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Singer swerves a Funky, Swanky Redo of the Bee Gees “Emotion” – Listen Now

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“Emotion” stuffed with hooks and positive vibes….

Renowned recording artist Lourdes Baron is definitely starting 2017 off right with her hit track titled “Emotion” featuring Haguy Mizrahi. In this new single Lourdes shows off her versatility, demonstrating how she is not, WILL NOT, can not be defined by individual lanes or labels. This endearing anthem will take the listener on a familiar journey through the mind, the cosmos and back again. When she purrs “wherever you go I’ll cry me a river that leads to your ocean..” I, and many others were instantly captivated if you/they had not already been mesmerized by that moment in time. It adds up to a pop, rockish master class, rifling through the seventies and eighties sounds and stacking hooks on hooks on hooks. But regardless of the genre the default mode is triumph.

Lourdes D. Baron ~ Emotion

Lourdes reinvents herself accordingly and Haguy Mizrahi is kicking the rocks too. Rather than slamming into action. A team effort detonating oneness like an infinity symbol. They must be strategizing for the long road of success ahead. I’m a new fan of the singer and will be patiently waiting to hear what 2017 will in fact bring. What will she coo next to win my heart?

You can stay connected to Lourdes on Twitter @LourdesDBaron.

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Produced by Grammy nominee, Haguy Mizrahi of Gemini Musiq ~ Label: Timeless Entertainment, Inc.

Singles from the “Back To Romance” Album – Lourdes Duque Baron

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She’s So Fearless!

“Once again Lourdes Duque Baron shows us how everlasting jazz music is within the music industry and throughout history with her single ‘Finally‘ from her latest album ‘Back To Romance.’ “Finally’ has a calming, smooth sound that truly resonates with the soul. It is almost as if Baron’s voice carries you into another world where there is no struggle, only a tranquil world filled with harmonious euphonies. The exquisite melodies are followed by a light percussion woven with the confident nature of a saxophone — which makes for a defining sound that veraciously connects many around the world. Baron demonstrates her own defining wave with this track, which has been picking up momentum across the globe. This song and project as a whole indicates that modern day jazz is defiantly here to stay, in the ever changing world of music. Lourdes Duque Baron is leaving her own solitary stamp on music and shows all, that one does not have to follow the path of R&B, Hip Hop or Pop music to make a big splash in the industry. Baron is creating her own lane! ‘Back to Romance’ is quickly becoming one of the hottest jazz records of our era — giving jazz fanatics yet another harmonious tune to enjoy. Bravo Lourdes Duque Baron you have once again electrified the jazz community with this riveting sound!”

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Lourdes Duque Baron proves once again that she can set — and often raise the bar for modern jazz music –

Singer Lourdes Duque Baron has graced us with yet another timeless piece from her latest album ‘Back to Romance.’ The new hit ‘You Can’t Take My Man’ has a way of captivating and charming all who are blessed to hear. Whether they be relaxing in a soothing bubble bath, lounging in their favorite night club, or simply strolling by an open window or door, Mrs. Baron’s sultry, playful tone leisurely weaves through and embraces the melody of the song. It will make you stop, listen, and smile warmly while your body sways naturally to the sophisticated light beat of the sounds of music. Baron demonstrates her unique skills by incorporating a lovable amount of sass, the sexy melody of jazz, with a dash of playful delight emitting from her sultry red lips, the illustrious chords  will have you two stepping all night long. I can dig it.

Lourdes Duque Baron - Hot New Single, "You Can't Take My Man"

This hot new single has become a sensation as it makes it way around the world giving fans the voice and opportunity to tell their rivals: ” I don’t mind your sticky hands, just don’t put them on my man!” Simple yet effective, straight to the point. You Can’t Take My Man gets 4 stars for raw talent and bravery! It’s upbeat yet mellow, relaxing yet exhilarating. It’s in effect, shameless & celebratory…and I loved it. This swanky sticky icky icky original rendition was produced by the talented Mr. Andrew Lane. Cop it for yourself on iTunes, Amazon or Spotify! Stay tuned and I promise to keep you updated on more hot new tracks and other exciting projects from the accomplished Diva Mrs. Lourdes Baron.

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Get READY: "Feeling Good At Any Age" will be on the Big Screen very Soon!! ~ Congrats Lourdes!!

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“Feeling Good At Any Age” Singer Offers a Tangy Twist To Amy Winehouse’s – ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’

By Carla B.

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It’s been less than one year since Lourdes Duque Baron pushed the notion of ‘Feeling Good At Any Age,’ to baby boomers and music lovers alike. Since then, the multifaceted EOTM Award winning author, beauty queen, crooner, wife and entrepreneur has not slowed down a bit. Teaming up with award winning music producer Andrew Lane, for the release of her debut album. Not to mention music videos, photo shoots, book tours, red carpets, touring the world and even appearing as a special musical guest at this years, Alaska Fashion Week. Lourdes, 67, is quite possibly one of the most busiest and inspiring singers in Hollywood.

Oh and let’s talk about the music! Probably one of the most played songs globally, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” is, without a doubt, Lourdes best song to date.

In two words, Lourdes rendition is, ‘something new’… with bursts of pop, jazz fizz — it’s a more refined and emotive tone, as heard on her previous singles and it works perfectly. In the very first chorus, it’s a winner. The pre-chorus lines are captivating, like a sinusoidal wave. The beats…superb, her vocals – Totally speechless! Lourdes voice, just magnetizes you to her songs. The beats are one thing, but her voice… It totally steals the show!

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Andrew Lane, has created a chart busting global phenomenon! And just like that, well baby…. a STAR is born!

The single is now available on MTV Artists as well as iTunes.

For more information, visit:Lourdes Duque Baron Official Web Site

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Rating: It’s one of THE best songs ever made. Lourdes and her team has created a masterpiece. A perfect, rounded off 10/10 for this song! Highly recommended to all of you guys!

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“(Just Like) Starting Over” an electrifying tribute to singer John Lennon

Published by EOTM News Editor on July 6th, 2014 - in Breaking News, Entertainment News

By Carla B.

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There are no shortages of covers for John Lennon’s classic (Just Like) Starting Over, but there is none quite like the softly swaying rendition of unfettered love — by breakout singer, Lourdes Duque Baron.

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The Feeling Good At Any Age singer gives another outstanding performance. Demonstrating her roots, while others are nothing more than a diversion. Baron delivers a strong, confident masterpiece. In a word, superb.

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It seems the artiste has discovered her authentic Vocal Fach which allows her to interpret an ever growing euphonious range, and the reaction from her fans… I am sure, reinforces her belief that she is in fact… creating something special.

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I don’t think I’ve ever heard such a solid and heartfelt tribute to John Lennon, one of the most acclaimed singer/songwriters of his generation. — Carla B.


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By Carla B.

Lourdes Duque Baron ‘Feeling Good’ – New Music Review

 “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life…for me and I’m feeling good. Fish in the sea, you know how I feel. River running free, you know how I feel. Blossom on the tree, you know how I feel. It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day…it’s a new life… for me…and I’m feeling good,” Lourdes Duque Baron pompously declares over a volley of chords, amplified resonance, rhythm, measure and melody in the dramatic introduction to Feeling Good.

Lourdes Duque Baron — ‘Feeling Good’

Let’s face it. Subtlety was never the 67 -year-old’s strong point. From the amazing cover of Amy Winehouse’s, Me & Mr. Jones to others like, Our Day Will Come, a “jaunty, twangy trip inside the psyche of every woman.” The come-hither baby boomer wants the world to know that she is here, bitches – and feels good about it! Hell yes! Baron has survived the toxic terrain of the 60′s & 70′s – the American feminist movement, where a generation of college-educated housewives felt trapped and unfulfilled. Today, post woman’s rights turf – is now ready to – excuse the awful plant metaphor – bloom again!

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#TeamBaron knows that the big-lunged songbirds voice & sheer will sets her apart and they’ve taken every opportunity to show it off.

The Andrew Lane produced anthem is a simmering adrenalin-charged shot of pop & soul that proves once and for all that age is nothing but a number. Talent, passion & beauty trumps all – and a phenomenal, inspiring entertainer… almost 70 years old can in fact be very marketable and packaged…like so…fitting rather comfortably in the new age sound-scape that has taken over the music industry. Heaven is smiling …and with an instrument as powerful as this — well, it’s no wonder why she’s hot.Baron delivers tracks that reel in music lovers young & old — and you can bet your bottom dollar – long after the buzz subsides this Feel Good crooner…will still be winning.

Feeling Good is now available for purchase through many digital platforms, click here.


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Album review: Yes ‘Beyonce’ does run the world!

By Carla B.

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Bow down to Queen B.!


Just minutes before midnight EST Friday (Dec. 13),pop star Beyoncé released her fifth album, a self-titled set, exclusively on iTunes — with no promotion or prior notice to her fans.

The newVisual Album’ pushes the envelope creatively. Beyoncé is flawless so no one else in the industry has to be, revealing plenty of what’s in that head of hers…or does it…really?? Its songs are steamy and sleek, full of sexy exploits and sultry vocals with a pro-feminist edge. I can definitely dig it!

Photo credit: Sony

In what is being called a ‘game-changing move,’ the album comes complete with seventeen videos already filmed for each track, locked and loaded with 14 tracks and 17 fully-realized music videos,
 at once. Selling over 80,000 copies in the first three hours of its availability. Beyonce is without a doubt one of the hottest female pop stars of this decade.

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The Visual Album brims with music that feels surprising and unstable, and some of Beyonce’s most unguarded and daring singing – from the gospel overtones of “Heaven” to the relaxed, jazzy flow of “Mine.” The musical setting of her latest work feels fresher and more off-the-cuff than just about anything she’s done. Drake’s long closing rap hijacks “Mine” and turns it into something very long and drawn out. On the frisky reverie, “Drunk in Love,” Jay Z compares his relationship with Beyonce to Ike and Tina Turner’s. Really? So much for female empowerment. The predictable Ryan Tedder production on “XO” builds from jittery keyboards to an audience-appreciation sing-along that sounds like it was designed for an arena encore. “Blue” will please those eager to hear about how deeply Beyonce loves her child, the new mommy’s club anthem. Blue Ivy contributes some high-pitched “mommy’s” to the track — more notches to her resume and she is only two. I am so jealous — j/k.

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The alum boasts collaborations with Frank Ocean, Miguel, Jay Z, to video director Hype Williams, actor Harvey Keitel and more.

“Pretty Hurts,” a soaring critique of the beauty industry that is enhanced through the ‘Put a Ring on it’ singer. Depicting a beauty pageant contestant as not quite beautiful enough in a world that focuses on a woman’s flaws, and drives her into pill-popping self-abuse — it definitely works.

“Ghost/Haunted” suggests a two-part dream with its murky keys and creeping base. Beyonce’s reverbed vocals emerge from this vaporous backdrop with a sarcastic wink: “Sold not for sale/Probably won’t make no money off this, oh well.”

“Blow” opens with Beyonce as a jazz chanteuse in swan mode over sparse piano chords, then shifts into a swinging electro-funk groove. As discursive as “Blow” is insistent, the melody of “No Angel” slinks over a minimalist beat and takes its time introducing a subtle counterpoint bass line, while Beyonce sings at the very top of her range, threatening to crackle. “Underneath the pretty face is something complicated,” she informs her roguish lover. “I come with a side of trouble.”

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“Partition” finds Beyonce rapping over an Eastern rhythm as if paying homage to those that came before her…and it works. Just as steamy is the slow-burning “Rocket,” which acknowledges another obvious influence, D’Angelo. The girl shoal can sing.

Credit: Beyonce/Instagram

Throughout, the singer demands to be treated as an equal in the boardroom and the bedroom, a woman who gets fierce whenever she’s taken for granted (“Jealous”) and positively smolders when feeling the strength of a true union (the marvelous duet with Ocean, “Superpower”).

Best of all is “Flawless” spikes a clattering beat and instructions to “Bow down, bitches; in the video, Beyonce dances to a hard hip-hop rhythm like a flannel-shirted punk-rocker while the soothing voice of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discourses on the limitations imposed on young women: “We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much.’” If you are too successful “you threaten the man.” The merger of trap beats, punk defiance and feminist theory may not be destined for the top 10, but boldness like this can’t be measured by chart positions.

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Other Directors featured on the music videos include Detail, Jake Nava, Terry Richardson, Melina Matsoukas, Jonas Åkerlund, Ricky Saiz, Pierre Debusschere, @lilinternet, Francesco Carrozzini, Ed Burke, Bill Kirstein and Todd Tourso. “Grown Woman,” initially previewed via Pepsi’s global spot with Beyonce in April, is featured as a “bonus” video-only cut, directed by Nava.

Out of the possible 5 stars — we give it 3 1/2 stars — making it a winner, in my book.

Here is the full track list.

1. Pretty Hurts
2. Haunted
3. Drunk in Love (feat. Jay Z)
4. Blow
5. No Angel
6. Partition
7. Jealous
8. Rocket
9. Mine (feat. Drake)
10. XO
11. ***Flawless (feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche)
12. Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean)
13. Heaven
14. Blue (feat. Blue Ivy)

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Music Review: Steven Knight – ‘Never Know’

By Carla B.

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Summary: Steven Knight is the rare artist who admits to listening to his critics, so while I don’t think constructive criticism is any more a necessity for a successful review than explicitly telling readers whether or not a track is worth their hard-earned bucks, I occasionally find myself doing just that when I genuinely like an artist…and sometimes not. [shrugs] Needless to say…the process of offering my well-reasoned opinion which usually involves mostly negative comments, in a friendly manner…might I add…. has been rendered almost speechless. Keep reading…

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If you’re the chivalrous type – the sort of person who cherishes the thought of being in love; picnics in the park, long walks on the beach, soul mates, cross roads, things of that nature – you may just plummet, head over heals in love with Steven Knight’s  latest release, Never Know.

In a world that for years has become increasingly filled with crude, profane and explicit R&B artists who act and sound like wannabe rappers, Knight is still what he started out as: a sensitive, gentlemanly singer who’s not afraid to put his feelings and emotions on display.

Never Know is about crossroads in relationships, turning points — and although it’s a ballet, it’s quite a bit upbeat in style and tone. The “Forever” singer digs deep into the multitude of implications of devotedness, discovering that for just about anybody… love is possible if we allow it.

“Sometimes I wonder if your heart is mine, is true love our future…tell me, are you suppose to be at my side,” he belts.

In “Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart,” she’s crafted an intriguing refrain: “I’m gonna find a way to make it without you . . .,” admitting she’s still searching for a full-fledged sense of security in whatever newfound freedom she’s come into. But then she extends the thought with the kicker word “. . . tonight.” – See more at:

In Never Know he’s crafted an intriguing refrain: “Baby do you see Forever, will we be together, do you leave my heart cold.” Admitting his vulnerability,  searching for a full-fledged sense of security in amour. But then he extends the thought with the kicker,  “Do I leave you open, burning heartbroken, do we stay or do we go…I guess we’ll never know…”

Is she taking the one-day-at-a-time approach of a 12-step program for romantic addiction? Is it merely the application of an emotional band-aid? Or might she be asserting that the path to true independence always begins right here, right now? It’s never entirely clear, and the ambiguity makes the song that much richer. – See more at:

Interestingly, instead of going for more of a pop sound this time out, Knight heads in an even more sophisticated, adult contemporary direction. Steven Knight soars with this release — and after the all-too-human ups and downs he’s experienced through the track, ultimately he comes out of it sounding…well…. pretty darn super.

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Eminem’s ‘Rap God’ – EOTM Music Review

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Summary: Eminem has had years of savoir-faire in the music industry experiencing the highs and lows, but one thing has remained constant…this white boy shoal knows how to rap! Also known as Marshall Bruce Mathers III and his alter ego Slim Shady, the multifaceted entertainer infuses hip hop harmonies with melodic breakdowns which has never sounded sweeter and “Rap God,” is tangible proof. Rapping with the intensity of someone not just on the edge but dangling dangerously over it. He cements his superstar status by showing intense development as one of hip hop generations powerhouse lyricists. The superstar jets powerfully with a cool collective vibe… shedding light on his omniscient side…of sorts.

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It seems Kanye West isn’t the only rapper who thinks he’s God, Eminem does too. “Rap God,” his new single, is the second track to be taken from his highly anticipated album Marshall Mathers LP2, which features production from and appearances by Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar among others, and will be released on November 5.  The single debuts on iTunes at midnight. On the signature track, the rapper pays tribute to the old school once again and rather than give his chorus to an R&B crooner, he instead delivers his lyrics boldly and effortlessly. Luckily, his skills and charisma are also intact. His verses recall hip-hop history (repping Heavy D & the Boyz and the kerfuffle between Fabolous and Ray-J) as much as his own history (dating his salad days with a Monica Lewinsky nod and an Aftermath Entertainment call-out). He even raps one of the final verses at warp speed in a way that’s reminiscent of the closing verse from female hip-hop trio J.J. Fad’s 1988 hit “Supersonic.

Photo credit: Aftermath Records -- The cover for 'Rap God' by Eminem.

Over the course of the track, he also pays homage to the rappers who inspired him. He calls himself a “product of Rakim” as well as Tupac, N.W.A. and Lakim Shabazz. But the best part comes about halfway through, when he explains why he’s so on-point in the song, saying that he feels the need to write a few rhymes because, “even you unsigned rappers are hungry, looking at me like it’s lunchtime.”

“I know there was one time when I was king of the underground,” he raps at one point. It’s a line that becomes more poignant at the end of the track when he asks, “Why be a king when you can be a god?” “Rap God” is an unadulterated exercise in pure flow with Eminem’s scattering boasts and liquid vowels over  an old school, alternately tinkling and snarling beat. He is both exploiting his consciously offensive persona and satirizing it. Challenging those who’ve labeled his music pop and stands up to those who make assumptions about him based on his race.

In a word…. ‘Divine.’ Simply divine.

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