Music Amidst the Chaos: My Top Albums of 2019

In spite of the political turmoil and trauma taking place on both sides of the Atlantic and throughout the rest of the world, art and music has stepped into the void, nurturing forward thinking conversation and holding up a mirror to our way of life, which is no longer serving us. Perhaps political chaos and … Continue reading Music Amidst the Chaos: My Top Albums of 2019

‘No Tears Left To Cry’ – Ariana Grande

There has been much interpretation and reading between-the-lines of Ariana Grande’s new single ‘No Tears Left To Cry’. The media have dubbed the song a “tribute to her fans” or a “comeback” after the terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena last year, which saw fans and their families killed and injured, after Grande had left … Continue reading ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ – Ariana Grande

A Song a Day: ‘The Dying Kind’ – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn, Every Thorn Has It’s Crown

‘The Dying Kind’ is perhaps the oddest song on ‘VENUS’, Joy Williams' new album. On the one hand it fits perfectly with Joy’s description of wanting the album “to sound like I'd built a log cabin on Venus." but on the other, it feels somewhat out of place with the rest of the tracks; moving away … Continue reading A Song a Day: ‘The Dying Kind’ – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn, Every Thorn Has It’s Crown

A Song a Day: ‘You Loved Me’

‘You Loved Me’ is a quintessential pop song with a traditional framework, which is juxtaposed against a very unconventional message Unlike ‘Until the Levee’ or ‘Before I Sleep’ there are no thumping EDM beats or over wrought production, just pure organic instrumentation; a piano, percussion and a smattering of acoustic guitar. The song is beautifully … Continue reading A Song a Day: ‘You Loved Me’

A Song a Day: Before I Sleep – Crawling on Hands and Knees Through the Fire

On a purely personal note, ‘Before I Sleep’ is my most treasured track from 'VENUS', Joy Williams’ new release. It is the only song I have found myself singing in those quiet and solitary moments, which we all experience during our day. This particular line; “I carry my body across the frozen ground/ While the … Continue reading A Song a Day: Before I Sleep – Crawling on Hands and Knees Through the Fire

‘Until the Levee’ – The Swell and Surge of Vulnerability

‘Until the Levee’, produced by Charlie Peacock, Daniel James and Matt Morris, is the second single to be released from Joy Williams’ forthcoming album 'VENUS' due out June 30th. The song is sonically and lyrically much stronger than the first single ‘Woman (Oh Mama)’ as well as being more representative of the album as whole. … Continue reading ‘Until the Levee’ – The Swell and Surge of Vulnerability