June 28, 2013 § Leave a comment
The first week of summer is finally upon us, which means soaking in the sun, lounging at rooftop parties and dancing the night away to your favorite tunes. So I’m bringing back my songs of the summer playlist this year (check out my 2011 playlist – I missed last year. Whoops!) and sharing a bunch of new (and some old) favorites for the sweltering months.
Enjoy the playlist on Spotify now:
Youth + Hysteria Summer Playlist ’13
Check out the full tracklist below (some couldn’t make it on Spotify)! More…
April 12, 2013 § Leave a comment
Frank Ocean has been laying low after his big Grammy night back in February, but the singer has released a new video just in time for the weekend.
The video is for “Lost”, one of my favorite tracks from his debut album Channel Orange. Directed by Francisco Soriano, the visuals show Ocean’s adventures throughout Europe – making you long for summer to come.
Have a good weekend!
February 11, 2013 § 1 Comment
Last night’s 55th annual Grammys was filled with tons of surprises and solid performances! The biggest winners of the night included the usual faces like the Black Keys (with four Grammys including “Best Rock Album” and Mumford & Sons (winning the major “Album of the Year”). The two underdogs of the night were fun. for “Best New Artist” and Frank Ocean – who now has two brand new Grammys under his belt for “Best Urban Contemporary Album” for Channel Orange and “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” for The Throne’s “No Church in the Wild”.
But the night truly belonged to Justin Timberlake and his spectacular comeback performance of a retrofied “Suit & Tie” with Jay-Z, along with his new track “Pusher Lover Girl”.
Another strong performance came from Rihanna and her stripped-down duet with Mikky Ekko for “Stay”. The songstress later joined Bruno Mars, Sting, Damian Marley and Ziggy Marley for a short-lived tribute to the reggae legend Bob Marley. Mars began the anticipated tribute with his own song “Locked Out of Heaven”, following Sting’s rendition of his class “Walking on the Moon”. The tribute ended with all five performers taking turns singing Marley’s “Could You Be Loved”.
View some of the highlight performances below:
Check out the full list of winners after the jump!
December 29, 2012 § Leave a comment
As 2012 comes to a close with only a few days to spare, I’ve taken the time to look back at all the music highlights from this year! This is my most jam-packed post of the year, so get ready!
Pop Song of the Year: “Beauty & A Beat” by Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj
R&B Song of the Year: “Adorn” by Miguel
Hip-Hop Song of the Year: “Mercy” by G.O.O.D Music
Rock Song of the Year: “Switchblade Smiles” by Kasabian
Indie Song of the Year: “Genesis” by Grimes
Electronic Song of the Year: “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia
Dancehall Songs of the Year: “Gyal A Bubble” by Konshens & “Psycho” by Tommy Lee
Reggae Song of the Year: “Affairs of the Heart” by Damian Marley
Club Anthem of the Year: “Bandz A Make Her Dance” by Juicy J
December 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
It’s that time again – where every music fan and critic wait anxiously to hear the list of Grammy nominations! For the 2013 awards show, the nominations are refreshingly diverse and well-deserved.
Kanye West, Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, and The Black Keys lead the pack this year, with six nominations each.
Some highlights from the list include Miguel’s “Adorn” for Song of the Year, Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange for Album of the Year, Calvin Harris’s “Let’s Go” for Best Dance Recording, and Jack White’s Blunderbuss for Best Rock Album.
The 55th annual Grammy Awards will premiere live on CBS at 8 p.m. EST on February 10, 2013.
View the nominations after the jump!
September 25, 2012 § Leave a comment
Not too long ago, Frank Ocean premiered a new song on his Tumblr. Titled “Blue Whale”, the song finds the R&B singer switching up his usual flow by rapping! The track is lovely and quite insightful.
Be sure to cop his debut album Channel Orange, in stores now.