Thursday, May 14, 2020

"My Heart Is Open" by #KeithUrban #country #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton #ItsThursday #Lov4U @keithurban

Introduction:

As you move through this world advocating for what you believe in, do it with love and an open heart, not with anger and a closed heart.”
― Jenn Bruer


My music selection tonight is a brilliant song titled "My Heart Is Open"(2) and it is sung by the talented Keith Urban in a country genre. Keith is a singer-songwriter, musician, judge, record producer from New Zealand /Australia. The video was uploaded by Keith Urban on YouTube on Mar 28, 2017.

Personal noteKeith Urban is mad sexy and can sing a country song like a real Texas cowboy! Check out this tune it is classic Keith Urban... and I love it! 

Website: http://keithurban.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keithurban
Instagram: http://instagram.com/KeithUrban
Twitter: https://twitter.com/keithurban

I have listed the lyrics below for your reading pleasure.

"My Heart Is Open"(3)
by Keith Urban

I thought I was doing all right being alone
I swore I'd never let somebody get close again
I was never gonna let my guard down, not for anyone
But there's a light in your eyes and it's got me moving' in
And tonight these walls are all coming down
And my heart is open
I'm lettin' you in
'Cause you give me a reason and the faith I've been needing to start again
And your love is healing
I'm finally breathing
And I've been waiting so long hoping for this moment
My heart is open
These days it seems like everybody's just walking away
Like there's no forever and love is just a game
But don't you know that you can believe me when I say that I'm your man
And my heart is open
I'm lettin' you in, baby
'Cause you give me a reason and the faith I've been needing to start again
And your love is healing
I'm finally breathing
I've been waiting so long hoping for this moment
My heart is open
I can't wait anymore, no no
Because I've got nothing left to prove
And I've got so much love for you
That's why I'm tearing out the walls, and baby I'm kicking down the doors
And your love is healing
Baby, I'm finally breathing
And I can hear you calling, I'm ready to fall in love again
My heart is open
Yeah, my heart is open
Oh, baby
My heart is open.
Oh, yeah,
Oh, yeah.
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Hillary Lindsey / John Shanks / Keith Urban
My Heart Is Open lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

I hope you like this selection and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight. 

Peace and Love always
Diana Mary Sharpton


 My soul is on fire... 4U

References:
1. Photography: https://thoughtcatalog.com/ellen-nguyen/2018/11/this-is-how-each-attachment-style-finally-falls-in-love/
2. Video: Keith Urban - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0ZHGU_zTTw
3.. Lyrics: Source: LyricFind

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Calm After the Storm by #BirdsofaFeather @boaffly #premiere #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton #LetsStartLiving #ItsU #TheStormHasPassed

Introduction:

Sunset After a Storm by Diana Mary Sharpton Copyright all rights reserved

“Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that has nothing to do with you, This storm is you. Something inside you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step. There's no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up the sky like pulverized bones.”

― Haruki Murakami,

The song that I am going to feature this evening is titled “Birds of a Feather -Calm After The Storm(2) and sung by the brilliant young duet, Birds of a Feather (Amy McKay & Ryan Leon). I just love them!

Both singer-songwriters, their music is consider Folk, Pop.
The video was published on May 1, 2020 and uploading on YouTube by Birds of a Feather. I have added their social media connections below in case you are interested to connecting. 

Personally they are amazing together and will go far, if they can keep it together and not loose sight of the original emotions and dreams that befalls us all! The couples body language in this video speaks to an emotion not being expressed as passionately in the lyrics... It's a brilliant video! I love their passion... This song is exactly their type of sound. 

The lyrics speaks to a storm and we all have been through one lately. Let's live again! I have listed the lyrics below for your reading pleasure; however watch and listen closely...

Keys/ Vocals: Amy McKay
Guitar / Banjo / Vocals: Ryan Leon

Video production by Alice Seiz

Follow Birds of a Feather:
Website: http://www.birdsofafeathermusic.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/birds_of_a_feather_music/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/birdsofafeathersound/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/boaffly

Subscribe to Birds of a Feather on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOC4FlcwxsPd_LNn_WsMvOg

Purchase Their Music:
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7AzVgjGWdm1GsiJEXGVjUU

I-Tunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/de/artist/birds-of-a-feather/27453535

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Lyrics:

Calm After the Storm
The Common Linnets

Driving in the fast lane
Counting mile marker signs
The empty seat beside me
Keeps you on my mind
Livin' in the heartache
Was never something I pursued
I can't keep on chasing
What I can't be for you
Ooh skies are black and blue
I'm thinking about you
Here in the calm after the storm
Tears on the highway
Water in my eyes
This rain ain't gonna change us
So what's the use to cry?
I could say I'm sorry
But I don't wanna lie
I just wanna know if staying
Is better than goodbye
Ooh skies are black and blue
I'm thinking about you
Here in the calm after the storm
Ooh after all that we've been through
There ain't nothing new
Here in the calm after the storm
Maybe I can find you
Down this broken line
Maybe you can find me
Guess we'll know in time
Ooh skies are black and blue
I'm thinking about you
Here in the calm after the storm
Ooh after all that we've been through
There ain't nothing new
Here in the calm after the storm
There ain't nothing new
Here in the calm after the storm
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Ilse Delange / Jake Etheridge (1) / Jb Meijers / Matthew Crosby / Rob Crosby
Calm After the Storm lyrics © Red Brick Music Publishing, The Bicycle Music Company

"Light Up" by Birds of a Feather Listen ad-free with YouTube Re

This video worth watching!

Peace and Love always ~ D


Hold on to the light Sugar... It's there.. Love you

References:
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NScumDclzE8
Photography: Sunset After a Storm by Diana Mary Sharpton Copyright all rights reserved
Lyrics:  LyricFind

Friday, April 10, 2020

"You Can't Help Who You Love" #LEEBRICE #LoveCannotBeHelped #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton #ThinkingOfU @leebrice

Introduction:

“I fell in love with you.
I don't know how,
I don't know why,
I just did”
― Unknown

My featured artist this evening is the multi-talented and brilliant Lee Brice from the great state of South Carolina, USA. He is new to me and definitely a soulful Americana sound. His genre is straight up Country!

I saw him on Fox Nation this evening and had to do what I do...

The song selected is titled "You Can't Help Who You Love". It is the seventh track on his 2017 albumn titled "Lee Brice" The song was uploaded on YouTube by Lee Brice and published on Mar 1, 2018. This albumn is powerful and so is the gentleman's story check it out!

At little about the artist found on his website: https://www.leebrice.com/#!/about
"Lee Brice: Blame Aunt Henrietta. When you dig into Lee Brice, with its thick grooves, the squalling guitars, the tumbling drums, sheets of steamy B-3 organ and wide open vocals, the two time CMA/ACM/Grammy Song of the Year nominee takes listeners to church, school, home and out on a Saturday night. For a man known for raucous live shows and contemplative songs, there’s a whole lot of gospel driving his fourth album.

“My Aunt Henrietta had the groove,” he says. “She could play one note, and pierce your heart. She played the piano, and when she played she had soul  — and I didn’t know it, or think about it. I was so sheltered, I didn’t understand; it was just church music – and it felt good! It coulda been Ray Charles, too, but it was all over her playing.”

It’s all over Brice’s self-titled new record, too, which serves as a homecoming and a homing device on the essence of what’s defined the man whose written hits for Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean and the Eli Young Band, who had their breakout single with “Crazy Girl.” There’s a newfound simplicity to tracks like the real life “Songs In The Kitchen,” the soul searching “What Keeps You Up At Night,” the loving reality check “Boy” and self-recognizing “I Don’t Smoke,” which scrapes Brice’s music to the bone and features guitars by Warren Haynes.

“Songs that are pleasing to the heart, songs where your heart hears it, and you feel something in your heart, they don’t need all that stuff,” Brice explains. “So this album I wanted to be a real organic thing: I play 99% of the lead guitar, my band’s on it – and there’s even a theremin, which I had to learn to play.  When I started, I wanted this record to be groovy, stripped down to the message and the feel."

“There are no computer tricks, no artificial sounds. Even when it sounds like a computer, I promise, we figured out a way to make that sound. To me, being real was everything. I wanted to put a little piece of everything about me, everything I am on this record. No two songs are about the same things, but somehow it all hangs together.”

From the rising romance and deep desire of “Eyes Closed” to the mandolin-flecked homage to making your mark where you are “They Won’t Forget About Us,” the Conway Twitty-esque soul slink of the sultry “Rumor” to the sanctified smoke of the Southern boogie and Detroit manufacture witness “Dixie Highway,” Brice stabs veins of country tributaries to craft a roots swelter that speaks to America’s biggest genre from the outside in.

His recipe is as straightforward as the man himself. Start with the basics: influences.

“My musical upbringing is so different, it’s hard to explain to people… I’ve listened to things most people never heard of, a lot of gospel quartets: Gold City, the Gaither Vocal Band. I had a few cassettes, but most of my other music was what I taped off the radio.

“I fell in love with Willie Nelson’s The Great Divide, and I wore the tape out of Garth’s first record. And there was Aunt Henrietta. She made a record with my Mom, the three Lewis Sisters when they were teenagers; that stayed with her.”

Music it seems is genetically hard-wired into the father of three, the embodiment of that guy in the neighborhood everybody knows and loves. It’s what gives “The Locals” its sense of enjoying the ones who are happy right where they were born and raised – and captures the positive outlook in the face of adversity that tempers those facing life’s greatest challenges on the loping “Have A Good Day.”

That same positivity infuses the Bruce Hornsby-evoking “Story To Tell” with a sense of how powerful every single person’s narrative is. Written with Edwin McCain, who guests on the track, it taps into music’s ability to transform each of us – if we’ll let it.

“My hero came to my garage, and we wrote two songs,” he marvels. “Before I came to town, I knew Edwin McCain and his music; went to his concert every year at the House of Blues. Those records, I knew by heart growing up… and he has a lot of the same Southern influences. He knows those same things that matter to me, they’re in his music.”

Beyond what Brice was raised on, there are all the things he’s learned along the way. Laughing, the great big mountain of a man admits, “I grew up in Sumter, South Carolina, one of the Twenty Most Violent Places in America. It’s this tiny little town, and it’s rough, which makes you real tough. The last thing you have to worry about is showing somebody how tough you are. For us, it’s working hard and doing right. I have rough edges.”

Rough edges, and a vulnerability that never flinches.  Brice, after all, is the man who gave the world the wrenching “I Drive Your Truck” and faltering “I Don’t Dance.” Fully capable of delivering on the “Parking Lot Party” and “Drinking Class” end of the spectrum, be careful how you view his brand of good timing.

“I know, I know,” he allows, “onstage you see this big burly guy stomping around, singing his guts out. You don’t get that from the radio, and it doesn’t add up – except it does. The funny thing is the dudes are as into ‘I Don’t Dance’ as the girls are. I think they see me up there and they feel those things, too, but now there’s a guy trying to be a guy who’s being honest about this stuff.”

Contradictions aside, Brice is probably right. Beyond the hell-raising and church-leaning, there’s a real man who works hard to support his family by driving everything about who he is and what he does into his work. It doesn’t fit into music business clich├ęs, but it’s the bottom line for the rugged songwriter/guitarist.

“I’ve tried to walk a fine line between the commercial and the things that are tangible,” he explains. “I’m on the road 200 days a year, trying to write songs when I’m in town. But I also want to make a life: I have a wife, a baby, two little boys and a home. That’s important to me. So when I’m home, I work harder and dig deeper into living. You know, you have to live so you have something to work from and write about.”

It’s not defensive, nor is it aggressive. Like much of what’s on his 15-song self-titled project, Lee Brice has dropped all machinations that aren’t real for the Southern Baptist kid who penned the first song to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart (Brooks’ “More Than A Memory”), broken Eddy Arnold’s longest charting single record (56 weeks with his #3 “Love You Like Crazy”) and helped the Eli Young Band onto their first nomination streak, while winning Song of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards (“Crazy Girl”). Diversity is a piece of who he is, and those fragments yield something singular in the former Clemson football player.

“Believability has so much to do with the production,” he says. “This time, I didn’t want the tricks and the wall of sound; I figured the stripped back, organic nature would be what held the album together. I wanted heart-to-heart communication – whether it was family-inspired, small town or romance – with nothing in between. So I didn’t sing a lot of vocal takes, and we sometimes strip things down to just a guitar. There’s nowhere to hide, and a whole lot of music.”

For a man who wrote 60 songs and kept 15, that’s a lot of music to turn people on with. But it’s also a compelling sampler of who he is and where he comes from. Whether drawing on Brian McKnight, Phil Driskell or Tupac, as well as vintage Hank Jr. and Alabama, it is the South that permeates his take on 21st century country music.

“There’s a lot of blues from the Mississippi River down from Memphis and all the way up to Chicago,” he begins. “South Carolina and the Southeast have their own thing, with Sister Hazel, Hootie & the Blowfish, the Allman Brothers, Tom Petty – beyond all the church music I was raised with. There’s a whole sound from ‘round here, and it runs through everything.

“To me, if I want people to know who I am and understand my music, this is the place to start. It’s all here, if you just close your eyes and listen. My values as a man, trying to be honest about my doubts and my faith, the music that turns me on – and the way I think songs can bring a whole lot of real life to people.””

Website: https://www.leebrice.com/#!/
https://www.facebook.com/LeeBriceMusic https://www.instagram.com/LeeBrice https://www.twitter.com/LeeBrice

This song speaks to my heart, the love in my life, journey difficulties, and finally how truly blessed I am today to be alive writing this post. I highly recommend the album titled "You Can't Help Who You Love" which was released in 2017 and Lee is right about one thing you cannot help who you love, period.

"You Can't Help Who You Love"
Friends try to set you up, try to find you someone new
They say you'll get along, you're just alike, she's perfect for you
But you can't help, you can't help who you love
She could be so beautiful, it don't even make no sense
Might dance with her all night, but you never call her again
'Cause you can't help, you can't help who you love
Everybody's got somebody
Not just anybody
But the one
That you can't help who you love
Yeah, they might have broke your heart, might have really messed you up
You went ahead and cut them off, but you still ain't had enough
No you can't help, you can't help who you love
You could try out all those things, every song'll tell you what to do
Go out get drunk, and well it don't work 'cause it ain't up to you
No you can't help, you can't help who you love
Everybody's got somebody
Not just anybody
But the one
That you can't help who you love
Always be there for
When they're standing at your door
You're gonna let them back in again, and again, and again
'Cause you can't help who you love
Oh, you can't help
No, you can't help
No, you can't help who you love
I've tried to get over us, I've done all I can do
That's why I'm giving up, that's why I'm calling you
Guess you can't help, you can't help who you love
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Ashley Gorley / Jon Stone / Lee Brice
You Can't Help Who You Love lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Mike Curb Music


I hope you like this selection as much as I do and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight.

Peace and Love always
Diana Mary Sharpton


I want that moonlit night with you again Sugar… soon xxx

References:
1.       Photography: https://www.leebrice.com/#!/media/photos/asset/3343820
2.       Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gPG8npLuCA
3.  

"I Just Want to Make Love to You" #VanMorrison #BlueEyed #Soul #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton #GoodMusic #SAD #Times #IWantU #LoveOfMyLife

Introduction:

“You must make love to him like his touch is your salvation.”
― Charlotte Eriksson,

The song being featured is titled “I Just Want to Make Love to You(2), and it was written by  Willie Dixon and sung by Sir Van Morrison. You can check out his biography https://www.vanmorrison.com/about/biography.

It is also the 5th track on Side #2 on his 1974 "LIVE" albumn title "It's Too Late to Stop Now" released in February 1,1974. His genre is  Celtic, folk rock, soft rock, jazz, soul. 

Sir Van Morrison is a brilliant song writer, performer, singer all around artist and he is one of my musical favorites. Originally, he is from Northern Ireland and I would say he has got that "Blue-Eyed Soul". Check him out!

The video was published on YouTube - Aug 29, 2015 VanMorrison.

I have listed the lyrics below for your reading pleasure.

"I Just Want to Make Love to You"(3)
Van Morrison

I don't want you to be no slave
I don't want you to think you got it made
Do exactly what you wanna do
I just wanna make love to you, that's alright
I don't want you to run around like you got it made
Don't want you to run around like the Ace of Spades
Do exactly what you plan to do
I just wanna make love to you, that's alright
I can tell by the way you swish and walk
See by the way you baby talk
An' I, know by the way you understand
Love me baby, love me baby, love me baby
Til a, cryin' shame
Yeah, I don't want ya to think ya got it made
I don't want ya to run around like the Ace of Spades
Do exactly what you wanna do
I just wanna make love to you, that's alright
I can tell by the way you swish and walk
See by the way you baby talk
An' I, know by the way you understand, I just
Love me baby, love me baby, love me baby
Til a, cryin' shame
I don't want ya to bake my bread
I don't want ya to make, make my bed
I don't want ya to be sad an' blue
I just wanna make, if that's alright
Whoa, yeah!
An' whoa, yeah, yeah, yeah
An' whoa, yeah
Whoa, yeah
Her hearts a stone
Her hearts a stone
And, I just wanna make...(pause)
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Willie Dixon
I Just Want to Make Love to You lyrics © Hoochie Coochie Music, Gorno Music, Bug Music O/b/o Hoochie Coochie Music

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week-end and thank you as always for checking out my posts. I pray you’re having a blessed and safe day or evening regardless of where you might be in this world.

My words, my thoughts, my language...

Peace as always
Diana

Love this song ... it's about sharing life... miss u
References:
1.) Photograph: https://dburkelaw.com/older-couples-divorcing-at-an-increasing-rate/
2.)  Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5h0MKNHOVU
3.) Lyrics: see above

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

"My Dearest Darling" #EttaJames #Darling #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton #LovingU #Together

Introduction:

“But I know this. We're ready to move forward again in our way. Together or apart, no matter how far apart, we live in one another. We go on together.”
― Ann Brashares

I am not sure if any of you remember the Jaguar commercial that was launched in 1995 but that was when I was introduced to Etta James with the song "My Dearest Darling"(1) and I fell in love with her music.

This songs speaks to my heart and I think about that special man. Lord, it's the moments in life that count.... at least that is how I see it!

I am including the lyrics below for your reading pleasure.

"My Dearest Darling"
Etta James
All I need
Is someone like you
My dearest darling
Please~love me to
Within my heart
I pray your answer's yes
I'll make your life
Full of happiness

I'll be there by your side
Oh,I pledge my love to you
With God as our guide..

Unh~my dearest darling
I offer you my heart

Oh, yeah whenever you need me
I'll..I'll be there by your side
Oh~I pledge my love to you
With God as our guide

Oh nothing, nothing, nothing in this world
Can keep us apart
Unh~ my dearest darling
I'm offering you my heart

Unh~my dearest darling...
Source: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/ettajames/mydearestdarling.html

Anyway, being a romantic, I thought it might be fun to listen to some hard core classic Soul, from back in the day, to just warm the heart tonight. This is where my mind is and always will be because I am forever lost in love. 

Diana Mary Sharpton


Want u.... bring me some sunshine Sugar...

Peace Diana

References:
1. Video: Etta James-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIHuQfknNcE

Monday, March 30, 2020

#RebekahSharpton "At Last" by #EttaJames #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton #ForeverLove #Mine

Introduction:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500474813&sk=photos
“I want people to see that true love changes everything. That risking your heart for the right person can give back even the things that you thought were gone forever. I didn’t think I’d ever be able to trust again. To love. But you showed me that I could own every part of myself—the good and the bad—without shame. Without fear.”
― Bella Andre,

The song that I am going to feature this evening is titled "At Last"(2) and it's sung by a brilliant young talent Rebekah Sharpton. Born in Tucson, Arizona,  Rebekah has a huge vocal range as reflected with this beautiful R&B classic genre. 

The video was published on Dec 6, 2019 and uploaded on YouTube by Rebekah Sharpton.

What a voice and it goes with that beautiful smile! 

At little about the artist found on her website: https://resharpton.mymusicstaff.com/About

"Freckles. Fun. Fabulous"

"Rebekah Sharpton is a versatile singing talent based in Aurora, Colorado. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Arizona. She began singing in church as a child, starting a worship band as a teen with her twin sister, Michelle. She has a soaring, bright, agile opera voice. Her contemporary style is soulful, sultry and powerful. Her She is also accomplished in singing jazz music and has an affinity for the Dixieland style.

Rebekah is well accomplished - she began by winning 1 st place in the National Association of Teachers of Singers (NATS) competition in 2012. The year prior, she won 2 nd place. During her studies as a voice performance major at the University of Arizona School of Music, she was chosen to sing as a soloist in front of the University chorus, the Symphonic Choir, the Arizona Jazz band, and the Olive Street Stompers, a Dixieland Jazz combo. She studied with Soprano superstar Faye Robinson, and nationally renowned jazz pianist/conductor, Jeff Haskell at the University of Arizona. Rebekah’s biggest accomplishment was her acceptance into the Crittenden Opera Program in Bethesda, MD in 2012 where she played the roles of Mrs. Ford (the Merry Wives of Windsor) and Gretel (Hansel and Gretel). Professionally, Rebekah directed the teen choir at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, the children’s choir and adult choirs at Our Lady Queen of All Saints in Tucson, Arizona. She also served as a professional cantor at St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish in Oceanside, California. 

Rebekah is now a full member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) which allows her to continue learning vocal pedagogy.  Her true passion is in teaching young people voice lessons. She is now accepting new students in the Denver Metro area and online through Skype lessons. She also provides stunning music for weddings, funerals and social events. 

To book Rebekah for an event, lessons, or for information, please  fill out the contact form."

Website: https://resharpton.mymusicstaff.com/Home
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500474813
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebekahsharptonvoice/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC48PqkKKJDaxT65AsUb-u2w


"At Last"
Etta James
At last my love has come along
My lonely days are over and life is like a song, oh yeah
At last the skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up clover the night I looked at you
I found a dream that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to press my cheek to
A thrill I've never known, oh yeah
You smiled, you smiled oh and then the spell was cast
And here we are in Heaven
For you are mine at last
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Harry Warren / Mack Gordon
At Last lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Peace and Love always ~ D




Sugar you are the best of my love…xoxox

References:
1. Photography: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500474813&sk=photos
2. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGqlIs0vwOQ
3. Lyrics:listed above

#LaurenSpencerSmith "Always Remember Us This Way" #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton #OurMemories #LovU @Iamlaurenmusic

Introduction:

https://www.laurenspencersmith.com/
“Beautiful memories are sensual memories, and they are created daily.”
― Lebo Grand

The song that I am going to feature this evening is titled "Always Remember Us This Way"(2) and it's sung by a brilliant young talent Lauren Spencer-Smith. Born in Portsmouth, England,  Lauren relocated to Vancouver, Canada and has settled in to a pop genre. 

This particular song was her first single release in May of 2019. The video was published on Oct 25, 2019 and uploaded on YouTube by Lauren Spencer-Smith.

What a voice and it goes with that beautiful smile!

At little about the artist found on her website: https://www.laurenspencersmith.com/follow/

"There are few terms that can more accurately sum up Lauren Spencer Smith than ‘small but mighty.’ Behind that beautiful, 16-year-old exterior is a powerful voice cultivated over many years, ready to shake the world to its core.

Although she was born in Portsmouth, England, Lauren is a Canadian at heart. At just three years old, her family made their way to the True North, moving to Port Alberni on Vancouver Island. Her family was in no way musically-oriented, but Lauren was drawn to the call of music nonetheless.

At this early age, she was singing along to the radio constantly, memorizing the lyrics and growing her voice. Lauren would sing just about everywhere, including her elementary school bathroom… the acoustics, she claims, were nice!

Lauren’s school would also be one of her first platforms for performing. By age five, she involved herself in school talent shows as a singer, demonstrating to peers and teachers alike her confidence and capabilities. At age eight, her parents bought her a Hannah Montana karaoke machine which really allowed her to develop her craft at home. It was around this time that she had begun entering in singing competitions, uploading her performance to her YouTube channel for the world to see.

Lauren’s music tastes gravitate towards pop ballads, and more specifically, Adele. The artist has been her idol ever since Lauren first heard her during one of her many radio sing-alongs.

“Every single one of her songs is genuine,” said Lauren. “The way she performs is emotional and raw — she’s just herself. A lot of artists in this industry aren’t like that anymore, but with Adele, it’s usually just a piano and her voice. That’s the kind of singer I strive to be.”

Lauren’s early teen years began tumultuously as they so often do. Her upbringing taught her how to be independent at a young age, but she soon found herself working five days a week on top of school in order to help out around home. She was juggling news station interviews at night and newspaper interviews while on the city bus in-between her responsibilities — not to mention desperately trying to find time for her quickly developing music career.

2019 acted as a turning point for Lauren. A crucial moment came in the form of her first viral video on April 1 of that year. The karaoke machine from all those years ago cemented a love and talent for song covers, and the YouTube video of Lauren Spencer-Smith singing Lady Gaga’s Always Remember Us This Way in her dad’s car took the internet by storm. She now had the choice to either truly answer the call to music, or leave it behind as just another hobby.

It was then that Lauren Spencer-Smith made the decision to quit her job.

“Work was the biggest struggle throughout this time,” she said. “I think I was totally capable because of the way I grew up, but now that I don’t have a job, I get to be one hundred percent focused on my music — one hundred percent focused on what I really love to do.”

This newly-found focus allowed her to work quickly. On Nov. 19, 2019, Lauren released her hit single — her cover of Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi which soon went viral just like her video had. Both covers have reached millions of viewers and listeners as of today.

Outside of her music, Lauren is content just hanging out with her friends and catching a movie. She exudes a positive, high energy towards everyone she meets. Reflecting her small-town beginnings, she keeps Vancouver’s values alive in her unmistakable friendliness.

Lauren Spencer-Smith now lives in Nanaimo, B.C. with her mom, who she says is one of her greatest supporters. Encouraging her since day one, she is the one Lauren goes to for advice on what to wear, what to sing — she even helps out making videos!

When asked what she loves most about what she does, Lauren said it is hard to put into words.

“I love that my voice, my music, my performing has the ability to inspire others,” she said. “Whether it be that people just love the songs, or maybe they’re going through a personal issue, being able to lift spirits is indescribable. A lot of people message me saying, ‘Your music helped me get through this.’ I love that I can make people feel happy, encouraged and inspired!”"

Website: https://www.laurenspencersmith.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenSpencerSmith/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Iamlaurenmusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenspencersmith/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5_0AVrgtXhtBObIFSX7JlA/feed


"Always Remember Us This Way"
That Arizona sky burning in your eyes
You look at me and, babe, I wanna catch on fire
It's buried in my soul like California gold
You found the light in me that I couldn't find
So when I'm all choked up
But I can't find the words
Every time we say goodbye
Baby, it hurts
When the sun goes down
And the band won't play
I'll always remember us this way
Lovers in the night
Poets trying to write
We don't know how to rhyme
But, damn, we try
But all I really know
You're where I wanna go
The part of me that's you will never die
So when I'm all choked up
But I can't find the words
Every time we say goodbye
Baby, it hurts
When the sun goes down
And the band won't play
I'll always remember us this way
Oh, yeah
I don't wanna be just a memory, baby, yeah
When I'm all choked up
But I can't find the words
Every time we say goodbye
Baby, it hurts
When the sun goes down
And the band won't play
I'll always remember us this way, oh, yeah
When you look at me
And the whole world fades
I'll always remember us this way
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Hillary Lindsey / Lori McKenna / Natalie Hemby / Stefani Germanotta
Always Remember Us This Way lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

Peace and Love always ~ D




Sugar you are the best of my love…xoxox

References:
1. Photography: https://www.laurenspencersmith.com/
2. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSw5LVBMoEA
3. Lyrics:listed above

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

#We Are Family" #SisterSledge #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton #LetsRise #ToTheCall #Kindness #Love #OurNation

Introduction:

“Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”
― J.K. Rowling

The song that I am going to feature this evening is titled “We Are Family(2) and it's sung by the LSister Sledge, a brilliant classic R&B group from the 70's. This particular song is the 5th track in their 1979 albumn titled We Are Family. The video was published on Dec 13, 2013
and uploading on YouTube by RHINO.

We Are Family” (3)
Sister Sledge
We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing
We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing
Everyone can see we're together
As we walk on by
(And) and we fly just like birds of a feather
I won't tell no lie
all of the people around us they say
Can they be that close
Just let me state for the record
We're giving love in a family dose
We are family (Hey, y'all)
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing (sing it to me)
We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing
Living life is fun and we've just begun
To get our share of this world's delights
(High) high hopes we have for the future
And our goal's in sight
no, we don't get depressed
Here's what we call our golden rule
Have faith in you and the things you do
You won't go wrong, oh no
This is our family jewel
We are family (hey, sing it to me)
I got all my sisters with me
We are family (oh, I can hear you now)
Get up everybody and sing
We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family (get up, get up y'all)
Get up everybody and sing
We are family (I got all my sisters with me)
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing (Get up and sing it to me)
We are family
I got all my sisters with me (we're having fun)
We are family
Get up everybody and sing
Get up, get up, get up and sing it to me
Oh, I can't hear you y'all
Oh, have faith in you and the things you do
Hey hey, oh hey hey hey
Get up, get up y'all
Oh, hey hey hey
I got my sisters with me
Everybody, hey hey hey
Get up, get up and sing it to me
We're having fun
Life, life has just begun for me
Me, me and my family
Get up, get up and sing it
Sing it, sing it, sing it, sing it to me
Yeah, we're back together like birds of a feather
Get up, come on y'all
We are family (yeah, sing it to me)
I got all my sisters with me
We are family (yeah)
Get up everybody and sing (get up and sing it to me)
We are family (we're having lots of fun now)
I got all my sisters with me (get up and sing it sing it to me)
We are family (yeah)
Get up everybody and sing
We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family (we're family)
Get up everybody and sing
We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family (I got my sisters with me)
Get up everybody and sing
We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family (we're family)
Get up everybody and sing
We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing
We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing
We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing
We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing
We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
I got all my sisters and sing
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Nile Rodgers / Bernard Edwards
We Are Family lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

Peace and Love always ~ D





Sugar you are the best of my love…xoxox
References:
1. Photography: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/605452743641414358/
2. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyGY2NfYpeE
3. Lyrics:listed above