You must have been living under a rock if you haven’t heard Jack Garrett‘s name mentioned on the music scene by now…
The 24-year-old Brit from Buckinghamshire has literally burst onto the scene recently being named by the BBC as its ‘Sound of 2016’ as well as being given the BRIT Awards Critic Choice awards – people just can’t get enough of him!
But that’s the thing, I had heard his name but not actually heard any of his music considering I don’t listen to the radio much these days.
I did hear he’d done a live lounge but I was yet to check it out until this weekend when I saw someone post a link of Twitter and I finally decided to get but act together and have a listen… and boy I wasn’t too disappointed.
Jack did a cover of his singer ‘Worry’ earlier in the month (above), and as well as being an awesome song, the singer also has the kind of passion that gets you excited and makes you really believe what he’s singing. As well as that, he also is a beast on the guitar, giving one of the best guitar solos I’ve ever heard in the live lounge.
As well as his single, Jack also did a cover of music’s other man-of-the-moment, Mr Craig David, with his tune ‘7 days’, which he mashed up with Justin Timberlake‘s ‘Senorita’ – I mean can it GET any better?
I don’t know why it took me so long to listen to Jack. I guess because I sometime don’t like just jumping on a bandwagon. But it this case I have to admit, the critics were right – you don’t want to miss out on this talent!
Hope you enjoy!
So I only heard Drake‘s chill new track ‘Hotline Bling’ for the first time today (September 17), and now there’s an amazing cover of it!
Yep man-of-the-moment Sam Smith laid down some smooth vocals to Drizzy’s new tune in the Radio 1 Live Lounge, teaming up with Disclosure for good measure, who were providing the backing.
Check out the song below and if you still haven’t heard Drake’s original check it out here – you won’t be disappointed.
I know everyone is meant to really cool with their music tastes these days, but I like to be upfront with what I actually like listening to.
And my new (totally uncool) guilty pleasure is Mr Nick Jonas.
Not only have I recently discovered he’s gorgeous (helped by a certain sexy snap), but I also love his new song ‘Jealous’, which he did a gorge’ cover of in the Radio 1 Live Lounge today (above).
The 22-year-old also did a pretty decent cover of Years and Years ‘King’ as well as a bonus track.
I really hope Mr J can keep up the good work with his tunes and then I will definitely remain a fan, and won’t end up looking stupid after this gushy blogpost. He definitely has the voice for it, so I am holding out hope!
Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did!
I absolutely love Haim and I absolutely love Beyonce, so what better than a mash-up of the two?
The three LA sisters performed Queen B’s ‘XO’ for Radio 1’s Fearne Cotton in the live lounge this week and it didn’t disappoint.
I’m even more excited about the performance considering I’m seeing them live next month in Brixton! I really hope they perform this again or do some other covers as I love it when bands do that.
As well as the performance, Haim have also debuted the video for new release ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’ this week. You can watch the video (which comes complete with dance routines!) on Yotube here.
Are you a big fan of Haim too – if so let me know!