A few weeks ago I saw pics of people that had bumped into Sam Smith in Mexico City, but I had no idea what he was here for, because he didn’t come to perform… Until I recently came across Disclosure‘s latest song Omen ft. Smith!
Sam Smith filmed the video for Omen in Mexico City in a beautiful theatre called Fru Fru (located in the City Centre).
A few of the scenes are filmed on the streets of this beautiful City too.
Coming from Manchester, the question Oasis or Blur wasn’t really asked.
Even though I am a huge Blur fan, love Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon, Oasis is what defines my upbringing in Manchester, England.
Even though the Gallagher brothers and I support different teams (they’re blues and I’m reds), when it comes down to music, we’re on the same page.
Wonderwall, was on Oasis’ second studio album (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? which was released in October 1995. Cliche or not, this song is a must on EVERY Brit list there is!
This album is one of the best albums to exist of our generation – well, mine at least! Songs such as Don’t Look Back In Anger, Hello, She’s Electric, Roll With It and Champagne Supernova sum up this album.
When you have a chance, have a listen to the whole album, from beginning to end, you won’t regret it!
Suede are en English alternative rock band from London.
The Drowners is Suede’s debut single and is on their first album called Suede. The song was released in 1992 and according to journalist John Harris, “[I]f Britpop started anywhere, it was the deluge of acclaim that greeted Suede’s first records: all of them audacious, successful and very, very British.”
Sorry for repeating the word Suede so much…. It sounds so… Delicate.
André Rieu is a Dutch violinist and conductor best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra.
Back in the day, before Anthony Hopkins became an actor, he was a musician – who knew? I had no idea…. Anyways, he wrote out a waltz and never actually got to hear it because he was too embarrassed… That was until he spoke to the famous conductor Andre Rieu and told him about his waltz.
Have a look and listen to Hopkins piece of art… Not only is he a fantastic actor, but he’s also an extremely talented musician.
Don’t think I forgot the 90s National Anthem, Common People!
All of us know, sang, dedicated it, never really understood it until we got to our late teens… But still, we love it!
Common People is by a famous English band called Pulp (Jarvis Cocker <3). The song was on the bands famous 1995 album Different Class.
Pulp was formed in 1978 in Sheffield, England. I personally have a connection with Sheffield… I use to go visit there every now and then with my family, and it’s where I saw Michael Jackson in concert.
Anyways, they were hugeeeeeee and still are praised till this very day. They were active from 78 – 2002 and took a break for a few years and were back on the road from 2011 – 2013.
I got the opportunity to see them play in Mexico City, and it was a blast from the past… Listening to the band play Common People, Do You Remember The First Time, Disco 2000, Like A Friend amongst many others is something that I’ll keep in my memory box section in my brain forever.
A few days ago, David Gilmour and Polly Samson released the animated video for Rattle That Lock.
Gilmour is famous for being the guitarist and co-lead vocalist of Pink Floyd, and well, if you’ve had the opportunity to sit down and listen to their stuff and watch their videos, you’ll see a resemblance in the “trippyness” of David’s latest piece of art. (I’m a big fan of their song Money and the fancy video that goes with it).
The animated music video was created by Alasdair a Jock from Truck Animation, a production house situated in London. – Which I must congratulate them for! The video is fantastic.
The song will be featured on Gilmour’s upcoming album, titled Rattle That Lock, out in September this year.
Check out the interview with David Gilmour regarding the song – it was inspired musically by the sound that’s played on french railway stations before they make an announcement!