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Jimi Amor – For You: Serenely Melodic Downtempo RnB

Up and coming RnB Soul artist Jimi Amor made his 2020 debut with the hypnotically smooth single “For You”. If you’re a sucker for serenely melodic downtempo RnB you may want to start preparing your vibe-out urban playlists for the sticky-sweet hit now.

With even more sensually appealing tracks to be released as part of their upcoming EP, the time to jump on their sound is now. While each of the tracks on their 3-track EP delivers the same mellifluous cathartic ambience, each soundscape contains a different mesmeric sentiment which will make your own soul feel recognised.

You can check out Jimi Amor’s debut single For You for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Raélle – Close to You: Hypnotically Smooth Indie RnB

If it’s been a while since you heard an RnB single which was so effortlessly soulful it was hypnotic, I’d highly recommend turning your attention to the smooth vibes which seep from up and coming artist Raélle’s latest single “Close to You”.

The melodic downtempo Indie RnB instrumentals create the perfect platform for Raélle’s poised and nuanced yet powerfully arrestive vocals. There are also elements of ambient Jazz weaved into the soundscape for maximal tonal warmth. But where the soundscape truly sets itself apart is through Raélle’s vocals. You’d be hard-pressed to find another breaking artist with such a captivating vocal range and ability to make every lyrical line resonate. The vocal harmonies in Close to You are bordering on celestial.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Raélle’s single Close To You for yourselves. In the meantime, you can check out the London-based artist’s earlier releases via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Makia Marshall – Love Myself: Viscerally Compelling RnB Soul

There will always be space on the airwaves for RnB Soul singles which celebrate romantic love. But you’d struggle to find a track more compelling, visceral, and essential than Makia Marshall’s latest single Love Myself.

The single served the stark reminder that above all else, your ability to love yourself should take precedence. The lyrics efficaciously illustrate how low your standards can get if you don’t find love for yourself before you try to offer it to someone who never deserved it.

While the grounding lyrics will steal plenty of your consciousness as you listen to the track unfold, the smooth and ambient soundscape provides plenty of catharsis too. Makia Marshall’s effortlessly organic and soulful vocals were the cherry on the cake.

You can check out Makia Marshall’s captivating single Love Myself via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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M L V N – Soundwave: Reflectively Gentle RnB Soul Pop

London-based singer-songwriter M L V N (Melvin Turner) is set to release their debut album “Soundwave” on January 20th. And the airwaves are set to become an infinitely smoother thanks to the breaking talent’s nuanced contribution. There isn’t a vibe check in the world which M L V N couldn’t pass.

The gently rhythmic Soul Pop soundscapes carry the perfect amount of reflective magnetism. M L V N’s rich vocals succinctly allow you to put the lyrics into context before compelling you to quiescently reflect on your own reality. While the ambient instrumentals simultaneously feed you comforting tonally-warm catharsis.

Soundwave is a tension-stripping track which remains consistently immersive, from the first track to the last.

You can check out Soundwave for yourselves from January 20th via Spotify. Where you’ll also find their debut self-titled EP which was released in 2013 and their sophomore 2019 single Supermxn.

For more info and ways to listen, head over to M L V N’s official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kle’an – 9.1.1: Sentimentally Sweet Experimentally Smooth RnB

9.1.1 is the first original track to be released by up and coming RnB soul artist Kle’an. Their previously released cover tracks demonstrated their naturally harmonic vocal talent. But 9.1.1 makes it all too perceptible that their talent also enables them to write evocatively romantic soundscapes for themselves.

Kle’an definitely didn’t hold back on the soul which was poured into the ambiently intricate single. The melodies almost give 9.1.1 a Neo-Classical feel while Kle’an’s dynamic vocals flit from crooning RnB to soft Hip Hop versing.  It may not be your average offering RnB, but it is a bold stylistic new step in the evolution of the genre which will leave you arrested by each sticky-sweet sentimental progression.

You can check out Kle’an’s single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast