Jamee Cornelia: “Autumn View”
Multi-talented rapper and artist Jamee Cornelia has worn many hats over time. She’s been a part of a neighborhood punk band, she’s launched her personal line of clothes, and due to this fact it’s no shock that she tends towards workaholism. That is one thing she spoke about at size together with her pals and fellow musicians, the Queendom, on that duo’s YouTube channel final 12 months. Now, she acknowledges the necessity to construct within the time for relaxation amid the fixed whirl of productiveness.
In a 2018 interview with Voyage ATL, Cornelia stated, “I’m a Queer Black Girl in a male-dominated subject within the South. After I began, it was exhausting for me to get new individuals to wish to work with me as a result of I wasn’t taken critically. . . . My largest recommendation to ladies or anybody who looks like they’re experiencing this sense is to journey OFTEN even when it’s only a totally different setting like Marietta Sq. vs. Little 5 Factors.”
Take a look at our earlier Atlanta Soundtrack protection of Cornelia and her vivid lyrical writing fashion right here.
Eric Nam: “Misplaced on Me”
One of many brightest stars within the Ok-pop galaxy occurs to hail from the satellite tv for pc often known as ATL. Eric Nam grew up in metro Atlanta taking part in soccer and simmering a love of music. After graduating from The Lovett Faculty, the Waffle Home fan went to varsity in Boston and shortly after landed a job as a advisor at Deloitte. Then he bought provided the possibility to carry out on what Nam described because the South Korean equal of U.S. actuality expertise competitions similar to “The Voice” and “American Idol.”
That was 10 years in the past, and ever because it has been a nonstop journey on the rocket ship of fame (in in 2016 he was named Man of the 12 months by GQ Korea) and creative progress. Now at 33, with the current impartial launch of his second English-language album, There and Again Once more, he’s making the songs he desires on his personal phrases. Of the introspective and generally melancholy lyrics on songs similar to “Misplaced On Me,” he instructed on-line journal Consequence of Sound, “It was a troublesome 12 months in some ways, and all of it sort of got here out into the music.”
Taking part in a sold-out present in his hometown (on the Jap on March 5) marked the end result of a dream he didn’t essentially suppose was potential. “I by no means noticed an Asian individual doing music rising up and to have the ability to be on stage in Atlanta, at Music Midtown or on the Tabernacle. . . . It’s actually thrilling.”
The Tams: “Hey Lady Don’t Trouble Me”
This Atlanta-based quintet began out because the 4 Dots within the Fifties. However its signature tam o’shanter hats on stage earned them a particular nickname that developed into the band’s moniker as they made it massive.
Most likely finest recognized for his or her 1968 hit “Be Younger, Be Silly, Be Glad,” these 1992 Georgia Music Corridor of Fame inductees featured lead vocalist Joe Pope, whose seasoned and soulful voice provides this music extra gravitas than it might need in any other case. In spite of everything, if you boil it down, our classic monitor of the week is kinda simply saying time and again, “Hey, this girl’s bought a number of purple flags.”
Pope, alongside along with his brother Charles, Robert Lee Smith and Horace Kay started singing collectively after they have been nonetheless in highschool. After including Floyd Ashton, they bought their break with a 1962 demo single that gained sufficient consideration to land a contract with ABC Information. They went on to carry out throughout the nation for a number of a long time.
This ditty hit was a very massive throughout the pond, charting at No. 1 within the U.Ok. in 1971. Actually, as a time-capsule bonus, keep tuned to the tip of this clip the place you’ll hear the present’s host ask a younger viewers member about Christmas pudding!
Alexis Hauk has written and edited for quite a few newspapers, alt-weeklies, commerce publications and nationwide magazines together with Time, the Atlantic, Psychological Floss, Uproxx and Washingtonian journal. Having grown up in Decatur, Alexis returned to Atlanta in 2018 after a decade residing in Boston, Washington, D.C., New York Metropolis and Los Angeles. By day, she works in well being communications. By evening, she enjoys overlaying the humanities and being Batman.