Rochester, New York-based singer-songwriter Montrael released her highly anticipated EP, Project Twenty1, as 2020 drew to a close; if you missed it, you missed a soulful soiree of style, sultry panache and urban poetry.
Montrael made her debut in 2018; since the debut, she has built a loyal fan following around her effortlessly resounding music where emotion always takes the reins and drives the tracks through moody trappy melodies and self-aware introspection. The young artist takes influence from Usher, Beyonce and Selena, while her inspiration lies in her commitment to being a youthful voice for this generation of RnB fans in need of soulfully empowering music.
Project Twenty1 is now available to stream and purchase in full via apple music.
‘The Deal’ is just one of the tracks that feature on UK-based singer-songwriter Kule T’s debut RnB dance-pop EP, ‘Emotional Rollercoaster’; it eclipses the 90s while welcoming in the future of soul-infused dance-pop.
After spending time in the Sony/Columbia-signed band, MN8 in the 90s, Kule T definitely knows his way around the RnB sound. The happy grooves in The Deal capture the euphoria of getting hooked on someone, while the hooks themselves will draw you into a colourful soundscape that vibes with uniqueness, seduction, and soul.
You will be able to listen to The Deal from July 9th; check out Kule T via their website.
If there’s any Alt Pop artist we’re stoked to hear more from this year, it’s the sultrily sublime newcomer Mama Yaya.
Her fans were treated to yet another infectiously Funk-riddled hit with the release of her single “Devil” which dropped on May 29th. In Devil, grooving Neo-Soul meets roots-deep Blues Rock and Pop. Despite the levels of distinction which are impossible to miss, Devil is an incredibly accessible radio-ready hit which stays with you long after the track has faded to a close.
The driving snappy beats paired with bendy basslines and bluesy guitar licks form the perfect platform for the bewitching vocal style which consistently evolves through the dynamic earworm.
You can check out the official lyric video to Devil by heading over to YouTube.
Irish fourpiece Vvolla has made their debut with the blissfully resolving Neo-Soul Pop single “Never Untrue”. Within it, you’ll find layers of beguilingly nostalgic tonal warmth paired with Emily Lannin’s distinctively alluring vocal dynamic. Vvolla makes it all too easy to feel right at home in the Jazz-soaked melodies in Never Untrue. Even from the first hit.
I especially appreciated the Blues Rock guitar solos which take the soundscape to the next level thanks to the nuances of psychedelia which were definitely unexpected after ingesting the chorally sweet accordance which led up to the kaleidoscopic solo.
You can check out Vvolla’s single Never Untrue for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
After the success of their debut single, UK Alternative artist Runaway Strangers released their beguilingly arrestive single “Box”. There may be plenty of nostalgia to grasp at within the soundscape, but their stylistically bold approach could never resonate as dated.
The Neo-Classic piano prelude starts the proceedings. From there on out there’s a myriad of evolutions in the soundscape ensuring that your attention is never in danger of faltering. The transfixing tones possess plenty of magnetism as they weave through the Neo-Soul Pop and Pop Rock nuances.
The vocal harmonies seamlessly switch from compellingly evocative to attitudinally fierce, amplifying the dynamic energy that Box effortlessly exudes. If you appreciate distinctive artists, Runaways Strangers will give you plenty to get excited about.
You can check out Runaway Strangers’ single Box for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
Reggae Soul artist Jindi encapsulated the smoothly romantic 90s Reggae Pop vibe with the standout single “Midnight Love” from their EP “1995”.
Along with the unfiltered romanticism and funk-riddled rhythms, you can expect a flood of nostalgia to hit and allow you to reminisce over amorous sun-soaked memories. Any form of escapism is more than welcome these days, and escapism doesn’t come much sweeter than what the warm tones in Midnight Love have to offer.
There may be elements from decades past within Midnight Love, but with the artist’s uniquely evocative appeal and fresh approach to production, their earworm more than deserves a spot on international radio waves.
You can check out Jindi’s single Midnight Love along with the rest of the EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
Soul, Funk, and sentimentality are just three of the striking elements which will hit you when you hit play on up and coming Soul Pop artist Dhyan’s single “Ice Cold Lemonade”.
The absorbingly mellow melodies follow an ambient pace creating the perfect platform for Dhyan’s naturally harmonic and expressive vocals which will leave you hooked from the very first verse. Many people are daunted by the prospect of checking out new artists. But Dhyan will ensure that your curiosity is generously rewarded with this buttery smooth serving of Neo-Soul Pop.
By using lemonade as a playful metaphor, Ice Cold Lemonade which makes it all too easy to fall into the accessible and amiable mix. The level of immersive mesmerism on offer ensures that the gentle melodies will stay with you for long after the track has faded to a close.
You can check out Ice Cold Lemonade for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
Nashville singer-songwriter Noah Vonne has recently released her second sweetly immersive single “Love Move”. The soulfully bluesy genre-mashing single is sure to be of appeal to any fans of Nora Jones and Amy Winehouse. While there may be reminiscences in the sound, authenticity is the essence of Love Move which packs in plenty of mellifluous rhythm and absorbing winding Blues riffs.
The production on the guitars may feel slightly rough in parts, but it’s still more than perceptible that with Noah Vone’s contemporary approach to Neo-Soul we’ve got an up and coming artist worth getting excited about.
You can check out Noah Vonne’s single Love Move for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
Up and coming Alt-Pop artist Aviva has recently made their debut with the soulfully vibrant single “¡Blah Blah Blah!”; if you’re looking for a restoratively blissful track, you won’t go far wrong hitting play with this one. The vintage soundscape incorporates aspects of Jazz, Neo-Soul, Indie, and Psych Pop to offer a smorgasbord of uplifting tonality which is all too tempting to get lost within.
With powerful vocal harmonies in the chorus, and soothing melodic vocals in the verses ¡Blah Blah Blah! wasn’t created as a showcase of talent (even though it irrefutably is). Instead, it is perceptible that the soundscape was born from a far more sincere place. ¡Blah Blah Blah! feeds richly ambient rhythms to the listener offering effortlessly natural good vibes.
You can check out Aviva’s single ¡Blah Blah Blah! For yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.