Recent Listens: Bon Jovi, Photoreal, Wizkid & More

Photoreal's That Life and a clutch of singles from Bon Jovi, Duke Dumont and Future...



Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning (Bon Jovi) - What a pleasure it is listening to Bon Jovi all over again! As with many (probably) my first exposure to this rock band was It's My Life, the go-to anthem during my teens though I'm not a metal fan per se. Saturday Night... is more pop-rock, but unmistakably Bon Jovi and energetic all the same.

Ocean Drive (Duke Dumont) - Very catchy and very electronic, Ocean Drive is a sheer adrenaline rush.

Turn on the Lights (Future) - Future may be longing for his girlfriend, but his unique vocals and the lounge'ish beats make Turn on the Lights an utterly melodious auto-tuned rap!

That Life (Photoreal) - An absolute stunner of a song, Photoreal's pensive That Life is the ultimate musical panacea. And that hook is just divine!

I Wanna Get Lost With You (Stereophonics) - When love and rock clash, this guitar'y romantic song is what happens. Lovely!

Can't Feel My Face (The Weeknd) - In which Abel Tesfaye becomes the latest singer to channel MJ after Bruno Mars (Treasure) and Jason Derulo (Cheyenne). A hedonistic pop concoction nonetheless!

Ojuelegba (Wizkid) - Nigerian musician Wizkid's Ojuelegba is my first brush with afrobeat, the musical style a rhythmic blend of Arabic influences and dulcet-sounding percussion.

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