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Montrael became the voice of her heartbroken generation with ‘Project Twenty1’

Montrael

Rochester, New York-based singer-songwriter Montrael released her highly anticipated EP, Project Twenty1, as 2020 drew to a close; if you missed it, you missed a soulful soiree of style, sultry panache and urban poetry.

Montrael made her debut in 2018; since the debut, she has built a loyal fan following around her effortlessly resounding music where emotion always takes the reins and drives the tracks through moody trappy melodies and self-aware introspection. The young artist takes influence from Usher, Beyonce and Selena, while her inspiration lies in her commitment to being a youthful voice for this generation of RnB fans in need of soulfully empowering music.

Project Twenty1 is now available to stream and purchase in full via apple music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Rico Suave shines a light on the beauty in vulnerability with ‘Say It Back’

Rico Suave

From the moment you hit play on Rico Suave’s latest single, Say It Back, you instantly understand how he came about his moniker with his passion-driven approach to hip hop.

Say It Back is the lead track from the affectionately titled release, Hope You Love Me After. Each of the eight tracks pulls the listeners’ attention to the beauty in romantic vulnerability, proving that even though it’s terrifying, there’s nothing more beautiful than going all in, despite the blows that may follow.

With nuances of RnB and its downtempo grooves, Say It Back paints a picture of romantic anticipation as it reminds you of your own soul’s capacity to feel. In a world as dystopic and loveless as ours Rico Suave on the airwaves is a godsend.

Hope you Love Me After is now available to stream and purchase via the apple store.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Seasons Change: South Carolina-based RnB singer-songwriter Teddy Bryant feels the cool breeze on ‘Autumn Love’

In The Beginning by Teddy Bryant

Released from his label NBN (Nothing But Net) Records, Teddy Bryant feels like things are only going to get better as he holds his lover really tight to provide warmth on ‘Autumn Love‘.

Teddy Bryant is a well-known South Carolina, USA-based RnB/soul singer-songwriter, music producer and multi-instrumentalist.

Following dynamic musical years playing local shows with his Contemporary Jazz band Urbyne (since 1998), and releasing a Neo-Soul album in 2012 as Moonlight Ora, Bryant now presents his first solo album. The son of a Jazz musician, Bryant began learning the piano from an early age, his natural talent for melodic and harmonic compositions didn’t go unnoticed for long.” ~ Teddy Bryant

Teddy Bryant is on top form with a stupendously quality performance that will have you telling your friends about this truly magnetic artist who sings with such joy from his lungs. There is much to love about such a real talent who seems to have the world at his feet, as he brings so much class into a genre that needs as many role models as possible.

Autumn Love‘ from the soulfully aware South Carolina, USA-based RnB/soul singer-songwriter, music producer and multi-instrumentalist Teddy Bryant, is a loving song about showing your lover that you are there for them no matter what the storms around. Performed with wonderful energy and packed with smoothly-tipped vocals that will have you turning up the volume to hear so much clearer, this is a track that is carefully wrapped with that rare true beauty and romance.

Hear this hand-clapping new single on Bandcamp and follow his journey on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Miss You: Arlando Mba sends incredibly beautiful tribute on ‘Sweet Child Of Mine’

On a timeless reminder that might have you stretching for the tissues to soak up those sad tears of loss, Arlando Mba sings with such stunning class on a beautifully-written single made for her loving mother who tragically passed away called ‘Sweet Child Of Mine‘.

Arlando Mba is a well-loved Los Angeles, California-based indie solo singer-songwriter with Cameroonian heritage who expertly blends in rock, soul, RnB, and pop, which makes you feel like you are listening to a vintage artist who could hold her own in any era.

When her mom passed away in 2019, Arlando wrote Sweet Child of Mine. She wrote the song to help her privately cope with her mom’s death. Little did she know that she would be singing her song at her mom’s funeral.” ~ Arlando Mba

Arlando Mba is quite incredible on this exquisitely sung single which is filled with heart, laced with soul, and sung with an everlasting affection for that special soul who is truly missed each minute. You feel her emotion intertwining through this magnificently projected piano-filled experience, with such gloriously delicate vocals taking you to a place you can’t help but admire.

Sweet Child Of Mine‘ from LA indie singer-songwriter Arlando Mba, shows us the love between a mother and a daughter, who cared for each other so much and miss each other terribly. Performed with so much classy elegance from a sincerely astonishing musician who is only just getting started – this is a loving track that is will have you feeling rather reflective – about those who you truly care about. It is okay to cry sometimes after all.

Hear this heartfelt tribute on her Soundcloud page and find out more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Ain’t Got Time: New York alt-RnB artist PARTYNXISE makes his moves despite the haters on ‘Talking About Me’

With a floor-thudding intro beat that surges into our beating sensitivities with breakneck spirit, PARTYNXISE strives to disregard those small-minded people who just don’t get his style on ‘Talking About Me‘.

PARTYNXISE is a flourishing The Bronx, New York-based indie alt-RnB/soul solo artist and music producer who has recently emerged on the scene with his comforting vocals and profound lyrics.

While everyone is masking their sound behind money woman and materials. PARTYNXISE talks about the dark truths of life, addiction, depression and anxiety. There are happier moments as well but not every day there’s a happy ending.” ~ PARTYNXISE

PARTYNXISE sends us a booming new single that is furnished with an imaginative endeavour, that is such an explosive experience for your ears that might need to have a massage to calm down. There are high-tempo vocals here paired with a dynamic desire, that takes you to a place that is quite euphoric at times.

Talking About Me‘ from The Bronx, New York-based indie alt-RnB/soul solo artist and music producer PARTYNXISE, is a freshly-brewed track from a youthful artist who just desires to be the biggest artist in the world. There is something somewhat unique about his music that is packed with authentic vision, that shows us a man who is only going to go upwards towards his manifested dreams.

Check out this new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Jay Zayat has released his fieriest RnB Hip Hop track with ‘FACE IT’

Jay Zayat

Melbourne-based alt hip hop artist, Jay Zayat, created the ultimate drunk in love grab the bull by the horns track with his latest fiery indie RnB rap release, FACE IT.

On top of the sun-kissed grooving instrumentals that carry a fair amount of reminiscence to Timberlake’s Cry Me A River, Jay Zayat’s rapid-fire bars drip magnetism as they work through the witty wordplay. Lyrically, the track bounces from hook to hook while the beats make it all too easy to get lost in the grind. It is only a matter of time before Jay and his high vibe style goes viral.

Check out Jay Zayat on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Got Me Tripping: Upkvst brings his 888 mentality to the fore as he hides from fake people on ‘Tired’

As he sparks up and tries to locate his mind again after a stressful few months, Upkvst shows us that he is fed up with so many and just wants to chill with that girl who makes him happy on ‘Tired‘.

Upkvst is a youthfully conscious Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada-based indie RnB/soul solo musician that sings with so much care and love throughout his eloquent projections.

I truly believe that once someone puts their full mind, body and soul into achieving their dreams their potential, success and determination is infinite.” ~ Upkvst

Upkvst has one of those charmingly honest voices that you can’t get enough of. Each sentence has been made with true affection and you feel that his self-enlightenment is growing all the time as he learns more about himself. You sense that he only wants that inner peace and feels like anything fake, is just going to be a waste of time around him.

Tired‘ from the profound Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada-based indie RnB/soul artist Upkvst, is a truly peaceful song from an artist that is armed with only calming thoughts in this supremely angry world. He performs with a true grace that is so inspiring – as this is a message about staying relaxed – and not letting this strange world take you to the evil underground forever.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Ride Together: Houston RnB singer-songwriter folxzb wonders why their true love is with someone else on ‘YDLR 2.0’

With a silent X vibe that has your lively ears feeling tranquillized and somehow aroused at the same time, folxzb feels that his ultimate soulmate is with the wrong person right now on his new cuddle-close release ‘YDLR 2.0‘.

folxzb is a Houston, Texas-based indie RnB/soul artist, who mixes in some Trap with his sound that is massively shaped by his home surroundings and personal relationships.

Released from his distinguished new 8-track ‘Moments After‘ album, folxzb is in a highly studious mood with a track that will have you reminiscing about your true love who is for some reason with someone who doesn’t harmonise with them at all. Sung with a thriving emotion from a loved-up man who knows what he wants, this is a rousing experience that might give you shivers all over your spine.

YDLR 2.0‘ from the Houston, Texas-based indie RnB/soul solo musician folxzb, is a colossal effort that is sung with a real class and desire to be with his special lover. He feels their magnetism stream through his body each time they are together, as he wonders when the time will come when they will be holding hands real tight.

Sometimes the best love is the one that keeps you waiting, for the right moment when your hearts connect as one.

Hear this new single on Spotify and find out more about this engaging man on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Bring It: Atlanta-based multi-creative Weku Did That is in peak form with ‘Blood Moon’

Featuring a dazzling beat that elevates you up and has you automatically accelerating on whatever floor is in front of you, Weku Did That positively conveys his illuminating broadcast on his latest instrumental-boost-mood single that has you howling at the ‘Blood Moon‘.

Weku Did That is an Atlanta, Georgia-based Nigerian-American record producer, RnB/hip-hop musician, film and music production expert and songwriter, who is on the rise due to his mysterious style and marvellously-made music creations.

He has garnered national attention by the mystique in the use of his signature full-face mask and he is being credited as the front runner for production in the budding genre of music that he has coined as Trap Rock.” ~ Weku Did That

Atlanta’s Weku Did That fires through hot with a sensual gem via his 9-track ‘Trap Rock‘ release. There is a booming amount of passion-filled activity foaming in this fine record, that has your head drifting around like you are back in the zone again.

Blood Moon‘ from the multi-skilled Atlanta, Georgia-based Nigerian-American record producer, RnB/hip-hop artist and film/production professional Weku Did That, shows us a man on a mission for that world domination. With his name on the lips of so many right now as his bass-thumping production has the masses jumping up and down in unadulterated excitement, there is much to love about a party track like this. Bring on summer.

Soothe your ears on Spotify and see more masked adventures on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Wavi Lee makes dancehall his own in his latest single, She Luv, featuring Biddl3.

With an intro that practically runs you through the aural history of hip hop, Wavi Lee’s latest rap track, She Luv, featuring Biddl3, doesn’t fail in grabbing attention. Once you are reeled in, the high-vibe sun-kissed dancehall tones will win over any fans of Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Vybz Kartel and Bounty Killer.

Wavi Lee comes into his own by being perhaps one of the most sugar-coated urban artists on the contemporary scene. She Luv finds the perfect balance between grit and nectar, which allows lee to keep his convictive cool despite the sticky-sweet romanticism. The gentle indie guitars paired with his fiery and animated bars is an intoxicating infusion.

She Luv is now available to stream on Spotify,

Review by Amelia Vandergast