reputation – Taylor Swift album review

She defies creative expectations by defining creativity on her own terms. She’s in a league all on her own because she creates her own rules. Taylor Swift’s latest album, reputation, showcases how the singer-songwriter continues to go beyond the boundaries by exploring creative opportunity through music. Although she’s known as and well-respected as a songwriter,… 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


Despacito: Song review

When you listen to a mid-tempo feel-good jam that’s fun and easy on the ears? Despacito, anyone? Performed by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber, Despacito, which means slowly in Spanish, opens with English lyrics and continues in Spanish. Breezy solo acoustic guitar opens the song. Light instrumentation. Duet between the singers and… Continue Reading


Witness wonders – album review

Witness Katy Perry’ latest album? A creative. A social advocate. A trailblazer. Katy Perry continues to entertain the world with her music. And challenges us with her lyrics. So here’s my Witness album review: (1.) Witness Lyrical love? Like nothing else. The album’s opening and title track’s pre-chorus and chorus lyrics speak for all of us.… Continue Reading


After Laughter – Paramore album review

What happens After Laughter? Paramore’s fifth studio album? Like the rest of their music. Art. Poetry. Raw. Feels. I loved their music as a teenager and I love them now. Established in 2004, Paramore’s influences include punk pop and alternative and rock. The group consists of Hayley Williams, known for her distinctive voice, drummer Zac… Continue Reading