Bilal Sayeed Oliver (born August 23, 1979) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is an independent artist, noted for his wide vocal range, work across multiple genres, and intense live performances.
The album showcased a wide variety, from the emotionally charged fan-favorite "Soul Sista", which peaked at No. 18 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, to the political viewpoints of "Fast Lane" and "Second Child". Bilal managed to gain a sizable following and high attendance at his live shows, as well as much acclaim and respect from his peers, many of whom noted his range and ability to sing in a freeform style, and his classically trained falsetto. The soulful feel of the album caused Bilal to be labeled as "neo-soul". Bilal stresses that this term does not fit, and throughout his career, his expansion in music and pushing of boundaries proved his point.
In August 2020, over the course of a three-day weekend, Bilal live streamed his creation of an experimental three-song EP for HighBreedMusic, a Brooklyn recording studio and digital music channel. He wrote, recorded, and produced one song each day, totaling 54 hours, in collaboration with producer Tariq Khan and 30 other musicians, including Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, Tone Whitfield, Khemist, Simon Mavin (of Hiatus Kaiyote), Keyon Harrold, Madison McFerrin, Marcus Strickland, Yahzarah Sinclair, Raymond Angry, Ben Williams, Brandee Younger, Big Yuki, Melanie Charles, Marcus Gilmore, and Louis Cato. Each participant worked remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The stream simultaneously showed the EP's artwork being made, with a group of three visual artists enlisted for each song, including Angelbert Metoyer and Shanina Dionna.
No i feel the same way my kids grew up left me alone i dont know what happiness is anymore i just live get thru the day and wait next day what i face 56 years old alone and scared my kids want me be there for them where are they god bless hope this all will pass..
i have isolated myself for almost three yrs now. The only time i leave my small apartment is to go to dr appointments and too church. i get my granddaughters every other weekend one at a time for a sleepover. I have no friends and my children are grown and have their own lives they really dont spend any time with me anymore. The only time I show signs of life and happiness is when i am with my granddaughters. It was important to me for them to have God in their lives for the simple fact my daughter struggles with the exsistance of God and faith. Her and her boyfriend came along with me at church a few times. my church has a strict policy with our children their and you sign children in and out of sunday school through fingerprint. Since I am mainly the only one that takes them my fingerprints were the only one they had my daughter works alot and is hardly ever off on sundays. Well she attended with me and my oldest granddaughter recently and had a attitude cause she wasnt able to sign the girls into class so she had her prints done and took over what i took very proudly away rom me. Little by little everything is slipping away from me. Most of all the only thing that gave me happiness and peace. Im even told i am not even a good grandmother cause i spoil and show my granddaughters attention. I am considering moving several miles away alone away from everything and everyone that hurts me. Even if it hurts my oldest granddaughter that i raised for the first year and a half of her life. Cause obviously i am ruining her life as well. Talk bout being lonely and alone i have been for quit sometime. I cant stand to be away from my apaprtment for too long i dont feel safe and i feel out of place everywhere elses.
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I see loneliness as being part of our human condition, just as being geared towards negativity is. They are things we will always struggle with, so long as we are in this world. I believe a lot of our loneliness come from our own human suffering, misunderstandings with loved ones, our lack of meaning and purpose in life, our being spiritually cut off from ourselves, each other, and our higher power. What we deeply lack is connection and authenticity, with ourselves, each other, and our higher power. On the surface, it looks like we are all separate beings, living lives that are independent of each other. But, at a much deeper level, spiritually, we are all really connected to one another. If we are but willing and open to allowing ourself be open, honest, vulnerable and compassionate with ourselves first, and then others, we will come to know deep truths about ourself, about each other, about our higher power or God, and the universe. These truths will set us free. While we will still struggle with loneliness, self-esteem issues and our self-worth, the truth of who we really are will begin to surface.
Bonnie Raitt's 1991 heartbreaker "I Can't Make You Love Me" is considered to be among the best songs ever written. Raitt makes the lyrics, written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin, absolutely jump off the page, turning the song into a tearjerker about accepting that you can't change the way another person feels inside.
Say Anything's "Alive With the Glory of Love" bristles not just with the urgency and desperation of young love, but because of its chilling backdrop. The song is about the relationship between singer Max Bemis' grandparents, who are Holocaust survivors, and their time hiding from the nazis.
Most somber love songs come from a singular perspective: I'm hurt. I don't love you anymore. I don't want to be alone. What makes Gotye and Kimbra's "Somebody That I Used to Know" so singular and enduring is that it offers both perspectives on a failed relationship, shifting vantage points in the middle to remind us that even though we may demonize an ex, we're rarely free of blame. 1e1e36bf2d