The mid-eighties was a transitional period for bands who traded in synthesizers and post-punk guitar earlier in the decade. Along with The Style Council, Aztec Camera, Sade, and others, Prefab Sprout was one of the vanguard in England to adapt that earlier and increasingly dated (at the time, anyway!) sound with more textural and thematic sophistication. They did so by infusing the dynamics of post punk and new wave with warmer and more soulful atmospheres in instrumentation, arrangement, and production values. It even had a name as christened by the music press; sophisti-pop.
This song is one of the greatest examples of that musical movement. This was not just about the elements of jazz pop and soft rock that can be found here. It’s also about the song’s subject matter and how communicating it to an audience stood in contrast to the less emotionally direct styles of songwriting found at the height of the new wave and post punk era. This is a long way from Joy Division. In this new paradigm, it was time for songwriters to face the music when it came to matters of the heart.
Héloïse Letissier, the French singer-songwriter and producer behind Christine And The Queens, came out with a new album, Chris, back in September. Now, she’s back with her rendition of Sade’s classic “No Ordinary Love.”
Letissier’s version updates the original’s soulful R&B with fractured bass and sharp production. Sade broke her seven-year hiatus earlier this year with a new single. Christine And The Queens’ excellent homage underscores Sade’s legacy and solidifies Letissier’s unique pop perspective.
La cultura del Do It Yourself impera dins l’escena indie d’avui en dia. Nosaltres també seguim aquesta corrent i avui Divus Julius estrenarà el més nou de The Dandy Warhols,Cut Copy,,Weezer,Grimes,Sade o Echo and the Bunnymen. A més us presentarem a nous artistes com Biig Piig,Puma Blue,Tversky,Haiku Hands,The Snuts o The Marías. També tota la informació sobre les noves confirmacions del Vida Festival,Let’s Festival,Sónar Festival,Mad Cool Festival i Doctor Music Festival.
Amber Mark dropped new EP ‘Conexão’ today and has released the video for EP track ‘Love Is Stronger Than Pride’ alongside it. Shot in one take on location in New York, the video shows Amber roaming the streets of her hometown at nightfall, with post-production adding some lush kaleidoscopic effects.
Mark wrote Sade a letter asking for permission to include a cover of “Love Is Stronger Than Pride” on Conexão – not only did Sade say yes, she’s now a major fan.
Un dilluns més tornem amb el sarró ben carregat de noves i bones cançons. Divus Julius punxarà el més nou de Speedy Ortiz,Chvrches,La Luz,Demob Happy,The Black Angels,Beach House o Blossoms entre d’altres. Sentirem en exclusiva el retorn de Sade,Ladytron i Tracey Thorn i us presentarem a nous artistes ara com The Ninth Wave,Geowulf,Tom Misch,Stella Donnelly o Gengahr. A més, parlarem del Brain Film Fest i repassarem les noves confirmacions del FIB Benicàssim Festival i del Low Festival. També ens endinsarem en una de les sèries del moment: La Peste.
Cosima is the music newcomer who is the muse of the week according to La Musa. The 23-year-old born in Peckham, South-east London has created a buzz on the underground pop scene for some time now, with two tracks featured on Fader, The Beat and ID magazine. Her alternative, electronic pop music is reminiscent of ‘80s icon Sade (but up-tempo and super current).
Deftones és una banda de metal alternatiu de Sacramento que l’any 2011 aprofitant el Record Store Day editaren un disc titolat “Covers”. Versions de Duran Duran, The Smiths, The Cure, Drive Like Jehu, The Cars, Lynryd Skynrd, Helmet,o Sade, Il Dottore ha triat la versiió del track “No Ordinary Love” de Sade on els nord-americans la claven.
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