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Lil Xay has released the lead single from their game-changing forthcoming RnB album “Freshmen Veteran”

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Fly is the first release from breaking RnB artist Lil Xay’s forthcoming album Freshmen Veteran which is due to drop later this summer. The tone in the exotic beats couldn’t be warmer and the distinction in Lil Xay’s vocal delivery couldn’t be any more striking.

Before you have chance to get complacent with the smooth grooving downtempo vibes, V3DA’s stunningly seductive Pop vocals kick in to add yet another amorous dynamic to the jazz-laden soundscape.

Fly is as authentic as it is soulful. I may not be in possession of a crystal ball, but it is clear to see that Lil Xay has the kind of talent which can’t be ignored. He couldn’t be closer to the mark with the way he captured the feeling of thinking you’re going insane when you fall for someone.

You can check out Lil Xay’s single Fly for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Danger of Drowning – Heart to Break: An Infectiously Amorous Convergence of Indie Pop Rock and RnB

Indie Pop Rock and smooth RnB infectiously converge in Danger of Drowning’s latest single Heart to Break which dropped on April 30th.

As soon as you hit play, it hits you that Danger of Drowning has reached a new frontier with their intriguingly distinctive yet immediately resolving sound. Whichever music genre you usually find yourself delving into to enjoy sticky sweet sentimental love songs, Heart to Break is sure to hit the amorous aural spot.

By fusing the piercing emotion of Pop Punk combined with the arrestive melodic hooks and grooves of contemporary RnB, Danger of Drowning ensured that Heart to Break will stick to your synapses like superglue. Especially if you spent a fair amount of your youth listening to Panic! at the Disco.

You can check out Danger of Drowning’s Indie earworm for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Hourigan has released their optimism-invoking Indie RnB Folk Single “Fly Your Kite”

The word ‘arrestive’ may get thrown around a lot in reviews, but in the case of Hourigan’s Indie RnB Folk single “Fly Your Kite”, it’s more than justified.

The unfiltered soul which Hourigan projected into the Indie RnB mix has a way of crawling under your ribs as you drink in the organic accordant ecstasy in the sublimely serene soundscape.

If you could imagine what it would sound like if Jack Johnson, Hozier and Cosmo Sheldrake all collaborated on a single, you’d get an idea of how mesmerizingly transcendent Fly Your Kite is.

Lyrically, Fly Your Kite is a poignant message to the younger generations facing overwhelming levels of uncertainty. It’s a gentle optimism-invoking invitation to keep on going and to see past the crushing illusion society attempts to sell us.

You can check out Hourigan’s single Fly Your Kite for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Cjvd has dropped their Funk-deep serving of RnB Soul “Nobody Else”

Cjvd has gone right back to the roots of RnB with the potent serving of soul which was projected into his latest single Nobody Else. But with the snappy solid beats in the accordantly light arrangement, he created a hit which deserves a spot on 21st-century airwaves.

The hook-filled immersive track sits at the perfect tempo to offer catharsis whilst simultaneously allowing you to lose yourself in the colourfully romantic mix.

Cjvd isn’t just on-trend with Nobody Else. He’s started his own with his accessibly sentimental Funk-deep style. And we’re definitely here for it.

You can check out Cjvd’s single Nobody Else for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alex Slay – Cherry Wine: Nostalgically Warm, Stylistically Captivating Alt Indie Neo-Soul

Alex Slay

Nashville-based Indie RnB artist Alex Slay’s upcoming single “Cherry Wine” may be a melodiously soft, soulfully captivating slow jam, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a more hard-hitting Indie Soul track.

Their completely distinctive sound fuses nostalgically warm Neo-Soul Jazz Pop tones around roots-deep RnB and light melodic Blues in a way which I can guarantee you’ve never heard the like of before. But despite the uniqueness of Alex Slay’s signature sound, Cherry Wine is one of the most accessible Indie RnB tracks we’ve heard this year. And those are just a few of the reasons you’ll come to love Cherry Wine once you delve into the soulful creative catharsis.

You’ll have to wait until May 20th to check out Cherry Wine for yourselves. In the meantime, you can check out the artist’s previous releases via SoundCloud and keep up to date with news of the release via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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ANGELO – Beautiful Mind: Sincerely Striking Indie RnB Soul

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Up and coming Indie Soul Pop artist ANGELO dropped their latest viscerally emotive single “Beautiful Mind” on May 5th, any fans of sentimentally striking tracks will definitely want to give the release some attention.

All too often, R&B tracks cover the same old hyperbole and platitudes, but with Beautiful Mind, you get a true sense that it has been delivered straight from the soul.

With ANGELO’s intimately candid lyrics, smoothly resoundingly vocals and the distinctive instrumental arrangement which puts absorbing Blues guitar licks against intricately soft Trap beats, Beautiful Mind is an RnB Slow Jam playlist essential.

You can check out ANGELO’s single Beautiful Mind for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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YayRaven – Norma Jeane: A fittingly decadent Alt Dance Pop ode Marilyn Monroe

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London-based artist and songwriter YayRaven has dropped her electrically fresh feat of Alt Indie RnB Dance Pop “Norma Jeane”.

While many songs have been written as odes to Norma Jeane (Marilyn Monroe), they’ve mostly been done by creepy old dudes. YayRaven created a fittingly decadent Alt Dance Hit which exudes all the attitude you could imagine Marilyn Monroe possessing.

Norma Jeane is one of the finest testaments to YayRaven’s songwriting talent we’ve heard so far. There’s a tangible sense that YayRaven locked into the icon’s psyche, style, and harrow while penning the lyrics. And that’s all without mentioning the adrenalizing 162 bpm beats which make Norma Jeane as danceable as it is connectable, soulful and irrefutably ingenious.

You’ll be able to check out Norma Jeane for yourselves via YayRaven’s Bandcamp page from May 1st.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Gussie Miller – The Last Page: Tenderly Soulful Neo-Soul

Not many vocalists can contend with Mike Patton’s magnetically smooth vocals in Faith No More’s iconic track Easy. But up and coming RnB Soul artist Gussie Miller achieved it with discernible ease with their recently released single “The Last Page”.

The Last Page kicks off with a soft Jazzy prelude which introduces Gussie Miller’s almost whispered vocals, and there’s a steady build-up throughout the track, yet, it’s anything but a slow burner. The instrumentals may exude mellifluously rhythmic cathartic ambience, but you’ll be locked into the progressions all the same. With the tonal warmth in The Last Page, you might just feel as though you’re swimming in pools of nostalgic sepia once you hit play.

You can check out The Last Page for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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J.F.T. is due to drop his evocative Alt Hip Hop track “Lost Love” featuring Merty Shango and Marcello Vieira

J.F.T.

Fans of emotively-driven Alt Hip Hop will definitely want author and composer J.F.T on their radar before the drop of his latest single Lost Love featuring Merty Shango and Marcello Vieira which is due for release on May 15th, 2020.

With elements of Pop, RnB and Rock all weaved into the genre-defying soundscape, each progression will introduce you to a new evolution in sound. Hearing the Rock vocals alongside J.F.T.’s smooth poetic RnB Pop vocals doesn’t just add distinction to Lost Love, it makes the lovelorn scorn even more visceral.

The tentative pacing of the Rap bars allows the weight of the lyrics to efficaciously resonate in Lost Love, you’ll be hanging on each deftly placed word which sits against the rattle of the atmospherically smooth Trap beats.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Lost Love for yourselves. In the meantime, you can head over to J.F.T.’s official site.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Parsa Sabet has taken the evolution of RnB one step further with the Synth Pop hit “Yourself”

RnB Soul and Synth Pop seamlessly entwine in up and coming artist Parsa Sabet’s standout single “Yourself”. Expect euphorically entrancing synth lines paired with passion-soaked RnB Pop vocals in one of the most distinctive urban soundscapes we’ve heard in 2020.

Yourself is just one of the singles in Parsa Sabet’s 5-track EP SAD BOYS DON’T DROWN which only took the artist 5 days to complete. You’ll need to hear the track for yourselves before you colour yourselves impressed with the speed of the production.

Parsa Sabet found the perfect balance between ambience and rhythmic energy with the fresh immersive hit which has significant commercial appeal. It’s not all too often we can recommend the same artist to fans of RnB and fans of Synth Pop, and it’s certainly not every day we hear a track simultaneously offering ingenuity alongside accessibility. Get them on your radar.

You can check out the official lyric video to Parsa Sabet’s single which dropped on March 31st via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast