Monday is here, and we have one more day of sunny weather before quite a few days of rain this week, so I’m working on getting my fall decorations all decked out – a little behind this year, but who’s counting, eh?
Meanwhile, it’s Monday, which means that it’s time for some music! This week is a freebie, so grab your favorite tune(s) and come dance along, won’t you?
Let’s start with a song I shared a couple of weeks ago, but I love it, and they just released the official music video. You’re welcome.
Next up, with this sexy urban jam, this artist became the final member of One Direction to release solo material – he co-wrote the song with Ed Sheeran.
The collaboration was sparked by an unexpected call from Sheeran in the late summer of 2016. The artist was quoted as saying:
“I was in a gym in LA, and I got a call that said ‘You have to get to London now.’ And we had literally just gotten to L.A., so we U-turned straight back to London — which of course you do for Mr. Ed Sheeran, because I’d do anything for the man. We went in, sat around and discussed a bunch of things about life, and [the song] basically just came together.”
If you listen carefully, you’ll catch the apparent One Direction dis during the pre-chorus:
You know, I used to be in 1D (now I’m out, free) / People want me for one thing (that’s not me) / I’m not changing, the way, that I (used to be) / I just wanna have fun (and get rowdy)
Things that make you go hmmmmmm… He insists he isn’t turning on the band, and was quoted later as saying:
“I never wanted it to be taken in a negative light. First of all I thought a hiatus was some sort of religious thing, so when they said hiatus I thought we were all going to turn into monks or something.”
“But I actually think the hiatus works out best for everyone because we all get to explore our music. But we will get back together at a certain point.”
Fun Fact: Ed Sheeran also contributes uncredited vocals. That’s him singing “Strip that down, girl.”
Without further ado, here’s Liam Payne with “Strip That Down”:
Next up is the lead single of this artist’s sophomore album. Critics responded positively to her new direction, describing her as “one with a groovy, soulful, passionate debut single that fits on the radio like the cool new kid in high school. Vocally she climbs the ladder, but never shows off.”
Give a listen to the talented Danielle Bradbery with “Sway”:
Last, but certainly not least, this artist kicked off her week-long fun on the Tonight Show the day after the horrific Las Vegas shootings. In honor of the victims of the tragic shooting, she and Adam Sandler performed this very special duet.
That’s a wrap for this week – see you on the dance floor.
Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me: I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, Callie from JAmericanSpice, and our awesome friend Cathy, from Curious as a Cathy.
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!