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Montrael became the voice of her heartbroken generation with ‘Project Twenty1’

Montrael

Rochester, New York-based singer-songwriter Montrael released her highly anticipated EP, Project Twenty1, as 2020 drew to a close; if you missed it, you missed a soulful soiree of style, sultry panache and urban poetry.

Montrael made her debut in 2018; since the debut, she has built a loyal fan following around her effortlessly resounding music where emotion always takes the reins and drives the tracks through moody trappy melodies and self-aware introspection. The young artist takes influence from Usher, Beyonce and Selena, while her inspiration lies in her commitment to being a youthful voice for this generation of RnB fans in need of soulfully empowering music.

Project Twenty1 is now available to stream and purchase in full via apple music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Seasons Change: South Carolina-based RnB singer-songwriter Teddy Bryant feels the cool breeze on ‘Autumn Love’

In The Beginning by Teddy Bryant

Released from his label NBN (Nothing But Net) Records, Teddy Bryant feels like things are only going to get better as he holds his lover really tight to provide warmth on ‘Autumn Love‘.

Teddy Bryant is a well-known South Carolina, USA-based RnB/soul singer-songwriter, music producer and multi-instrumentalist.

Following dynamic musical years playing local shows with his Contemporary Jazz band Urbyne (since 1998), and releasing a Neo-Soul album in 2012 as Moonlight Ora, Bryant now presents his first solo album. The son of a Jazz musician, Bryant began learning the piano from an early age, his natural talent for melodic and harmonic compositions didn’t go unnoticed for long.” ~ Teddy Bryant

Teddy Bryant is on top form with a stupendously quality performance that will have you telling your friends about this truly magnetic artist who sings with such joy from his lungs. There is much to love about such a real talent who seems to have the world at his feet, as he brings so much class into a genre that needs as many role models as possible.

Autumn Love‘ from the soulfully aware South Carolina, USA-based RnB/soul singer-songwriter, music producer and multi-instrumentalist Teddy Bryant, is a loving song about showing your lover that you are there for them no matter what the storms around. Performed with wonderful energy and packed with smoothly-tipped vocals that will have you turning up the volume to hear so much clearer, this is a track that is carefully wrapped with that rare true beauty and romance.

Hear this hand-clapping new single on Bandcamp and follow his journey on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Gotta Take My Swing: Bay Area-based RnB artist Phil Q makes his move at the bar on the ‘Silhouette’ (feat. Triimurtii)

Inspired by the bar scene from the famous movie Crazy Stupid Love, Phil Q finds it hard to take his eyes off her on the smooth new single all about seeing if a former stranger wants to go home with you on ‘Silhouette(feat. Triimurtii).

Phil Q is a solo Bay Area-based indie RnB artist and music producer who loves to always be evolving and cleverly blends in jazz, hip-hop, and electronic treats for us to munch on joyously.

When he writes, he draws inspiration from the Bay Area nightlife, immersing his listeners through meticulously crafted lyrics that tell his story, from exploring SF to speeding down I-880, vibing to chill music and deep conversation.” ~ Phil Q

Phil Q performs with a loving edge that has you smiling radiantly, as you dim the lights down and wonder if this is something special or a one-night thing. He sings with a smoothly-lipped ambience and the tight production has you feeling like this is a quality groove – to add your romantic playlist – the next time you meet someone who has your heart beating quicker than usual.

Silhouette(feat. Triimurtii) from the tremendously-skilled solo indie RnB artist and music producer Phil Q, is a loved-up single that is all about getting to know your new lover who you want to treat right. You don’t have much time but you want to feel the vibe with her, as you feel like there is a spark here and you want to see how far this flame can heat up. Sung with a bar-feel and a twinkle in the eye, this is a stunning single that will have you wondering if this chemistry is going to blend into your smiles together all night.

Hear this terrific new track on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Donnell Isaac inspires passion in our uncertain landscape in Everyone Needs Love featuring Sonny King

Soul singer Donnell Isaac’s latest single, Everyone Needs Love, is an RnB wisdom bomb that will even get romantic nihilists into the groove and mood. With the gospel nuances, the US-based artist prays at the altar of passion and invites his listeners to kneel with him.

The remix featuring Sonny King spills sublime indie-funk while it serves the essential reminder that ‘everyone needs love like they need a heartbeat’. The romantically indulgent track does plenty more than point out a life necessity; it proves that love doesn’t come easy, but when it does, it’s matchless.

The remix of Everyone Needs Love is now available to stream on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

I Miss You: Arlando Mba sends incredibly beautiful tribute on ‘Sweet Child Of Mine’

On a timeless reminder that might have you stretching for the tissues to soak up those sad tears of loss, Arlando Mba sings with such stunning class on a beautifully-written single made for her loving mother who tragically passed away called ‘Sweet Child Of Mine‘.

Arlando Mba is a well-loved Los Angeles, California-based indie solo singer-songwriter with Cameroonian heritage who expertly blends in rock, soul, RnB, and pop, which makes you feel like you are listening to a vintage artist who could hold her own in any era.

When her mom passed away in 2019, Arlando wrote Sweet Child of Mine. She wrote the song to help her privately cope with her mom’s death. Little did she know that she would be singing her song at her mom’s funeral.” ~ Arlando Mba

Arlando Mba is quite incredible on this exquisitely sung single which is filled with heart, laced with soul, and sung with an everlasting affection for that special soul who is truly missed each minute. You feel her emotion intertwining through this magnificently projected piano-filled experience, with such gloriously delicate vocals taking you to a place you can’t help but admire.

Sweet Child Of Mine‘ from LA indie singer-songwriter Arlando Mba, shows us the love between a mother and a daughter, who cared for each other so much and miss each other terribly. Performed with so much classy elegance from a sincerely astonishing musician who is only just getting started – this is a loving track that is will have you feeling rather reflective – about those who you truly care about. It is okay to cry sometimes after all.

Hear this heartfelt tribute on her Soundcloud page and find out more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Ain’t Got Time: New York alt-RnB artist PARTYNXISE makes his moves despite the haters on ‘Talking About Me’

With a floor-thudding intro beat that surges into our beating sensitivities with breakneck spirit, PARTYNXISE strives to disregard those small-minded people who just don’t get his style on ‘Talking About Me‘.

PARTYNXISE is a flourishing The Bronx, New York-based indie alt-RnB/soul solo artist and music producer who has recently emerged on the scene with his comforting vocals and profound lyrics.

While everyone is masking their sound behind money woman and materials. PARTYNXISE talks about the dark truths of life, addiction, depression and anxiety. There are happier moments as well but not every day there’s a happy ending.” ~ PARTYNXISE

PARTYNXISE sends us a booming new single that is furnished with an imaginative endeavour, that is such an explosive experience for your ears that might need to have a massage to calm down. There are high-tempo vocals here paired with a dynamic desire, that takes you to a place that is quite euphoric at times.

Talking About Me‘ from The Bronx, New York-based indie alt-RnB/soul solo artist and music producer PARTYNXISE, is a freshly-brewed track from a youthful artist who just desires to be the biggest artist in the world. There is something somewhat unique about his music that is packed with authentic vision, that shows us a man who is only going to go upwards towards his manifested dreams.

Check out this new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Got Me Tripping: Upkvst brings his 888 mentality to the fore as he hides from fake people on ‘Tired’

As he sparks up and tries to locate his mind again after a stressful few months, Upkvst shows us that he is fed up with so many and just wants to chill with that girl who makes him happy on ‘Tired‘.

Upkvst is a youthfully conscious Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada-based indie RnB/soul solo musician that sings with so much care and love throughout his eloquent projections.

I truly believe that once someone puts their full mind, body and soul into achieving their dreams their potential, success and determination is infinite.” ~ Upkvst

Upkvst has one of those charmingly honest voices that you can’t get enough of. Each sentence has been made with true affection and you feel that his self-enlightenment is growing all the time as he learns more about himself. You sense that he only wants that inner peace and feels like anything fake, is just going to be a waste of time around him.

Tired‘ from the profound Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada-based indie RnB/soul artist Upkvst, is a truly peaceful song from an artist that is armed with only calming thoughts in this supremely angry world. He performs with a true grace that is so inspiring – as this is a message about staying relaxed – and not letting this strange world take you to the evil underground forever.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Ride Together: Houston RnB singer-songwriter folxzb wonders why their true love is with someone else on ‘YDLR 2.0’

With a silent X vibe that has your lively ears feeling tranquillized and somehow aroused at the same time, folxzb feels that his ultimate soulmate is with the wrong person right now on his new cuddle-close release ‘YDLR 2.0‘.

folxzb is a Houston, Texas-based indie RnB/soul artist, who mixes in some Trap with his sound that is massively shaped by his home surroundings and personal relationships.

Released from his distinguished new 8-track ‘Moments After‘ album, folxzb is in a highly studious mood with a track that will have you reminiscing about your true love who is for some reason with someone who doesn’t harmonise with them at all. Sung with a thriving emotion from a loved-up man who knows what he wants, this is a rousing experience that might give you shivers all over your spine.

YDLR 2.0‘ from the Houston, Texas-based indie RnB/soul solo musician folxzb, is a colossal effort that is sung with a real class and desire to be with his special lover. He feels their magnetism stream through his body each time they are together, as he wonders when the time will come when they will be holding hands real tight.

Sometimes the best love is the one that keeps you waiting, for the right moment when your hearts connect as one.

Hear this new single on Spotify and find out more about this engaging man on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Something Tells Me You Don’t Want To Settle: Timmes brings us the ultimate love me not single with ‘Plastic Petals’

Encouraged by top calibre artists such as Joji, Frank Ocean, and Billie Eilish, Timmes shows the world his growing powers with the exceptional new single all about wondering if this is the end of a once flourishing courtship on ‘Plastic Petals‘.

Timmes is a 22-years old alternative RnB/trip-hop artist who is based in St Louis, Missouri. He makes the type of music that really takes your consciousness to a whole new level, as his comforting voice takes you away from those dull normal days.

Just finding my sound.” ~ Timmes

Timmes is quite scintillating throughout on ‘Plastic Petals‘ as this memoir about trying to make things work takes you into a rainy road, where the goodbye-forever is just around the corner if you both want it to be. With a perfectly projected production and lyrics that grab you so close, this is a premium effort made with a tearful ambience.

Plastic Petals‘ from the soulful St Louis, Missouri-based alt-RnB/trip-hop solo artist Timmes, is that sad kind of song that has you reminiscing about that time you knew things were over in a past relationship. Sung with a superb vocal output that shakes the hairs on your arms awake, this is a special single made with so much honest introspection that is quite dazzling at times.

Hear this new single on YouTube and see more via the Twitter music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Feelings Taking Over: Birmingham’s Olly Powell knows that they have potential for lots of French kisses in ‘Paris’

Featuring a song so funky you might need to dust off those sunglasses to slide them on your beaming face real slow, Olly Powell is at his stunning best with a new track all about wondering if she will join him for the weekend in ‘Paris‘.

Olly Powell is a Birmingham, UK-based indie music producer, multi-instrumentalist and RnB/soul and hip-hop artist who loves to always be evolving into the best version of himself possible each day.

Learning to play the guitar from an early age, he grew up on Rock and Blues giants Santana, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix which lead to Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Mayer. In his early twenties, his musical direction changed when he was introduced to D’Angelo and Erykah Badu.” ~ Olly Powell

Olly Powell displays his colossal capabilities yet again on the groovy love track ‘Paris‘, as he electroplates the speakers and lets us know that he is ready for a real commitment, as he wants her to know that he is for real. Showcasing his thunderous vocal ability with a bass bin-busting background – this is such a pleasurable listen that takes you away from the dull world – and into a kiss-filled one instead.

Paris‘ from Birmingham, UK-based indie music producer, multi-instrumentalist and RnB/soul and hip-hop solo artist Olly Powell, is such a vibrant track that is made with a cheeky grin on his face. He wants his future lover to be with him in this romantic city, so that they may see the sights and perhaps hold hands whilst trying out some French kissing too. What is more romantic than that anyway?

Hear this lovely new single on Spotify and see more of his travels via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen