Split Enz is New Zealand’s most iconic band of all time — in my view — because they successfully took their Kiwi flavour to the world at a time when that was pretty much unheard of. While their sound could be tagged as “80’s pop” they have a distinctive take on the era which translates very well to today.
Ellie Goulding is came to my attention a few years ago now, but she is one of those artists who delights me anew every time I return to her music. Her voice is pure and beautiful, and if you watch any of her videos, she’s sassy.
Jean-Michel Jarre is my absolute favourite artist so Equinoxe Infinity was a must-buy album, but does it measure up to the quality that a regular Jarre fan would expect? I say it does.
I discovered this genius playlist not long after I first subscribed to Apple Music. It is comprised of thirteen songs originally released by male vocalists, but covered by female vocalists. Although I am not familiar with all of the originals, I have to say for those I know, the girls have it won.
I suspect just about everyone has heard some version of The Four Seasons, whether they know it or not. I took Mark Greentree at his word that this version was worth listening to. He was not wrong.
In one of my weekly New Music playlists on Apple Music, I came across the track Without Me by Halsey. I enjoyed it a lot and it began a process that happens with me — I become aware of an artist with the thought “I should probably check out some more of their work.”
I’ve just heard the news that Miriam Clancy has another album coming out a little later this year. What better time to remind myself of the sheer joy to be had from her second album — released nine and a half years ago (wow!).