When I first discovered the sounds of British electro/pop singer Frankmusik, the song that really drew me in was “3 Little Words.” On the deluxe version of his debut album “Complete Me,” there’s a bonus disc entitled “Recomplete Me,” which features reworked versions of the album’s songs. Awesomely, whilst Frankmusik was in town performing tracks off his excellent new album “Between,” he performed both the “electronic” as well as “piano” version of “3 Little Words.” Super cool, according2g. Click play and enjoy “3 Little Words,” in two different arrangements!
Frankmusik is back! The soulful/pop British singer is currently embarking on his first US headlining tour and one of his first stops was a sold out show at New York’s Pianos on June 8, 2013. This is the third time I’ve seen Frankmusik and also the third different city I’ve seen him in. Previously, I’d seen him in London as well as Los Angeles so it was great to see him in New York. He released his 3rd album “Between” online and it’s already number 4 in the US Dance Charts on iTunes. Congrats!
The new songs, including “Fast as I Can” and “Map” are upbeat and definitely recommended for dancing like many of the tracks on his debut “Complete Me,” which was released in 2009. Speaking of that album, we were also treated to a dance version of “3 Little Words” as well as a piano version of the song (and videos of both will be coming soon, so stay tuned!), plus an a cappella version of “Confusion Girl,” and “Better off as Two,” which is the song that put his name on the music map.
He mentioned that he is moving to Brooklyn, and I am not sure if he was just joking or not, but it would be cool and since Rod Thomas aka Bright Light Bright Light has done this move already and they have similar styles, so if this is true, hopefully a collaboration will be forthcoming. I guess we’ll all have to stay tuned. Sign up on Frankmusik’s email list and you can download a free 4 track EP called “Far From Over” on his official website for a limited time. Highly recommended listening and like the title of the EP suggests, Frankmusik’s career is on the rise once again and for that, I am super excited! Thanks for a great evening and I look forward to more shows and more grooves!
2013 is turning out to be a great year for music. Barely one month into the new year and I’ve already seen three tremendously talented artists: Jake Bugg, Jessie Ware and Tom Odell. 22 year old British singer/songwriter Tom Odell performed his first ever show in the USA at New York’s Piano’s on January 24, 2013. Despite sub-freezing temperatures, the sold out show was packed to the rafters and Tom Odell lived up to (and surpassed) all the online buzz.
Tom Odell performed a brief 5 song set, but the power of his voice more than made up for the length of the show. He has a powerful voice that has elements of Thom Yorke of Radiohead and musically his sound marries folk, pop and beautiful piano ballads perfectly. You can have a listen for yourself at Tom Odell’s official website as you can download demos of “Another Love” and “Sense” for free for a limited time. His debut album “Long Way Down” is slated for release in April 2013 and there is no doubt, Tom Odell is a name you’re going to be hearing about for a long time! He announced that he has plans to come back to the states later in 2013, so put him on your radar if he is not already and make sure you see him live!
This is a live version of the new single by singer Rod Thomas, who is better known by his stage name Bright Light Bright Light. The track is called “Feel It” and we at according2g.com are feelin’ it! The video was recorded at Piano’s in New York on August 2, 2012. Pass it on.
On August 2, 2012, the amazingly talented singer Rod Thomas, better known by his stage name Bright Light Bright Light performed a stripped down solo set at Pianos in New York. If you haven’t heard Rod’s debut album “Make Me Believe in Hope,” I highly encourage that you check it out. First off, Rod’s voice is amazing! His songs deal with love, heartbreak and optimism – with a pounding dance beat! Spotted in the audience was Rod’s friend and collaborator, Scissor Sisters’ guitarist Del Marquis. Del did not perform “Cry at Films” like he did during Bright Light Bright Light’s last New York show, but if you want to see a video of that, click here.
And now, check out my favorite song from “Make Me Believe In Hope,” “Love (Part II).” Though the video is dark (the lights were kept low so we could have a nice intimate vibe), I think you’ll agree that Rod blows the roof off with his performance!
Make sure you also follow Bright Light Bright Light on Soundcloud as Rod’s mash-up remixes are awesome, and many times, he gives them away to his fans for FREE! Bright Light Bright Light has a new single coming out soon – and the video was filmed this week in NYC, so stay tuned for that (and guess what, I took a video of Rod performing the song at Pianos as well – double bonus!).