Sexy Track: “Monument” by Robyn and Röyksopp

royksoppandrobyn2014Sometimes, album cuts (or in this case, an EP cut) are overlooked by their bouncier, more radio-friendly fellow tracks. Robyn and Röyksopp’s EP, Do It Again, has one blockbuster hit, but this is not it. “Monument” is a more demure tune on the offering.

Mood-electronica at its best, the track comes with extra minutes latched onto it to emulate a journey (a sonic one, if you would like to avoid the metaphor), from which a robust lyrical statement stems. It stands as a gravestone anthem, with lyrics that are direct, yet very affective about ones accomplishments. It is an amazing song that could be a single should a radio edit surface. The additional beats towards the end are scrumptious, but are not for the pop format listener. Have a listen and tell us what you think!  Continue reading

Sarah McLachlan talks about “Shine On,” her father’s illness and introspective songs!

For more than 25 years Sarah McLachlan has been stirring emotion with introspective songs like “Building a Mystery”, “Adia” and “I Will Remember You”. Today, the celebrated Canadian singer songwriter — who’s sold over 40 million albums worldwide — joins Jian to discuss and perform from her seventh full-length studio work, “Shine On.”