Cover Artist – Lola Young – None For You
So let me start off by saying I bombed the title last week. I have been inside the house for so long that days no longer matter. I just simply forgot. It’s now gone past cabin fever, it’s groundhog’s day syndrome.
This week was hard to choose. Like really hard. My wife said she’s gonna put several of these songs on her Google Play Music playlists. I know sometimes I go out there to find music, but if she’s giving the thumbs up on multiple songs, that’s like the highest praise of a compiler of music like myself. So I ended up giving the cover artist spot to Lola Young. There is something about her song None For You. The ol’ grass is greener type of song and she’s running as far away as she can from the other person in the song. Sometimes, the simple songs, simple melodies, and simple themes gives room for the artist to go wild with their creative juices flowing. And Lola is just lovingly and melodically taking piece-by-piece of all the stress off of her shoulders. Letting us know that her big problem now is having too much time. A sentiment a lot of us is sharing right now.
We also have Gen Neo and Sam Rui, Singaporean singers with their song Mine. You can really feel the passion in their duet. Speaking of another duo, Nigerian artists Nonso Amadi and Paul Play has a nice groove called Kolo. South Floridian Savannah Cristina shows her dominance in her song Comfortable. Her web page is top-notch too and looks like no stage is too big or small to perform and record music.
Big applause to an artist that needs no introduction, Kelly Rowland and her single Coffee. She was speaking to some people on that song. Ethopian-born, Stockholm-raised artist Naliyah telling us she needs something more than words in Show Me Love. On the flipside, Chilean artist Dulce y Agraz and the song Ay Amor (if i’m reading the translation right), you can take it like SZA’s Weekend. Love to her is just in the moment. And there’s an understanding because what’s important is the here and now, no strings attached.
We are rounding out the shoutouts to Elizee from South Africa and his song Don’t Call Me, Jafunk and DiRTY RADIO and their song, The Baddest, and the artist I’m going to always show love for, Becca Hatch from Sydney, Australia with Girl Like Me. Get on the bandwagon. Becca is an amazing singer and diverse in what she puts out. Free advice, just keep following her career.