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Soul Pop


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

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


Marquita Brown has defied genre-constraints once more with her mesmeric single “Jezebel”

With elements of Rock, Pop, Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop and Funk all wrapped up within up and coming artist Marquita Brown’s most creatively expressive track to date, prepare to experience a soundscape you’ve never quite heard the like of before.

Usually, whenever you press play on a track, there becomes an urgency in the demand to know just what kind of soundscape you’re being eased into. With Marquita Brown’s mesmeric experimental latest single “Jezebel” that need to know falls away. Instead, you’ll offer your consciousness and rhythmic pulses over to the uniquely compelling artist to do with them what she pleases. In short, Jezebel is utterly transfixing and it’s a pleasure to lose yourself in the gentle yet dark rhythms. After the curiosity-piquing prelude, it just gets better.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Jezebel for yourselves. In the meantime, you can listen to the artists funky fresh previous releases via Spotify.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast


Julian King – Neva Needed: Soul-Deep RnB

Up and coming R&B Pop artist Julian King dropped their latest mix “Neva Needed” on December 7th. With their contemporary approach to R&B which resonates through the nuanced vibrant beats, you don’t even need to get to the chorus before deciding that Neva Needed is a hit.

Julian King’s R&B Pop-style vocals find the perfect balance in the mix. The momentum may ebb and flow, yet the hooks will make sure that your attention is never in danger of faltering. If Julian’s king’s vocals are good enough to get him on the Voice, they’re definitely good enough of a reason to put him on your radar.

You can check out Julian King’s latest single Neva Needed for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Brandon Rivers – Delete My Number. Resonantly Smooth Urban Pop

RnB Soul Pop artist Brandon Rivers dropped his most evocative track to date with “Delete My Number.” The single perfectly captures the frustrations of 21st-century dating and just how difficult it is to technologically break-free.

There’s plenty of wistful romantic resonance to soak up in the smooth Urban Pop Jam which also drips with commercial potential. With Delete My Number. Brandon Rivers has found the perfect balance between delivering pioneering futurism while keeping their sound accessible.

With Trap beats combined with melodic Indie licks and RnB Pop harmonic vocals, Delete My Number is a rhythmically arrestive earworm which packs an emotive punch that you’ll want to be bruised by more than once.

You can check out Brandon Rivers’ latest single Delete My Number by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Jennifer Jess – Crazy: Evocatively Fierce Soulfully Poised Pop

Up and coming Pop artist Jennifer Jess has followed on from the success of her debut single with the equally as resounding 2020 single “Crazy”.

As soon as the vocals kick in, the emotive weight of the single hits you like an unapologetic brick. And the intensity of the passion-soaked soundscape only amplifies with the more candid lyricism which you ingest.

Crazy is incredibly well structured, it’s dynamically resounding from the first verse to the last. It’s strikingly perceptible that Jennifer Jess intended to take you on an emotional rollercoaster with Crazy. Thanks to her evocative ingenuity, she definitely succeeded.

Flawless vocals may not be essential in music but they helped to transform Crazy into an arrestive track which is more than radio-ready.

You can check out Crazy for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Jeremy Edwards – Try Too: Sticky-Sweet Soul-Deep Pop

Up and coming Pop artist Jeremy Edwards has recently released their sticky-sweet soul-deep EP “Try Too”. If you’re a fan of quaint, naturalistically expressive euphorically arrestive Alt Pop, prepare to become as enamoured as we became upon discovering Jeremy Edward’s resoundingly optimistic approach to the genre.

While we would highly recommend checking the EP out in full, special attention has to be given to the title track-featuring guest vocals from Joy Hanna whose Neo-Soul Pop style vocal talent brings alchemic chemistry to the soundscape.

Ukuleles may get a bad rep, but Jeremy Edwards has proven just how sweet melodies can sound when leading the way in an upliftingly sincere track. Try Too is a radio-ready hit which your playlists will thank you for including.

You can check out Jeremy Edwards’ 2020 EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Noah Fabray has dropped their latest meltingly amorous urban pop hit “House Bunni”

Noah Fabray appeared on our radar with the unexpectedly compelling track “Insta Hoe” in 2019. And they have left us equally as transfixed by their first release in 2020 “House Bunni”.

With the lucidly smooth feat of RnB Soul Pop, they brought crooning right into the contemporary. There’s a sentence I never thought I’d say. Yet, Noah Fabray’s quintessential charm is insanely potent in House Bunni. It’s sweet, it’s sublime, and if you can allow the track to mellifluously make its way to the outro without falling enamoured with Noah Fabray’s vocals, I’ve got some bad news about your soul.

Much like their previous single Insta Hoe, House Bunni provides a unique narrative on all the things that are a little bit wrong in the world. Yet, with the soulful sticky-sweet air to the single, you can’t bring yourself to entertain the idea of existentialism that the world is a little toxic and capitalistic. If WW3 broke out, I’d want Noah Fabray to be the one to break the news.

You can check out Noah Fabray’s single House Bunni for yourselves via Spotify or Apple Music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Cowboy Black – Hosting: A Lucidly Light Urban Genre-Mash

“Hosting” is just one of the lucidly mesmerising singles which you’ll find on up and coming alternative artist Cowboy Black’s self-titled debut album which dropped in 2019.

Through a gorgeous mash of Pop, Trap, RnB, EDM, and Soul, Cowboy Black was able to compose an ingeniously cathartic debut record. While each soundscape is tension-strippingly sublime, there’s a palpably magnetic feel to Hosting which draws you right into the centre of the polished eccentric production which offers a full tonal palette. Even though there are hints of melancholy which will resonate through the lyrics, vocals, and slightly colder instrumentals, overall, Hosting exudes a tonally sweet and warm vibe which you’ll undoubtedly want to indulge in time and time again after you’ve heard it.

You can check out Hosting along with the rest of the album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Indie Soul Pop artist Font Leroy has released their latest ethereally warming single “BUBBLE”

Up and coming Indie Soul Pop artist Font Leroy has recently released their latest tonally hypnotic, sublimely sensuous single BUBBLE.

Kicking off with smooth popping Indie Blues guitar licks, BUBBLE quickly evolves into an ethereally atmospheric rendition of rhythmic ambient Soul Pop which boasts a palpable amount of mature ingenuity.

If you’re anything like me, sometimes, you’ll feel a little like you’re living in a bubble, shielded from the world and all its varying atrocities and you’ll know just how sweet acknowledging that feeling is. That’s exactly the sticky-sweet vibe Font Leroy offers through this magnetic lullaby of downtempo Pop which carries the perfect pinch of Psychedelia which amps up the power of the trippy transcendent tones.

In short, it’s a flawless track and your blood pressure will probably thank you for having it on your playlists.

You can check out BUBBLE for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Vana Blu – Scarred: Sticky Sweet Soul Pop

After hearing Vana Blu’s unforgettably soulful hit “T-Erase-Her” in 2019, we were all too eager to ingest his dulcet tones in his first single to drop in 2020 “Scarred”.

Once again, the London-based Pop artist had us instantly hooked into their indulgent genre-defying approach to music. Scarred may offer accessible and familiar tones from 90s Pop icons, but Vana Blu’s effervescent charm takes his sound to the next level.

Amplifying the commercial potential is the palpable sincerity behind each vocal note delivered in Scarred. As you can guess by the track title, the lyrics are fairly raw. Yet with the elements of Synth Pop, RnB, Soul, and Funk, the melodies in Scarred bring vibrancy and optimism to the soundscape.

It’s impossible not to warm to Vana Blu. So go ahead and get toasty by checking out Scarred for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast