The 57th Annual Grammys are always a highlight at the beginning of every year, but this year seemed especially special. Sam Smith took home four out of his six nominations; something unheard of for a name that was unknown less than a year ago. With other well-known artists sweeping the floor with their talent, it was a night of influence and awareness as many used their podium of gratitude to raise awareness for many causes like domestic violence, and this year’s nationwide protest of “Black Lives Matter”. And to that, we applaud the Grammy’s as they reach to make a difference. But with so many other news outlets covering that, Lady Lux wants to mix a little light-hearted fun into the bundle, so we ask the question: what if songs were Designer Swimwear?
SONG OF THE YEAR
Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)
James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith)
Label: Capitol Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Songs LLC obo Naughty Words Ltd./Universal-Polygram Int. Tunes, Inc. obo Method Paperwork
Listening to Sam Smith’s song ‘Stay With Me’ makes you fall in love with him from the start. Deep, real lyrics is what his music preaches without effort. This song is one for the ages as everyone can relate to losing someone they love, whether it was an elementary-school-yard love to something much deeper. Counting Stars Luxury Swimwear suit has us feeling all of those things. The classic black suit is ideal for every love struck emotion you may be feeling while you catch a tan experiencing every word your ear-buds relay to you.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Beck Hansen, producer; Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
Label: Capitol Records
Beck took the music industry by shock as he nabbed album of the year while going up against some hefty competition. Becks album is like a set of poems set to music; free spirited and free flowing. Free Spirit Bikini is exactly that. Listen to the album track to track and that is all the explanation you’ll need to understand.
BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
Cheek To Cheek
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
The days of bad romance seem long ago since Lady Gaga has collaborated with Tony Bennett to give the classic song ‘Cheek To Cheek’ a new-do. Performing at the Grammys showed Lady Gaga in a new light, wearing a shimmering black, deep cut gown acting cutesy around Tony Bennett as they danced cheek to cheek. Even though Lady many not act so Gaga anymore, we are getting down to her true talent as a jazzy musician who has pipes to match her old Hollywood glam vibe. #LadyLux is glam in all its glory. The confident red is subtle and classic, everything this performance was.
This year’s Grammys had some surprises for us, but we are all for the excitement. Hope you all found some new musical favorites, if not some new bikinis.