I wrote a piece for Salon about the new Mary J. Blige album and the strange treatment of R&B in the music press. Read it here. Check out Blige’s explosive “Power Back” below, a song that shows her perfectly at home in a pop climate dominated by DJ Mustard.
Posted by signothetimesblog on August 5, 2014
Disco is everywhere. But a different kind of R&B is also becoming prominent, trading in disco’s lush bounce for a slinky, cavernous feel. I wrote about the trend here, using songs from Marian Hill, How To Dress Well, Sevyn Streeter, and Adrian Marcel as examples. Marian Hill’s “One Time” below.
Posted by signothetimesblog on April 16, 2014