Kendra Morris helps a few mature women get their sexy back in the visual for her rendition of the Rolling Stones’, “Miss You.” Her take on the classic track will have your feet tapping no doubt, but you must listen to her entire cover album, Mockingbird. Track after track is repeat worthy. Especially tracks such as, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie and “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” by Pink Floyd.
Mockingbird is out July 30th via Wax Poetics Records, and is now streaming on KCRW.com. .
After the success of “Cheap Red Wine,” Kara Ali is back with a sultry new electro-dance track, “Whisper My Name.” The New Jersey-based singer-songwriter mixed and produced the track, giving it hints of a ’80s sound. Check it:
Idle Warship (Res & Talib Kweli) released the visual for their punk rock-hip-hop track, “Driving Me Insane”. Res portrays a woman who falls in love with a police officer (played by Talib). The only thing is she is housed in a mental institution.
The single is from the duo’s latest album Habits of the Heart, now on iTunes.
In The Res Documentary, viewers get a first-hand account of what the rock-soul singer candidly expressed in the song “Industry Diary” when she said, “What I’m goin’ make of me?/ Do I turn my back on the industry?/and live a life of normalcy?” Like many struggling artists, she questioned her place in the music business, especially after being dropped from MCA Records even though 3 singles from her critically-acclaimed debut album, How I Do, released in 2001, got decent airplay.
Documentarian Steve Zegans follows Res around the country as she works to resurrect her career. The documentary introduces fans to two new releases, an EP of Fleetwood Mac covers called ReFried Mac and her third solo CD, plus songs by Idle Warship.
I came across this really really really cool post by music journalist, Sierra of I Write. You Should Read called Brown-Skin Lady. In honor of Black History Month, she covers her favorite black female rockers like Betty Davis, Meshell Ndegeocello, Felony Melony (of The Objex), Shingai Shoniwa (of The Noisettes) and many many more.
As I read this list I imagined a concert where all these women are the headliners. Talk about super-fabulous-uber-dopeness indeed!