Better than the Original?

This song by John Legend already was an amazing song. When you add two new voices to it, it becomes a whole new thing.  The power of the original is one person singing to the one they love.  Jennifer Nettles and Hunter Hayes give this song another level of greatness.  I don’t think you can compare because they are so different, even since they are the same song, but let me know which one you like better.

101 Things you should know about Ed Sheeran

MTV published a list this week, ahead of Ed’s Special “Nine Days and Nights”, of the 101 things you don’t know about Ed Sheeran.  Click here for the full list, but here are a few of my favorites.

  • His favorite song to sing in the shower is “Everytime” by Britney Spears.
  • His spirit animal is a midget cat.
  • When he was younger, he slept with an iguana Beanie Baby.
  • The coolest talent he has (that isn’t music related) is fitting a lot of stuff in his mouth.
  • His favorite cheesy joke is: What do you call an elephant that doesn’t mean anything? An irrelephant.

I love Ed Sheeran and can’t wait for his new album to come out June 23rd!  Review to come.

Tweets of the day 6/4/2014

Sam Smith & Mary J. Blige

When someone is inspired and excited about what they are doing, it comes through in their music.  This song by Sam Smith (ft. Mary J. Blige) is everything.  It is soulful and heartfelt. You can tell these two have immense respect and admiration for each other.

Sam: “Working with Mary J. Blige is one of the biggest highlights of my career so far. I remember holding her album in my hands in the car when I was a young boy. To meet your idols is a magical thing, but to work with them is truly a dream come true.”

Mary: “I’m so honored to have had the chance to work with Sam SmithSam’s true soulful voice… is the first of this kind I have heard since Luther Vandross, Freddie Jackson and all the great soulful male voices from the ‘80s. I’m completely blown away by his talent, soul and the sincerity.”