Category Archives: soul

Scene and Heard – CCCXCIV: Stay All Night – The Solsters ft. Jerri (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Stay All Night is one of those  songs that feels timeless both in sentiment and execution. People have been falling in love since the dawn of humanity and people have been chronicling it in song for almost as long. Stay … Continue reading

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Watercolor Lies –  E E Beyond (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Whilst a lot of music seems to be made for the most shallow reasons, fame, money, ego a means to an end rather than the journey itself, occasionally you come across music which seems confessional, intimate, the narratives of an … Continue reading

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Criterion of the Senses – Ed Motta (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is a fine but very important line between being predictable and middle of the road and being smooth and cool. It’s the difference between playing old standards to uptown, supper club gigs and using phrases such as “don’t go … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLXXXVII : Anytime –  SillyKing Denny (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If rap and hip-hop are defined by the lyrical flow and the delivery of the message that lies at the heart of the song, then SillyKing Denny is someone who fans of those genres won’t fail to notice. His ability … Continue reading

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Perspective  –  Wembi (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s safe to say that Perspective covers a lot of ground musically speaking. You would’t go as far as to say it is eclectic, but stylistically it is happy to shift around a number of genres, from accessible rock to … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLXIV: Unbreakable –  Dee Hemingway (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Taking a dash of classic rock muscle, smooth soulful vocal deliveries and infectious R&B melodies, Unbreakable is a song for the here-and-now but built on some already familiar sounds. Which is, of course, perfectly fine…in fact it is more than … Continue reading

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Exponents  –  Agency (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I spend so much of my time trying to find something new to say about music that lands on my desk with the label R&B attached, music that is really just production line pop with the same stolen groove and … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXLI : Son – New Sky (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

How do you make music that is at once soul searching yet accessible, reflective yet anything but melancholic, poignant yet marked for popularity, enigmatic yet infectious? I bet New Sky has at least some of the answers but then they … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXXXVIII : Black – MusicBySire (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music is made for many different reasons. It can be fun, celebratory and throw-away, it can be deep, meaningful and poignant, it can be everything in between. More and more often I am find an increasing amount of music coming … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXXXI: (Now We’re) Done – The Solsters ft. Evan Croft (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The Solsters make a fascinating point with (Now We’re) Done. Break up songs don’t have to be depressing! You hear the phrase and you can’t help put envisage a long haired guy in a wide brimmed hat waxing lyrical in … Continue reading

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