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Artist Mek shows her spirit with new release ‘Number One’

Christian and worship R&B artist Artist Mek has released her new praise-filled single ‘Number One’ – along with a music video. 

Artist Mek shows her fans what it means to sing a song of praise in ‘Number One’. A delicately chorded piano sets up an R&B groove that feels inspired by the likes of early Destiny’s Child. Her vocal performance is equally inspiring as she powers through lyrics inspired by her faith and her own life. 

It’s a track that’s sure to inspire those who believe in the power of faith, and it’s a nicely recorded piece – even if it doesn’t hit number one, you should still check it out. 

You can check out Number One on Artist Mek’s YouTube channel here.

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”The Bad One” from Ray Emure is a terrific throwback to the 90’s

London’s Ray Emure is back and in a big way. The R&B/Pop/Electronic artist who mixes these genres together expertly, is here to sooth our souls in 2020. ”The Bad One” is all about knowing that you are ready to take control, have fun while making good decisions along the way. This is a very tricky path laced with temptations all across the path but definitely achievable, with a strong support structure to help keep you in line and to remind you of your goals.

The Bad One” is a well executed song and Ray’s strong vocal ability is on full show here. This is a quality effort and one to remind his current fans of his style and also to show new fans what they have been missing out on.

Stream this song on his SoundCloud page and follow London’s Ray Emure for more excellent music.

Review by Llewelyn Screen

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R&B and Soul fave Shayne Durbin longs for his ‘’Weekend Lover’’

Being just a weekend lover can be tough, especially if you want more from that person. Should you just ignore these feelings or carry on as normal?

Inspired by the likes of ‘Prince’, ‘D’Angelo’, ‘P-Funk’, ‘Tame Impala’, and ‘The 1975’, Shayne loves music and you can see that different genres really get his blood flowing.

Shayne is a self produced artist who plays guitar, bass, and piano. He is currently mastering and getting ready for the release of his debut EP entitled “Shades of Blue”.

‘Shayne Durbin’ is definitely talented and has a strong voice. You can tell that he really cares about what music is put out. A future R&B star in the making, keep an eye out for ‘Shayne Durbin’ and remember the name.

Stream more from his link here on SoundCloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Charmingthesinger sings about his love ‘’Brandy’’ in feature single

This multi-talented artist- Vocalist, Songwriter, Jingle Writer, Producer, Engineer, Musician, and Composer developed a passion to produce music and write at an early age of 8. He has clearly matured from there and makes really inspiring music now.

The latest single is called ‘’Brandy’’. It’s a very slow, chilled and to the point song. He likes love and brandy. In that order. ‘’Brandy’’ is taken from his debut EP from 2020 called ‘’Special Features’’. It’s 8 minutes long and is a clever way to make a debut. 

‘’Charmingthesinger’’ shows lots of promise on this EP and he has already worked with a few top artists who clearly love his work. With more time to  hone his craft, we could be witnessing a massive star in the making here. Tune in now while it’s all quite new & enjoy this talent.

Listen to more of this soothing music here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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KOZMIK teases us all with Californian infused ‘’Sunsets’

Tides coming in/washing all the pieces/of my broken heart. A sad start to the song but a real deep feeling at that. The sea can be a peaceful place and also one that heals all heartbreak. 

Based in Los Angeles, California, R&B/Dance act ‘KOZMIK’ returns with his 2nd single called ‘’Sunsets’’. This is a beautifully made song, perfect for summer and long beach swims and walks with sexy people. 

‘’Sunsets’’ is the follow up to February’s ‘’Panic’’. I feel as though this is a much better song and shows maturity already. 

LA artist ‘KOZMIK’ has a good formula going but it’s way too early to tell what the future holds. Let’s see what the rest of 2020 brings and if he can get some good features to gain that extra buzz.

Listen to this fine artist here on your favorite platform.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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New Denver Emcee Cipher gets his girl in ‘’Make You Mine’’

I wish you were mine, I think you know why. The former US Navy Vet is now fully in the music game and shows us his chops with his 3rd single ‘’Make You Mine’’. 

‘Make You Mine’ is about reflecting on a relationship where you are in the friend zone with someone that you really care about. A tough situation to be in, the likeable R&B/Hip Hop artist ‘Cipher’ shows us his tender side in this track. With a quality Music Video to boot, this is a sexy release to add to his ever-growing repertoire.

Known in the Denver music game for his debut ‘Blowing Up’ that did just that locally, this is another good track to this budding artist’s name. 

‘Cipher’ is in a very tough genre with artists that come and go way too quickly. He is making his move now and with quality releases, the young Emcee is leading the Indie Denver Rap charge to the top.

Check out more from this talented R&B artist on his DistroKid page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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A suave voice and an acoustic guitar: Michael K. Woods’s new release Lady With the Guitar

A suave voice and an acoustic guitar are the only tools Michael K. Woods employs in his new song Lady With the Guitar.

One the sweetest falsettos you’ve ever heard and a magnificently controlled and subtle vibrato make of Michael K. Woods’s voice an incredible and powerful instrument that doesn’t need deep enhancements from the guitar that plays simple and bright in the background.

Drawing mixtures of soul and R&B, Lady With the Guitar stands as a minimalistic ballad full of harmonic workarounds and extra-melodic tones spanning from a mid to high-pitched range.

I’m definitely stunned by this performance and if you want to be too, check out Lady With the Guitar and more of his material on Spotify now.

Review by Jim Esposito.

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Angel x Star – Talk About It: Empoweringly Resonant RnB Pop Hip Hop

Angel x Star’s latest RnB Pop Hip Hop track “Talk About It” perfectly captures the confused frustration which lingers in the wake of a breakup. If you’re seeking some aural empowerment, you’ll hit the jackpot with Talk About It.

In situations where it’s all too easy to relent and endure meaningless conversations, Talk About It is a stark reminder that you’ve got better things to do with your time. The Trap beats create a solid platform for Angel x Star’s vocals to create alchemy on, there may be a few pensive tones thrown into the multi-layered mix. But from start to finish, it’s an evocatively energetic track.

You can practically feel the collaborative chemistry in Talk About It. Naturally, we’re all too excited to hear their next single which is due to drop this summer.

You can check out the official lyric video which premiered on April 21st via YouTube.

Talk About It is also available to stream on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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$auce Tha Kid pushes new wave trap boundaries with ‘Goofball’

Trap and R&B artist $auce Tha Kid has released a new boundary-pushing track ‘Goofball’. 

Dripping with heaps of swirly, autotuned delivery, ‘Goofball’ is an impressive track in its ability to feel like a trap interpretation of the pop-punk wave that dominated the early 2000s. Setting off the crooning with a near-Cobain-esque guitar loop, Tha Kid is able to step up to the plate in a soundscape awash with distortion and pop-punk painted lyrics. 

Standing out most for drawing on artistic merits from a long line of increasingly punk-inflected rap genres, ‘Goofball’ is a solidly impressive listen.

You can check out ‘Goofball’ on $auce Tha Kid’s Spotify page.

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Chris Howard releases Fool For You – a multi-featured soul pop effort

A multi-featured soul pop effort is what best defines Chris Howard’s new track Fool For You.

From the song’s structure to arrangement and piano patterns, Fool For You sets a milestone for soul music and captivates through Howard’s immensely powerful voice.

A dedication to a loved one for whom he’s ready to be a fool for despite the “long road of hardship, of pain and tears”, the song speaks to those who in relationships are willing to step forward when things go wrong, through all obstacles. Throughout the song you can actually feel a passionate torment in his vocals (an incredible interpretation) but still appreciate that forward-looking, unflinchingly positive, soulful vibe.

Perfectly matching what I always look for in R&B and Soul music, the downtempo helps dramatize the story and musically enhances this emotional Slow-jam.

Trust me on this one, you won’t be fooled if you check out Fool For You on Soundcloud.

Review by Jim Esposito.