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40 Years On: ABBA’S RETURN

MAMMA MIA! In spectacular fashion, ABBA marks their emphatic return to the world of music with a new studio album aptly named, Voyage and a ‘revolutionary’ concert featuring holographic famous Swedish faces. There’s been many a possibility to make such a breathtaking performance with Voyage, and with its production team, creative workers and of course, the magic of ABBA.

Let me know your thoughts on the return of ABBA. Is it just all for Money, Money, Money, a mere way of reintroducing their catalogue to new fans, or is it a way to bring back lost and loved music for those that have missed it? Whatever the reason, I’m sure it’s extremely exciting and new music news that we’ve have sorely missed from the past 18 months or so ..

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Let’s Talk: The best music to commute to?

Hey folks. Seeing as it’s monday tomorrow (sorry), I’ve been struggling to find fantastic new work from our glorified music artists in the industry today, so let me know what you are currently listening to on your commute to work. What’s your most comfortable music to listen to? Fast and heavy to wake you up and smell the coffee or the relaxed sounds of podcasts to keep your mind serene in the morning mist. LET ME KNOW!

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Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever” Album Review

One of the biggest stars of the century is back. Stark in maturity, complexion and musicality, Billie’s “Happier Than Ever.” Her genre-defining sound has been prolific since the debut of ocean eyes, and her first debut, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? with bad guy and when’s the party over. But this time, gone are the baggy clothes, the adolescent catharsis and the unique hair. This time, comes a new Billie. All grown up. Illustrious, sleek and sexy, Billie Eilish comes of age. And with, her first vogue cover. In what seems like a turning of age, she has become the female face of modern diplomacy, charting course for changes not just in an old-fashioned music industry for women, but the restrictions women face in every day-to-day environments.

If the album name goes by anything, safe to say, she is finally happy and comfortable with who she is, out and proud within her music, too.

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Happier Than Ever brings a more wiser, self-reflective approach to Billie’s artistry with Getting Older, which tackles responsibility, sexual harassment and reflecting the distress she has gone through within the music industry. Which to me, after seeing her grown up in such a difficult industry being in the limelight, is quite sad.

“Things I once enjoyed,

Just keep me employed now.”

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Fan pre-favourites, my future, Your Power and Lost Cause are strong contenders within an album fluxed with empowering emotion, undulating electronics and lustful lyrics that are so Billie. GOLDWING and Everybody Dies are my favourites among those already chosen, with the atmospheric space scapes making a return to her sophomore album. It’s a refreshing take on her music, shedding the skin of the angry from her debut and returning to her former modest self on her new and nurturing EP of don’t smile at me.

Worth the listen – even for the status of the artist.

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Album of the Summer: Arlo Parks’ Collapsed in Sunbeams

Despite it being a fairly recent release as it came out earlier this year, Arlo Parks’ Collapsed in Sunbeams is a perfect storytelling soundtrack of luscious expressive indie-pop that encompasses the magnificence of British summer beautifully.

I had presumed that I had done an album review to showcase this beautiful album, but it appears not. Fear not, if you wish for me to review this album, let me know and I’ll get right on it. It is a perfect Summers’ collection after all. It is very fitting as we enter record-breaking heatwaves on our British shores. I’ll include the necessary links to have a listen to the album in full before you glance over this review of mine. Thanks all.

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YOUR SUMMER PLAYLIST: Summer Romantics

Hey, folks. Happy Sunday! If it’s like the weather here in the UK, you’ll be lapping up the sun streaks in your garden, at a bbq or if you’re lucky enough, a gathering at your own pool. Let us know where you are and what you are doing on this fantastically gorgeous Sunday. Here is a fantastically depicted and put-together playlist all for those summer romantics at this time who love easy listening music right now. Play this on full and you’ll get summer vibes right through to September.