Houston TX RnB artist and producer, DJBrandice has released her gospel & hip-hop-infused latest single, Good Enough. Over a simple yet striking melody, the deeply compassionate lyrics smoothly move through notions of self-worth in the context of relationships that plant seeds of doubt.
Even with the heart-wrenching honesty in the lyrics, the nuances of Christian music brings a resolving dynamic to the release that is full of aural salvation for anyone with a confusing sense of self-worth. The instrumentals may be minimal, but with DJBrandice’s unique sonic signature written in the mix and her resoundingly evocative vocals, Good Enough is more than that; it’s exceptional.
Good Enough is now available to stream on Spotify.
‘This Time’ is the latest single released from the Philadelphian alt-RnB artist, FEAT, who has been on a home run with his soul-baring hits since making his debut in 2020.
Some of the tracks that featured on his debut album, For the Lovers Mixtape, have made it onto the OST for the indie film, The Unhinged, and his smooth sonic signature works just as well on the airwaves. Lyrically, this Time explores the very human tendency to stay in toxic dynamics for longer than is healthier while channelling compassion for others in the same situation. Aurally, This Time is a rock and indie guitar-licked distinctive triumph that stands as the ultimate testament to FEAT’s originality. It was a bold move to be so artfully authentic, but it more than paid off in This Time.
Here’s what FEAT had to say on his latest release
“This Time was a song written during a breakup. After numerous attempts to make the relationship work, I was left with disappointment and dissatisfaction and hurt. This song became a way to relieve the undesirable emotions; it was time for me to realize my potential, what I am capable of, and to disconnect from a love that was so very tragic.”
After winning over swathes of RnB fans with her versatile style in her sophomore single, Nothing to Me, the Floridian RnB singer-songwriter, Balaciaga, has released her soulfully convictive single, Like It. The demure single takes a different tone from the preceding releases, proving that Balaciaga’s talent in matching tone, temperament and key leaves little room for improvement.
Like It combines scathing tendencies and emboldening vibes with an old-school sense of romanticism, proving that affection and empowerment can fit hand in glove. The up and coming artist takes influence from a vast array of artists for her well-rounded and instantly distinctive style, including but not limited to Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce.
After garnering plenty of hype with her previous releases, the up-and-coming RnB alt-pop trailblazer, Lauren Tuchscherer, has released her seminally raw single ‘Complicating’.
The moody and barbed-soul-steeped track unravels as an indulgent juxtaposition for the way it feels so candid and vulnerable but still carries a slick and resounding production that effortlessly sets Lauren Tuchscherer apart from her contemporaries.
With a vocal style that sits somewhere between Lady Gaga and Eilish and lyrics that get to the core of dissonant frustration, there’s no evading the weight of Complicating. We can’t wait to hear what follows.
Check out Complicating for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
The Cleveland, Ohio-residing RnB songwriter and soulstress, Lawyvn, has made a feistily unforgettable debut with her single, Have You Ever?
As the lyrics question the complexity of affection, the beats groove through the mellifluous melodies that are all too easy to connect your rhythmic pulses to as the luminary newcomer makes the most out of her effortlessly rich vocal timbre.
Even though there are some notable hints of 90s RnB in the warm mix, this hit was definitively made for the 21st-century’s airwaves. With the high-quality production and the sheer artistry in the vocal harmonies, Lawsvn is one to watch. She deserves a coveted spot on every RnB fans’ radar.
Have You Ever? Is now available to stream on Spotify. And you can connect with Lawsvn via Instagram.
The San Diego-hailing Cambodian-American alt-pop artist KANITHA (Marjorie Huot) has released her most arrestive RnB pop single to date with VICES, which captures the people-pleasing and co-dependent tendencies that can form through trauma-bond-forming tumultuous relationships.
If you know, you know. If you don’t, VICES will open your eyes Clockwork Orange style to the type of trauma that emotional abuse can bury within us. The lyric, “he only likes me when I’m on my on my knees begging him to give a fuck about me”, is soberingly succinct; few lyrics have captured the nefarious nature of abusers so vividly.
We can’t wait to hear what KANITHA has in store with her upcoming EP; the depth of her emotional intelligence is enough to put most artists on the airwaves to shame. And that is without mentioning the evocative weight of her light vocal timbre against the chamber pop style RnB instrumentals. We’re officially infatuated.
VICES will officially release on March 11th, 2022. You can check it out for yourselves via Spotify.
Bronx-born-and-raised RnB artist, Chris Paris, has been in the habit of pouring soul into his raw confessionals since his debut single release in 2021. In 2022, the artist that draws inspiration from the likes of Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Drake is back on demure form once again with his latest single, Confide.
By starting with the opening lyric, “I could always tell we were never on the same page”, you instantly relate to Paris and the universal struggle to find people on a similar wavelength. From there on out, you move through smooth RnB melodies and melodic hip hop beats that run under shimmering reverb and drink in Paris’ honeyed-in-spite-of-scorn vocal timbre.
Paris is everything that you’d want from a contemporary RnB artist; he brings a sharp slice of modernity to the genre through his candid lyrics, indie production style and fearlessness when it comes to stamping down his soulful signature.
Confide is now available to stream on all major platforms via this link.
We’d be seriously impressed if any other new RnB hit raised the temperature as high as Jaiy’s (Phillip Bradley Jr.) latest luxe single, Prettyboyshit.
The American RnB singer-songwriter found the perfect balance of salacity, soul and lavish excess in Prettyboyshit which smashes the archetypal RnB mould with its deep sub-bass, trappy 808s and straight from the soul, almost ethereally smooth, vocals. The Louisville, KY-hailing artist’s time spent contributing to the church choir evidently paid off with Prettyboyshit, and his equally as popular singles, Blame Game and Decisions.
Prettyboyshit is now available to stream and purchase on all major platforms via this link.
With the title of “Peace Once More”, the up and coming soul singer, Patrice Hawthorne’s latest single hits hard before you even hit play. Those three simple words allude to how hard-fought-for peace is in our slightly warped modern age, how urgent the search for it can feel and how sweet it is to find that evasive inner catharsis. That sweetness resonates in the timbre in the modern RnB production, which left plenty of room for experimentalism.
After the spoken word verse, energizingly uplifting harmonies and the reverb-laden sun-kissed melodies, you get a taste of the peace that we’ve all been striving for lately. Top tip, turn off the news and tune into the artists worth paying attention to.
In a time when people are more polarized than ever before, Patrice Hawthorne and her matured songwriting, dynamically powerful vocal range and artistic flair can be considered an essential artist. Get her on your radar. For your sanity’s sake not hers.
Peace Once More is now available to stream on Spotify.
Tai Mistyque is one of the very few RnB artists with the sound and emotional intelligence to cut it in this new progressive generation. Someone had to put an end to the heartbroken fawning and the loved up gloating, and you’d be hard-pressed finding someone that breaks the RnB mould with so much style.
Her latest fearlessly empathetic single, Toxic, is the perfect introduction to her emboldening MO that melds with her alt-pop, EDM & RnB fusionist sound. In each of her singles, she seeks to extend resonance to the ordinary women in pursuit of their dreams. That’s a refreshing change from the artists who make their debut in the determination to be rendered iconic. Tai Mistyque achieved that iconic status through her ability to humbly reflect humanistic proclivities through her deeply imploring vocal timbre that you won’t fail to connect to. We can’t wait to see her ascend the charts with her empowering edge and seemingly infinite reserve of aural magnetism.