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Love of My Life: New Tunes

Love of My Life: New Tunes | Moments With Millie

I’m back with some of my current favorites. This time I am sharing the songs that I have on repeat. After creating this list, I realized that it is mostly comprised of new artists. As much as I love the classics, I really do love discovering new music. For me, it’s like finding a new treasure. I get so excited and obsess about it until I discover something new. What are your current favorite tunes?

  1. Jasper Sawyer- Ayo, I’m Working Hard. I love this song! It is a very uplifting and motivational song. The funny this is I discovered it while watching a hair tutorial on YouTube. I instantly fell in love with the song and have been listening to it just about everyday since.
  2. Jessie Ware- Champagne Kisses. It seems like there has been an explosion of British soul/R&B singers lately. I don’t mind it because it means more variety for me. It was hard for me to pick just one Jessie Ware song but I chose to go with this one because it is very catchy.
  3. Chance the Rapper- All Night. I am not understanding why some people are just finding out about Chance! I guess to everything there is a season. I am glad he is getting his due shine. I love many of his songs but every time I hear “All Night”, I just want to dance.
  4. Yuna- Best Love. I love Yuna! She has such a nice tone to her voice. I also love that she is consistent with her sound. I loved her song with Usher (Crush) but I have fallen in love with Best Love. It has an updated classic R&B feel to it.
  5. Usher- Crash. Speaking of Usher- I really like many of his dance songs but have been waiting to hear a ballad from him. Many know Usher as a great dancer however it was his vocals that I love most. I like how well written the song is (and how well he sings it).
  6. J. Cole- Deja Vu. J. Cole is back. Woot, woot! I am a big J. Cole fan. I think he is very talented and actually respects his craft. I can go on and on about Cole but I won’t bore you. I like many of the songs on his new album but can’t stop listening to this one. I like that he sampled “My Boo” but did not let the song be the star of the show (unlike some other songs with the same sample). He added to the song with his skills and flow.
  7. Jidenna- Long Live The Chief. I love Jidenna (but who doesn’t). I like that he is a skilled rapper however he doesn’t conform to the hip hop cultural norms (baggy pants, gold chains, etc). Not that there is anything wrong with the norms. It’s just great to see individuals that are true to themselves. It’s especially great for the consumers because they get to enjoy a variety of music.  And as such, I couldn’t choose between three of his songs (Long live the chief, Chief don’t run, or A little more). I chose to go with Long Live the Chief because of his clever use of words and all of it’s bravado-ness. 🙂

 

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Love of My Life: Old School

Hi Everyone-

I am back again with more of my current favorites. This time I am featuring some of my favorite music. After putting together this list, I noticed all of the songs have an old school feel to them. What can I say? I am an old soul.

  1. Christine and The Queens- Christine. Although this is a french song, I love how catchy it is. It has a real Michael Jackson vibe. My french is a bit rusty but from what I can make out, the lyrics do not make any sense. However I think that is part of the song’s charm.
  2. Guordan Banks- Can I Keep You in Mind. Anyone that knows me knows that I love old school R&B. And this song has a great throw back vibe to it. I can not wait to hear more from Guordan.
  3. Ro James- Permission. Speaking of old school music, this song has a real funk R&B vibe to it. It is very reminiscent of the late great Prince.
  4. Janet Jackson- Dammn Baby. Mrs. Jackson is back with another album. I love this song. It is classic Janet (uptempo, positive message and fun).
  5. Fantasia- No Time For It. Fantasia also has a new album and I am here for it. Although I like a few of her new songs, this one makes the list because of the message. She has no time for the negativity!
  6. Maxwell- Lake By The Ocean. Maxwell is finally back (after a 7 year hiatus). Although his latest single is reminiscent of his last album, it is still a banger. It is a great song to listen to while driving.
  7. Alicia Keys- In Common. I love this song! It has a caribbean vibe to it. It is perfect for the summer.

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My Work Out Playlist

 

 

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Hi Everyone-

It’s Wednesday and I’m back at it with a workout playlist. We all know that music has the ability to change your mood. Personally, listening to music will ensure that I get just about anything done. Below is my go to playlist. What songs do you listen to while working out?

  1. Stronger- Kanye West
  2. Lose Yourself- Eminem
  3. Hustling- Rick Ross
  4. Work Out- J. Cole
  5. All I Do Is Win- DJ Khaled feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dog and Rick Ross
  6. Pass Out- Tinie Tempah
  7. Beautiful People- Chris Brown
  8. Burn- Ellie Goulding
  9. Catch My Breath- Kelly Clarkson
  10. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)- Kelly Clarkson
  11. Just Dance- Lady Gaga
  12. Gimme More- Britney Spears
  13. Yeah- Usher feat. Lil John and Ludacris
  14. Grown Woman- Beyonce
  15. Happy- Pharrell
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Love Of My Life: Part Trois

Hi Everyone-

I am back with another installment of Love Of My Life. As you may know, I am a huge music fan. And since I love learning about new music, I thought I would share a few of my faves with you. What are some of your current favorite songs?

Tamia- Stuck with You. I actually love Tamia’s entire new album. However if I have to choose a song it would be Stuck with Me. I love the subject, tempo, lyrics, etc. And Mrs. Hill’s voice is as flawless as ever.

Ed Sheeran- Take Me to Church. I love Ed’s version of this song. Although the song is a little sacrilegious I find it to be very well written. And I love that Ed took a risk by attempting such an edgy song.

Corrine Bailey Rae- Is This Love. This is another remake done well. I love the fact that Corrine kept the integrity of the song while staying true to her style of music.

Tech9 featuring (Kendrick Lamar, Mayday and Kendall Morgan)-I’m Fragile. Many people do not know this but I am a huge rap fan. I love artists that are true to themselves stylistically as well as the art form. And Tech9 is no exception this. Although the song features many talented artists, it is not over done. I also love the fact that the song takes on the topics of bullying and how sensitive/passionate artists are about their material.

Alessia Cara- Here. I cannot get over Alessia’s soulful voice. Being the introvert that I am, I can completely relate to this song. I also appreciate how well written this song is.

P.S. If you are curious about why I call this series  Love of my Life visit: http://wp.me/p4NWfw-E .

 

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Love Of My Life: Part Deux

Hi Loves!

I am back with my second installment of Love Of My Life. As you may know, I am a huge music fan. And since I love learning about new music, I thought I would share a few of my new obsessions with you. What are some of your current favorite songs?

Mary J. Blige- Doubt. I love me some Mary J. Blige. To me, she is the epitome of a soul singer. There is something about her energy, song content, and voice that always seem to resonates with me every single time. And like many of her songs, I fell in love with her latest single (Doubt) the very first time I heard it. It is my and hubby’s jam.

Robert Glasper featuring Brandy, Common, Jill Scott, Faith Evans, Ledisi, Emeli Sande, etc. The first time I heard Robert Glasper play was at a Ledisi concert last February. Ever since then, I have been obsessed with his music. I especially love his songs with the before mentioned artists.

India Arie- I Am Light. India Arie is another one of my favorites. Work has been incredibly taxing recently and her song entitled “I am Light” has been especially helpful with decreasing my stress, remaining positive and centered.

Ed Sheeran- Thinking Out Loud. I think Ed Sheeran is a great song writer and I just love the tone of his voice. I simply cannot get enough of his “Thinking Out Loud” song. It is a beautiful song about love’s ability to endure through the test of time. And the video is quite awesome as well.

Tamia- Because of You. Tamia is one of my favorite singers. And although I love most of her songs, I think “Because of You” may be my favorite. It is an inspirational song that I can relate to you. It is well song (as always) and well written. I find myself singing this song whenever I am feeling grateful.

P.S. If you are curious about why I call this series  Love of my Life visit: http://wp.me/p4NWfw-E .

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Love of My Life

Erykah Badu’s Ode to Hip-Hop is one of my most favorite songs of all time. I remember the first time I hearing the song. I felt like she somehow took the words right out of my head. I’ve always loved music. And as I look back, some of my earliest memories surround it. I guess you can say music is the love of my life. ( I just had to say it 😜).

I am always listening to music (R&B, hip-hop, jazz, etc). And as much as I love the old stuff, I am constantly on a hunt for new music. Here are some of my new favorites:

1. Mali’s Music- Mali is such a talented artist! I could go on and on about him. I love his entire album! If I had to choose favorites I would say Beautiful, Ready Aim, Walking Shoes and Little Lady.

2. Ingrid Michaelson- Girls Chase Boys. I love the 80s vibe of this song. I also love the fact that it is a light hearted song about being broken hearted. Lastly, I love it’s subtle (but not so subtle) approach to gender roles (as demonstrated in the lyrics and video).

3. Sam Smith- How will I Know. Sam’s slowed down version of this popular Whitney Houston song is the best remake I’ve heard in a really long time. I just love how you can hear the vulnerability in his voice.

4. Jessie J- Thunder. I think Jessie is an amazing writer and vocalist. And I think this song is not only well written but you guess it- well sung. I also really love the video!

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