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Shivers & Goosebumps

Every once in a while a band comes along that BLOWS. YOUR. MIND… & SOUL.  Efterklang is one of those bands!

A Danish group–based in Berlin–this dynamic 3-man collaboration crafts musical magic… Cool synths, heavy bass beats, horns, and beautiful yet eerie vocals, Efterklang is a unique band with an original sound. When performing live the band grows to include more musical talent than should be legal! Here, I have included a short video featuring a live radio performance in Vienna where their songs Between The Walls, Black Summer & The Ghost are rendered beautifully and majestically… Luxurious builds, haunting harmonies & brassy undertones… Enjoy!!

Peace, Love & Music, SC

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Good Lorde!

Lately, I have become obsessed with this young–16 year old–New Zealand pop star! She is funky-fresh, spunky, cheeky, and just too damn good! LORDE is her name and I think her hip-hop beats are here to stay… Along with her catchy hooks and bold lyrics too! And what really tickles my fancy, and adds another layer of AWESOMENESS to the mix, is the fact that she is the singer/songwriter of all her shit… I love when artists are hands-on, making their sound & look personal, not to mention stylish!

Inspired by the lavish and opulent lives of royalty, Lorde’s songs are mature, dripping in satire and socially attuned.  Following the release of her first EP, The Love Club, in May of 2013, her hit single, Royals, skyrocketed to #1 (in Australia/NZ & the Alternative Billboard Chart). Since, she has been busy working on new material for her full length album, expected out September 2013. Confident and sassy, Lorde writes lyrics that speak to teenagers and young adults alike, transcending her tender age and proving that she is no ordinary talent. Her deep sultry voice and bass-heavy beats combined with girly, flirty, lively, and tart lyrics, make her songs danceable, singable & totally lovable!

Recently I have been playing her jams Bravado and Biting Down on repeat… I love the slow builds and the insane drops as you are plummeted into a rich and heavy sound– followed by her brooding and sexy voice that is exquisitely arranged to include harmonies and other beautiful vocal flairs… Her most popular song, Royals, is another gem!! Personally, I love the lyrics to this song as I think she taps into the pop-culture phenomenon of being obsessively addicted to fame & fortune. A clever young lady indeed, Lorde has captivated her audience by producing stellar songs that are too yummy to pass up… I’ve included her video to Royals so you can get a feel for her ripe & raw talent. Because her sound is so powerful, her videos are simplistic, to say the least. Additionally, her amazingly big, wavy hair paired with her dark and heavy eyeliner give you a sense of her personal style: simple yet bold. I love her look as well as her video esthetic, clean and refined, like a true royal queen B… I present LORDE!!!

hugs & smooches, SC

 

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Tunage

It’s been almost 12 years since D’angelo released his successful cd Voodoo. And what a fantastic album it was (baby. making. music.)! Now, after a long hiatus, the singer is back and a much-anticipated cd is said to be released in late 2012/early 2013… I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it is as ah-mazing as his past work.

With the growing hype and suspense, D’angelo has released a creative, unique, funky, neo-soul rendition of the 1994 hit by Soundgarden, Black Hole Sun. Although it is far from the original, it is definitely worth a spin! Remixed and with new, original lyrics the D’angelo version of the track adds a stellar edge to this heavy rock song! I love that he has taken his creative energy and channeled it into re-crafting an already great song by making it entirely unique and artistic. I appreciate the use of his talent in making music that is accessible to many while also giving a rock track a crossover capacity in this neo-soul, even electronic , interpretation.

Below is the video. The track may sound a bit scratchy and thus it may be a demo version. I hope you enjoy! I recommend giving it a listen or two… Sometimes new things take a while to absorb, but sit back and open your mind and heart and allow the sweet music to fill the space! Enjoy the link below ;)

xxoo, Stoner Chíc Chick

Black Hole Sun by D’angelo (cover/remix)

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Live Fast Die Young

I’m a fan of MIA. I like her. She’s got madd style and as a woman she is bold, interested in speaking her mind and making the music she wants. Although I was disappointed by her Super Bowl sell-out, I was pleased she flipped off the cameras, I thought it was a nod to her wild side, her punky, bad girl image…. Anticipating her new album and unsure as to when it will be out, I’ve been happily bumping her latest single Bad Girls. This catchy hit has a good beat and is a fun, danceable tune! The video is great, an explosion of color and flair in the traditional quirky MIA way, not to be missed.

Enjoy, xoxo

LOVE the headscarf. The sunglasses and bold bangle are a must too!

Headpiece! All about the headpiece. Oh, and the hot pink lips! Delish…

Orange Lids, Dramatic Eyeliner, Green Lips. Ah-Mazing.

80’s Jacket. YES.

Early MIA, fishnets and converse kicks, 70’s hair…volume, volume, volume!

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