Thoughts: Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”


 Sam Smith sets the tone for highly anticipated debut In The Lonely Hour Sam Smith • “Stay With Me” • In The Lonely Hour • Capitol • US Release Date: June 17, 2014 (album) Okay, let’s get this out of the way first; Sam Smith seems to be pop music’s next big thing. The 22-year…

Review: Mary Lambert, ‘Welcome To The Age of My Body’ (EP)


Empowerment Is On Mary Lambert’s Mind on Debut EP  Mary Lambert • Welcome To The Age Of My Body • Capitol • US Release Date: December 17, 2013 / February 4, 2014 (physical) Singer/Songwriter Mary Lambert is best associated at this point in her career with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for her work on Grammy-nominated…

Steve Grand Still Has Folks Talkin’


Being openly gay and a country artist seems like two completely different worlds, but Steve Grand manages to be both of those things.  A few weeks ago, “All American Boy” was the song/video everyone was buzzing about. Yeah, yeah, I know, “Blurred Lines” (Robin Thicke) and “We Can’t Stop” (Miley Cyrus) were actually what was making noise…