Sam Smith, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
In an excellent display of Christmas spirit, Sam Smith released an incredible version of the classic carol this week. Sticking to his strengths––a soaring falsetto and unique, exciting riffs––while backed by a soothing, atmospheric piano Smith turned a holiday standard into a creation truly his own.
Ed Sheeran, “Make it Rain”
Featured on an episode of FX’s Sons of Anarchy, Ed Sheeran’s cover of “Make it Rain” by Foy Vance strays from his typical style for an appropriately chilly tone. It is a welcome venture, though, as he confidently explores darker, more electric instrumentation.
Nicki Minaj, “All Things Go”
“All Things Go” is the third single released in anticipation of Minaj’s upcoming album The Pinkprint, and it features Minaj’s smooth rapping, synthetic pop beats, and a melodic chorus that is more subtle than many of her other hits. Hopefully Pinkprint impresses and expands upon Minaj’s last few singles.
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