I can't say that chain mail is a proven science but I am quite positive that threats always work. I am also certain if you share these songs with 10 people one of them is bound to become your friend. Everyone loves making friends so you're welcome. Souleance has tracks that will keep your ears playing hopscotch in the playground and your toes doing the twinkle. Enjoy the ride. -Rayray
No stranger to covers - Ellie Goulding has done it again. This time she has taken on Hozier's "Take Me To Church." Her unique voice compliments an already exquisite song. While you're at it - check out some other classic Ellie covers. Our favourites include Alt-J's "Tesselate," the Weeknd's "High for This," and Elton John's "Your Song." - Shimona
Remember Rebecca Black's infamous Friday? You'll probably never forget. A Bob Dylan cover band took on the track and the result will leave you speechless - you won't believe it's the same song. Watch a notorious pop song transform into a Bob Dylan classic. Same lyrics, different style - and it works. It's crazy how a cover can completely transform a song. Have a listen and prepare to be blown away. Happy Friday everyone! -Shimona
I'm on a roll of listening to old souls singing through the vocal chords of pubescent bodies these days. When I first heard Samm Henshaw's voice I would never guess that his physical appearance was similar to a high-schooler, vs. an aged Marvin Gaye. His perfectly crafted notes have the complexity of Bil Withers and the finesse of Stevie Wonder. Somebody make this boy an album, please! -Rayray
Ladywood is a long time supporter of Natural Animal and we personally wanted to introduce this beautifully melodic new track from the Toronto duo. It's a new take on their sound- leaning slightly towards the new tropical soul sound that may or may not be a up and coming genre. I like it, Canada likes it and both of us always like to hear what they come up with. Also who doesn't want to have intimate relations to their music amiright? So here's the deal- get a cocktail, get your clothes off, and your your natural animal on- you won't regret it. Here's even a playlist you might like for that. Up and at em George Mcfaddem. -C
Leon Bridges recently worked with the Mahogany sessions to release the beautiful videos featured below. The aged black and white background perfectly compliments the wise singing personality of Mr. Leon Bridges. Filled with soulful words and soft melodies you can't help but swoon for the talented musician. Enjoy. -Rayray
Taylor swift called Electric Love by Borns an Instant Classic. And I would have to agree. I've had his track 10,000 Emerald Pools on repeat for weeks now, and Electric Love just adds to the wonderful tingly excitement of it all. Check out his EP Candy and listen to the T.Swift approved track below. -C
Smooth female vocals, sublime production and the revival of a classic tune.
Joachim Pastor, our applause goes out to you.
It's time to lend an ear for the newest album drop from Kendrick Lamar. The highly anticipated release came late Sunday night and it's filling the ears of every rap fan across the planet. Lamar continues to maintain his status as a man filled with the gospel of introspection. 'To Pimp A Butterfly' is another testament to this well known reputation. The New York Times discussed the details of the album with Kendrick Lamar:
"Following the success of his major label debut, “good kid, m.A.A.d. city,” in 2012, the rapper Kendrick Lamar did not indulge in earthly luxuries. Instead, he got baptized.
That album was the story of his redemption, not just from street gangs through rapping but from a life of sin by embracing Jesus Christ. His long-awaited follow-up, “To Pimp a Butterfly” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) is about carrying the weight of that clarity: What happens when you speak out, spiritually and politically, and people actually start to listen? And what of the world you left behind?"
Find the full article here and make sure to buy the album on iTunes. You don't know until you know. -R
Mister Wives' song 'Our Own House' is successfully embedded in my brain like a well polished Carly Rae Jepsen tune. I'm singing it in the shower, to my fallafel sandwiches and with all the beautiful people I see on the street. Maybe it's more of a creepy sing-whisper that I share with the strangers, but I think they get it. To learn more about the New York threesome click here. -Rayray
If you didn't already know, two Ladywooders, Hannah and Rachel, have relocated to the beautiful Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Why? Because it's the best. Buzzing with life, creativity and good music, Rio has it all, and Projeto Apero was a testament to this. The event was located at a beautiful contemporary art museum, Casa Daros, and from the moment you walked in, you knew it was going to be a good night. The people were smiling and laughing, the beers were cold and the DJ's were spinning some very different music. My ears were loving the tribal sounds, but my body was slightly confused as to how to dance to it at first. It didn't take long until the crowd found the beat and let the music take over their souls. The two DJ's that stood out were Argentina's Barrio Lindo and Rio's own Felipe Sa. These two guys are very talented and both incorporate south american rhythms into their music. I love it. I love Rio. Looking forward to future events brought to you by Apero. Cheers, H.
Big thanks to I Hate Flash for the great photos!
Good morning my Ladywood lovers. I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Here is the latest track from Max Frost - a multi-instrumentalist from Austin Texas with a voice of an angel. He just got signed to Atlantic Records and will be playing a handful of shows in his hometown for SXSW. Enjoy! - H.
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