daFinchi ft. Janay Saxon – ‘Seeds’

n his new single, ‘Seeds’, daFinchi lays out in two emotional verses his life story: his upbringing, his family, his love of hip-hop and his pursuit of rap mastery, his twin careers, his sacrifices, his self-assurance, his fundamental optimism about the path he’s chosen to follow.

The Lumineers – ‘Cleopatra’

Even though judging a book by its cover isn’t considered to be the done thing, I was very much intrigued by that of ‘Cleopatra’, which features silent era star, and first film “vamp” Theda Bara, both in and out of costume, from the 1917 production of the film ‘Cleopatra’. It’s a stunning image, almost disturbing, as Bara stares defiantly from across time. Having enjoyed immensely their debut self titled album, I was certainly looking forward to their follow up, ‘Cleopatra’, and so I dived straight in.