Today on NMT, the subject was artist versatility. There are bands and artists who stick not only to the same type of music, but to the same formula, too (ie. AC DC...kinda looking in your direction). That can be said for lots of artists, and that's fine by me...but then there are others who try their hands at different styles, like Plan B, whom I've played before on NMT. He started off as a rapper; his rhymes were raw, dirty, and angry, and then he did a 180 and put out the album The Defamation of Strickland Banks
...and it was predominantly soul and r&b, with a bit of softer rapping (the album showcased his singing, and he has a nice voice). Of course, he was criticized by his fans who'd loved his raw, in-your-face rapping, for selling out. Can't win; stick to one style, and some might say you're not expanding your boundaries and aren't creative. Change, and at least someone will say you're selling out. Why hate?
started off doing hip hop, and then, instead of continuing in that vein, formed The Justin Warfield Supernaut - a psychedelic rock band. He was also in band called One-Inch Punch...and in 1994, he collaborated with UK musician Bomb the Bass on a track called "Bug Powder Dust
", which you've probably heard. If you haven't, you must, just because he raps these words here:
"Keep my rhymes thick like a Guinness brew
So you could call me black and tan when I'm wreckin' a crew."
And this brings me to NEW MUSIC from Justin Warfield.
Justin's now in a band (he has been for the past 6 years) with Adam Bravin called She Wants Revenge. Their first band tour was with Placebo and Depeche Mode, so you can see which way Justin's going now.
She Wants Revenge just released their third studio album, Valleyheart, so that's what you're going to hear today. Compare Justin's rapping with Bomb the Bass to his singing with She Wants Revenge on the song "Must Be the One".