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Contemporary Rnb

JEF P – Pull Up: An Ardently Intoxicating Jazz Infusion

If you think that the artwork to JEF P’s single Pull Up is archaic, just wait until you hear the ardently intoxicating levels of old-school soul in the RnB track.

Pull Up resonates as more than music, you can tell that the Washington-based artist’s audiophilic tendencies heavily influenced the soundscape, but there’s sticky-sweet meta poetry breathing through the melodic verses which swing in perfect tempo with the Jazz-laden instrumentals.

I don’t bound the term ‘masterful’ around lightly, but with Pull Up, it’s impossible to find a more apt adjective for the dreamy, hazy, contemporary vibes.

Pull Up is available to stream via all major platforms through this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Feel the love with Kev Cartier’s ardently smooth Hip Hop track “Bomb” featuring Ammo

The chaos in 2020 didn’t strip the romanticism out of RnB Hip Hop, one of the most amorously smooth tracks which dropped this year was undoubtedly Kev Cartier’s passion-soaked hit ‘Bomb’ featuring Ammo.

The light and indulgent sun-kissed rhythms work alongside Kev Cartier’s sultry RnB vocals to offer rhythmic entrancement and plenty of ardent emotion which won’t fail to fill your soul as you listen to the high-vibe choruses.

Despite the accessibility of Bomb, with the contemporary and slick production, there’s no denying that the mix encapsulates the very best of contemporary RnB Hip Hop. Kev Cartier is definitely one to watch.

You can check out the official music video to Kev Cartier’s single Bomb by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Relive your digital traumas with RnB Pop artist Jace Heyman’s debut single “Drunk Text”

If you’ve ever sent a life-ruining drunk text, Jace Heyman’s debut single may bring back some raw memories, but the smooth melodious rhythms offer plenty of consolation.

The Hertford-based R&B singer-songwriter’s debut perfectly encapsulates that hideous feeling of still being in love with someone and feeling your heart break a little bit more when you know that you can’t convey those emotions anymore.

With a sound which grooves along with the contemporary curve and the fact that their first release has added a distinctive voice onto the airwaves, it’s hard not to be excited by the prospect of Jace Heyman’s sophomore single.

Drunk Text is available to stream on all major services via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Sedgeley lays down danceable grooves in their latest soul-soaked Pop hit “Dance with Your Lover”

Dancefloors across the globe may remain desolate, but that hasn’t stopped artists such as Sedgeley from producing seductively sweet tracks. Their latest release “Dance with Your Lover” is the amorous escapism that the airwaves have been crying out for.

There’s a beguilingly nostalgic air behind the track which contains plenty of appeal for fans of artists such as Seal, and aural nostalgia is more important now more than ever. It draws us back to a time where our lives weren’t quite so consumed with chaos and uncertainty. The sentimental air to Dance with Your Lover is consuming from the first verse. When the vocal sincerity hits, expect your soul to melt into the organic rhythmic alchemy of this stunningly produced release.

There’s plenty more in the pipeline from the London-based artist in 2020 and beyond. Save a spot on your radar.

You can check out the danceable grooves in Dance with Your Lover by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

RnB artist Pavit Sanghera shows us what Feminist music is really about with “Better Decisions”

There’s been a lot of debate whether Cardi B’s latest track is Feminist. However you definite it, it doesn’t contain a fraction of the empowerment found in Pavit Sanghera’s latest single “Better Decisions”.

It’s a straight-up assassination on Fuckboys who think that sex and respect can’t be synonymous and think you owe their raging hormones your body. Just to reaffirm Pavit Sanghera’s point, you don’t.

Pavit Sanghera’s unapologetic resounding attitude in Better Decisions is something I’ll never forget. The laidback RnB rhythms create the perfect atmosphere to allow the listener to soak up all the empowering enlightenment Pavit Sanghera has to offer. We’ll definitely be reserving her a spot on our radar to see what aural gold she serves up next.

You can check out Better Decisions for yourselves by heading over to Spotify or Apple Music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Big Frank – Jealous: Floor-Filling RnB Pop

US RnB Pop artist Big Frank has dropped plenty of fresh hits, but their groovingly euphoric floor-filler “Jealous” is the perfect for their authentically soulful approach to Pop.

The sonic fuzzy synth lines fizz around the snappy danceable beats while Big Frank lays down their playfully harmonic vocals. Jealous may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s plenty of magnetism in Jealous thanks to the high-energy vocals which definitely won’t fail to pull you into the eccentric mix.

If you’re looking for more aural odes to hedonism for your playlists, you’ll strike gold with Jealous.

You can check out Jealous for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Henry – You Don’t Need to Know: Smoothly Sentimental RnB Soul

https://soundcloud.com/henrymbata/you-dont-need-to-know

You Don’t Need to Know” is the smooth new soulful jam from up and coming Dublin RnB artist Henry. Elements of the past and the future accessibly combine in the soothingly sentimental soundscape.

The tempo may be low, but the level of evocative appeal is off the charts in the stylistic and slick mix which perfectly accommodates Henry’s soft and sensuously harmonious RnB Pop vocals.

Ireland may not be known for its massive RnB scene, but that may be set to change now that Henry is dropping his accordantly soul-soothing hits on the airwaves. He’s irrefutably one to watch. Up and coming RnB artists who can truly revive the genre and make it ooze contemporary appeal are worth their weight in aural gold.

You can check out You Don’t Need to Know for yourselves via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Up and coming RnB artist Jaye Wood has dropped their amorously sincere single “Trophy Boy”

Jaye Wood

Finding an RnB Pop hit which holds the same level of sincerity as Jaye Wood offered in his latest single Trophy Boy would be like attempting to find a needle in a haystack.

Instead of the usual superficiality offered by love songs, Jaye Wood dug deep lyrically to find sentiments which scream integrity. There’s a smorgasbord of emotion which moves beyond the usual two-dimensional love songs. It recognises that love doesn’t require two perfect infallible people, instead, it requires undying passion. If this sweet summer jam appeased my cold soul, I have plenty of faith that the radio-ready single will warm countless hearts.

Jaye Wood’s latest single Trophy Boy is available to stream on all major streaming services via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Chay CEO – Take You Down: Seductively Soulful RnB

If up and coming RnB Soul artist Chay CEO has evaded your radar, we’ve got the perfect track to introduce you to her seductively alluring style.

Take You Down” is just one of the singles on the artist’s 2019 5-track EP “Therapy Session”. Each track tackles a different emotion which romantic relationships can invoke. Take You Down efficaciously captures the lust which can manifest as relationships are blossoming. If there’s any contemporary RnB single with the power to put you in the mood, it’s Take You Down.

Perceptibly, Chay CEO found the perfect balance of amorous romanticism and sexually-empowered attitude which makes it all too easy to get hooked into the soulful mix.

You can check out Chay CEO’s single Take You Down for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

K. Rose – Nothing: Strikingly Soulful Ambient Neo-Soul RnB

https://soundcloud.com/user-555645404/nothing

Breaking RnB singer-songwriter K. Rose has released their most strikingly soulful single yet with “Nothing”. It may be laced with romantic lament, but it’s anything but your average lovelorn single.

The stylistically ambient beats which were crafted by Zane98 set the perfect tone for K. Rose’s soft, smooth and harmonically flawless vocals which run through the candidly relatable lyrics.

While not all breakups are the same, a running theme between them is the sense of worthlessness which can lead you to believe that there’s nothing left. K. Rose resonantly captures that emotion, if you’re capable of empathy, expect this track to hit hard. It may be tonally warm and inviting, but the level of emotion which was projected through the lyrics is haunting.

You can check out K. Rose’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast