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NAKFA has released their second melodically transfixing R&B Hip Hop single “Sera”

After a successful debut, up and coming Hip Hop artist NAKFA has released their latest single “Sera” which keeps many elements old school while introducing a brand-new set of melodically transfixing urban rhythms to the airwaves.

With elements of R&B weaved into the mix, Sera is a single which easily and naturally offers resonance. By keeping the tone of the beats vibrant and warm, NAKFA was able to ensure that the tonality of the organic rhythms matched the sun-soaked vibe of the vocals.

With the ability to make such persistent earworms, NAKFA is perceptibly an artist who deserves a space on the radio waves and you own radars.

You can check out NAKFA’s single Sera for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Contemporary R&B Artist Rhianna Keane Makes Her Debut With the Single “Fool” 

Rhianna Keane

“Fool” is the lyrically transfixing debut single from up and coming R&B Soul artist Rhianna Keane. The Birmingham-based artist’s sound moves far beyond atmospheric; the allure of the tonally warm concordance in Fool moves into the realms of aural alchemy.

Her sound may flirt with Contemporary R&B, but there’s enough familiarity found in the soundscape to make Fool instantly accessible and arrestive. Any fans of Amy Winehouse are sure to see the appeal in Fool. Through the attitude-driven vocals and sublimely stylistic soundscape, it is as distinctive as contemporary R&B gets.

There is little in the way of indication that this radio-ready full-bodied single was created by an artist fresh from her inception. She’s definitely one to watch.

You can check out Rhianna Keane’s debut single Fool for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Neo-Classical & R&B Converge in Becky and the Keys’ Second Single “Don’t Say You’re Leaving”

Up and coming R&B artist Becky and the Keys has recently released their pensively captivating latest single “Don’t Say You’re Leaving”.

It took the first few Neo-Classical piano notes for us to become arrested in the striking single. And when the vocals kick in, suddenly, you’re gripped by a total stranger’s pain. Don’t Say You’re Leaving may leave your soul feeling a little heavier, but the emotionally wounding single carries a rare capacity to convey viscerally resonant emotion – there aren’t many artists out there with the ability to claim that.

The tender minor piano keys in Don’t Say You’re Leaving shared reminiscences with Bill Ryder-Jones’ recent piano works. But when it comes to the vocals, Becky and the Keys uses raw evocative vocal dynamics to create a resoundingly powerful R&B Soul ballad.

You can check out Becky and the Keys’ latest single Don’t Say You’re Leaving by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


YayRaven feat ELjay – DON’T WORRY: Euphorically Fresh R&B EDM Pop

“DON’T WORRY” is just one of the standout singles recently released by London-based up and coming artist YayRaven. For this sublime genre-mash of EDM, Pop, Reggae, and R&B, they teamed up with ELjay to create a dynamic fiery radio-ready hit.

The single aptly alludes to the fact that we’re all being slowly crushed by the capitalistic rat race, a result, our mental health is being crushed – but needlessly so. DON’T WORRY is a poignant reminder that we should all be spending our energy on what really matters.

‘Feel-good’ tracks can often fall flat, but there was very little chance of that happening in DON’T WORRY. The soundscape keeps you constantly captivated through the subtle evolutions of sound while YayRaven’s vocals officiously feed you positive vibes.

You can check out YayRaven’s single DON’T WORRY for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


DeUce Double has dropped their latest ambient Hip Hop drop “Problems”

Up and coming Rap artist DeUce Double dropped their latest single “Problems” (Naked Juice) on September 10th and shared a smooth urban jam with the airwaves. If your Ambient Hip Hop playlists need shaking up, Problems would be a cathartic way to start.

Problems may be a far cry from DeUce Double’s fierier hits, but the track stands as a testament to their versatility. The downtempo kicks of the drum pads sit against soft reverb-soaked keys creating a solid platform for DeUce Double to lay down their steady R&B-infused Rap verses. And through the perceptibly polished production, the track ties together to offer a fresh new vibe which is all too easy to slip into.

You can check out the official music video to DeUce Double’s latest single Problems via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Justin Mercurio Releases Their Latest Indulgently Smooth Contemporary R&B Hit “Secrets”

R&B is essentially centred around romantic expression. But it isn’t all too often that singles run through with the same evocative power as found in Justin Mercurio’s irresistibly smooth contemporary R&B Soul Pop single “Secrets”.

It takes the first few notes of the tonally-rich Indie R&B Pop arrangement for you to be captivated by Secrets. Most artists can only dream of offering such a level of concordance within their soundscapes.

There’s a real sense of raw candid expression in Secrets; a single which Justin Mercurio perceptibly didn’t hold back when penning the lyrics. The amount of visceral emotion found in the lyricism is only matched by the sticky-sweet R&B popping rhythm which creates cathartically comforting melodies.

It’s easy to see why we aren’t the only ones keen to make sure that Justin Mercurio is firmly planted on our radar.

You can check out Justin Mercurio’s latest single Secrets for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Courtney Moore Releases Her Latest R&B Pop Single “Spitefool”

“Spitefool” is the recently released genre-mashing single from up and coming Indie R&B Pop artist Courtney Moore. The uniquely soulful single has found the perfect balance of EDM, Trap, Soul, Pop, and Jazz which allows Courtney Moore’s sound to boast a distinctive feel.

There’s a powerfully confrontational vibe behind Spitefool which is going to provide plenty of catharsis to anyone experiencing the frustrative feeling of being taken for a fool. As much as we appreciated the empowering hit, the rough production on Spitefool slightly hindered the resonance. But it’s safe to say that Courtney Moore has the lyrical flair, vocal talent, and pioneering experimentalism which will see her go far in her career.

You can check out Courtney Moore’s single Spitefool for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


YayRaven – YOU COULD BE MY DREAM COME TRUE: Soulfully Euphoric R&B Pop

London-based R&B Soul Pop artist YayRaven has recently released their latest single “YOU COULD BE MY DREAM COME TRUE”. Anyone looking for contemporary ambient R&B Pop to add to their playlists will definitely want to delve into the indulgently warm tones of this single.

With YayRaven’s sensually inviting vocals and the intricate and light piano melody weaving through the multi-layered soundscape, your soul would have to be dysfunctional for you not to recognise the soul in this modern, slick soundscape. The downtempo pacing of YOU COULD BE MY DREAM COME TRUE amplifies the resonance which is found between the harmonised expressive vocals and the romantically sticky-sweet vocals. All in all, YayRaven cooked up a soothingly concordant aural storm with her latest release. It’s going to be incredibly exciting to hear how they follow on from this serene soundscape.

You can check out YayRaven’s single YOU COULD BE MY DREAM COME TRUE for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Pop Meets R&B in Debrah Jade’s Latest Sensually Progressive Single “Voodoo”

Up and coming R&B Pop artist Debrah Jade dropped her debut single in 2018. Since then, she’s been working with award-winning producers to develop her slick and modern sound which she’s quickly becoming renowned for. Such as you will find in their latest single “Voodoo” which was released on October 25th.

The alchemy runs right through the delicate and intricate soundscape which deftly utilises spatial effects to put plenty of suspense behind the single.

Progressive tracks and R&B don’t often go hand in hand, but Debrah Jade has proved that when they do, R&B becomes more arrestive than ever. There was no way of anticipating a soulfully bluesy electric guitar riff to be thrown into the mix (I’ve kind of ruined the surprise there). But when the guitar solo hits, you’ll get a taste of Debrah Jade’s commitment to creating unpredictably immersive contemporary R&B Pop.

You can check out Debrah Jade’s latest single Voodoo for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


R&B Soul Artist Fizzle Makes Their Debut with the Fresh New Sultry Hit “Runaway”

The first thing which will hit you about up and coming R&B Soul artist Fizzle’s debut single “Runaway” is the energy which has been thrown into the polished and hyped single.

Runaway gives you absolutely no indication that Fizzle is fresh from their inception. Right from the prelude, you’re hooked into the smooth and vibrant acoustic melody before the Trap beats kick in to give the single plenty of structure. Yet, when Fizzle’s vocals kick in, it’s hard to draw your attention from their flawless R&B harmonic verses.

Fizzle has successfully created an amiable earworm with their debut and proved that their sound is one that deserves a place on the airwaves, there’s no telling what they’ll do with their second release.

You can check out the official music video to Fizzle’s debut single Runaway which was released on October 18th by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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