First and foremost, I want to start off wishing each of you a happy holiday season and a fabulous new year! Speaking of “happy,” I hope that my first song selection will brighten your day just as it does mine and become one of your favorite songs to ring in 2014. Well…let’s get to it, shall we?
My first and MOST adored selection is the vivacious, catchy and joy-in-a-bottle tune titled Happy by Pharrell Williams. The organ, drums and vocals all sound like sunshine. I can’t take full credit for this awesome song discovery but this throwback tune is the theme soundtrack to start my day off right! Its infectious 70’s sound gives me genuine happiness.
Next on the ear-gasmic train of sound is the electro-soul stylings of Teresa Jenee’s Tahitian Vanilla. This little gem features vibrant R&B vocal arrangements over synth keyboards alongside a melodic rap. It sends a wave of nostalgia through your core sounding familiar and yet brand new all at the same time. With this new year upon us, as the song says, it’s time to “celebrate this moment of our lives…”