combination if you ask me 🙂
Check out Luke James’s pre-album, #LUKE, which was released in advance of his forthcoming debut solo album Made to Love below, and click here to download for FREE:
If you don’t have time to listen to the whole album, you can get a taste of his style with his first single below. I must say, he does a simple love song quite well 🙂
I also came across this gem of a cover of one of my absolute favorite songs: “The Only Exception” by Paramore:
Sooo…it’s probably safe to say that Luke James will be in my rotation for at least a week. And needless to say, I cannot WAIT for that debut album release!!
Until next time! 😀