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Sarah O’Moore serves soul food in her sophomore single, I Need U.

Alt-RnB soulstress Sarah O’Moore has followed on from her debut single, Here to Stay, with the sophomore single, I Need U, which energetically emanates good vibes despite running through varying senseless tragedies present in socio-political landscapes.

The Irish singer-songwriter’s funk-bridled old-school style incorporates elements of jazz and reggae to create a culturally rich smorgasbord of sound led by 70s-style synth lines. The sonic textures alone are enough to advocate cultural harmony. Yet, through her matter of fact lyrics, minority groups have a true ally, and the affronts of the narrow-minded that are depressingly prolific are quashed under her graceful soul.

With a voice as authentic as Macy Gray’s it will be no time at all before Sarah O’Moore is ascending the RnB charts.

I Need U is available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Jane Allison proves why she’s the next soul-folk sensation with her single, ‘Don’t Spill Water’

Soul-folk sensation Jane Allison has released her latest single, Don’t Spill Water; with disco, funk, psych-pop and blues-rock written into the mellifluous mix, it’s impossible not to get swept up by the vibrant energy.

The Welsh singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress seems to emanate as much magnetism on screen as she does through her captivatingly narrative singles. She may stay true to the storytelling roots of Folk, but when it comes to her sonic style, that is where the bold experimentalism grips you.

Through the choppy staccato chords and rich ABBA-Esque vocals, Don’t Spill Water is an intoxicating invitation to strip yourself of the resentful weight you carry through life. That’s a reminder that we all need from time to time.

Don’t Spill Water is now available to stream on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Yona Marie has dropped her interstellar hit single, Take Me to the Moon.

With her seductive style and snipingly clever lyricism, up and coming artist, songwriter and producer Yona Marie has exactly what it takes to become the Peaches of RnB. Her interstellar hit, Take Me to the Moon, dropped on June 21st; it is the perfect introduction to her devious yet undeniably soulful class and style.

Any fans of 90s and 00s RnB will feel right at home in the empowering energetic single that follows a female protagonist trying to bank on her social capital while contending with lavish hunger. In essence, it’s a soulful affirmation that if you can get it, you’re worth it.

You can check out the sensual sassy grooves in Take Me to the Moon for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Joize raises the temperature with the tropic beats in his latest urban EDM single, ‘Choices’

With plenty of popular releases already under his belt since making his debut in 2018, there was a fair amount of expectation on Joize’s latest single, Choices, it’s safe to say that he has raised the bar once more with his reggae vibes and vibrant danceable beats.

A single can rarely speak to your rhythmic pulses as much as it speaks to your soul, but this sweetly seductive release resonates mind, body and soul. Through his RnB Reggae vocals and the glitchy bass-dubbed trip-hop beats, Joize created the ultimate summer RnB playlist staple.

Choices is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Yugi waxes lyrical on existentialism with ‘NPMNG’.

Yugi

Up and coming hip hop artist, Yugi, is set to drop his wisdom-bomb of an EP, UNRAVEL; he’s given us a glimpse of what is to come by giving us a sneak peek of the lead track, NPMNG’.

The mellow trip-hop beats in the prelude give way to snappy 808s under layers of soulful old school hip hop influence; as the canter of the rap bars picks up, all of your attention will fall to NPMNG’s soulful wordplay.

‘Life isn’t hitting the same’ may be the most relatable lyric written this year. It succinctly encompasses the hollow feeling when you only find monotony instead of serotonin when indulging in the things that used to make you happy. Despite the waxing lyrical on existentialism, NPMNG is a hazy high-vibe hit that deserves a spot on your vibe out playlists.

NPMNG will be released on July 30th along with the rest of Yugi’s EP, UNRAVEL.

Check out Yugi on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

TheeOnlyMilo has made a seductive debut with ‘Gushy Gushy’, featuring Zaria.

Singer-songwriter and alchemist of soul TheeOnlyMilo has released his debut single, Gushy Gushy, featuring Zaria. In terms of salaciousness, it is practically on the same level as WAP, but there is no denying the underlying playful and sentimental feel to the single that flirts with elements of pop, soul, trap and hip hop.

If you can imagine what it would sound like if Andre 3000 turned his sex drive up to 11, you can get an idea of how endearing Gushy Gushy is despite the explicitness. The hazy stoner vibes and elements of soul can be found in the chemistry weaved between Zaria and TheeOnlyMilo’s vocals and the dreamy beats.

You can feel the rush for yourself by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

I Try And Rescue My Heart: Russian artist Miliah falls really deep but doesn’t always want saving on her dynamic new single ‘Common’

With a uniquely different style that has you looking deeper into her sensitively strong soul, Miliah knows that she can mostly save herself from all the love-torn hurt and childish games from selfish former lovers, with the breathtaking story about falling down sometimes on ‘Common‘.

Miliah is a St. Petersburg, Russia-based music producer, and indie singer-songwriter. Influenced by various genres such as electronic, RnB, neo-soul and hip-hop, she blends a magnificently fascinating mixture of pure music vibrations for our hungry ears, that is rather intoxicating.

As she sings with such a vivid style that opens the curtain inside her life that has made her so strong, her willingness to do something special really sets her apart. Criminally underrated, you feel her pulsating passion and desire to do things her way, but does need to be caught every now and again, when she does stray too far down under.

Common‘ from the stylishly elegant and highly talented Russian music producer and neo-soul singer Miliah, shows us a woman who knows that she needs help sometimes, but only wants to be with a soul who truly believes in her. After way too many falls and heartbreaks – she is so determined to rise over the small-mindedness – to find her destined path that she has earned through hard work. She is not like the rest and is totally okay with that. Only the brave shall survive anyway.

Stream this fresh new single on Spotify and see more on her vibrant IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Rob Quo leads the conversation with his vintage psych-pop single, ‘Talkin’ Bout the Truth’.

London-based Singer-songwriter and emissary of soul, Rob Quo, has released his EP, Let It Spin, which captures his vintage-inclined style at its most accordant and psychedelic.

If you can imagine what it would sound like if the Zombies covered ‘Stuck in the Middle with You’, you’ll get an idea of the hazily sticky-sweet vibe Rob Quo orchestrated with the lead single; Talkin’ Bout the Truth.

The EP marks the singer-songwriter’s transition away from folk and blues and into the realm of experimental aural eclecticism. With an LP in the works, due for release in 2022, the old school crooner is well worth a spot on your radar.

Talkin’ Bout the Truth is now available to stream via SoundCloud.

Follow Rob Quo via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Kiani Alexandra – want u worse: prime your RnB pop playlists

Up and coming RnB artist Kiani Alexandra has released her soulfully-rendered latest single, want u worse; it’s packed with infectious pop potential, but you’ll fall just as hard for the lyrics as you will for the addictive melodies.

The lyric “I know you want me bad, but I want you worse” deserves a Grammy in itself. That’s just one of the clever vocals melodic hooks that appear in this high-vibe danceable earworm that explores some of the darkest emotions we will ever face in a way that leaves you instilled with euphoric emotion. Calling Kiani Alexandra an ingenious artist could never be considered to be hyperbolic.

want u worse is now available to stream and download on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

SUMMARAE proves why the ‘haters gonna hate’ rhetoric is outdated in her latest single, ‘Mind Your Business’

SUMMARAE’s latest indie RnB Pop hit, Mind Your Business, is a soulfully unfuckwithable invitation to turn your attention away from the people you tear into to tame your insecurity.

The single marks a shift in our social tide that means that the ‘haters gonna hate’ rhetoric is almost an archaic principle. It may be a high-vibe summer RnB pop track, but SUMMARAE efficaciously succeeds in imparting the contempt that people with not enough emotional intelligence for introspection impart. Consider hitting play as your first step towards mindfulness.

Given the toxicity that seems to thrive in online spaces more than ever, Mind Your Business deserves to be the summer RnB hit of 2021.

Mind Your Business is now available to stream via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast