5 lessons from American Idol

  Reality TV meets music meets inspiration? American Idol is back. Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan all bring experience and creativity to the table. Here’s 10 lessons creatives can learn from American Idol: (1.) Diversity There’s room for all types of creativity. There’s room for all types of personalities. We’re all different. And we… Continue Reading


Waves – Rachel Platten album review

She brought us Fight Song and Better Place. Now Rachel Platten is making waves with her new LP. I’ve been a fan since Fight Song. Loved her Wildfire album and Fight Song EP. She writes beautiful anthems. She’s a healer. Her latest album, Waves, features catchy melodies, rhythmic bass lines and inspirational lyrics. So here’s… Continue Reading


Younger Now – Miley Cyrus album review

Younger Now. A paradox? Maybe? Creativity? Absolutely. Miley Cyrus showcases creativity from a thousand different angles in her latest album. Here’s a track by track review of Younger Now. (1.) Younger Now The opening and title track, Younger Now portrays introspective lyrics through an upbeat number. The verses narrate the story of the song beautifully,… Continue Reading


Beautiful Trauma – P!nk album review

Can I just give you a reason to listen to P!ink’s new album? Beautiful Trauma is every kind of beautiful. P!ink gives us high-energy anthems, tender ballads and acoustic jams. Here’s a track-by-track review of Beautiful Trauma: (1.) Beautiful Trauma The title track makes the entire album. Opens with strings. Continues as a slow ballad. The… Continue Reading


Shania Twain NOW – Album Review

She reinvented country music. She created new avenues for other women in music to follow. She continues to push the boundaries in songwriting and in doing so, inspires musicians and non-musicians alike. Shania Twain is back. When I hear the word crossover, I think of her. Sweetens the rock chords with fiddles. NOW is a… Continue Reading