Friday, August 6, 2010
Janelle Monae-That good old sound! Song of the month!!!
Janelle Monae is the artist with this months song of the month, which I haven't had in a while. What gets to me about this song is that it hasn't reached the level of success I feel it deserves in this country. People know how to jerk, lean back and side-kick, but have no idea how to do the tight rope or even know what it is!!!!
Let's start and look at the song, I love it. It's that old school, groovy, swing, soul music, where you had your background singers who rearly feature, but whose presence would be missed if they were not there. The trumpet makes this song for me so beautiful and makes me feel as though an element of jazz or fusion and are added when I hear it. The violin is ever so subtle yet so necessary. I can't help myself but rein act dance moves of the 60's, 70's and 80's when I listen to this song. Her voice has just the right amount of strength and soul to give it that umph that it has. The video, I'm not to clear on what's happening on that front, but they're dressed, I feel to the time and genre of this music that she sings. That music where you would watch your favourite group on TV performing 20 years back, and round up your friends, siblings and parents and watch in amazement while the artist thrilled your minds. The dance moves are very smooth and entertaining, and a bit tough to get down. But once perfected that's all you wanna do when you listen to this genre of music, and this song in particular! This song and artist are definitely something amazing and necessary to the music seen. I almost feel like I lost my faith in music! And then it was redeemed!
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