International Women’s Day 2014 Song Playlist

Today we celebrate all women worldwide and the theme for this year focuses on inspiring change and on ‘advancement for all women everywhere in every way’.

As we celebrate the social, political and economic achievements of women, Abstract Square will like to dedicate a few songs to all the strong and brave women worldwide.

***Flawless РBeyonce (ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

Run The World – Beyonce

Strength Of A Woman – Shaggy

This Woman’s Work – Maxwell

I’m Every Woman – Chaka Kan

Girl On Fire (Inferno Version) – Alicia Keys (ft. Nicki Minaj)

Superwoman – Alicia Keys

Women. Celebrate YOU.

PS. If you have any songs you’d like to add to this playlist, you can always leave in comments ūüôā¬†

5 Music Albums We’re Pumped For This Year

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Music is very dear to us and we are in no way genre prejudice, although pop and hip hop are ultimate faves! So we decided to come up with a list for everyone for Abstract Lookout!

Here are 5 albums that we personally are looking forward to hearing this year!

1. Full Frequency by Sean Paul (February 18)

This is is sixth-studio album from Sean Paul and although he is Jamaican, he has managed to add a few top contenders in the hip-hop world (namely Juicy J, 2Chainz & Nicki Minaj) but has still managed to keep his the dancehall in the mix. Previously scheduled to be released in Novemeber of 2013, Sean Paul has released a few singles –¬†Other Side of Love,¬†Entertainment” which features 2Chainz & Juicy J¬†as well as the remix featuring Nicki Minaj,¬†Turn It Up & Want Dem All¬†!

Oh, What A Life

Oh, What A Life

 

2. Oh, What A Life by American Authors (March 4)

This will be American Author’s debut album, having already released their singles Believer¬†&¬†Best Day Of My Life (a favourite of ours)! We have a feeling this will be a good one.

 

3. Cheek to Cheek by Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga (March 18)

You might have remembered the two doing a collaboration for The Lady Is a Tramp! This time, they will be doing an entire album together; one that will sure be a hair-raiser.

Perri

Perri

4. Head or Heart by Christina Perri (April 1)

One may not consider her mainstream, at least not at the calibre of  the Beyonces and Rihannas but once we heard Jar of Hearts, she had us sold! She has a great voice and her music just soothes the soul. She has already released her first single from the album, titled Human! Go have a listen! And she even has Ed Sheeran featured!!!

 

5. Last but not least – Adele

Now a date nor a name hasnot been confirmed but Ms. Adele did say she was working on her third studio album. According to MTV UK, Adele is currently in London working on the tracks. An inside source stated,

Adele is currently in a recording studio in London and it’s in lock-down mode for the next few weeks. Four tracks are finished in terms of writing and she’s now laying down preliminary vocals with backing music and singers.¬†The rest of the record will be done in LA. The feel is very much Adele going back to her roots, with some modern jazz and a couple of classic old songs.

Adele

Adele

We are already excited for this!

Now, you may not be a fan of these artistes and that’s completely OK! On the other hand, you could be the President of their fan clubs and that works too! Let us know which ones you can’t wait to hear or maybe you have a few to share that would have been on your list! What are you on the LOOKOUT for?

XO

-Abstract Square

P.S. There might just be a Part II as more announcements are made from other artistes on their upcoming projects.

Dare To Care – Shaggy & Friends Benefit Concert

Abstract Square would like to take a moment to acknowledge a special event that is to take place in Jamaica. A benefit concert titled Shaggy & Friends, ¬†is spear-headed by Grammy-winning artiste, Shaggy and his team from the Shaggy Foundation to raise funds for the Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Jamaica. This concert has been happening for a few years but each year it gets better and better and this year is even better than before.

The concert this year is slated for the 4th of January 2014 on the Lawns of the Jamaican House (Office of the Prime Minster) and will feature a slew of artistes who are all on #TeamShaggy4Kids! Head-liners are none other than host Shaggy, Season 5’s The Voice winner, Tessanne Chin and R&B star NeYo. Other artistes on the line-up include Matthew Schuler, Tarrus Riley, Konshens, Wayne Marshall,¬† Assassin, Chronixx, Sean Paul and so much more.

What makes this event so special is that all the money raised will go towards the hospital -specifically to renovate the cardiac wing of the hospital – and it is such a GREAT act of kindness. It’ll sure to be a good time but the best part is that the children will benefit the most because it always is about giving back to the kids. As they say One Ticket = One Life!!

Stay tuned for more updates on this wonderful venture!

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This IS THE VOICE!

We here at Abstract Square are all MUSIC LOVERS and with that being said it is a MUST that our television sets are set to NBC every Monday and Tuesday for The Voice. Tonight was EXTRAORIDNARY as the #Top3 gave their all to have America vote for them as the winner of The Voice Season 5!

We got to see a re-do of the finalists audition performances with Tessanne Chin doing P!nk’s ‘Try’, Will Champlin doing Gavin DeGraw’s ‘Not Over You’ and Jacquie Lee belting Amy Whinehouses’ ‘Back To Black’.

Later on, each finalist got a chance to sing with their coach – something we’ve been waiting to see since the beginning of the show!! Tessanne and Adam Levine did ‘Let It Be’ by the Beatles, Jacquie singing ‘We Remain’ with Christina Aguilera and Will singing ‘Tiny Dancer ‘ with Adam.

The final performances for the night were the best! We won’t lie, these 3 KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING!

Miss Tessanne gave us some Whitney soul with ‘I Have Nothing’, which was a SPLENDID performance!

Will Champlin warmed our hearts with his ‘Everything I do, I do it for you’ dedication to his baby daughter while Jacquie Lee performed the Jennifer Hudson rendition of ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’.

We have always been a fan of this programme – the way it is produced, the backup singers, the live band, the overall setting and of course they have a wonderful host – Carson Daly, who does a great job! Looking forward to a Season 6!

We look forward to the finals tomorrow where the winner will be crowned! The Season 5 winner will go home with $100,000 recording contract with Universal Republic Records! How exciting!! So get to voting & remember to vote wisely!

Who do you think will win tomorrow night? We think we know who it will be!