Jon Bellion’s ‘The Human Condition’ – By the Lyrics


Jon Bellion is an extremely talented artist that many in the world don’t know…YET. On his debut album The Human Condition, Bellion “knocks it out of the park” covering a wide range of themes and emotions. It’s safe to say, The Human Condition is a jam-packed 55 minutes. What better way to examine it than lyrically? There’s plenty to analyze!!!

3 Takeaways from Logic’s Debut, ‘Under Pressure’


  Logic • Under Pressure • Def Jam • US Release Date: October 21, 2014  After hearing a Logic mixtape – specifically Young Sinatra: Welcome To Forever – I knew that Logic was meant to be a star. Finally, after a long wait, Logic has released his debut album, Under Pressure, via Def Jam. Here…

Review: Magic! are Pleasant, Sometimes Magical on Debut


Magic! • Don’t Kill the Magic • RCA • US Release Date: July 1, 2014 “Why you gotta be so rude? / Don’t you know I’m human too?” The aforementioned lyric is arguably not only one of the schmaltziest, but also one of the most infectious and addictive. Apparently, a breezy, reggae-pop amalgam can do…

Kai Exos Shows Great Promise on Single “Vigilante”


 Kai Exos • “Vigilante” (Single) • KAEM • Single Release Date: March 31, 2014 Upcoming album: Telegraph (June 10, 2014) “Oh vigilante, will you protect me?” The term vigilante is being incorporated in popular music – HUH? What is wrong with this picture? Could it be that pop/R&B has a new song by a burgeoning…

Review: August Alsina, ‘Testimony’


R&B newbie August Alsina shows tremendous potential on full-length debut Testimony  August Alsina • Testimony • Def Jam • US Release Date: April 15, 2014 The moment has finally arrived for up and coming New Orleans contemporary R&B singer August Alsina to take center stage. Sure, the 21-year old represents the new generation who prefer…

Review: John Newman, ‘Tribute’


 Newman Proves Soul Music Is Alive and Well on Tribute  John Newman • Tribute • Island • US Release Date: January 7, 2014 John Newman just might be the male version of Adele – like seriously.  Newman, another British import to the U.S., definitely possesses one of the most distinct and soulful voices I’ve heard…

Candice Glover Shines On “Cried” – BUT Have People Heard It?


Candice Glover, the 24-year old victor of the 12th season of American Idol, sports nothing short of a fantastic instrument.  Vocally, Glover smothered the competition on the show’s least popular season.  What makes me sad about Glover’s feat to become the first woman to win the show since Jordin Sparks in 2007 (and only the…