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Good Vibes: Xaver is at his best on sensual new single ‘See Through’

Showing us his true love for music from his travels all over, Xaver takes us on a daydream-filled journey on his latest cruise-through single that has you feeling a bit naughty on ‘See Through‘.

Xaver (pronounced: ks-ah-fur) is a 23-year old Californian alt-RnB solo singer-songwriter who skillfully mixes in soothing neo-soul and mellow hip-hop into his creations.

Taken from his debut 5-track EP called ‘Frame Work‘, you feel that Xaver is a truly classy artist who is inspired by many genres and makes a sound that puts you into a calm state of mind. His vocals have you blushing at times, with honest lyrics that lead you into this picture he has eloquently painted for us to glide into.

My goal with this music is to make something that makes people tune into their emotions and feel more connected to those of others. Whether you hear something in my songs that makes you sad or happy, I hope that you feel something, because to experience these thoughts and feelings is our job as humans. All I want to do is show that it’s ok to do so.” ~ Xaver

See Through‘ from the California, USA-based indie alt-RnB solo artist Xaver, is one of those late-night playlist tracks you put on with your partner when you feel like taking things up a notch. With a smoothly projected ambience that has you feeling like lighting up some candles to add to the mood, this is a pacifying track that will have you beaming brightly and feeling that everything is going to be okay again.

Listen to this soulful new single on Spotify and see more on his IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Robbie Maroon paid homage to Prince in his latest single, Take a Bow

For his latest single, Take a Bow, the luminary up and coming soul singer, Robbie Maroon, paid tribute to Prince and shone a light in the creative void he left on our planet when he departed too soon in 2016.

One of the most beautiful kinds of relationships that can exist in our strange and loveless world are the ones that exist between an icon and an ardent and inspired fan. Take a Bow perfectly encompasses this sentiment through the stunning choir vocal that accent the Prince-inspired, endlessly arresting guitar riffs. The single is practically a religious experience – especially for anyone that has previously knelt at Prince’s purple altar.

He may not be with us anymore, but his legacy will always live on through the passion of artists such as Robbie Maroon. While some artists would simply rip off his riffs, Maroon chose to give the icon the credit he’s due; the result is nothing short of breathtaking.

Take a Bow is now available to stream via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Indigo Indiibabi lets her soul drive in her RnB single, Automatic

Up and coming RnB artist Indigo Indiibabi penned an old school serenade for her latest single, Automatic, which takes the unlikeliest romantic hallmark and allows it to become a vehicle for her affection for the person behind the wheel in their romance.

Old school and new school collide as the contemporary and atmospheric beats set a sultry atmosphere and Indigo Indiibabi’s gorgeously layered vocals bring the old school soul. Despite the mellow textures, there’s a panoramic feel to the dynamism that is laid out in this shamelessly impassioned release that wears its heart on its sleeve.

Check out Indigo Indiibabi’s latest single, Automatic, on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Daniela helps us take the weight of our post-truth reality with her latest smoky RnB Jazz single, Lies.

In a time when words are a means to an end, and the truth is an inconvenience, it feels even sweeter to have the up and coming London-based singer-songwriter Daniela on the airwaves with her latest single, Lies.

The Italian-born independent artist started her vocal training in Milan with the soprano icon, Annamaria Calciolari, before she gained a master’s degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

From the first mellifluous jazzy groove Lies affirms that every second dedicated to honing in on her craft was well invested. Lies is powerful enough to vindicate anyone dealing with the frustration following deception, soulful enough to console and debonair enough to let you taste the smoke in an old school jazz bar.

With her debut EP in the pipeline and due to drop in spring 2022, she is definitively one to watch.

Lies is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Love persists in Demi Jordanae’s RnB breakup track, Smell Like You

After starting her songwriter career at the age of 16, the up and coming RnB artist, Demi Jordanae, has well and truly come into her creative own; from DIY introvert to bold soul-singer, she’s found her distinctive voice and plenty of fans in the process.

Her latest stripped-back and serene track, Smell Like You, provides a mellow atmosphere to slip in while you drink in the confessionally expressive lyrics that explore the bitter emotions that transpire at the outset of a breakup and you’re struggling to come to terms or even imagine a post-relationship reality. Between the vulnerability, demure harmony and lyrical poetry, you just can’t help warm to Demi Jordanae’s vocal timbre. Save a space on your radar.

Smell Like You is now available on Spotify. Or, you catch the official lyric video via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

West Coast vibes meet Latin urban rhythm in Victor Josue’s latest single, Ad Maiora

The up and coming San Diego born and raised artist Victor Josue’s music spans Latin urban and west coast vibes. His latest single, Ad Maiora, is the perfect introduction to his smooth soul-driven sound that is garnering plenty of international hype for its hazy melodies and evocative punches.

Ad Maiora was the third single released by Josue; his upcoming debut album promises to be a dynamic smorgasbord of multi-genre ingenuity that breaks the monocultural mould. For any urban music fans that appreciate fresh vision and talent, Josue’s sun-soaked contemporary urban sound isn’t to be overlooked.

Ad Maiora is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

You Made Me Do It: TR Moshia shows us into this sad story of lost love with ‘Do You’

Taken off the intimate 8-track release called ‘Love Affliction (VL.1)‘, TR Moshia wonders deeply as to the reason his former lover decided to be with someone else on ‘Do You‘.

TR Moshia is an underground South London, UK-based indie RnB/jazz/rap artist who is inspired by so many genres as he creates his own lane that has been forged from his own personal experiences.

Soothing the airwaves with his laid-back vocals on a narrative that will cause many to shiver uncomfortably, TR Moshia ponders the memory of that once-strong love that seemed to blow away when the storm grew too heavy.

This is a wonderful track that all fans of love stories will relate to deeply, as we are left wondering why this romance died when it was supposed to blossom.

Do You‘ from the South London, UK-based indie RnB/jazz/rap artist TR Moshia is a story all about reflecting back on that moment you realized that the woman you thought was going to be with you forever is now gone. This is the type of track that digs deeps at that time you imagined having a baby with her, only to see reminders of your time together each day.

Sung with control and an expert poise by an artist who started making music when he was just eight years old – this is a real look into the eyes of a former lover – who is still getting to grips with being badly let down by someone who he figured was different to the rest.

Check out his new lyric video on YouTube and see more via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Leo breaks through the heartbreak in his indie-soul single, Helicopter Leaves

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If you like your RnB fed through plenty of wobbly tape echo delay, the up and coming artist Leo’s latest single, Helicopter Leaves, is exactly the kind of hazy indie RnB pop catharsis you want to delve into. In sentiment, Helicopter Leaves is a bitter-sweet release that explores the memories and emotions shared with an ex, but Leo never bows to the melancholy; he keeps the tone as bright as his infectious optimism.

It was a bold move to try and make it with Leo as a mononym, but based on Helicopter Leaves, he has the right amount of talent and soulful warmth to do exactly that. If anyone is this generation’s answer to Jack Johnson, it is the 24-year old Massachusetts-hailing singer-songwriter that entrenches his work in his deep spirituality and determination to connect the dots that nature leaves creatives to play with.

Helicopter Leaves is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Warm Place: EmMeka sips on the white wine together with his new lover on ‘Yellow’ (feat. N8TR)

Released off his brand new 4-track EP called ‘Week 25‘, EmMeka keep the lights on low and finds the right song that makes everything seem so flawless on ‘Yellow(feat. N8TR).

EmMeka is an Atlanta, Georgia-based hip-hop/RnB/soul-fused Nigerian-American music producer, singer, rapper, and writer.

A massive Atlanta Falcons fan himself, you feel his touchdown appeal here with a spiral-like accuracy brewing the whole way through this electrically passionate new single.

I like to incorporate my own composed and performed live instrumentation on the piano, guitar, bass, drums, and synth leads into my signature style.” ~ EmMeka

Taking us on a voyage of self-discovery as you lock lips and gravitate closer towards that new romantic interest, EmMeka sends our naked spines into a euphoric shiver with this sumptuously inviting track you will find so tempting.

Yellow(feat. N8TR) from the understated Atlanta-based Nigerian-American music producer and RnB/hip-hop/soul singer/rapper EmMeka, is a romantic single with silky vocals and a top-notch beat – that gets your body grooving to the vibe – as you cuddle close with that special soul who truly cares about what you say.

This is that slide-close track to play late at night after you have gotten back from a night out, and just want to get inside that warm place that feels just right.

Hear this new single on his Spotify and check out the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

You Flawless: Glancy Kelly finds the time to be alone with his crush on the steamy ‘Like That’ (feat. Brian Angel)

Taken off his latest 7-track album called ‘C’est La Vie‘, Glancy Kelly shows his lover that this night is going to be the best yet with the RnB body-mover ‘Like That(feat. Brian Angel).

Glancy Kelly is a Dallas, Texas-based RnB artist who sings with smoothly tinted electricity that seems to spark your whole body into action.

Featuring the vocals of Houston, Texas native Brian Angel who was previously in the Sean “Diddy” Combs-created band Day26, this is a sexy song that will certainly raise the temperature no matter the weather.

Glancy Kelly sends our souls into a kiss-induced spin with another hot hit, that has you edging closer to your romantic partner as you let your eyes guide the next move. There is a heart-beating buildup here that has you feeling like you are in a movie, as we are thrust into a lip-locking single that all fans of this genre should definitely enjoy.

Like That(feat. Brian Angel) from Dallas, Texas-based RnB solo singer-songwriter Glancy Kelly is the kind of track that has you locating the candles and making it special for your lover. The story is honest and straight up, with two musicians on the top of their game who certainly sing with that vocal ability that makes the ladies swoon in delight.

If you are looking for a sensual song where you can play loud and do the talking for you then this is exactly what you require.

See this new romantic video on YouTube and find out more on the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen