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Feel the love with Kev Cartier’s ardently smooth Hip Hop track “Bomb” featuring Ammo

The chaos in 2020 didn’t strip the romanticism out of RnB Hip Hop, one of the most amorously smooth tracks which dropped this year was undoubtedly Kev Cartier’s passion-soaked hit ‘Bomb’ featuring Ammo.

The light and indulgent sun-kissed rhythms work alongside Kev Cartier’s sultry RnB vocals to offer rhythmic entrancement and plenty of ardent emotion which won’t fail to fill your soul as you listen to the high-vibe choruses.

Despite the accessibility of Bomb, with the contemporary and slick production, there’s no denying that the mix encapsulates the very best of contemporary RnB Hip Hop. Kev Cartier is definitely one to watch.

You can check out the official music video to Kev Cartier’s single Bomb by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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‘Lone Wolf’ from Christelle is a real electro-soaked story about toxic people and staying true to yourself

Lone Wolf‘ from Christelle is a real electro-soaked story about toxic people and staying true to yourself. A real tale of life.

This song is about thinking you are better off alone, you are tired of toxic people around you and just need a break. New friends will come but you need lots of time to be out there in nature, listening only to birds and other animals. Not fake stories and pointless gossip. This is your time to get away and learn to be fully independent.

You would rather we alone than misbehave and be in pain. You like making the decisions and have been hurt before by people that have showed their selfish side and you are taking a stand.

Lone Wolf‘ from Christelle is a quality new single from an artist who sings with such strength, the lyrics bite hard and you know that this is a song that is made with truth.

Click here for the Soundcloud link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Sedgeley lays down danceable grooves in their latest soul-soaked Pop hit “Dance with Your Lover”

Dancefloors across the globe may remain desolate, but that hasn’t stopped artists such as Sedgeley from producing seductively sweet tracks. Their latest release “Dance with Your Lover” is the amorous escapism that the airwaves have been crying out for.

There’s a beguilingly nostalgic air behind the track which contains plenty of appeal for fans of artists such as Seal, and aural nostalgia is more important now more than ever. It draws us back to a time where our lives weren’t quite so consumed with chaos and uncertainty. The sentimental air to Dance with Your Lover is consuming from the first verse. When the vocal sincerity hits, expect your soul to melt into the organic rhythmic alchemy of this stunningly produced release.

There’s plenty more in the pipeline from the London-based artist in 2020 and beyond. Save a spot on your radar.

You can check out the danceable grooves in Dance with Your Lover by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Writer’s Rain sings so passionately on debut single ‘Eleanor’

Writer’s Rain sings so passionately on debut single ‘Eleanor‘ and this is a fantastically sung effort here in 2020.

Nina Sundstrom aka Writer’s Rain’s ‘Eleanoris the type of song you have to take the time to listen to. This is a sung with such maturity and you can just tell that this is a gifted artist. Her words here shows us everything that we need to know:

“When I was a teenager a friend of mine casually said the words ‘I hate it when fat girls call themselves curvy, it’s like ew no you’re just fat’. These words stuck with me to a profound and painful extent, especially hearing them at such a formative time. Having grown exponentially since then, ‘Eleanor’ came about as a form of self reliant closure and a simultaneous plea for compassion and awareness when choosing words. It is everything I didn’t know I could have said at the time and everything I have needed to say since.”

Sometimes strong friendships just end. You just drift apart as you both change and perhaps start to think differently. Your values are different and you are sadly not close now. These things happen and is apart of life.

Writer’s Rain is brilliant on ‘Eleanor‘. Her voice is so golden and she sparkles here. This is a talent that shines above all else, this is a fabulous effort full of soul. With raw piano and a real story, this is a great song to lather in. With a mature mindset and a huge passion for music, this is an artist who will be in our hearts for a long time.

Click here for the Soundcloud link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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The soulful Wonderson is quite brilliant on groovy debut track ‘Keep Loving You’

The soulful Wonderson is quite brilliant on debut track ‘Keep Loving You‘ and he sings with such pureness that is so welcome in 2020. There is purpose here on this excellent release.

This is a nod to that classic 60’s soul music feel and has a fresh spin to its creation. You can feel it, this is a song that is to be played at all times. This is fresh and fine, just how music was intended.

You are there for her and she is there for you. You love each other so much and will keeping on loving each other. When hope is gone, you will be there for each other. That is true love and the message here. When the world is grey and good friends drift away, that enteral love with her is all you need.

Wonderson shines bright like a light from the sky, he honest story of true love ‘Keep Loving You‘ is an ode to how things should be. Honesty and having a positive mindset is all that you require to be truly happy. Long live this message of keeping things simple and true, you don’t want to ever feel blue.

Click here for the Soundcloud page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Nathan Fox sends a siren call with their intoxicatingly bluesy Alt Pop single “Trouble”

Nathan Fox

If we still believed that exceptional artists sold their soul to the devil in exchange for their talent, we’d be making that very same accusation about up and coming singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Nathan Fox.

Trouble” is their forthcoming intoxicating feat of Alt-Pop which puts Alex Turner’s attempt to be bluesy and cool to shame.

The atmospheric alchemy which comes from the collision between the funk-led arrangement and Nathan Fox’s harmonically raspy vocals is unparalleled from anything else I’ve heard before. I’m pretty sure it will be the same for anyone else that hits play on this trailblazingly ingenious record.

Trouble will be available to stream via all major streaming platforms from October 9th. In the meantime, you can check out their former tracks on their website and keep up to date with news of the release via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Lee Brave & GaryOAKland’s single, “Do You?” brings you that summer flavour we’ve been missing.

Lee Brave & GaryOAKland – Do You?

We all need a bit of soul in our lives when the sun is blazing down on us and we have a cool drink to sip, and Lee Brave & GaryOAKland’s single, titled “Do You?” brings you that summer flavour we’ve been missing. The track has a relaxed R&B vibe going on as the verses infuse with the flow of the song whilst the chorus chills it all out.

Attraction in the summer heat is something we all know about, with lyrics such as “I want to know everything about you, I do” it’s hard not to identify with “Do You?”. Simple and laid-back, Lee Brave & GaryOAKland show their potential, with this hot summer track.

Click here to listen on Spotify .

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Lil Seyi has dropped their smoother than smooth RnB EDM hit “Tambourine”

Up and coming RnB artist Lil Seyi has thrown a brand-new flavour on the airwaves with their 2020 single “Tambourine”. Tambourine is the 3rd track to be released by the smoother than smooth Maryland-hailing artist and producer who has been taking the scene by storm since making their debut. With their commitment to creating positive music, it comes as no surprise that we’re not the only ones drawn in by his imaginative and stylistically boundless approach to sound.

Crank up the volume to Tambourine and you’ll get to appreciate the full energy behind this insanely high-vibe high-octane mash-up of RnB, EDM and Funk. Lil Seyi may have been bold with their sound, but it definitely paid off. Its authenticity allows you to enjoy it from the first hit and the complexity in the textures and progressions make you want to give Tambourine plenty of repeat attention. And finishing with a Spongebob Squarepants sample? I think I love him.

You can check out Lil Seyi’s ensnaring hit for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kwonrad – Vanilla & Honey: A Dreamy Melodious Debut from a Trailblazing US Duo

Tracks such as the debut single from San Francisco-based artist Kwonrad remind you just how powerful dreamy melodious music can be.

Vanilla & Honey” feels like an act of pure indulgence when you hit play. The immersive gravity starts with delicately light and warmly textured notes which trickle under Hunter Conrad’s soul-soothing vocals. The accordance carved on the guitar is equally as hypnotic. Finishing off the soundscape is the rhythmically intoxicating prowess of Alec Kwo (keyboards, synths, bass, engineering).

Any fans of improvisation offering artists such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Stevie Wonder, and Vulfpeck will definitely want to hit play and drink in the delectable infusion of Soul, Jazz, Indie, Rock and Folk.

You can check out Kwonrad’s single Vanilla & Honey for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jamal Plummer has revived the smooth 90s RnB style with “Higher”

Jamal Plummer has revived the smooth 90s RnB-style with their standout single “Higher”. If your playlists are lacking in inspirational urban aural gems, there’s plenty of resolving optimistic soul found in the radio-ready release.

The amorously accordant single captures that all too rare feeling of absolute contentment. Not just contentment within a romantic relationship but harnessing that passion and pouring it into every area of your life. If Higher doesn’t compel you to approach life with a rejuvenated sense of purpose and ambition, I don’t know what will.

You can check out Jamal Plummer’s single Higher for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast