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The muses of La Musa: Adele

Adele is a British singer-songwriter and best-selling musical artist born in London, England. Known for her powerful vocals and emotional ballads, she is internationally recognized as one of the most popular performers of her generation – with over 120 million record sales worldwide.

The British singer released her anticipated fourth album 30, which she has described as her “ride or die throughout the most turbulent period of my life.”

For 30, which was delayed due to the pandemic, the Grammy-winning singer reunites with 25 co-writers and producers Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Tobias Jesso Jr. and Shellback, with Oscar-winning Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson among album collaborators.

The Muses of La Musa: Yseult

Yseult has a golden voice and a mind of steel. A talent we first saw in 2015. A vibrant manifestation of empowerment that settles its accounts and shines through its resilience. Her music is nourished by variety, indie rock, psychedelic, pop and trap. Amazing, refined, efficient. A “Y-Trap” that reflects what she listens to every day, from Lizzo to Feu! Chatterton, from Adele to Damso and Tame Impala.

The French singer is reframing the narrative about body image while baring her emotions and her body in the soulful song from her new EP Noir. The 25-year-old singer uses her music to empower listeners while addressing injustices against women. Yseult combines her art with fierce activism and authenticity.

Divus Julius presents: Stormzy

In only a few years, the Londoner Michael Omari has built a career marked by a number of historic milestones: The first Grime LP to debut at number one on the UK Charts, the first ‘freestyle to do the same’ (the inescapable anthem ‘Shut Up’), and especially the first solo black British artist to headline Glastonbury Festival. If he was already a wildly popular artist before the show, the performance has cemented his place as an international star of the highest calibre.

His well known fans and supporters range from Adele and Elton John, who have voiced their support since the beginning, all the way to JayZ. The ambitious 26-year-old M.C. has a new album, “Heavy Is the Head,” and is ready to spread his gospel.

Hit of the wek: Easy Life ‘Nightmares’

Easy Life, the Leicester five-piece, are having ‘Nightmares’; not literally of course, just the new single, produced by Fraser T Smith (Stormzy, Adele, Florence) and out this week.

The track exudes a confident, charismatic twist on those long days (and nights) when you feel anything but. Blending hip-hop swing, jazzy horns and the band’s innate ear for pop hooks, ‘Nightmares’, says the band’s lead singer, Murray, “started with the trumpet sample that we loved from Dionne Warwick’s version of Burt Bacharach’s ‘Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets’. This instantly gave us the feels, and the rest just kind of fell into place.”

The muses of La Musa: Jorja Smith

19-year-old Jorja Smith has been writing songs since the the age of 11. She found inspiration in her hometown of Walsall, and the political and economic issues she faced. After graduating high school and moving to London, she self-released “Blue Lights”, her debut single, in 2016.  She has since released another single “Where Did I Go” in March of 2016. With comparisons to Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse, Jorja Smith is sure to make waves with her strong lyricism.

Jorja Smith has won the Brit Awards 2018 Critics’ Choice award, putting her in the rarefied company of previous honorees Adele, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding.

Adela, la diva del pop

Després de vendre més de 30 milions de còpies del seu segon disc ’21’ (2011) i passar per Barcelona aquell any per Bikini a presentar-lo, Adele torna a Barcelona (única data a l’estat) en la seva gira europea per presentar ’25’ (2015), el seu tercer disc, que de moment ja ha trencat diversos rècords de vendes desde la seva publicació. La britànica omplirà aquest cop el Palau Sant Jordi de llàgrimes mentre s’esgargamella despatxant tot el drama que hi ha a les seves cançons, que s’estan convertint en clàssics de la música pop en un obrir i tancar d’ulls. Avui i demà al Palau Sant jordi.

Les versions d’il Dottore: Adele “Lovesong”

Una de les cançons estrella de l’àlbum “Disintegration” (1989) del grup britànic The Cure fou Lovesong”. . La cançó fou escrita per Robert Smith per la seva dona Mary Poole. Suggestives melodies i atmosferes de romanticisme melancòlic, fosc, nostàlgic, amb una penetrant combinació instrumental destacada per l’intens baix de Simon Gallup, les guitarres jangle i l’órgà de Roger O’Donnell..

L’any 2011 aquest gran tema dels Cure fou versionat com balada acústica amb arrenjaments orquestrals per la cantant pop i soul Adele amb producció de Rick Rubin en el seu LP “21”. Il Dottore ens regala aquesta gran versió.