R.I.P. Aretha Franklin – A tribute to the Queen of Soul

R.I.P. Aretha Franklin – A tribute to the Queen of Soul

This week saw a truly legendary artist get a truly legendary send-off as the funeral of Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, took place in Detroit. Over the best part of nine hours, many of the great and good of soul music took turns to pay tribute in a ceremony dripping in gospel and heart, befitting a lady who began her singing career in the church. Of the numerous performances through the day from the likes of Chaka Khan, Jennifer Hudson, and Ariana Grande, none were better than Gladys Knight’s fusing of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ Read more »

New Reels: “River” by Leon Bridges

New Reels: “River” by Leon Bridges

Texan artist Leon Bridges finally releases the video for “River”, his first single from debut album Coming Home and shows all of us why it was he went viral on Spotify last year. River – Leon Bridges   This soul and gospel singer transcends genres with his acoustic gitar and gentle strumming, while he sings about remorse and wanting to go back home (Heaven, the Lord)…and though a strange lyrics to become viral when what we usually hear on the radio is a tad more mundane) we love that this young artist has made a space for himself in today´s music world. And there Read more »