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Summer RnB

Body Talk: Atlanta RnB Luminary Chris Harry has released his salaciously seminal single, Body Language

Earlier this year, Atlanta’s RnB luminary, Chris Harry, released his salaciously smooth seminal single, Body Language, and left us hooked on his provocative style.

Over the modern trappy beats, Harry asserts his convictive and dominating presence through his soulful vocals over the grooving sun-bleached melodies that should be considered a staple for your summer RnB hip hop playlists.

With his serenading wit and the unique atmosphere created by the smooth yet fiery production in Body Language, Chriss Harry is undoubtedly one to watch.

The official video for Body Language is available to stream on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

King Brian runs through 30 years of hurt in his resilient RnB Hip Hop single, Blood Sweat & Tears.

Breaking RnB artist King Brian candidly exposes 30 years of hurt in his latest single, Blood Sweat & Tears, which sonically carries plenty of reminiscence to lovelorn 90s RnB hits with a contemporary introspective style.

It’s so far beyond the ‘my love life sucks’ kind of RnB that constantly spills onto the airwaves in swathes; the single almost allows you to consider what RnB would sound like if RnB artists weren’t constantly fixated on romantic success. Brian broaches the topic of love in Blood Sweat & Tears, but just as in life, it isn’t the be-all and end-all.

Anyone whose mentality errs on the side of melancholy will find plenty of resonance in the contemporary RnB hip hop single that relays familiar anxieties and feelings of isolation through lack of understanding over fierce trap beats and RnB melodies.

Blood Sweat & Tears is now available to stream on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Yona Marie has dropped her interstellar hit single, Take Me to the Moon.

With her seductive style and snipingly clever lyricism, up and coming artist, songwriter and producer Yona Marie has exactly what it takes to become the Peaches of RnB. Her interstellar hit, Take Me to the Moon, dropped on June 21st; it is the perfect introduction to her devious yet undeniably soulful class and style.

Any fans of 90s and 00s RnB will feel right at home in the empowering energetic single that follows a female protagonist trying to bank on her social capital while contending with lavish hunger. In essence, it’s a soulful affirmation that if you can get it, you’re worth it.

You can check out the sensual sassy grooves in Take Me to the Moon for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Kiani Alexandra – want u worse: prime your RnB pop playlists

Up and coming RnB artist Kiani Alexandra has released her soulfully-rendered latest single, want u worse; it’s packed with infectious pop potential, but you’ll fall just as hard for the lyrics as you will for the addictive melodies.

The lyric “I know you want me bad, but I want you worse” deserves a Grammy in itself. That’s just one of the clever vocals melodic hooks that appear in this high-vibe danceable earworm that explores some of the darkest emotions we will ever face in a way that leaves you instilled with euphoric emotion. Calling Kiani Alexandra an ingenious artist could never be considered to be hyperbolic.

want u worse is now available to stream and download on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

SUMMARAE proves why the ‘haters gonna hate’ rhetoric is outdated in her latest single, ‘Mind Your Business’

SUMMARAE’s latest indie RnB Pop hit, Mind Your Business, is a soulfully unfuckwithable invitation to turn your attention away from the people you tear into to tame your insecurity.

The single marks a shift in our social tide that means that the ‘haters gonna hate’ rhetoric is almost an archaic principle. It may be a high-vibe summer RnB pop track, but SUMMARAE efficaciously succeeds in imparting the contempt that people with not enough emotional intelligence for introspection impart. Consider hitting play as your first step towards mindfulness.

Given the toxicity that seems to thrive in online spaces more than ever, Mind Your Business deserves to be the summer RnB hit of 2021.

Mind Your Business is now available to stream via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Oso brings in the new wave of summer RnB with his latest single, ‘Over the Moon’, featuring Eric Bellinger.

Joe Amoroso, AKA Oso, is a Queens, New York-residing RnB artist bringing the genre into the 21st-century with his crossover beats and old school RnB grooves.

His new material features multi-platinum artists and a multi-platinum feel, the perfect introduction to his slick and affectionate style is his single, ‘Over the Moon’, featuring Eric Bellinger. It’s a high-vibe salacious vignette of contemporary culture told through lush harmonised vocals and unpredictably galvanising beats.

Oso may have some tough competition in the New York RnB scene, but he’s well on his way to reaching the same heights as Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys and Mario. Get him on your radar.

You can check out the official music video that premiered on May 27th by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

RnB pop artist Lenken released his soul-loaded summer playlist staple, ‘Into Mine’.

Through tropic trap-pop beats, euphoric imagery and radio-ready RnB vocals, Lenken’s latest single, ‘Into Mine’, has all the makings of a summer playlist staple. We may not be there yet, seasonally, but Lenken has a unique way of bringing tonal warmth through their vibrant soul-loaded sound.

So far, the artist’s vocal timbre has earned him a finalist position in NZ Idol in 2006, an opening spot for JA RULE and the top spot of the iTunes Independent Christian/Gospel Charts. With his influences including soul, contemporary pop and 90s RnB, there’s an instant feeling of familiarity with tracks such as Into Mine. His humble charisma has a way of making you feel right at home. Any fans of Ne-Yo, Usher and Boyz II Men shouldn’t hesitate to hit play.

Into Mine is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Dez Ali – BARBIE: Amorously Eccentric RnB Pop Hip Hop

Breaking artist Dez Ali has dropped their playfully sticky-sweet standout single BARBIE, prepare to be serenaded by the amorously eccentric energy of the rapper, songwriter and musician while being transfixed by the soulfully dreamy RnB Pop Hip Hop beats.

It’s a time-old tale of boy-meets-girl, told through a charismatically frisky RnB vocal delivery. With hints of Reggae in the mix, you’ll definitely feel the love if you take a chance on the exceptionally authentic artist.  If you don’t crack a smile listening to BARBIE, your soul may have collapsed.
You can check out the official music video to BARBIE which dropped on October 30th via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

David Adonis – Safe Distance: A Guide to Dating in the Digital Age

David Adonis allowed the airwaves to keep up with the digital evolution of romanticism with their latest single “Safe Distance”.

Safe Distance breaks the monocultural mould with rhythmically seductive melodies cooked up through an infusion of RnB, Pop and Afro Beats. But much more importantly, David Adonis served an all-important reminder through the resonant lyrics that love and romanticism are still persevere-able.

In a few years from now, tracks like Safe Distance will serve as a memento from the time we globally, simultaneously experienced love displaying resilience against the hate and chaos 2020 thew at us.

We may have a more limited way of connecting, but you can almost feel the fizz of passion between two people locked in amorous fixation when listening to the smooth grooves in David Adonis’ soulfully seductive Afro Beat single.

You can check out Safe Distance for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Lil Xay has released the lead single from their game-changing forthcoming RnB album “Freshmen Veteran”

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Fly is the first release from breaking RnB artist Lil Xay’s forthcoming album Freshmen Veteran which is due to drop later this summer. The tone in the exotic beats couldn’t be warmer and the distinction in Lil Xay’s vocal delivery couldn’t be any more striking.

Before you have chance to get complacent with the smooth grooving downtempo vibes, V3DA’s stunningly seductive Pop vocals kick in to add yet another amorous dynamic to the jazz-laden soundscape.

Fly is as authentic as it is soulful. I may not be in possession of a crystal ball, but it is clear to see that Lil Xay has the kind of talent which can’t be ignored. He couldn’t be closer to the mark with the way he captured the feeling of thinking you’re going insane when you fall for someone.

You can check out Lil Xay’s single Fly for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast