SOTD: Lentil (Live) – SiA

Song: Lentil (Live)
Artist: SiA
Album: Lady Croissant
Genre: Pop/Alternative
In short: Pint-sized Australian songbird Sia Furler has been making music for a long while, but her breakthrough came after her collaborative work with UK trip-hop duo Zero 7. Preceding the release of her fourth album, Some People Have Real Problems, Furler released a live album containing some of her old hits and new songs that were later included on the follow-up release. One of those songs is the sublime “Lentil”, written by Furler herself and long-time friend Samuel Dixon, the song mirrors Furler’s charming personality and is a notch above most singer-songwriters’ material.

Lentil (Live) – SiA [Download]

MTV Gaga Promo

Lady Gaga is set to open the 2011 MTV VMAs with an explosive performance of—hopefully—a set of her hits, or just “Yoü And I”.

Tune in on August 28!

SOTD: Bad Habit – Joss Stone

Song: Bad Habit
Artist: Joss Stone
Album: Introducing… Joss Stone
Genre: Soul
In short: There is no artist in recent history that has tried to reboot his/her career as much as Joss Stone is trying to do. After the phenomenal success of her sophomore album Mind, Body, and Soul, Stone released three album titled Introducing… Joss Stone, Colour Me Free, and LP1, respectively. On each record, Stone has tried to revamp her career and gain more credibility, but sadly none of the releases were as good as her sophomore record. That being said, on Introducing… Joss Stone, “Bad Habit” stands out like a flame inside a railway tunnel.

Bad Habit – Joss Stone [Download]

SOTD: This Too Shall Pass – Maria Mena

Song: This Too Shall Pass
Artist: Maria Mena
Album: This Too Shall Pass – Single
Genre: Pop
In short: “This Too Shall Pass” is the lead single off Maria Mena’s highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Viktoria. Written by Mena, the number is her own letter of apology to the people she has hurt unintentionally or intentionally. “The winds of your ego / The waves of My tears / Made The most perfect almighty storm that we’ve seen this year / But experience gathered / We’ve learned from our past / So don’t worry darling / This too shall pass,” sings Mena on the confessional number.

This Too Shall Pass – Maria Mena [Download]

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Awards: A Tribute To Britney Spears

MTV is honoring Britney Spears come August 28; this video shows Spears dancing around and many nods to pop’s greatest figures: Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, and Madonna.

My favorite scene in the video has got to be this one, Ms. Jackspears:

Viral: clump – iamamiwhoami

YES TO THIS!

nuLike: Trouble Me – Diplomats of Solid Sound

Of all the summer shows, Weeds has the best soundtrack songs. The songs that play during the end credits on each episode are always something special, and they rarely fail in making me SoundHound the song and bookmark it for later use.
“Trouble Me” is truly something special, call it Jazz, call it Soul, or just call it pure good music.

Trouble Me – Diplomats of Solid Sound [Download]

SOTD: In My Bed – Amy Winehouse


Song
: In My Bed
Artist: Amy Winehouse
Album: Frank
Genre: Jazz/Soul
In short: Amy Winehouse’s music is unapologetically crusty, and completely sensational. Even though Amy is gone, her music is immortal.

In My Bed – Amy Winehouse [Download]

SOTD: I Can’t Stay – Jesse Boykins III

Song: I Can’t Stay
Artist: Jesse Boykins III
Album: Way Of A Wayfarer
Genre: Hip-Hop/Neo-Soul
Artist: When it comes to voices, Jesse Boykins has a distinct one that cannot be mistaken for anyone else’s. The Beauty Created was an enthralling debut rich with all-natural extracts, making it hard to follow up, but the Wayfarer EP promises of a grander sound. “I Can’t Stay” has a sound more progressive than that found on his debut, leaving listeners wanting more while whetting their appetites for the upcoming full-set release.

I Can’t Stay – Jessy Boykins III [Download]

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