Go over to Spotify and listen to my Powerhouse playlist You Are Love now to get some strength today.
Self love & empowerment in a playlist! The playlist starts with my song and takes you on an audio journey of songs that will remind you just how wonderful you are and how to be the light, be amazing and keep on top of your day.
I hope that you like my Juke box style collection of music that I think is brilliant. If you were to ask my Mum or anyone who has lived with me, they would tell you how often I sang my favourite songs like a radio mash up! Snippets of songs sometimes just pop into my head and I can't help myself but sing them out loud as I enjoy remembering the ones that come up. That's why I have decided to make these playlists with themes that relate my own songs with which they begin. Enjoy listening to my radio :)
Music is the soundtrack to our lives and I want to encourage, motivate and inspire with my own music. It seems fitting to create a list of songs in various genres as this is how I am making my own debut album. My own musical taste is very eclectic and the artists that have inspired me throughout my life come from all kinds of different genres.
If you have read my *biography you will already know that I have a passion for sounds from iconic pop artists such as Madonna, Kate Bush & Nina Simone but each new artist in the field also add new elements to the genre that continue to move me.
Lady Gaga being one of the biggest artists of our time who dares to show her flair without a thought for who may or may not like her style or dress sense. I love her boldness and her voice and I think that the collaboration with another of my favourite female singers currently hitting the charts with amazing songs, Florence Welch is a super combination. 'Hey Girl' is a wonderful song to sing along to with your best friend when you are getting ready to go out on the town or to send to her when she needs a boost because she has something going on in her life where she needs a friend to give her support. If you can relate to this, why not send that special woman in your life this playlist; to show her how much she means to you. She could be your girlfriend, your Mother, your Auntie, your cousin or your bestie!
I discovered the song 'Nina cried power' by Hozier by chance whilst surfing through YouTube videos when looking for examples of videos I liked to send to my video producer. I liked the name and I pressed play and I am sooooo glad that I did. I love the video and it made me cry, as happens so often when I am moved by watching performers; whether it's on stage or in a video! The emotional response of each artist as they listen to the finished recording in the headphones in the video was very touching to me, I know that feeling; when you hear the result of your efforts and it's just awesome.
Nina Simone was an awesome singer and powerful woman even though she often faced challenges in her personal life. 'Feeling Good' is one of my all time favourite songs to sing, I sang it with my band in England and it's my go-to song when I need a soulful boost. If you would like to hear my version of this song, watch my Weekend Session video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3L4bwj2vA6c
'Vienna' by Billy Joel was an obvious choice for me because that's where I live now. I moved here for love and for music, it was one of my best decisions. I have grown so much as an artist since I decided to relocate and I have a lot of wonderful connections in the music scene here. Even though I have had some troubles along the way, I have made amazing progress and whenever I need to remember that; I play Powerhouse to myself!
Patti LaBelle tells us how she has a 'New Attitude' in her groovy song which is why I chose to add it next to the playlist. As you 'Move on Up' you 'Raise your Vibration' as you know that 'You've Got The Love' to see you through and that you will get through 'Tomorrow' every day. I saw Jaime Woon one night in Brighton to celebrate my birthday, I got to talk to him after the show; well rather I swooned as we talked! Starstruck by him and in a daze of stardom!
'Rise' & 'Shine On' both fit very well to my own brand of motivating music that I had to include them in this empowerment playlist.
Just like 'Road To My Soul' by Lady C Universe which is in this playlist for a special reason. She created the single cover for the released of my song 'Powerhouse' for me in December 2018. I love the sparkling edges of the photograph that she made and as my gift to her I added her wonderful song to the mix.
'Powerhouse' by Planning To Rock was another song that I found when I put my song title into the search bar on Spotify when showing someone where they could find me on the platform. I had to add this to the list, didn't I!
'You Have The Power To Share The Light' and 'Wonderful You' speak for themselves - hear the message & know that you are strong, you have heart & you are love.
'Keep On Moving' reminds me of my own song, 'Keep Climbing' it's not yet released but available to hear on Soundcloud.
Sending 'Power To The People' is one of my missions with my own music so this was really suitable for this collection.
'Don't Give Up' because it's a 'Wonderful World' and if you need me 'I'll Be There' as Jess Glynne sings. How will I be there for you? Well just put the playlist on and you will feel ready to take on your day!
Welshley Arms reminds us to 'Learn To Let Go' & Sahida Apsara tells us to remember that we are a 'Radiant Star'
MC YOGI is a perfect peaceful way to end the list, with 'Windows' so if the sun is shinning open yours and feel the breeze blowing the wind of change in! Then go out there to walk in the world with your head held high! Because you are a star, you should know!
Have a wonderful life and do amazing things <3
*You can click on the word biography to go and read it on my homepage ;)))