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Jimi Amor – For You: Serenely Melodic Downtempo RnB

Up and coming RnB Soul artist Jimi Amor made his 2020 debut with the hypnotically smooth single “For You”. If you’re a sucker for serenely melodic downtempo RnB you may want to start preparing your vibe-out urban playlists for the sticky-sweet hit now.

With even more sensually appealing tracks to be released as part of their upcoming EP, the time to jump on their sound is now. While each of the tracks on their 3-track EP delivers the same mellifluous cathartic ambience, each soundscape contains a different mesmeric sentiment which will make your own soul feel recognised.

You can check out Jimi Amor’s debut single For You for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Keep up to date with future releases via Instagram and Twitter

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Up and coming artist Nolai’s single Stay is the aural evolution RnB has been waiting for

Up and coming RnB artist Nolai blew us away with their bar-setting single Without You. Their latest futuristically-romantic single Stay has given us another reason to get excited about the commercial potential which lingers in their inspired approach to EDM RnB Pop.

The vibrantly explorative soundscape may be a far cry from what you can expect from traditional RnB, and so are Nolai’s fiery nuanced vocals. Yet, accessibility still remains the essence of the melodically infectious single.

Even though there’s a sure enough injection of attitude within the mix, Stay is the perfect introduction to Nolai’s ability to leave you aurally endeared from the moment you hit play.

You can check out Nolai’s latest single Stay for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Rielle – Can’t Do This: Empoweringly All-Consuming RnB Pop

Right from the first few notes in RnB artist Rielle’s latest single “Can’t Do This”, you brace yourself to thrown into a hard-hitting melancholic single.

But what the prelude doesn’t prepare you for is the all-consuming nature of the chorus which allows Can’t Do This to stand as the ultimate testament to Rielle’s ability to orchestrate resonantly raw RnB Pop hits.

Even though the track title sounds fairly defeatist, Can’t Do This is irrefutably one of the most empowering RnB Pop singles we’ve heard in quite some time. The resonance isn’t hard to find in the lyrics, especially if you’ve ever had your self-esteem shattered by someone too blind to see your worth in the first place. There may not be many vocal melodies which can compel you to join in on the chorus before you’ve even learnt the lyrics to a track, Rielle has audibly made up for the shortfall with Can’t Do This.

You can check out Rielle’s single Can’t Do This for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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RnB, Pop and Hip Hop soulfully intertwine in Prejon’s standout single “Take Off”

If breaking Alt RnB artist Prejon has evaded your radar up until now, it’s definitely time to find out what the hype surrounding his genre-mashing sound is all about. Their standout single “Take Off” serves as the perfect introduction to their smooth, constraint-crumbling urban style

Within the sweet and steady mix, you’ll find nuanced elements of Hip Hop, Pop, Reggae and Neo-Soul. Despite Prejon’s tendency to create fresh new urban soundscapes, he has kept the groove in Take Off accessibly arrestive. Take Off may venture far from what you would expect from an archetypal RnB track, but one thing which Prejon did keep traditional was the romantically-rendered soul which is poured into the vibing mix.

If your soul is still functioning, you’ll instantly warm to Prejon thanks to the artist’s charismatically humble vocal delivery which seamlessly switches from pitch-perfect harmonics to accordant Rap verses. And you can expect just as many evolutions in the sun-soaked beats.

You can check out Prejon’s single Take Off for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Nia J – Bad Faith: Sweetly Soul-Appeasing Choral Alt Soul Pop

The soul-appeasing melodies in Nia J’s third Alt Pop single “Bad Faith” will have you captivated with just the first few notes.

While many Pop artists fail to find new avenues to take their sound, Nia J experimented with rich choral tones and succinctly layered harmonies to create a track which is so accordant it is practically celestial.

Any fans of John Mayer, Bruno Mars, Daniel Caesar and H.E.R. are sure to appreciate this unique combination of Neo-Soul, Acoustic Folk Pop, and RnB. The sweet colourfully popping notes are the perfect platform for Nia J’s resounding flawlessly pitched vocals. With Bad Faith coming together under a polished production, it’s a radio-ready hit which won’t be out of place on your Alt Pop playlists.

You can check out Nia J’s single Bad Faith for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Soak Up the Exotic Melodies in NEZZA’s Latino Pop single “Corazón Frío”

Independent Latino Pop artist NEZZA dropped her sublimely exotic single “Corazón Frío” in February 2020; you’d struggle to find a 2020 release with the same warming vibrant melodic appeal.

The lyrics may be Spanish, but the soul poured into the track is universally resonant. The same can also be said for the rhythmically smooth, organically absorbing rhythms.

Latino music often comes with uniquely intricate rhythmic melodies, yet Corazón Frío pops with even more effervescent colour than you’re accustomed to thanks to the masterful production on the single. And it goes without saying that NEZZA’s vocals are the cherry on the cake of this sun-soaked earworm.

It’s a flawless release which any Latino Pop fan will want on their playlists.

You can check out the official video to Corazón Frío which premiered on February 19th for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Karrington – When in Barcelona: An Exotic Twist on 90s RnB Pop

Up and coming Pop artist Karrington has recently released her first 2020 single “When in Barcelona” which puts a fresh new Latina twist on 90s RnB-inspired Pop.

The stunning feat of aural escapism offers effervescent warmth through the exotic rhythms and Karrington’s dynamically arrestive bi-lingual vocals. With the Latina rhythms weaving into sun-soaked intricate melodies, you’ll be captivated by the time the prelude has run through.

It’s the ultimate winter warmer. More importantly, Karrington’s fourth single stands as a testament to how much her sound has matured since she made her debut in 2019 with the single “Stuck on You”.

Even though the wanderlust lyrical content is left fairly light When in Barcelona resonates as though it came straight from the soul.

You can check out When in Barcelona for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Raélle – Close to You: Hypnotically Smooth Indie RnB

If it’s been a while since you heard an RnB single which was so effortlessly soulful it was hypnotic, I’d highly recommend turning your attention to the smooth vibes which seep from up and coming artist Raélle’s latest single “Close to You”.

The melodic downtempo Indie RnB instrumentals create the perfect platform for Raélle’s poised and nuanced yet powerfully arrestive vocals. There are also elements of ambient Jazz weaved into the soundscape for maximal tonal warmth. But where the soundscape truly sets itself apart is through Raélle’s vocals. You’d be hard-pressed to find another breaking artist with such a captivating vocal range and ability to make every lyrical line resonate. The vocal harmonies in Close to You are bordering on celestial.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Raélle’s single Close To You for yourselves. In the meantime, you can check out the London-based artist’s earlier releases via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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DK – Okay: Soulfully-Sweet Inventively-Fresh Polyphonic Pop

We can always tell when good vibes have been made the cornerstone of a single, and it’s all too evident that Urban Alt Pop artist DK made it the essence of his recently released single “Okay”.

Throughout the tonally vibrant track, you’ll hear the repetition of the mantra “I’ll be okay”, with plenty of inspiring introspection in between. By the time you get to the outro, don’t be surprised if the playfully polyphonic mix has lifted your spirits and organically offered a heavy serving of optimism. It’s impossible not to be endeared by the feat of Hip Hop, Pop, Soul, and RnB.

I have a feeling of any fans of Nintendo-style chiptune tracks will definitely want Okay on their playlists.

You can check out DK’s latest single Okay for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alt Pop Artist Nolai Has Dropped His Latest Single “Without You”

After his debut single dropped in Summer 2019, artist and producer Nolai’s sound has attracted a feverous amount of attention. With his magnetically mellow charismatic vibe, it’s all too easy to see why.

His latest single “Without You” is a melodically dreamy work of contemporary EDM Pop mixed with elements of Hip Hop and R&B. With ethereally-light reverb softening the beats in Without You, the track unravels with an ambient feel. Yet there’s still plenty of fire in the concordant mix –, especially through Nolai’s energetically passionate vocals. And with lyrics which transcend the usual lyrical Pop tropes, Nolai is pretty much a triple threat.

Without You is the first single to be released from Nolai’s debut EP “Wild Thoughts” which is due for release in March 2020. Make sure you keep up to date with all of his future releases via Facebook.

You can check out Nolai’s single Without You for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast