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London Singer Songwriter Yazmine MB has released her Chillingly Soulful single “I Do”

London-based Neo-Soul artist Yazmine MB released her tension-stripping, soul-baring single “I Do” on May 24th. If it’s been a while since an up and coming artist has given you chills, prepare for the prickling evocative intensity in I Do.

Yazmine MB’s voice will leave you searching for the right adjectives even though none seem to be able to accurately capture her harrowingly ethereal harmonies which perplexingly ultimately resonates as soothing. The poised and minimalistic Neo-Soul instrumentals share the same alchemic propensities to leave you spellbound whilst simultaneously leaving your soul full.

In a feat of lyrical ingenuity, Yazmine MB used the age-old declaration of commitment “I do” in a sublimely resonant homage to the act of giving in. The added poetic twist is the icing on this raw and intimate cake which will stay with you long after it has faded out.

You can listen to I Do by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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LA Alt Indie duo Tricks have made their debut with the genre-crumbling EP “The Epic Preview”

Up and coming LA Alt Indie Electronica duo Tricks have made their dreamily entrancing debut with the EP “The Epic Preview”. Given the title of the EP and the resonant magnetism which the release contains, we’re already excited to hear what will follow.

Each of the 7 tracks on the EP offers plenty of affable aural indulgence. Yet, the best introduction to Tricks’ urbanely nuanced production style is “2squares”. With the Mike Patton-levels of sublime experimental ingenuity, you’ll be transfixed to the ever-evolving progressions which flirt with downtempo Hip Hop, Indie and Soul. Each progression and shift in tone is as seamless as the last in this medley of grooving which follows just the right tempo for the track to be as cathartic as it is captivating.

You can check out 2squares along with the rest of Tricks’ debut EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

To keep up to date with new releases, follow Tricks via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Indie and RnB Soul Alchemically Combine in Alvin’s Immersively Raw Single “Sentient”

Manchester has another reason to feel smug about their repertoire of musicians after RnB Soul artist Alvin released their latest EP Seven Oaks on May 1st.

Each of the tracks offers unfiltered candid lyrical poetry alongside absorbingly authentic beats, but the best introduction to Alvin’s succinct stylistic sound is undoubtedly Sentient.

By allowing the same haunting guitar tones as you’d expect to find in a Chameleons track to create the perfect platform for their equally as ethereal vocals, Sentient offers plenty of pensively immersive alchemy. But just because Alvin let his soul candidly spill out into the mix, that doesn’t mean that the track is without its soulful catharsis. Warming to new artists may not be easy, but it’s never been easier for fans of Alt Indie RnB.

You can check out Sentient along with the rest of Alvin’s latest EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Joshua Dairen poured a smorgasbord of soul onto the airwaves with their latest single “Black and White”

There’s a serious serving of soul in breaking RnB Neo-Soul artist Joshua Dairen’s latest single Black & White.

Despite their modernistic approach to Soul, you’re still hit with the same resounding levels of emotion as you’d find in tracks from pioneering artists. From the first verse, you’ll be hooked in by the poetically candid lyrics which get increasingly more profound as Black & White progresses.

Joshua Dairen’s harmonically pitch-perfect deep vocals find perfect synergy with the Electronically orchestrated beats which borrow nuances of EDM, Pop and Hip Hop for a dynamic genre-transcending sound. In short, Black & White is a perfectly well-rounded track which drips with universal commercial appeal.

You can check out Joshua Dairen’s track Black & White for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alex Slay – Cherry Wine: Nostalgically Warm, Stylistically Captivating Alt Indie Neo-Soul

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Nashville-based Indie RnB artist Alex Slay’s upcoming single “Cherry Wine” may be a melodiously soft, soulfully captivating slow jam, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a more hard-hitting Indie Soul track.

Their completely distinctive sound fuses nostalgically warm Neo-Soul Jazz Pop tones around roots-deep RnB and light melodic Blues in a way which I can guarantee you’ve never heard the like of before. But despite the uniqueness of Alex Slay’s signature sound, Cherry Wine is one of the most accessible Indie RnB tracks we’ve heard this year. And those are just a few of the reasons you’ll come to love Cherry Wine once you delve into the soulful creative catharsis.

You’ll have to wait until May 20th to check out Cherry Wine for yourselves. In the meantime, you can check out the artist’s previous releases via SoundCloud and keep up to date with news of the release via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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ANGELO – Beautiful Mind: Sincerely Striking Indie RnB Soul

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Up and coming Indie Soul Pop artist ANGELO dropped their latest viscerally emotive single “Beautiful Mind” on May 5th, any fans of sentimentally striking tracks will definitely want to give the release some attention.

All too often, R&B tracks cover the same old hyperbole and platitudes, but with Beautiful Mind, you get a true sense that it has been delivered straight from the soul.

With ANGELO’s intimately candid lyrics, smoothly resoundingly vocals and the distinctive instrumental arrangement which puts absorbing Blues guitar licks against intricately soft Trap beats, Beautiful Mind is an RnB Slow Jam playlist essential.

You can check out ANGELO’s single Beautiful Mind for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Neo-Soul and Indie Pop Seamlessly Entwine in Haley Fishberger’s Latest Single “Un Known”

Un Known” is the latest soul-baring single from up and coming Pop artist Haley Fishberger which could enamour fans of Daughter and Amy Winehouse alike.

The track kicks off with tenderly beguiling prelude before the momentum builds and slight nuances of Neo-soul, Jazz, and Rock are infused into the soulfully striking Pop ballad which oozes with artistic authenticity.

The seamless progressions may have been unpredictable, but they were executed with stunningly deft mastery, leaving plenty of affirmations in the celestially full-bodied sound that Haley Fishberger is an artist who deserves a spot on your radar.

You can check out Haley Fishberger’s single Un Known for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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RnB Soul Artist Marquarius Has Made Their Debut with the Sensuously Smooth Slow Jam “Can’t Stay”

RnB Soul artist Marquarius has made their debut with the sensually rhythmic downtempo perennial earworm “Can’t Stay”.

With the intricately immersive melodies, polished production, and amount of soul which has been poured into the mix through Marquarius’ vocals, you’ll be hooked in this sticky-sweet slow jam before the first verse has finished.

The duration of Can’t Stay may be criminally short, but the track is the perfect introduction to the up and coming artist’s sound. We’ll definitely be placing them on our radar. Their contemporary take on RnB may be roots-deep. But there’s an unparalleled stylistically magnetic element to Marquarius’s approach to production.

You can check out Marquarius’ debut single Can’t Stay for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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BL Bex – There’s the Way: A Hypnotic Infusion of Psych, Soul, Electronic Art Pop and Blues

Up and coming duo BL Bex’s latest single “There’s the Way” is utterly hypnotic. With elements of Art Pop, Psych Rock, Neo-Soul and Alt Blues Folk weaved into the indulgently immersive single it may not fit into any aural pigeon holes, but you’ll definitely find a home for the soundscape on your playlists.

Lexie Green’s smoothly accordant, sensually quiescent Americana Blues vocals rise above the beats deftly orchestrated by producer Ben Cozens which offer beguilingly distinctive ambient layers to get lost within. For extra added alchemy, BL Bex enlisted the virtuosic prowess of guitarist Chris Hooks.

It’s not all too often we can so assuredly say that you’ve never heard anything quite like this before. If you regularly find yourself on the hunt for truly authentic artists, look no further.

You can check out There’s The Way for yourselves by heading over to BL Bex’s official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Psychedelicacy – Fairground: A Uniquely Indulgent Jazz Infusion Playlist Essential

It’s no great surprise that Glaswegian Neo-Soul artist Psychedelicacy’s recently released single “Fairground” hasn’t failed to garner plenty of attention.

The uniquely indulgent Jazz Infusion track offers a beguiling mix of Cabaret, Pop, RnB, Jazz and Soul which is as cathartic as it is endearing. And it’s not every day we can say that about a track. But perceptibly, Psychedelicacy’s prodigally improvisational style permits their soundscapes to ooze distinction.

The smooth Jazz instrumentals create the perfect platform for Anna Wood’s expressively accordant vocals which add plenty of personality to the track around the guitar and sax solos.

Fairground may not be everyone’s cup of tea. In fact, it would be fairly insulting to the ingenuity of the track to insinuate that it could ever be comparable to something so commonplace.

You can check out Psychedelicacy’s track Fairground for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast