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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.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Put Your Self-Worth in Check with Jaonere’s Standout RnB Soul Single “Hopeless”

For a track with such a pessimistic title, Jaonere’s single Hopeless serves up some seriously accordant soul.

The melodically mellow RnB Soul single invites you to slip into the artist’s introspection surrounding their self-worth. And it may inspire you to pontificate on your own. But don’t worry, there’s very little chance of slipping into an existential hole as you listen to the deeply romantic single unfold.

The magnetic grip of the vocal melodies in Hopeless isn’t something that we come across all too often. Neither is the sincerity in the vocal delivery. The London-based singer-songwriter may deliver soulful retro vibes through his music, but you’ll only need to hit play on Hopeless to affirm just how much commercial potential lingers in his sound.

You can check out Jaonere’s single Hopeless along with the rest of his 2020 album All We Have Is Now via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Tarah Jaye – Your Love: Progressively Sultry Funk and Blues-Soaked RnB

If you like your RnB served straight from the soul, you’re bound to find plenty of sentimental appeal in up and coming artist Tarah Jaye’s latest sensually evocative single Your Love.

The deep grooves in the Funk-laden soundscape amplify the sultry magnetism which spills from the vocals and lyrics. And the progressive single doesn’t stop there when it comes to genre-blending. By the time you reach the outro, you’ll also have indulged in Jazz-style Blues guitar riffs. Considering that the track kicks off with a fairly simplistic electronic RnB Pop prelude, Your Love takes you on one hell of an aural journey which you’ll undoubtedly want to take time and time again.

You can check out Tarah Jaye’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to Soundcloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Trèvon Slaten – Fall in Love: A Melodically Captivating Candidly Resonant Indie RnB Hit

Indie and RnB seamlessly entwine in Trèvon Slaten’s third single “Fall in Love” which any fans of romantically-rendered urban soundscapes are going to want to pay attention to.

With melodic hooks, lush vocal harmonies, and inventive instrumental progressions which will keep you locked into the mix, Trèvon Slaten has created an earworm with Fall in Love. The choruses will stick to your synapses like superglue and the introspective lyrics in the verses carry substantial evocative weight. Instead of hiding behind metaphors, the artist has laid his soul bare, making it impossible not to find the human connection in this track.

Anyone who has ever felt frustration or impatience when it comes to falling in love will definitely find resonance within Fall in Love.

You can check out Trèvon Slaten’s single Fall in Love for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Makia Marshall – Love Myself: Viscerally Compelling RnB Soul

There will always be space on the airwaves for RnB Soul singles which celebrate romantic love. But you’d struggle to find a track more compelling, visceral, and essential than Makia Marshall’s latest single Love Myself.

The single served the stark reminder that above all else, your ability to love yourself should take precedence. The lyrics efficaciously illustrate how low your standards can get if you don’t find love for yourself before you try to offer it to someone who never deserved it.

While the grounding lyrics will steal plenty of your consciousness as you listen to the track unfold, the smooth and ambient soundscape provides plenty of catharsis too. Makia Marshall’s effortlessly organic and soulful vocals were the cherry on the cake.

You can check out Makia Marshall’s captivating single Love Myself via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Damon K. Clark – Love Me Now: Spellbinding Soul Pop

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Contemporary ballad-style Soul Pop doesn’t come much more captivatingly efficacious than Damon K. Clark’s latest single “Love Me Now”.

Through the directness of the lyrics, Love Me Now feels like a confession straight from the soul. The opening verse pulls you into an evocatively piercing soundscape which utilises soft percussion, nuancedly spellbinding lyrics, and crescendos which will make your own soul recognise the pure unadulterated emotion in the single.

There may be plenty of old school sonorous appeal in Love Me Now, but the Dallas-based artist’s contribution to the airwaves still carries ample amounts of contemporary appeal.

You can listen to Damon K. Clark’s mesmerizingly evocative single Love Me Now by heading over to SoundCloud.

Keep up to date with the artist’s latest releases via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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RnB Pop Artist Nepsa Has Made Her 2020 Debut with the Soulfully Smooth EP “Thinking I Know More”

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Up and coming RnB Soul Pop artist Nepsa has made her 2020 debut with the emotively magnetic EP “Thinking I Know More” and revived a timeless sound with a brand-new contemporary style.

While each single stands as a testament to the artist’s dynamic talent, the best introduction to her sound is undoubtedly “Empty Handed (V2)”. There may be plenty of vocal melancholy projected into the mix. But the light EDM beats add playful layers of funk to ensure that listening to Empty Handed is an emotional yet ultimately uplifting experience.

There’s little room to wonder why so many RnB Soul fans have become enamoured by Nepsa’s smoothly cathartic yet futuristically captivating approach to the genre. Watch this space.

You can check out Empty Handed (V2) for yourselves along with the rest of Nepsa’s debut release via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Sarah Reynolds – I Need Love: Expressively Powerful RnB Pop

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You’ll find plenty of minced words and sentiment on the airwaves, but with up and coming artist Sarah Reynold’s latest single “I Need Love” you get a fresh cut of emotion.

Sarah Reynolds’ expressively powerful take on an RnB gives you the same iron-wrought emotion of a traditional ballad. Yet I Need Love is a track which takes its own distinctive form through the modern stylistic instrumental arrangement and Sarah Reynold’s tensile evocative vocals.

The open and unabashed lyrics are transfixing from start to finish. No one really likes admitting that they need love; there’s a socially constructed sense of weakness which surrounds it. I Need Love forcibly blew those perceptions out of the water and served a sharp stark reminder that everyone needs love. With that in mind, I Need Love is undoubtedly one of the most powerful singles on the topic of love I’ve heard in a while. And what better date for it to be released on than Valentine’s Day?

I Need Love will be available to stream on all major platforms including Spotify from February 14th.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Neo-Classical Meets RnB Soul in OH DETROIT’s Latest single “The Tide” featuring Aaron Sokell

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If you’re as aurally sensitive as me, don’t be surprised if you find up and coming RnB Soul artist OH DETROIT’s latest single “The Tide” featuring Aaron Sokell emotively bruising.

With Neo-classically-inspired piano melodies adding plenty of pensive weight to the single and the ethereally captivating vocals offering a potent serving of unfiltered intrinsically human emotion, The Tide is simply captivating.

The Tide may offer a gentle ambience, but it keeps an iron-wrought grip on your attention allowing you to feel the soulful passionate conviction behind each and every note.

You can check out the lyric video to The Tide which was released on January 25th via YouTube or add it to your playlists via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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D’Andre – Dancing Queen ft Java & CassLitAF

Instead of waiting until summer to drop their smooth grooving up-vibe RnB Hip Hop drop, US artist D’Andre treated fans of soulful urban melodies to their latest sun-kissed mix “Dancing Queen” on December 13th.

In collaboration with Java & CassLitAF, Dancing Queen became a mix full of smooth rhythmic danceable hype. With everyone from Jay Z to Bob Marley to Michael Jackson to Usher influencing the up and coming artists sound, they were free to run with their rhythmic expression without all too much consideration to genre constraints. Their expressive freedom definitely resonated in Dancing Queen.

The EDM Hip Hop beats offer a light intricacy while the vocalists constantly switch-up the vibe of the track making it a dynamic feat of romantic urban soul from the prelude to the outro.

You can check out D’Andre’s latest drop for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast