December 8, 2016

Artist Spotlight: Zella Day

Zella Day photographed by Janell Shirtcliff
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Zella Day is an American singer and song writer who has an indie vibe that blends with electronica sounds.  Zella is twenty one years old and has been singing and performing since 2012 when she first performed a cover of the White Stripes song Seven Nation Army.  In 2014 Zella debuted her first EP self-titled "Zella Day."  The song features hits like Sweet Ophelia, Hypnotic, and East of Eden which contain both indie and electronic influences.  Her most recent release is titled "Man on the Moon" and continues to display her unique, airy voice.  If you want to hear more by Zella Day and other artists like her then be sure to tune in to WNJR at 91.7FM.

December 2, 2016

Watch Out Artist/ Album: Kehlani "Sweet Sexy Savage"

Watch Out Artist/Album:Kehlani "Sweet Sexy Savage"

If you have not noticed my infatuation with Kehlani, I hope this post conveys the message that she may actually be the savior of R&B. Early this week Kehlani posted on Twitter the title of her new and first album, "Sweet Sexy Savage. Just to provide context Kehlani was mix tape was nominated for a Grammy. As a result Tsunami fans are highly anticipating her freshman album. "Sweet Sexy Savage" pays homage to the 90's group ("TLC") album "Crazy Sexy Cool"where she coined the title. In addition to this new album she also uploaded a video to her single "Distraction"two weeks ago. It has grossed over a million views in the past week and has continued to rise. She continued to pay homage to 90's group when her new video "Distraction" resembles similar themes as Destiny's Child video "Say My Name," Say My Name was a vibrant and colorful themed video where they sung the single in a red, yellow, and blue room.  Kehlani is never afraid to give credit when credits due. She continues to thank all female R&B artist that paved the way for her. Which is why she may be the savior of R&B. 

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December 1, 2016

Artist Spotlight: Childish Gambino

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Hey guys! So instead of doing an electronic artist this week I decided to focus on musician, singer-songwriter, actor, and comedian, Donald Glover.  Glover has been a favorite artist of mine for a while now and when performing he goes by the stage name Childish Gambino.  Glover's career started when he turned 23 and started working as a writer on the TV show 30 Rock.  He can also be seen acting on the show Community and Atlanta.  He was interested in creating music and released his first album Camp in 2011 and has been producing albums with hip hop, R&B, and electronic influences ever since.  Glover's newest album Awaken My Love! is expected to be released December 2nd (tomorrow!!) and is expected to be much different from what someone would expect of a rap album.  You can hear the singles "Me and Your Mama" and "Redbone" and experience how Glover's music has evolved since his first album.  Based on the songs that have already been released, Awaken My Love! is sure to not disappoint and will be full of soulful and intricate songs.  Be sure to check the album out and tune into 91.7FM WNJR to hear more from Childish Gambino and other artists like him!

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Nate Currin on WNJR

 Tune in to 91.7 FM and listen to Nate Currin's album, The Madman on WNJR 91.7FM. Originally from Georgia, Nate has more than enough south in his performances. However, his various experiences and places of performances shape his diverse style. Nate has traveled to over 20 countries and performed with Blues Traveler, Butch Walker, Jars of Clay and Neon Trees. He has also been featured on MTV.  Mr. Currin has been nominated for an Independent Music Award and 4 International MUsic Awards for his third album, You and I are Ghosts in 2014. Nate won 3 of the aforementioned awards, including Songwriter of the Year. Since then Nate has been travelling to over 37 states, promoting his new album, The Madman. 

Tune Thursday: Broadside
Happy Thursday! As the week reaches it end, your musical inspiration is just beginning. Broadside is a five man punk pop band from Richmond, Virginia. The band was formed in 2010 and got signed to Victory Records which led to them releasing their new song and music video for "Coffee Talk." The amazing talent of this group is indescribable so the only way I could express that is to let you hear it for yourselves! Enjoy this treat and the rest of your week.