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Nicole Leaskk has released her strikingly powerful RnB Pop single “Take You Back”

Breaking artist Nicole Leaskk has finally dropped her highly-anticipated RnB Pop single “Take You Back”. The morosely powerful downtempo single illustrates the intensity of the emotions which can arise from amorous indecision while the succinctly poised instrumentals provide captivatingly modernistic melodies.

Nicole Leaskk’s vocals ensure that you feel every ounce of emotion which was projected into the orchestration of the single. And perceptibly, she held nothing back when penning the candid lyrics.

Take You Back is far from your average lovelorn single. It’s striking, it’s stylish and it’s bound to offer plenty of resonance to anyone who knows the feeling of logic and emotions going head to head.

Take You Back is now available to stream on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Lil Xay has released the lead single from their game-changing forthcoming RnB album “Freshmen Veteran”

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Fly is the first release from breaking RnB artist Lil Xay’s forthcoming album Freshmen Veteran which is due to drop later this summer. The tone in the exotic beats couldn’t be warmer and the distinction in Lil Xay’s vocal delivery couldn’t be any more striking.

Before you have chance to get complacent with the smooth grooving downtempo vibes, V3DA’s stunningly seductive Pop vocals kick in to add yet another amorous dynamic to the jazz-laden soundscape.

Fly is as authentic as it is soulful. I may not be in possession of a crystal ball, but it is clear to see that Lil Xay has the kind of talent which can’t be ignored. He couldn’t be closer to the mark with the way he captured the feeling of thinking you’re going insane when you fall for someone.

You can check out Lil Xay’s single Fly for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alt RnB artist John Garrison has made their debut with the eccentrically funk-infused single Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That

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There may be a serious amount of soul in breaking artist John Garrison’s debut single Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That, but that didn’t stop him from showing his magnetically playful side in the funky grooving hit.

With lyrics like “I’m just loving that someone wants to see me smile” your soul would need to have checked out not to be endeared by the debut. If the lyrics don’t do it for you, their buttery smooth vocals and the infectiously melodic beats may just do the trick.

Any fans of the American Funk Rock band Wild Cherry will be equally as enamoured by John Garrison’s captivatingly flawless radio-ready single which is accessible from the first hit. Naturally, we can’t wait to hear what comes next.

You can check out John Garrison’s groovingly distinctive feat of RnB for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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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

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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

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Mandela – ISO: A High-Vibe Hip Hop Playlist Staple

If you’re looking for Hip Hop that soothes the soul, look no further than breaking artist Mandela’s latest single ISO which offers high-vibe sunny grooves and lyrics which will undoubtedly make you feel better about the absurdity about we’re living in.

By playfully alluding to the face mask debate in the lyrics while keeping the tones upbeat, ISO progresses as a transfixing euphoric track which is sure to sweeten any mood.  With the nuances of Jazz, Pop, EDM and RnB which are into the mix, there’s no guessing what kind of aural curveball the track will throw at you next. Yet, each progression was uplifting and inventive as the last. It’s almost impossible to capture Mandela’s energy and inspiring vibes in words. You’re going to have to hit play to appreciate it for yourselves.

You can check out Mandela’s track ISO by heading over to Spotify now.

With an EP and an album in the work, there’s no better time to get Mandela on your radar. So give them a follow and never miss out on their upcoming releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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

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

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SLSTRSS has released her fiercely empowering Neo-Soul single “Better”

Up and coming Neo-Soul artist SLSTRSS dropped the music video for her seminal single Better on July 4th. Prepare to be galvanized.

We’re all feeling a little caged and frustrated at the state of the world right now, SLSTRSS latest single offers you an inspirationally powerful different outlook. Refusing to deal with the world as it is doesn’t have to mean resigning in apathy, as SLSTRSS poignantly alludes, we can simply start to be better.

Despite the smooth soulful production, Better is definitely one of the most hard-hitting tracks I’ve heard this year. If you’re looking for an empowering aural pick me up, look no further.

You can check out the official video to SLSTRSS’ latest single by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Donnell Isaac injected plenty of soul into the airwaves with their latest single “I Didn’t Know”

Donnell Isaac went right back to the roots of Soul with his modern, stylish Jazz-infused revival track “I Didn’t Know”. The sense of nostalgia is strong, but the contemporary production of the captivatingly groove-filled soul soother makes Donnell Isaac’s sound anything but archaic.

Only after hearing Donnell Isaac’s single did it occur to me how two dimensional so many RnB tracks are. There’s a smorgasbord of emotion in I Didn’t Know, and none of them will fail to resonate. The unfiltered passion, the lovelorn torment, the shimmering optimism, all hit equally as hard, but the warm easy tones will comfort the blow.

You can check out Donnell Isaac’s latest single I Didn’t Know for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Precious Onungwe shines so bright on meaningful video for ”You Matter”

Canada is a beautiful country and it has provided the world with such a pure song thanks to Precious Onungwe. This fantastic neo-soul artist has just dropped the visuals for his brand new song called ”You Matter”. This song matters as it has put a positive spin on what has been a torturous year to put it mildly. The young singer shines here and his pure voice and wonderful message shines very bright in 2020.

You Matter” from self-aware Precious Onungwe celebrates all of our uniqueness and our collective individualism as humans. He speaks on issues such as hatred and jealousy which can lead to bigger societal problems: mass shootings, spread of demeaning words, killings, and abuse of power. With self love, self worth and self awareness, we can see others from the same lens we use for ourselves. You Matter As Much As I Do is the mantra here. With this mirror, there’s no need to tear anyone down to feel bigger or elevated. We are all in this together, and we can make it a paradise here because you matter. I love what this fine artist and poet is all about.

With a soul so bright like this, can you see why this is such a vital message? Precious Onungwe’sYou Matter” is probably one of the most important messages of the year. This is a singer who uses his platform to make a difference. Let’s turn this up, share and embrace this peaceful voice during these war-ravaged times.

Stream this brand new song with so much meaning on his YouTube music channel.

Check out this fine young artist with real soul here on his Insta.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen