I don’t think any song in 2013 so far has impressed me as much as ‘Stay’ from Rihanna’s new album Unapologetic. It brings out a whole different side of Rihanna that we rarely get to see, and the emotions portrayed are raw and powerful. The power of love is expressed in an entirely different manner, how addictive it is and how much pain it can cause.
Check out the video for ‘Stay’. I had tears in my eyes while watching Rihanna because I felt like she was sharing something extremely personal that brings her a lot of pain and grief. Her facial expressions and vulnerability in the video shook me up.
What I also loved about the song was the fact that it introduced me to an artist as gifted as Mikky Ekko. He is unique, good-looking and extremely talented, and I predict he will be quick to rise this year. His voice has a soft and mellifluous quality to it that reminds me of R&B singer Daley. I might also have a thing for him based on the fact that he sort of resembles Tom Hiddleston who I adore.
See? There’s definitely something.
Do have a look at some of Mikky Ekko’s music. He definitely needs to be recognized more.
In other news, I am plenty excited about Justin Timberlake’s return to the music scene. Eight years is a very long time and what I’ve heard so far from his upcoming album The 20/20 Experience has exceeded my expectations. I absolutely loved his first single ‘Suit and Tie’ ft Jay-Z. I can’t wait to get my hands on the entire album. R&B and JT are an ideal combination. I like his suave look for the video and the rhythm of the song really gets me moving. If you need the perfect tune to get ready for the evening or to go for a drive, this is it.