Music Mondays: “Love on the Brain (Gigamesh Remix)”

Love On The Brain

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Color Concepts:  Mixing browns and black together

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Rihanna’s crooning ballad, “Love On the Brain” gets a vamped up 80’s-esque remix. The original version serves as one of the singers most captivating songs, vocally. She squeals, growls, and moans about being in love with someone who maybe doesn’t deserve her; “You love when I fall apart, so you can put me together, and throw me against the wall.” The Gigamesh Remix takes on a happier feel, with a lighter beat as the chorus is edited to just Rihanna shouting, “must be love.” Remixed, “Brain” takes on a whole new meaning that makes you bop your head and tap your feet while paying homage to the 1985 hit, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” Gospel goes out the window, and electro pop slides in almost as if it was meant to be this way. I have now dubbed this as one of my favorite Rihanna songs remixed.


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Music Mondays: “Gucci Coochie”

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Key Item: Metallic crackle Gucci bomber jacket

Color Concepts:  Statement pop

Shoe Situation: Lug-sole shoes

Accessory Must: Gucci sunnies

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image via: provokr.com

This rap/rave group, titled Die Antwood created the next novelty song you need on your  “going out” playlist. “She gets everything she wants, she gets everything for free…” a woman whispers in a muffled tone as a pulsing beat pounds in the background while child-like vocals take over the next verse. “Coochie” feels raunchy and explicit (as the single cover artwork shows) but is easy to ignore when the sounds pour in from a variety of genres. This duo from Cape Town, South Africa are one of the most unique groups we’ve seen in a while. The slight mix of pop, EDM, and rap is enough to appeal to almost anyone. “Gucci Coochie” feels like a saucy party in the early 2000’s with mini skirts, flip phones, and lots of eyeshadow.


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Music Mondays: “Care”

Care

 

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Color Concepts:  Muted nudes with dark undertones

Shoe Situation: Adidas Raf Simons

 

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Cade is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter and producer who has earned his music creds with artists like G-Eazy, Jason Derulo, and more. “Care” is a beautifully written song about an ending. “It is what it is, you know what you did,” he nonchalantly sings. The sound would succeed on pop radio as the chorus tap beat builds to “you don’t even care for me anymore.” EDM chill waves pulse after the chorus. A song that makes you see the beauty in every situation. Bad breakup? Make a dope song that is the perfect crossover from pop to EDM. There seems to be a trend where songs have great vocals with a fantastic electronic setup and it totally works. I desperately want to hear “Care” on the radio.


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Music Mondays: “To the Hilt”

To The Hilt

 

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Color Concepts: Dark color combinations

Shoe Situation: Black derby shoe

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The buildup to Banks’ sophomore album is only becoming more painful for fans. Her latest single, “To the Hilt” proves to be another emotional piano ballad where Banks’ relaxed tone once again wows. Her lyrics remain as poetic as ever as she reflects on a love she once had, “All those times you warmed my hand, maybe things weren’t easy as they seem.” All Banks needs is a piano and microphone to prove her endless musicality. To the Altar can’t come soon enough and I’m already bowing down to her.


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Music Mondays: “Paradise”

Paradise

 

Key Item: Printed leather motto-jacket

Color Concepts: Black and white

Shoe Situation: Lug-sole shoes

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Image: northerntransmissions.com

Dreamy electronics spark a groove in your head as the lyrics, “I can be your paradise, I can make you feel alright,” start to play. The pulsing sound of the song make you believe you’re in paradise; jumping off cliffs and laying under the hot sun as warm sand lines your body. French producer, Les Gordon is the master behind this tune, using vocals by singer ADI. Her voice provides the sweet energy the song induces through the captivatingly perfect lyrics. “Cause every now and then I think of you, and every now and then I need you,” plead for you to be in love. The sound is more chill electronic than any sort of EDM rager. “Paradise” could lull you into the comfiest part of your couch for hours.


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