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90s RnB


Angel x Star – Talk About It: Empoweringly Resonant RnB Pop Hip Hop

Angel x Star’s latest RnB Pop Hip Hop track “Talk About It” perfectly captures the confused frustration which lingers in the wake of a breakup. If you’re seeking some aural empowerment, you’ll hit the jackpot with Talk About It.

In situations where it’s all too easy to relent and endure meaningless conversations, Talk About It is a stark reminder that you’ve got better things to do with your time. The Trap beats create a solid platform for Angel x Star’s vocals to create alchemy on, there may be a few pensive tones thrown into the multi-layered mix. But from start to finish, it’s an evocatively energetic track.

You can practically feel the collaborative chemistry in Talk About It. Naturally, we’re all too excited to hear their next single which is due to drop this summer.

You can check out the official lyric video which premiered on April 21st via YouTube.

Talk About It is also available to stream on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


RnB Pop Artist Aica Has Dropped Her Second Single “Goodluck”

Up and coming R&B Pop artist Aica dropped her second vibrantly nostalgic single Goodluck in February 2020, fans of 90s R&B Pop, you’re going to want to hear it.

Straight from the first verse, there’s the rhythmic accessibility which pulls you into the instrumental groove. And just as magnetically, Aica will draw you into the vocal melodies with her naturally soulful dynamic vocals which makes the empowering conviction in the lyrics really resonate. If you’re looking for a feel-good urban earworm to add to your playlists, look no further.

Goodluck is the first single to be released from Aica’s upcoming EP, we’re officially stoked to hear the rest of the release.

You can check out Goodluck for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Michelle Shapa – Everlasting: Soul-Soaked Alt RnB

Breaking Alt RnB artist Michelle Shapa’s fourth single Everlasting is a captivating cocktail of Soul, Pop, EDM and Funk which will definitely liven up your playlists.

The inspiring lyricism sits tightly against the softly intricate melodies which may share a reminiscence or two with 90s RnB artists, but tangibly, Michelle Shapa has stamped down her own signature empowering style with Everlasting. There may be plenty of energy in the vocals, but thanks to the smooth production, Everlasting is an impossibly easy track to vibe-out to.

Alt RnB fans won’t fail to find the resonance in Everlasting It’s magnetic enough to draw you in from the prelude and only loosen its grip when the track reaches the outro.

You can check out Michelle Shapa’s single Everlasting for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Rielle – Can’t Do This: Empoweringly All-Consuming RnB Pop

Right from the first few notes in RnB artist Rielle’s latest single “Can’t Do This”, you brace yourself to thrown into a hard-hitting melancholic single.

But what the prelude doesn’t prepare you for is the all-consuming nature of the chorus which allows Can’t Do This to stand as the ultimate testament to Rielle’s ability to orchestrate resonantly raw RnB Pop hits.

Even though the track title sounds fairly defeatist, Can’t Do This is irrefutably one of the most empowering RnB Pop singles we’ve heard in quite some time. The resonance isn’t hard to find in the lyrics, especially if you’ve ever had your self-esteem shattered by someone too blind to see your worth in the first place. There may not be many vocal melodies which can compel you to join in on the chorus before you’ve even learnt the lyrics to a track, Rielle has audibly made up for the shortfall with Can’t Do This.

You can check out Rielle’s single Can’t Do This for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Josh Kab serves up striking soul in his Alt RnB Hip Hop single “If I Cry”

Soul may be the cornerstone of RnB, but there’s a strikingly potent serving of it in up and coming artist Josh Kab’s alternative album “Sad Boy Hours”.

In the Standout track “If I Cry”, Josh Kab has merged 90s RnB, New Wave Trap, and Old School Hip Hop to create a mix which offers unpredictable progressions. One thing which remains as a constant is the level of emotion projected into the mix.

Between the moody rap verses and striking RnB crooning, there’s a smorgasbord of sentiment which isn’t all too shy about resonating. Josh Kab went beyond the usual Sad Hip Hop style with If I Cry by creating an organic track which perceptibly came straight from the soul.

You can check out Josh Kab’s single If I Cry along with the rest of their album via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Put Your Self-Worth in Check with Jaonere’s Standout RnB Soul Single “Hopeless”

For a track with such a pessimistic title, Jaonere’s single Hopeless serves up some seriously accordant soul.

The melodically mellow RnB Soul single invites you to slip into the artist’s introspection surrounding their self-worth. And it may inspire you to pontificate on your own. But don’t worry, there’s very little chance of slipping into an existential hole as you listen to the deeply romantic single unfold.

The magnetic grip of the vocal melodies in Hopeless isn’t something that we come across all too often. Neither is the sincerity in the vocal delivery. The London-based singer-songwriter may deliver soulful retro vibes through his music, but you’ll only need to hit play on Hopeless to affirm just how much commercial potential lingers in his sound.

You can check out Jaonere’s single Hopeless along with the rest of his 2020 album All We Have Is Now via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Moniaire – Push It: A Debut of Smooth Rhythmic RnB-Soaked Hip Hop

Up and coming Hip Hop artist Moniaire dropped her debut EP “20/20 Vision” on January 1st. If you think the EP title pun is ingenious, wait until you hear the standout single Push It In.

By switching between RnB Pop style harmonic vocals and unflinchingly authoritative Rap verses, Push It In offers attitude alongside soul in a way which may have been done before, but it’s never quite been done like this before. Moniaire found the perfect balance between sultrily poised and convictive and arrestive to ensure that this track stays with you for long after it has faded to a close. As for the instrumentals, they’re atmospherically melodic from start to finish. Push It In may have a slight 90s RnB vibe, but it’s still a perfect fit for your 2020 playlists.

You can check out Push It for yourselves along with the rest of Moniaire’s EP for yourselves via Apple Music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast