JT The Voice

Happy Sunday erbody!

I hope you’ve had a good weekend! I had a great parkrun yesterday and am very proud of my 20 second progress! Every second you scrape off counts!

If music be the food of love, play on.

I love music. I believe it speaks, out loud, what is often in our hearts and so that is what often helps us to connect and to remind us that we are not alone in what we feel.

JT The Voice is one such musician. His music reminds me of all the things that I love about music. I enjoy the beautiful melodies in his songs like in songs like Lerato or Searching both about the journey romantic love can take us on. Chord progressions are also a favourite of mine and JT didn’t fail to deliver in this regard either.

His music would really be better appreciated live because his sound is BIG. There are guitar and piano rifts that will capture you, harmonies that will have you singing along and drums that will not go unheard. He really pays close attention to all the instruments and shows no bias.

I also enjoyed the stories he tells in his songs. Girl next door was particularly engaging because, what woman doesn’t want to be rendered intriguing and worth getting close to?

He didn’t keep it romantic only in the album, often singing about the deterioration of the human race and alcohol abuse. Thopi, also the title of his debut album, is one of his calmer songs focusing mainly on his voice and the piano and forcing us to be pensive about the injustices of poverty.

This album is really worth a listen! You can find it on iTunes and you can follow him on all social media as @jtthevoiceSA. Have a listen and tell me what you think!

Well, that’s all I have for you today! Thank you for popping in and letting me share music with you! Please comment on the musical gems you’ve discovered lately. Have an awesome week and give it your all!😘

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Lyrical Challenge – Day 2

I’m back! Wow, OJ didn’t tell me how tough it is to choose just one song to share! That problem comes with being a word lover, I suppose. I hope you’ve checked out her cool blog though🙂. And I hope you are enjoying these posts as much as I am😊

A quick recap; the Lyrical Challenge works as follows:

1. Thank the person who nominated you,

2. Share your favourite song/lyrics,

3. Nominate 3 other bloggers

So, today, I picked lyrics from a song by Davido. It’s in Nigerian Pidgin, I think. Anyway, he describes a woman I’d like to be: an attractive woman with no interest in material things and chases after his heart. Love really does boil down to two people who want to be together. The rest is just decorative!

Aye by Davido
Cause you want my love o
She no want designer
She no want Ferarri
She say na my love o
You belong to meee
And I belong to her o
Oh babyyy!
You go killie somebody
They say love is blind
But I dey see am for your eyes o (o ee aa)

My nominations for today:

Afro Chic

SkyLarity

Almandyne

I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend😘

Lyrical Challenge – Day 1

Afternoon Everyone!

As you know, Twitter is where cool things live and the 3 day Lyrical Challenge is no different! I couldn’t wait for Sunday so I thought I would start today until Sunday!

I had to be part of this, so I got myself challenged by OJ’s Pride. She has a great blog, you should check it out! Thanks so much for this opportunity, OJ!

So the rules to The Lyrical Challenge are simple:

1. Thank the person who nominated you,

2. Share your favourite song/lyrics,

3. Nominate 3 other bloggers.

Ok, let’s do this! My first song is actually an interlude so it’s short:

Newer Balance (freestyle) by Jhenè Aiko
I don’t need no other guy
Ever since you caught my eye
Oh you’re the only one I see
The only one that’s for me, my baby
And it would really be a shame
If you are just running game on me
Oh, baby please, baby please tell me it ain’t so, oh no
I got a strange feeling
That maybe I am dealing with a smooth player
Ooh, I’m praying

That you are who you are saying
Hope you are who you are saying

My 3 nominations are:

Beaton

Nshami14

Tina

Thanks for reading 🙂 I’ll be back with a new song tomorrow!

My Stupid Mouth

My favourite thing about John Mayer is his ability to explain situations in a simple yet profound way, a way that explains quite perfectly how I feel and where I’ve been. Here’s an example:

I’m never speaking up again it only hurts me.

I’d rather be a mystery than she dessert me

Oh, I’m never speaking up again

Starting now…

 One more thing!

Why is it my fault?

So maybe I try too hard

But it’s all because of this desire

I just wanna be liked

Just wanna be funny

Looks like the joke’s on me…

You see? Perfect perfect explanation…

Music

Give me music that makes me cry on my worst day and smile on my best. Give me lyrics and harmonies and riffs and melodies that make me put it on repeat. Give me a song that makes me say, “Yes!” in aggrreement and “No!” because it hurts to remember. A song that reminds me there were better times,now is a better time and better times will come. Give me beauty and fun and love and intensity. That’s my kind of music. Give me music.

When It’s Good 

 Something inside crumbles -no, melts. It starts in the middle and everything gets hazy and mushy. A really good song has its own personality.It’s in a guitar lick or a bass riff or a chord progression, that sweet sweet melody or velvet harmony. Music hits you with one of those – or all of them- and before you know it, you are savouring the taste it leaves in your mouth.

“The thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley