Lately, a few people have asked me I’m listening to (especially as it relates to gym music), so I thought I would put it in written form! Here goes nothing!
Conor Maynard – Turn Around ft. Ne-Yo
I am a huge fan of Ne-Yo. Whenever I get into karaoke bars, I usually sing his songs. Whenever you put him and Stargate (Norwegian music producers) together, it’s magic and this song is no exception. The main artist is a British up and comer who just released his first album, Contrast. Apart from an appearance by Francia Raisa and a phone booth, the music video is pretty standard-fare. The song, on the other hand is an upbeat pop love song. Great tempo for running, in my opinion.
Lloyd – All of Me ft. Wale
Wale has really stepped up his rap game in the last few months, in my opinion and Lloyd has been killing it since his King of Hearts album. Wale has a similar flow on Rick Ross’ “Diced Pineapples” but brings some great wordplay regardless. Great for studying or relaxing.
JoJo – Demonstrate
This girl needs to leave her label as soon as possible; Blackground Records have been keeping her album on the shelf for far too long. This single, produced by Noah “40” Shebib, shows off a more mature JoJo. This track reminded me of Brandy or Ciara when I first heard it. Want some new tunes from her? Check out her 2011 single “Disaster” and her free mixtape from 2010 “Can’t Take That Any From Me”.
Chris Brown – Don’t Judge Me
Put aside all the crap that going around the tabloids right now and listen to the song. Chris Brown still makes great music. This song is no exception. I wasn’t a fan of “Sweet Love” as a single, but this one works for me. I can just picture myself driving in the car with the windows down late at night bumpin’ this track. Moody.