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Chloë Lupton is set to lift the collective mood with her intoxicating amalgam of RnB, Funk, Disco and Pop in ‘Midnight Radio;

Chloë Lupton

RnB Funk Pop fusionist, Chloë Lupton, has transmitted the ultimate soundtrack to intoxicated euphoria with her latest single, Midnight Radio.

The catchy disco grooves that pulsate through old-skool-inspired production are seductively efficacious in their ability to reflect the heat when sparks fly from a chance encounter on the dancefloor as you connect through music.

The 22-year-old Suffolk-based artist is a creative powerhouse after spending the last seven years studying and working in music, acting and dance, including training in performing arts and musical theatre.

After realising she has an ear for soul, jazz and RnB, which also happens to be where her stylish signature vocals lie best, she worked on adding her own individualistically amalgamated sonic style to the airwaves. Now signed with Radical Lounge Studios, there is no telling where the soulful prodigy will be a year from now. She’s definitively one to watch.

Midnight Radio will officially release on January 20th across all major streaming platforms. Check it out via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Ride the new wave of UK RnB with L’Rockett’s ‘Ain’t My Love Story

Cambridge, UK-hailing singer-songwriter and producer L’Rockett has pushed the envelope of RnB by writing his antithesis of a love letter, Ain’t My Love Story.

Fully owning up to the recklessly dumb assumptions that spring to mind every time someone causes our hearts to skip a beat, the RnB pioneer ripped up all of the fantastical tropes and refused to sell even more unrealistic romantic expectations to his listeners. In his track which melds elements of synth wave, alt-pop and neo-soul into the instrumentals that cradle his vulnerably inviting vocals, L’Rockett stands by his word of taking you to places you’ve never been before.

After making his debut, the exceptionally promising artist has been on heavy rotation on BBC Introducing, with his music being selected for ‘Track of the Day’. Perceptibly, the best is yet to come for the up-and-coming artist as he continues to say the unspoken and breaks boundaries with his sultry electro-pop RnB flavour.

Ain’t My Love Story is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Femi Jaye poured soul into seduction with his UK Afrobeat RnB release, Love Language, featuring Mulako

For his latest feat of seductive Afrobeat RnB, Love Language, the up-and-coming Essex, UK-based artist, Femi Jaye, collaborated with Mulako to create a tropically lustful earworm that embraces the euphoria of love.

There’s no feeling like surrendering to love. And there’s no soundscape quite as flavoursome as this groove-led melodic triumph, which accurately reflects the beauty of intimacy through its mellifluous progressions and kicking percussion. Love Language brings the right energy to tease salaciousness while keeping the vibe incandescently pure.

Love Language is just one of the singles to feature on the upcoming LP, Gardener, which defies the premise that men can’t be in touch with their emotions. Speaking on his new LP, here’s what Femi Jaye had to say:

“With the recent “Andrew Tate” era of toxic masculinity gaining traction, the concept that men can be vulnerable and in touch with their feelings presents an opposing view and is one of the main overarching themes of the album.”

Love Language will officially release on September 23rd; check it out on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

The claws are out in Harmonical’s latest single, Cat on Heat, featuring Élan Noelle

It has been a phenomenal run for the effortlessly distinctive RnB artist Harmonical (AKA songwriter & producer James Stretten) with his cinematically contemporary songs appearing on the credits of Hollyoaks and constantly spun on BBC Introducing.

His latest single, Cat on Heat, featuring the enrapturing robust vocals of Washington RnB soul singer, Élan Noelle, is yet another reason to fall head over heels for his funk-riding euphonic sonic signature.

With a narrative as compelling as the Copacabana, the lyrics in Cat on Heat are almost enough to bring out the popcorn. The dynamic that the lyric “she’s my best friend, but she is like a cat on heat” sets up a scenario that most will be able to relate to.

The music video to Cat on Heat premiered on August 11th. Check it out for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Beth Macari bites Ouroboros’ tail in her Indie RnB single, Circles

To say that Beth Macari’s latest single, Circles is one of the best UK RnB singles from the past few decades doesn’t come close to hyperbole.

“I don’t think you know what it’s like to be a woman” is something that every woman will have felt in her lifetime. That makes it no less profound when Macari uses it to let solidarity spill from her soundscape, which proves that soul and emboldening energy fit hand in glove; when the grasp of the gravitas is so tight.

The jangly indie-pop elements in the emotion-driven single are nothing short of electrifying as they find their charge through creating friction between the sonic past and an empowered future. We honestly couldn’t love her more.

Circles drops on July 1st; check it out on SoundCloud or by heading to Macari’s official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

DRCY preserved the timelessness of old school soul in ‘Small Talk’

Pairing old school Olivia Dean soul vocals with contemporary and conversational lyrics, the Liverpool/London-residing singer-songwriter DRCY brought a resonant air of modernity to the timeless style in her latest RnB pop single, Small Talk.

The sophomore single is a natural continuation of the artist’s debut single, Butterflies, which also mused on the honeymoon phase of new relationships. This time, there is a particular focus on the addictiveness of small talk during the early stages of a relationship, where every trivial fact feels like a new beguiling piece of the puzzle.

Her radiant vocals paired with the bass-carved grooves and jazzy instrumentals don’t make for the average 2022 love song; DRCY could never be that unauthentically pedestrian.

In her own words

“For so long I have cared about what other people think of me. Insecurities held me back for so long, I just need to own it now. I want my music to inspire people to feel good in their own skin, to feel sexy in their own skin. And I hope that everyone who listens to my music knows that life is not as serious as you’ve been told.”

Small Talk is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Maple Sky – Free Her

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Jazz, pop and RnB fusionists Maple Sky released their most seminal single to date with ‘Free Her’, which allows anyone in the process of walking away from a toxic relationship to see the light.

It was a bold theme for the ensemble to tackle. Considering that they did it with so much soul-laden compassion, they hit the evocative mark with the track that allows the intricate orchestration to explore the bright path that opens up when shackles of insidious affection are shaken off.

The smooth melodies, authentically airy vocals and wisdom so poignant it’s evident that it was hard fought for pull together to prove that the world isn’t as loveless as narcissists make you feel it is. By all accounts, it’s a stunning track. We can’t wait to hear where the UK-based ensemble take their fusion sound next.

Free Her is available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

JXY marries style with soul in his latest RnB single, Game 7

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With his latest release, Game 7, the luminary RnB artist JXY proved that soul and style go hand in hand. The Jamaican-born, UK-residing artist never leaves his Caribbean roots behind in his colourful melodies; he fuses them with western RnB hip hop style for the ultimate contemporary vibe with a tropic twist.

The sensually downtempo release followed on from JXY’s other popular releases, such as his EP, NuLuv, which has surpassed 250,000 streams on Spotify alone. The tenderness to his passion and the atmosphere in his productions are sure to see him go much further in his career.

Game 7 is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Chrissie Huntley celebrates self-love with her uplifting RnB pop hit, ‘Me, Myself and I’.

Chrissie Huntley

Chrissie Huntley is set to bring swathes of class to the UK RnB pop scene with the release of her latest single, Me, Myself and I. Introverts; you’re going to want to make it a playlist staple.

For all too long, extroverts have dominated the airwaves. Chrissie Huntley’s angelic pop hit switches the narrative and gives the listener permission to surrender to some self-love and start looking for validation and satisfaction from within.

Sinking into the celestially uplifting single that is underscored by jazzy tones is made all too easy. With the effortless finesse found in Chrissie Huntley’s vocal notes, and the sense of realism in the lyrics, you get that relatable girl-next-door-vibe, paired with a first-class vocal performance that you would expect from the likes of Nina Simone, Alicia Keys and Beyonce.

Before the pandemic hit, Chrissie headlined the O2 Academy in Bristol, performed twice on BBC 1 Regional News Show – which amassed 2 million viewers – and provided a stellar performance in the House of Commons in aid of National Grief Awareness week. In this early stage in her career, her accolades are already endless.

Check out Chrissie Huntley on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Add eccentric soul to your RnB summer playlists with Elliot Danger Kid’s latest single, ‘Much Too Much’.

Before making his solo debut, Margate, UK-based hip hop artist, Elliot Danger Kid worked alongside the likes of Sean Paul, Little Mix, Take That and Clean Bandit. Now that he’s in control of his own sound, he’s cooking up quirky RnB hip hop hits; the perfect introduction to his eccentric sound is his latest single, Much Too Much.

Much Too Much grooves with summer disco vibes that fans of Chance the Rapper, Tyler, the Creator and Mac Miller will appreciate. The soul in the 80s synth-crafted release resonates just as much through Elliot Danger Kid’s expressively playful instrumental and vocal style as it does the honest and hard-hitting lyrics.

If your summer RnB playlists are already feeling a little stale, make this gospel-inspired track a staple.

Much Too Much is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast