I love music. In my home I’m more likely to have my stereo blaring than having the TV blasting. The right song can change my mood, spark a memory, inspire a new idea or soothe my mind. We at The Union know you love music too so we’re introducing a new column that will feature five songs to get you either dancing, thinking, or singing. Enjoy.
J-Dilla and Nas, “The Sickness”
For those who truly love the hip hop the name Nas brings up memories of some of the greatest rap songs of all time. Nas got us thinking about ruling the world and said the world is yours. On this song, Nas plays second fiddle to the legendary producer J-Dilla who passed away in his prime. The song “The Sickness” is from J-Dilla’s long lost album “The Diary.”
Maxwell, “Lake By the Ocean”
Maxwell is one of those artists who will take years between releasing a new album and as soon as they do you’re reminded again why they’re worth the wait. Maxwell’s latest song, “Lake By the Ocean” he does what he does best — seduce you with his vocal talents and lyrics. Welcome back Maxwell!
Megan Trainor, “I Love Me”
Megan Trainor just released a catchy and empowering tune with singer LunchMoney called, “I Love Me.” Your morning showers and your private dance parties have a new theme song.
James Blake, “Timeless”
There’s a enchanting and dare a say timeless quality to James Blake’s songs. He made a big impact with his song, “Retrograde” and he just finished recording his third studio album, “Radio Silence.” Enjoy the song, “Timeless” from his forthcoming album.
Chloe x Halle, “Drop”
Don’t know newcomers Chloe x Halle? You will soon because according to Beyonce they are the next big thing. Beyonce offered these teenage sisters a six record deal. With an endorsement like that they are sure to be a mainstay in the music world. The group expertly mixes pop and rap on their song, “Drop” like their mentor the Queen Bey.