It’s Monday again and that means it’s Music Monday. Whoop! I’ve been addicted to this one song this last week and it’s by Ed Sheeran again. Eeek, yes I might like him just a little bit now. This song I See Fire is a really beautiful celtic song and really does suit Ed’s voice perfectly. I’m not a huge fan of the beginning 12 bars but the main bulk of it complete with violins and cellos make his an epic song. It was actually written for The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug just a few years ago in 2013 and I’m sure there will be more meaning for film and The Hobbit lovers. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Happy Monday! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fngvQS_PmQ
Ed Sheeran – No Diggity on the Radio 1 live Lounge It’s that time again. Yep, it’s Monday and this week’s Music Monday is Ed Sheeran. I’ve not been a big fan of Ed Sheeran but recently I started to take a little bit of an interest. This is mainly because I saw the dance for the video of Thinking Out Loud. It’s quite technical and he really impressed me with the song itself and the dance. He’s not a professional dancer but that dance made him look great. I recently listened to the set that Ed Sheeran did on the live Lounge on Radio 1. I really love it and I also love how amazed Fern is that he’s so talented. They have such great banter. Ed Sheeran keeps very grounded, he almost doesn’t believe that he’s talented. No Diggity is how he finishes the Radio 1 Live Lounge set and it really is something, especially when he goes off on a bit of a tangent and includes trills and rap from Blackstreet, Snoop dog, 50 Cent and Dre. It’s a fab video. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFuK8X0XZAs Do let me know what music you have been listening to this last week. I’d love to know your thoughts are in the comments below. Happy Monday! Interesting Fact: Ed Sheeran actually comes from just down the road from where I live. I was told recently that my aunty and uncle actually used to teach said singer when he was younger before he moved to London to pursue his career and make it big. He recently went back to the school where they both still work and he did a performance for the kids there. Later he went to the pub with all the teachers. Apparently he couldn’t get used to calling my uncle by his name and not being Sir. Pretty cool story huh!
After a week out of the blogging bubble that is Emilyhearts due to looking after the husband (he broke his arm quite badly last week, Eek), I’ve come across an amazing singer/song writer called James Bay. Okay, I’m a little late to this particular band wagon but it was worth the wait. James Bay used to busk on the streets of Brighton Lanes, and would often sing at open mic nights around the city too. In 2013 a fan posted a video of him on Youtube and soon after a record company approached him. This long haired, smooth voiced singer has the musicality of Biffy Clyro will a soulful edge. He’s gone on to gig on a Burberry catwalk, win a ‘critics choice’ Brit Award and have a current sold out tour this year alone. This particular song ‘Let it Go’ is a beautiful haunting song. Take a listen and let me know what you think of it in the comments below. Happy Monday! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsPq9mzFNGY
This weeks catchy summer tune is from young English electronic duo Guy and Howard Lawrence better known as Disclosure. They have a knack for teaming up with awesome vocalists such as Jessie Ware, Sam Smith and Aluna George and creating pretty catchy beats. For this song they teamed up with chart topper Eliza Doolittle. It was released in 2013 and it’s pretty much THE summer tune. Their new album is out in September and it’s set to be big. Let me know if you’ve been listening to Disclosure in the comments section below. Happy Monday! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtn6KqO3RcA
Happy Monday! This weekend I have been loving listening to this favourite band of mine. With a new line up with one less since Jason Orange left in late September 2014, Take That are now a trio and are defiantly not limping on. They’re stronger than ever, and their album aptly named III is filled with songs that are more mature but have kept that catchy undertone they’re so famous for. You know the ones that never leave your consciousness and you find yourself singing in your sleep. If you’ve been a reader of Emily Hearts then you’ll know that I’m an original and long time fan of Take That. They always make me feel so happy. I saw them in 2011, probably the only good thing that happened that year. Mmm It was a pretty sucky year. There’s a story that my husband tells of me where I’m waiting for the full band to come onto stage at Wembley. He’d bought tickets for my birthday which was a few weeks previous. He didn’t quite understand what those tickets had meant to me till we were standing in our seats. A guy dressed up as the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland jumps onto the stage with a count down from 10 behind him. My husband gave me a little smile, put his arm around me and gave me a little squeeze. Seconds later the audience of mostly girls are screaming and the full Take That line up with Robbie Williams run on stage. I was quiet and my husband looked at me again and saw what he can only describe as ‘Take That’ face. I had tears streaming down my red and hot face. I’m getting emotional thinking about it now because I had waited about 15+ years to see this band. It was everything that I had wanted it to be without actually even hearing them sing. I guess that’s a bit silly to say about a band especially at 31 years of age but who cares. This band keep getting better and more talented as the years tick by so I hope you enjoy this catchy and lovable song Let in the Sun. Let me know what you’ve been listening to this past week in the comments below. Have a great week! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhG6pZIlhZQ
Happy Music Monday! I’m really feeling this week’s track, a wonderful tune from London based producer Jamie xx. After the success of his main band, Mercury Award winning The XX, the brains behind the outfit Jamie Smith has gone out on his own with his first solo release In Colour. The album doesn’t sound too dissimilar from The XX’s main body of work, but features perhaps more of a underground electronic kind of feel to it. It’s definitely an early candidate for album of the year. I’ve picked the track Girl, the album’s closing track and perhaps it’s best. It has a kinda UK chillwave feel to it, if such a thing exists, and is absolutely packed with samples from the likes of The Whitest Boy Alive, Brian Wilson and the keytar-wielding 80’s pop act Freeez. This is going to be on heavy rotation for a while yet. Have a listen and let me know what you think in the comments below. Have a great week! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7gmVWgEpRc
I hope you have had another fantastic weekend. This weeks Music Monday is from Jamaican born Omar Samuel Pasley better known as OMI. He brought out his song Cheerleader last year but this past month it was remixed by Felix Jaehn and re-released. It’s mega catchy with that fab beat and the video is vibrant and very summery. It went down really well and stormed the music charts this passed month. I heard this when I was on a hen night recently at a club and everyone was loving it. It brought everyone onto the dance floor and it’s just one of those tracks that will be enjoyed for a long time to come. Have a listen and let me know what you think in the comments below. Happy Monday! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGflUbPQfW8
Happy Monday! I hope you’ve enjoyed both the weekend and the sunshine appropriately! This week’s music comes from London electronic artist Nao. Following the successful release of her EP So Good late last year, she’s bettered it with her latest EP February 15, a five track released featured at Best New Music by Pitchfork. I’ve picked out my favourite the track Apple Cherry, a slick and sensual tune, reminiscent in places of of FKA Twigs. There’s so much electronic talent coming from London at the moment and Nao looks to be one to watch in the next few years. Have a listen to the track and let me know what you think in the comments section below. Have a great week! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jSwVyVSgoM