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Harmonical – No Time to Die (James Bond Theme) featuring Elan Noelle

You may have heard many different variations of The James Bond theme No Time to Die. But, it’s safe to say it has never been as vibrant or as exotic as Harmonical’s uniquely sensuous Reggae reimagining.

Harmonical teamed up with Elan Noelle to create the sun-soaked energetic hit which will allow you to forget to search for similarities in the original. Instead, the warmth which radiates from the instrumentals and the soul which seeps from the vocals combine to offer a rhythmically rapturous soundscape which Harmonical undoubtedly made her own.

Each track we hear from Harmonical affirms just how much talent she harnesses when it comes to emotive, deftly constructed harmonic earworms. As ever, we’re excited to hear what comes next.

You can check out the official video to Harmonical’s groove-filled cover of No Time to Die for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Nia J – Bad Faith: Sweetly Soul-Appeasing Choral Alt Soul Pop

The soul-appeasing melodies in Nia J’s third Alt Pop single “Bad Faith” will have you captivated with just the first few notes.

While many Pop artists fail to find new avenues to take their sound, Nia J experimented with rich choral tones and succinctly layered harmonies to create a track which is so accordant it is practically celestial.

Any fans of John Mayer, Bruno Mars, Daniel Caesar and H.E.R. are sure to appreciate this unique combination of Neo-Soul, Acoustic Folk Pop, and RnB. The sweet colourfully popping notes are the perfect platform for Nia J’s resounding flawlessly pitched vocals. With Bad Faith coming together under a polished production, it’s a radio-ready hit which won’t be out of place on your Alt Pop playlists.

You can check out Nia J’s single Bad Faith for yourselves 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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Rose White – Instinct: Ambiently Experimental Soul Pop

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With vocals which can instantly beguile, Rose White’s single “Instinct” is a playlist essential for anyone with a penchant for ambiently experimental Soul Pop.

We will always champion the artists who strive towards authenticity instead of accessibility. Rose White’s boldly distinctive songwriting and performance style definitely put her in the former camp. The London-based artist may use the likes of Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse as an influence, but the end product sounds like it slipped out of a Lynchian dream

You’ll be as entranced as the soundscape is thanks to the nuanced shimmering light electronica, soulful vocals and dreamy progressions laced with luscious reverb.

Dark yet transcendent Pop seems like a paradoxical description but you can affirm that with your own ears by heading over to Spotify.

Keep up to date with Rose White’s latest releases via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Tessa Devine – Run: Calm & Quiescent Soul-Soaked Indie Pop

When a calm, quiescent frill-free soundscape instantaneously grips you, you know you’ve just stumbled across aural gold. From the first few notes in Australian Singer-Songwriter Tessa Devine’s stunning Indie single “Run”, we were hooked.

It’s natural, it’s organic, and it boasts the same even mellifluous magnetism as singles such as Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car”. Run might not be able to offer the same nostalgia when you press play, but you’ll hear the exact same talent and level of raw undiluted emotion. Additionally, Tessa Devine went one step further and ensured that the melodies were crafted for 21st-century airwaves. There’s a slight hint of Moody Indie Pop in Run. But with the warmth in Tessa Devine’s vocals and the light melodic guitar work, the full tonal palette was covered.

You can check out Tessa Devine’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud. With the promises for plenty more singles to come in 2020, you may want to place her firmly on your radars.

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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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

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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

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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

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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