“People are more used to seeing men who are masters at an instrument than women. When people say, “Oh, she plays like a dude,” it’s usually dudes who are the ones saying it. They’re saying, “Oh, she’s as good as us.” Of course, that’s a stupid statement. It’s totally stereotypical to say, “We have an advantage on this, and if anyone else can do it well, it’s only because they’re like us.” I think more men are starting to learn that this attitude is totally hollow and based in imagination. As more women are involved in music, this kind of thing gets said less and less.”
-Esperanza Spalding- 3-time Grammy Award winner, American jazz bassist and singer.
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Krystale’s latest single, “Machine” is one of those tracks that grabs the listener’s ear at the first few seconds. And since one listen to this addictive jazzy-soul track is not enough, you have to play it again and again; always hearing something new. The 21-year-old Montreal native is not new to the music scene though. She has two EPs under her belt (Reboot and The Good Fight) and a full-length album on the way. Based on the single, we look forward to it.
Catch more of Krystale’s tunes at krystalemusic.com.
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In her debut performance at the 2012 iTunes Festival, Laura Mvula introduced her fans to a touching single “She” during her Jazz fueled set. Now, it is being streamed for your personal enjoyment. The track is beautiful and gives listeners a taste of Laura’s great vocal control.
A limited 7-inch of “She” is set for release October 22nd.
Lianna La Havas’ new video for the single, “Forget” truly makes a bold statement. The London singer-songwriter does a cute, cocky prance down the avenue as the very unpleasant life of a man, who portrays her ex-boyfriend, a struggling guitarist, plays out in the background. In a recent video diary she dished about the meaning behind the song.
“‘Forget’ is my musical response to the request of my ex-boyfriend for me to sing on one of his songs after he’d broken my heart and dumped me,” she said.
Well, what she “forgets” he might surely regret. Successful crooners such as Bon Iver (whom she recently tour with), John Legend (set to tour with this Fall) and Stevie Wonder are enthralled with the gifted singer. The saying, “success is the best revenge” fits perfectly in this case.
Lianne’s debut album Is Your Love Big Enough? is now available on iTunes.
Just when we told you about Lucille Ghatti’s dreamy single, “North Hollywood,” her EP High Grade lands in our inbox.
Naturally, the 11-track EP displays the young songstress’ thoughts on love, passion and politics. However, her “Trillwave” brand of R&B– highlighting musical influences from 50′s Jazz, 90′s Neo-Soul and “summertime trap”(bouncy, bass-heavy)– is what makes this album an A+.
Will you attend?