Songs, songs and more songs #76: Munan, Lupa J, Hayden James, Tegan and Sara Wongo + new ABBA lyric video “The Name of the Game”

Being emotionally honest is not a big thing in our society. Oh, all the Oprah moments and talk-show confessions might convince you sometimes that’s the case but the truth is that people put a great deal of effort into personal PR and convincing the world, whether in person or on Continue Reading

Songs, songs and more songs #75: ALMA, M-22 & Ella Henderson, Dylan, Rina Sawayama, MEDUZA & James Carter + new ABBA lyric video + Eurovision 2023 update

Life is a LOT. A LOT. And when it all gets so overwhelming that you don’t know which way is up, you need people who have lived and breathed the same kinds of highly emotional moments as us to really give it voice and make sense of it all. Which Continue Reading

Songs, songs and more songs #74: Franc Moody, Magdalena Bay, Dora Jar, Zella Day, Michael Kiwanuka +new ABBA lyric video “Fernando”

We race here! We race there! We tell ourselves we are giving life its introspective due but are we really when we rarely stop to even breathe? Truth is, we often don’t out the brakes on long enough to ruminate about life, but thankfully a number of very talented and Continue Reading

Songs, songs and more songs #72: Jessie Ware, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Two Door Cinema Club, Cryalot, Tove Lo + new ABBA lyric video “Dancing Queen”

Is it possible for deliciously upbeat and ridiculously, infectious pop to actually say something worthwhile? Absolutely it is. While there is a slew of songs that add considerable weight to that idea, I give the five songs in this post that all combine music full of energy and life that Continue Reading

Songs, songs and more songs #70: Tessa Violet, Dagny, Alfie Templeman, Metric, Marshmello + Khalid … and the latest ABBA lyric videos + Eurovision 2023 news!

Life is tricky to navigate – that’s hardly a newflash. But as we grind our way through the ups and downs of life, we often have to remind ourselves of the good and the wonderful, or if they are in short supply, that it’s okay to embrace life’s lows because Continue Reading

Songs, songs and more ABBA songs: Voyage and before … Dance (While the Music Still Goes On) & While You Danced With Me + more

The release of ABBA’s Voyage album late last year, after a 39-year drought of new full-length releases from the much-loved iconic Swedish pop group – we did get “I Am the City” in the early Nineties on More ABBA Gold and a scattering of part releases in a medley on Continue Reading

Songs, songs and more Christmas songs: ABBA, Michael Bublé, Meghan Trainor, Gary Barlow Manchester Orchestra+ The Muppets get Animal-istically festive

Christmas music is wonderful. Granted it may wear thin when you’re in retail and listening to the same tracks day after tinsel-saturated day, but for a great many of us, music adds some extra whimsically charming, emotionally uplifting specialness to a season already brimming with a magical sense of hope Continue Reading