#ThrowbackThursday: Lenny Kravitz – ‘Fly Away’


   

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Lenny Kravitz is well-known for his retro vibes and fusion of various genres, from rock to reggae, folk to funk and soul to psychedelic.

Back in 1998, Kravitz released ‘Fly Away’, one of his most successful singles to date, reaching Number 1 in the UK Charts.

The song was in fact the fourth single to be taken from his fifth album, 5, and due to the huge success of it, not only boosted sales of the album but also earned him a Grammy Award in 1999 for Best Male Rock Performance.

The track is incredibly catchy with its funk bass line and gritty vocals – it’s no wonder it rocketed to the top of the charts.

The music video was directed by Paul Hunter (Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and more) and features Kravitz and his band performing in a club, surrounded by a crowd, dancing and getting frisky. It’s a very iconic video for the artist and shows a real passion in his performance…something he definitely pours into his live shows!

What are your thoughts of this wonderfully unique artist? Did you love this track first time around? Do you still love it now? What’s your favourite Lenny Kravitz track? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.

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‘Fly Away’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/fly-away/723338099?i=723338326


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#FeelGoodFriday: Cerrone – ‘Move Me’ featuring Brendan Reilly


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Cerrone is a french disco drummer, composer and record producer; he is considered to be one of the most influential disco producers of the 70s and 80s, within Europe.

His music has been sampled by many artists, including Modjo, Bob Sinclar, The Beastie BoysRun–D.M.C. and he has worked with singers such as Nile RodgersJocelyn Brown and La Toya Jackson.

This year, 2016, Cerrone has released a new studio album, in the form of Red Lips, which features a lot of talent, including Aloe BlaccYasmin and Kiesza. One track from the album is ‘Move Me’ featuring Brendan Reilly. The song is brimming with funky, old-school disco vibes, yet somehow has pushed through a current edge to it!

I am a huge fan of this song and defy anyone not to love the #FeelGoodFriday feel to it; what do you think? Check out the video below…

Please let us know your thoughts on this track or tell us what #FeelGoodFriday song you’d choose, either in a comment below or via our social media accounts.

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‘Move Me’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/move-me-feat.-brendan-reilly/id1150002388?i=1150002468


#ThrowbackThursday: Michael Jackson – ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’


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This #ThrowbackThursday is a rather special one; Michael Jackson was, in my opinion, the most incredibly talented singer and performer and I think his work should be admired for how fantastic it was and still is.

Not only that, but his first, adult, solo album, ‘Off The Wall, is due for re-release on 26/02/16, accompanied with the brand new Spike Lee documentary, Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off The Wall – which I am very lucky to be going to see the premier of, today, at the BAFTA headquarters in London! The film is said to chronicle Michael Jackson‘s rise through the creation of the ‘Off The Wall’ album, and is the second Jackson-orientated documentary that Lee has made.

‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’ was released back in 1979 and was written solely by Jackson himself. It was co-produced by Jackson, alongside producer-extraordinaire, Quincy Jones, who went on to collaborate with Jackson, many more times throughout his career.

This song gained Michael Jackson his first solo Grammy Award and American Music Award – both massive achievements! It’s just a down-right, awesome, funk-filled, disco-dancing anthem; I love it!

Are you an MJ fan? What song of his would you pick for a #ThrowbackThursday? Share you thoughts in a comment below or on social media, along with this link.

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‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’ can, of course, be downloaded off iTunes right now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/dont-stop-til-you-get-enough/id159292399?i=159293312