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Wyatt Roberts – Hate My Friends: Genre-Crushing Urban Alt Indie

Indie RnB Soul Pop artist Wyatt Roberts dropped their latest album “Hate My Friends” on January 3rd and made RnB Pop more melodic than ever.

You’ll hear plenty of urban/alternative crossover tracks on the airwaves already, yet Wyatt Roberts has firmly put his own infectiously sweet stamp down on in true pioneering style.

While each track is as evocatively captivating as the last, there’s no better introduction than the title track. The title track will allow you to imagine what Simple Plan would have sounded like if they incorporated Indie Post Punk, and RnB Trap into their sound. And that may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s easy to see that there will be plenty of Alt Pop fans who see the ingenuity which has been weaved into Hate My Friends.

While it feels like Hate My Friends would have been a stronger track if the lyrics ran a little cleaner. It’s still an incredible track which I’d recommend to anyone who is always o the lookout for something a little different to add to their playlists.

You can check out Hate My Friends via Spotify and iTunes.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Satchit – Stargaze: Hypnotically Sublime Alt Indie RnB

If you haven’t already jumped on the hype of UK-based Alt RnB Soul artist Satchit, there’s never been a better time to do so after the release of their latest single “Stargaze”.

With constantly evolving guitar tones against solid Trap beats and plenty of layers of mesmerising ingenuity in between, Stargaze is utterly hypnotic.

With guitars which progress from winding bluesy licks to Shoegaze/Post-Punk cutting tonality, you never know which way you’re going to get seamlessly pulled next. And that’s all without mention to Satchit’s smooth vocals which find the perfect synergistic level in the mix.

So few RnB artists are willing to go so distinctive with their sound. But Satchit’s bold experimentalism more than paid off in this dreamy mellifluous mix. It’s a uniquely beguiling earworm which will most definitely be played on repeat now I’ve got a taste of the artist’s sonorously captivating charm.

You can check out the official music video to Satchit’s latest single which premiered on January 24th for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ryan Flores has released their first sticky-sweet Indie RnB Pop Single of 2020 with “Lovesick”

Up and coming Toronto-based artist Ryan Flores kicked off 2020 by releasing his most sublime single to date. “Lovesick” is a sticky-sweet Indie RnB Pop single filled with grounding sentiment and uplifting melodies.

While the artist always tends to render the inexpressible expressible through their ballad-style soulful singles, they’ve excelled with Lovesick. The single will offer plenty of resonance to anyone who has ever known what it truly means to be lovesick. The timelessly captivating melodies allow you to explore themes of unfulfilled romantic obsession. Plenty of catharsis will greet you as you meet the affirmation that you’re not the only one to have experienced such paralysing emotion.

You can check out Ryan Flores’ latest single Lovesick for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Dhyan – Speak of the Devil: Atmospherically Tantalising RnB Soul

With their recent releases, up and singer-songwriter Dhyan has demonstrated that whatever kind of urban soundscape they put their mind to, it is executed to perfection.

“Speak of the Devil” isn’t typical of their other releases. But it is a tantalisingly dark feat of RnB Soul which comes with plenty of atmospheric mesmerism. The tonality steeps the soundscape with a sombre bluesy vibe which isn’t too far from what you can expect from artists such as Hozier. Yet, there are still plenty of quintessential RnB Soul elements to grasp to as the smooth mix works its way through its cathartically downtempo duration.

Speak of the Devil is a perfect example of how resonant, raw, and real RnB can be in the 21st century.

You can check out Speak of the Devil along with the rest of Dhyan’s album The Sun Never Says for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Newschool Vintage – Come Back to Me: Chillingly Experimental RnB

“Come Back to Me” is the fourth single to be released by the up and coming artist Newschool Vintage. Their artist title gives you plenty of hints of how they approach the R&B genre, but it does little to prepare you for how ethereally sweet the soundscape is.

The tender delicacy of Come Back to Me is nothing short of arrestive. Through a combination of teasingly downtempo beats and endearingly lucid effects, distinction is at the core of Come Back to Me, while the essence lies in absorbing amounts of soul.

If the smooth experimental RnB beats weren’t enough, you’re also treated to an unexpected – but incredibly welcome deep bluesy guitar riff which is the cherry on the cake in Come Back to Me.

You can check out Come Back to Me for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast