This week’s music features a cover by Sam Smith, La Roux’s last single and Nicki Minaj’s return to music, which also marks her debut in Reggaeton.
This Week’s Music is a weekly column that discusses the weeks’ best, worst, and most interesting songs. We try to select songs of different artists and genres to keep things interesting and to please a variety of music fans.
This week’s music features a cover by Sam Smith, La Roux’s last single and Nicki Minaj’s return to music, which also marks her debut in Reggaeton. Have a listen.
Sam Smith – I Feel Love
Doing a Donna Summer cover is basically just asking for trouble, especially when the song is “I Feel Love,” but this is Sam Smith and he somehow makes it work. The vibrant disco style fits well with whatever he’s doing now, which can be summarized as supremely gay music. It’s a fun experiment and I approve.
La Roux – International Woman of Leisure
“International Woman of Leisure” is La Roux’s latest single. The song will be featured in her next album, “Supervision,” which is slated for release on February 2020. Despite the kind of hilarious and ridiculous name, the song is a upbeat break up anthem that’s fun and cool, if not a little reigned in.
Nicki Minaj & Karol G – Tusa
It was only a matter of time before Nicki Minaj jumped aboard the Reggaeton train, pulling out a single with Karol G, one of the biggest female Latin singers in recent memory. “Tusa” is fun, blending Raggaeton and hip hop easily. The two genres go well together, resulting in a proper song instead of a mish mash, which is what tends to happen on these occasions. I can’t say I’m impressed by Nicki Minaj’s Spanish, but hey, she tried and I’ve heard worse.