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East London RnB Luminary 8rii became the Queen of Headstrong Hedonism with ‘T.O.T.Y’

East London’s hottest independent RnB artist 8rii fuelled some fire into the genre with her latest single, T.O.T.Y, which fuses a gritty production with a solid backbeat to keep your rhythmic pules kicking and swathes of soul which spill from the earwormy vocal melodies.

Between encapsulating the East London attitude and searing her infectious sonic signature, 8rii ensured she established herself as one to watch with T.O.T.Y (the Time of the Year).

Since the age of 15, the songwriter has been crafting her own inexplicably fresh and fiery tunes, driven by a deep-rooted passion for music, showmanship, and the thrill of performance. So far, her discography is as versatile as they come. Whether she’s amping her audience up for a night of hedonism or setting the tone for introversion and self-care, her lyrical prowess always hits the mark while she tracks various eras of RnB.

After a whirlwind year, her latest single is set to close the year on a note as high as the track itself which captures the empowering liberation of embracing life’s journey and taking the rough with the smooth.

TOTY will be released on November 27, stream it on Spotify, and keep up to date with all new releases via Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

8rii put the soul in indecision in her latest single, Stay


Independent singer-songwriter, 8rii, earned herself a spot on the East London RnB map with her latest emotionally elevated latest single, Stay. Putting the soul in indecision, the Ashanti & Aaliyah-inspired artist created a compelling exposition of how jarringly contradictory our minds become when the right romantic path is impossible to discern from the wrong one.

Any artist able to paint the complexities of the human psyche is more than worth having on your playlists, and that’s without mentioning the melodic mesmerism of the lo-fi RnB instrumentals that deliciously flirt with the Afroswing style.

Stay will officially release on March 10th. Until then, check out the artist on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

I Can’t Help It: London RnB artist 8rii needs to know if her crush feels the same on ‘All You’

Produced by rising UK producer TMK, 8rii is madly in love and just can’t seem to stop thinking about this special person as she waits for them to reciprocate the energy with ‘All You‘.

18-year-old 8rii is a London, UK-based RnB solo singer-songwriter who returns with her 3rd single that backs up her promising previous releases called ‘Today‘ and ‘Blessings‘.

She had always known that music was something she wanted to peruse, but after completing her project with a distinction she knew that this was the path for her.” ~ 8rii

Innocently exhibiting the sweet nature that makes her carefully crafted music such a pleasurable listen, 8rii sings like a brave young woman who believes that she is doing what she loves and displays a wonderful tone that shudders beautifully into your awaiting romantic soul.

All You‘ from the youthful London, UK-based RnB artist 8rii, is a dynamic track that eloquently features her impressive vocals and a catchy beat that has you nodding your head in rhythmic anticipation. This is a charming story about feeling like you have been put into an unexplainable trance, by someone who seems to have real power over you. With the wait now on to see if they actually feel the same – your stomach aches as you wonder – if your desires are on the way or if disappointment is lurking around the corner.

Hear this terrific new single on Spotify and find out more about her life on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen