#Playlist: Brighton Pride Weekender 2018


   

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Brighton Pride is fast approaching and to celebrate, we have created our first ever, Brighton Pride Weekender playlist dedicated to one of the city’s biggest annual events to promote equality and diversity with the aim to eliminate discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

This playlist has been lovingly crafted to include a variety of tracks, by the artists performing at Brighton Pride 2018, as well as some other great anthems!

If you already own the songs and want the custom artwork, please feel free to copy/download it below:

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We hope you enjoy this playlist as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it! Please share the link to this post, or the playlist itself and give it a cheeky follow on Spotify too – https://open.spotify.com/user/muzik5peaks/playlist/5nXqTcFL05VwLPppVaNIE6?si=fV9Vk8vDQgCVQUgAUzI9ng. If you’ve got any songs to suggest for us to add, please let us know 🙂

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#Two4Tunesday: James Arthur – ‘You Deserve Better’ & MNEK – ‘Colour’ featuring Hailee Steinfeld


   

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James Arthur – ‘You Deserve Better’

James Arthur has just returned with not one, but two, new songs in the form of a double A-side single, You Deserve Better/At My Weakest.

‘You Deserve Better’ is an acoustic-driven track at the start but then goes on to see the introduction of funky bass guitars, pounding drums and rhythmic claps. The almost understated repetition of the track’s title in the pre-chorus is catchy and seems to take a hold on the listener, before James Arthur bursts into his full, powerful vocals in the chorus. It’s a brilliantly written track!

Does this signify the coming of a third album for the artist?!

No official video has been released as yet, but the paper-themed lyric video (below) should keep you going for now.


‘You Deserve Better’ is on iTunes for downloading now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/you-deserve-better-at-my-weakest-single/1389804905



MNEK – ‘Colour’ featuring Hailee Steinfeld

To much delight from fans, MNEK recently announced that his debut album is finished and in the process of being mixed.

Earlier this year, he released the tantalising ‘Tongue’ and now he’s back with ‘Colour’ (presumably the second single from the upcoming album), which is a collaboration with singer and actress, Hailee Steinfeld.

The track comes just in time for Pride season and with the mention of rainbows 🌈 and MNEK himself being gay, we’re sure this is going to receive a lot of spins around the world, this summer.

The track is tropical house-flavoured with and almost reggae beat to it. The playful, loved-up lyrics are fun and catchy and the way the pair bounce off each other and harmonise is just perfect!

Again, no music video has been released for this track yet but the wonderfully colourful lyric video (below) should hopefully brighten up your day.


‘Colour’ can also be downloaded from iTunes now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/colour-feat-hailee-steinfeld/1386508884?i=1386509174


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#WildCardWednesday: MNEK – ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ (Queen Cover)


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This is definitely deserving of a #WildCardWednesday! I really love MNEK‘s voice and think the guy has some serious talent! I am personally a big fan of this cover, but I’m not sure that everyone will instantly feel the same.

Queen released ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ back in 1979 and it’s become a classic rock track that is danced to, sung along with and loved the world over, so doing a cover of it is quite a risky business. However, if you take this song at face value and listen to the truly remarkable vocal harmonies and intricate, quality production, then this song is pure brilliance! Forget everything you know of the original and you will love this contemporary song for what it is.

Although the original was an upbeat, uplifting and all-encompassing feel-good track, this version manages to somehow sound more mature, if a little sinister, yet still equally catchy and gripping. I just love it!

What are your thoughts of this cover? Are you a fan? Do you like his take on it? Is the original too sacred to have been re-done? Please leave your thoughts in a comment below or chat to us about it via our social media.

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‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/dont-stop-me-now-single/id1157740733


#Two4Tunesday: KStewart – ‘Be Without You’ & Sigala – ‘Say You Do’ featuring Imani & DJ Fresh


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KStewart – ‘Be Without You’

KStewart has a voice to be reckoned with; her vocals can be saintly sweet or devilishly dynamic and that’s a great thing! Her musical style has some 90s vibes to it, but she’s throwing in house and garage tones to shake things up a bit!

This latest song is helping to cement just how fantastic she is and makes me even more excited to hear an album from her.

The video is a collaboration between her and New Look – I think it’s a fantastic direction for both parties – fashion promoting music and music promoting fashion – it’s a match made in heaven! You’ll also notice MNEK making an appearance in the video too. It just looks like a whole load of fun, but where KStewart is concerned, I would expect nothing less!

Show your support for this song and please download it – great tune!


‘Be Without You’ is on iTunes for downloading now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/be-without-you/id1081944745?i=1081944748



Sigala – ‘Say You Do’ featuring Imani & DJ Fresh

I’ve featured Sigala on Muzik Speaks, twice already, but I just can’t get enough of his summery dance vibes!

With Easy Loveand Sweet Lovin’already grabbing people’s attention, there is no doubt in my mind that ‘Say You Do’ with get a great reception on release; not only has he got Imani on the vocals, adding that sweet sound into the mix, but none other than DJ Fresh has dived in to help on the production. It’s one MONSTER of a song; very reminiscent, vocally, of ‘Hot Right Now’ (featured on our Summer Songs 2015 Playlist), the smash hit for DJ Fresh.

The video is typically Caribbean which goes perfectly with the vibe of the song!

I just love this tune – I really hope Sigala will release an album of hits, just like this; it’s upbeat, fun and smile-inducing!


‘Say You Do’ is not released until 18/03/16, but you can pre-order it on iTunes now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/say-you-do-feat.-imani-dj/id1077265863


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#Two4Tunesday: Matoma – ‘Running Out’ featuring Astrid S & Zara Larsson – ‘Lush Life’


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Matoma – ‘Running Out’ featuring Astrid S

Matoma is a Norwegian DJ and producer, known mostly for his tropical house sound.

Recently, Matoma (aka Tom Stræte Lagergren) remixed songs for the likes of One Direction, Marlon Roudette and Eminem.

This song was released back in 2015 and is a massive tropical house anthem but I’ve only just discovered it. It’s gaining popularity on the club circuits and is a tune!


‘Running Out’ is on iTunes for downloading now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/running-out-single/id1060167412



Zara Larsson – Lush Life

Zara Larsson is a Swedish singer-songwriter known for winning the 2008 equivalent of Sweden’s Got Talent (Talang).

She recently worked with MNEK on a massive hit of 2015, Never Forget You.

This solo song is due out this Friday and the video is pretty cool too (check it out below)!

I love her sound and her voice is quite similar to Rihanna‘s but there’s something interesting about her sound.


‘Lush Life’ is on available to pre-order on iTunes and is due out on 15/01/16 – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/lush-life-single/id1004250582


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#Playlist: November 2015


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Heidi-hi fellow Speakerz!

What a month! Just this past week, we made our 200th post and we had a special week of re-themed days, including #MentalMonday (Placebo), #TimelessTuesday (Queen), #OneHitWondersday (Daisy Dares You), #ThrillingThursday (Fickle Friends) and #FlashbackFriday (Sugababes).

Sadly, one or two of our interviews are taking slightly longer than we had hoped, but we have a gig review or two in store for you, very shortly!

We hope you have enjoyed our song choices this month and you can find the Spotify and YouTube playlists below!

Please keep sharing our posts and sharing songs with us!


OUR CONTINUED AIM

We’d like to ask you, to go ahead and ‘like’ our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/muzikspeaks) and ‘follow’ us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/muzik_speaks). Then if you could please post a status or send a tweet to your followers and friends to ask them to check us out, we’d be really grateful! We want to grow this community and we honestly can’t do it without your support!

Lastly, please, please respond to our posts on Facebook or leave comments on each of our blog posts with your own tracks for each of the daily themes – we want you to share what you’re listening to because we love music as much as you, and we really enjoy finding out about new tunes. Thanks so much!


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#WildCardWednesday: MNEK & Zara Larsson – ‘Never Forget You’


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MNEK is a Grammy-nominated, British singer, songwriter and producer, and Zara Larsson is a Swedish singer; the winner of Talang (Sweden’s version of Britain’s Got Talent). The pair have teamed up to create this infectious, dubstep/house/trap tune!

It reached Number 1 on the UK Dance Charts and is certified as platinum in Sweden.

The music video is beautifully shot – the pair perform in the stunning scenery of Iceland and it follows the story of a girl who meets a rather adorable creature/makes up an imaginary friend – it’s great!

Happy #WildCardWednesday! What do you think of the song/video? Please leave your song choice for the day in a comment below or Facebook/Tweet us!

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‘Never Forget You’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/never-forget-you-single/id1027607374