Sade: Soldier of Love

On the player below you’ll find Sade’s new single, Soldier of Love, from her forthcoming 6th studio release of the same name. My knowledge of Sade’s music is limited to a worn loaned copy of 1994’s Best of Sade. I’m not a big fan of R&B, in particular this baby-making sensual brand but I’ve always been drawn to her voice and its smooth, rich timbre.  The song is long (5:57) but listening to it you get lost in the too-simple-to-be-this-good groove and her hypnotic voice.  I think I’ll go back and revisit Sade’s catalog and perhaps find that I am in fact a fan of her brand of sensual R&B afterall.

(If player doesn’t work, click HERE to listen at

Justin Froese

I am fortunate to be in a position to listen to a lot of really great music.  Every so often a song hits me like a bolt of lightning and completely floors me.  That happened this past Sunday at Subterranean during ENE’s weekly taping.  The bolt came from California-based singer/songwriter and classically trained guitarist Justin Froese’s set, in particular The Way It Goes.  I’ve included it below but his album, Here Rules, (available on iTunes, etc) is a tenderly crafted folk/pop album worth checking out.




Oh yes

Natalia Lafourcade played the unfortunate Logan Square Auditorium last Friday to a small but enthusiastic crowd. The sound at the place is awful and she came on very late but those that stayed were rewarded with a fantastic – albeit too short – set.  She opened with my personal favorite “Amarte Duele” and below is the second song performed, coincidentally also the second single off her album “Hu Hu Hu.”  How cute is she?