A young Californian girl who goes by the moniker “Masked Misiz“(which I presume is pronouced like Mrs. and not the Italian way that it sort of looks like) has a well produced single recently out called, “I Do What I Like.” It’s a relatively straightforward pop jam with a little bit of spice and some “halloween-like” backing music. The melody in the background is fairly hypnotic and sets the mood of the song. Masked M’s rapping is faster and more aggressive than you might expect from looking at her photo. One of the better elements of the cadence in the song is the back and forth switching from fast to slow. It kind of reminds me of a female member of Bone Thugz to be…or maybe if TLC had made a Halloween special. Give this song a listen and make up your own mind.
At first glance at her aesthetic I was expecting Soo Han to be some kind of mainstream, dance pop artist. So it was great to discover that she’s actually much more advanced than that. Her music is decidedly jazz influenced, and she reminds me of those talented lounge singers from the early half of the 20th century.
Soo Han’s latest jam is titled “I Don’t Want You Anyway,” and it’s quite impressive. The song title and the bitingly spiteful lyrics give the listener the distinct impression of a girl that “doth protest too much.” We get the feeling she is trying to convince herself(that she doesn’t want the man described in the song) moreso than convince “we the listeners.”
An accomplished and well studied musician, Soo Han clearly knows how to compose and construct a quality song. She’s a highly capable singer as well. The rich piano backing gives the music an elevated mood that would never have been achieved by some generic dance beats. This girl is extremely talented, and I’d like to hear more from her in the future.
According to their bio:
A&L is a new act made up of two seasoned industry professionals: Anthony Casuccio and Lana Marie. Anthony is a 20 year music veteran whose production work has been nominated for three Grammy awards, been featured in major music publications and topped the music charts. Lana is an award winning vocalist who has been a long-time force on the East Coast music scene and voice to many jingles on radio and television.
It’s not surprising that the two of them have so much experience when you listen to their music. It’s professionally crafted and performed artfully.
They characterize their latest jam as being “an upbeat, Pop/Rock song with catchy hooks and killer guitar riffs. The in-your-face vocal will have you singing along. With a vocal style that sounds like The Pretty Reckless meets P!nk, Lana delivers a vocal performance that demands your attention.”
The best way I can describe “Onto The Next Heart” is that it is vaguely reminiscent of of the kind of pop/rock music that would be playing at a high school dance in a mid to late 80’s teen movie. That’s quite a good thing actually, and I would hope to see more pop music head in this direction. That isn’t to say that this is a “retro” song by any means. It’s only retro in the sense that pop music has been so horrible in recent years that any good music somehow invokes nostalgic sentiment by default. Would love to hear more from this duo.
Women are simply much better realtors than men. It has to be said. All of the male realtors I’ve ever dealt with were mostly retarded and useless(not to mention kind of douchie.) Female realtors always seem to be professional and have their shit together. They are constantly on top of their game and are prepared for any possible contingency. My realtor sold my condo in 1 week, and she has been managing the closing process while on vacation in Europe without any issues.
Meanwhile as I call up and try to rent places from male realtors, they do stupid shit like lose track of my application or forget that I wanted to rent a place even though I’ve already given them some money… I have so many stories of dealing with absent minded men realtors going back several years when I was first looking to buy a place. The women are always dressed for success and ready to handle biz, with minimal bullshit. You might think I’m a sexist pig, but I’ve got to go with the odds. Only female realtors from now on.
Brandon Adamson is the author of “Beatnik Fascism“