So, basically, for this blog I usually list my 10 favorite artists and/or their songs. But that, I admit, can be kinda boring. So now I'm only listing 2-3 songs so I can go into detail.
Overall favorite song as of 12/9: Heartless by Kanye West with Roc-A-Fella Rocords
Chorus: "In the night, I hear 'em talk,
the coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road, he lost his soul to a woman so heartless..
How could you be so heartless?
Oh.. How could you be so heartless?"
Now how to describe this song... Well first off it's animated and the visuals along with bright colors are stunning. With a spot on depiction of Kanye reflecting on his (often unfortunate) love life. Not to mention the girls in the video looks amazing for animations too. The lyrics are put together precisely. Kanye's a genius in terms of musicality, I think. When singing, he uses the auto-tune effect and the sound it makes is almost staticky but in a good way. I know rap music isn't up everyone's alley when it comes to music, but you should give this one a chance. Kanye mixes in his usual thing like a little R&B and blues (along with a subtle "electric" and "futuristic" sound to the music) that gives it a distinctly different feel from other rap and hip-hop.
Favorite song that they should play on the radio but don't: Yes We can (fetauring many different people and Prez. Obama speaking in background)
First part: "It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation.
Yes we can.
It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom.
Yes we can.
It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.
Yes we can."
How do I put into words how hearing this song somehow makes you want to just keep replaying it till' you've learned it. It has Many different people singing form will.i.am to John Legend. And the lyrics are from actual speeches of Barack himself and feature him giving those speeches in the background. It has a unique effect that's really hard to explain. Go to youtube and simply type in "Yes We Can" and watch it yourself.
Other great songs: I'm Your's, I know What Them Girls Like
That's my monthly musikal blog for this month. Feel free to comment and if you haven't listened to any of these songs you definently should get to youtube and listen to these.