Songs of the Week: Robyn Sherwell, Nefera, Meiko, Angela Moyra

It’s been a while. A lot has happened. 2014 has been eventful. Still, I cannot believe the last gig I posted about was in February and it’s December now! If I manage to get back in to the swing of blogging there’ll be a new perspective on things as I spend a bit of time out on the West Coast – if I can sneak my camera in (which is proving tough).

To start me off here are a couple of tracks which have been make my ears happy recently! If I find the time I’ll have to try and write about some of the gigs I went to while not blogging (which may be amusing as my memory can be awful at times. Probably only amusing to myself though).

SoTW 2014.12 - Robyn Sherwell - Low

Robyn Sherwell – Low

Wow. Slowly picking my jaw up from the floor… this song is very very special. Take some time out of your day to savour this one, let it sink in and just bless your spirit.

SoTW 2014.12 - Nefera - Your Love

Nefera – Your Love

It takes a very brave, very talented or mildly silly person to play around with an Aaliyah record, let alone one in a million. Luckily Nefera is both brave and talented because Your Love is ‘hot like fire.’ It’s a mature, sensual record which shows Nefera at her best.

Your Love is a massive departure from her old sound. She decided to try again and managed to create a record which is extra smooth.  I don’t know what to tell ya, this is a cracking record. I don’t wanna tempt fate either so will just quietly hope it is the song which helps her to breakthrough; are you feelin’ me?

SoTW 2014.12 - Meiko - Bas Things

Meiko – Bad Things

Today, there is something to be said for re-working songs. Even good songs can be revisited to be made better, bolder and stronger by the same artist. This rework of Bad Things is a case in point.  The original was good; the latest version is better (IMHO). Deep, brooding bass mixed with a subtle singing helps to tease and compliment the content, “good girls do bad things sometimes” warns Meiko; trust me, there is nothing bad about this record.

SoTW 2014.12 - Angela Moyra - Nothing Lasts

Angela Moyra – Nothing Lasts

I missed Angela Moyra’s show at Connecticut Yankee during the back end of November largely due to the advertised doors open time of 10:30pm which on a school night is way too late for my (old) soul.

Nothing Lasts is the song I would have been praying she played. It’s a carefree, playful slice of romantic uncertainty, wonderfully complimented by an extra cool, soulful soundtrack. During the chorus, Angela asks, “is it an imaginary thing / praying for a miracle?” While I don’t know about her situation, this song and its ability to warm the heart is very very real and is one thing that can last forever thanks to a life-changing invention called the repeat button!

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