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Indie RnB Pop

Leo breaks through the heartbreak in his indie-soul single, Helicopter Leaves

If you like your RnB fed through plenty of wobbly tape echo delay, the up and coming artist Leo’s latest single, Helicopter Leaves, is exactly the kind of hazy indie RnB pop catharsis you want to delve into. In sentiment, Helicopter Leaves is a bitter-sweet release that explores the memories and emotions shared with an ex, but Leo never bows to the melancholy; he keeps the tone as bright as his infectious optimism.

It was a bold move to try and make it with Leo as a mononym, but based on Helicopter Leaves, he has the right amount of talent and soulful warmth to do exactly that. If anyone is this generation’s answer to Jack Johnson, it is the 24-year old Massachusetts-hailing singer-songwriter that entrenches his work in his deep spirituality and determination to connect the dots that nature leaves creatives to play with.

Helicopter Leaves is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

LOGUIDICE embraces her bold autonomy in her debut RnB pop EP, ONE.

LOGUIDICE

While most pop artists perform behind façade and ego, the up and coming RnB pop artist LOGUIDICE gives you a multifaceted view of her soulful, spiritual and fierce persona in her debut EP, ONE.

Tracks 1, Mood, is a vibe-heavy sultry RnB hit that shows the Bethlehem, PA-residing artist’s salacious side; nestled beside her demure attitude is her mindful, self-aware lyricism and a gorgeous ‘don’t fuck with me’ sense of soul.

Elevator brings the funk to the EP before track three allows you to respect LOGUIDICE as a pop vocalist as well as a rap artist. The delicious cadence mixed with the hypnotic 90s RnB beats provides alchemic catharsis. To truly demonstrate her versatility, track 4, Overthinkin’ is a sombre downtempo ballad, and the concluding single, Magnetic exhibits the best of the songwriter’s skill when it comes to creating a mood with her atmospherically layered tracks.

No amount of hype put behind LOGUIDICE will ever be hyperbole. We can’t wait to hear how she will follow on from her phenomenally promising debut.

LOGUIDICE’s debut EP, ONE, will be available to stream from October 29th; it is available to stream and download via this link.

Connect with LOGUIDICE on Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

RnB pop luminary Lánre shares the Cali sun in his latest soul-fix of a single, LA.

I’m fairly certain a significant part of my soul belongs to Atlanta’s trailblazer of soul-pop, Lánre, after hearing his latest good-vibe track LA. With his arcanely harmonic vocal melodies and the modern trappy indie-pop beats, it is easy to see how he has come to amass over 300k streams on his debut release. Hearing LA immediately becomes secondary to feeling the vibe in the emotionally charged single that finds a poetic way of proving that it is the people that make the place, not the landscape.

It’s tracks like LA that prove that there’s still plenty of originality to be pulled out of lovelorn pop, if you do it with enough soul. The sky is the limit for this quickly ascending artist and his affectionate panache.

Take yourself to Lánre’s depiction of LA via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

RnB artist TODD has made his wavy trap pop debut with ‘Girl You Looking So Fly’

TODD

Up and coming alternative RnB artist TODD has made his debut with the release of his wavy trap pop track, Girl You Looking So Fly, which was originally composed as a poem to his girlfriend during lockdown.

After a trippy prelude of chords fed through tape delay echo, the vivid multi-layered mix kicks into full flow around steady trap beats and vocals which seamlessly switch between deadpan cool and RnB crooning.

The vocal samples slightly over-busy the mix; aside from that, Girl You Looking So Fly is a stellar indie RnB debut in every conceivable way.

Girl You Looking So Fly will be officially released on October 8th 2021.

Connect with TODD and keep up to date with new releases on Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Philly Knox has unleashed her ethereally empowering dark-pop hit, ‘Bad Guy’.

After a dark ethereal intro, Philly Knox’s latest single, Bad Guy, seamlessly shifts into an amalgamation of trap beats, RnB pop vocals and rap verses that Knox uses to utterly floor you with the candid demeanour of her soulful yet vehemently fierce bars.

Bad Guy may share the same title as Eilish’s viral hit, but Knox put an ensnaring claim on the name with her dark hip hop hit that sticks with you for quite some time after the haunting lo-fi-style outro. The single feeds empowerment through the deliverance of raw and intimate expression that isn’t commonplace anywhere, let alone on the airwaves.

You can check out Philly Knox on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Jules Marie has released her relatable indie pop track ‘Bulletproof’

Philly-hailing singer-songwriter Jules Marie has garnered plenty of hype since releasing her debut single in 2020. After the release of her latest single, Bulletproof, it is hard to see how anything could get in the way of her trajectory to the top. Her accessible girl next door vibes mixed with her infectiously empowered attitude in Bulletproof was discernibly a recipe for success. Not only is she an artist that you can be in awe of, but she is also an artist that you can relate to.

Instrumentally, Bulletproof is a smooth and stylish feat of indie pop, while Jules Marie pulls nuances of RnB into the mix in true 90s and 00s pop style. Any fans of Nelly Furtado, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson and Natasha Bedingfield will definitely want to pay attention to the artist that has already racked up 100k streams on Spotify alone.

Bulletproof is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Justin Adijanto – ‘Ctrl Alt Delete’ featuring Jessica Gelinas and Voel

Justin Adijanto, Jessica Gelinas and Voel’s latest collaborative 3-track single, ‘Ctrl Alt Delete’, practically lays out the welcome mat to make you feel right at home in the immersive indie RnB pop release.

The radio-ready singles, produced by Jakarta-born producer Justin Adijanto, ooze contemporary appeal by toying with moody and muddy tones and nestling shimmering synths in between. With the RnB infusion manifesting through Jessica and Voel’s vocals and instrumentally through the funk-laden grooves, the potency of the soul parallels the infectiousness of the melodies. The standout track has to be, ‘Crazy’; a highly relatable admission of the mania that comes to the surface when it comes to romantic disparity.

Ctrl Alt Delete is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

Alt-Indie Pop artist Luvelle bares all in ‘Scrapbook Thoughts’

‘Scrapbook Thoughts’, featuring JERHELL, is the unapologetically honest lead track from up and coming Melbourne-hailing indie artist Luvelle’s debut EP, Scrapbook, which brings intimate emotion animated by RnB Pop to the airwaves.

With plenty of choral delay laid onto the guitars as they cut through the grooving progressions that bring hints of contemporary RnB into the mix, Scrapbook Thoughts unfolds as a tonally mellow, evocatively strident track that you’re unlikely to forget in a hurry.

At the age of 16-years-old, Luvelle is already proving he has what it takes to take the industry by storm. Scrapbooks may be a lo-fi release, but with his charisma, candid lyricism and accessible experimental sound, he’s a triple threat.

Luvelle’s debut EP, Scrapbooks, is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Take it slow with Imogen’s hazy RnB pop track, ‘Silhouettes’.

Breaking pop artist Imogen put her classical training to use once again with her almost Carnatic RnB-infused single, ‘Silhouettes’.

The length of your attention span becomes irrelevant once you hit play on Silhouettes and are introduced to her harmonic command combined with the hazy romantic beats that leave plenty of room for the magnetic field which emanates around her subtle and demure vocal timbre.

Each of the songwriter and pianist’s tracks reflects a different facet of love passion and freedom and allows the listener to experience it through aesthetic phenomenon. It’s easy to see why she’s been able to put leagues between her artfully astute approach to production and other up and coming artists.

Silhouettes is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Alt RnB Pop artist Srujanika has made her debut with ‘Rags to Riches’

Srujanika

Tokyo-based singer-songwriter Srujanika has made her 2020 debut with the Alt R n’ B Pop single ‘Rags to Riches’ which squirms free from the constraints of archetypal R n’ B and runs through in a truly authentic style.

The self-proclaimed Queen of Darkness poured plenty of moody alchemy into the track which was penned to revere anyone who has succeeded in the quest for success, despite adversity. In a society where the rich, powerful and famous are mindlessly applauded, Srujanika offers a nuanced view that success lies in the journey.

Her unapologetically bold style may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Rags to Riches poured straight out of the soul to suit acquired tastes and people who don’t mind raw and direct intimacy in their tracks.

Rags to Riches which was released on December 15th is now available to stream and download via Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast