Laje' newly released video is the new talk of the town. It provides a sultry, sexy background setting. It was shot during quarantine like she was having a bunch of girls over when they decided to shoot the music video. In the video, you see them having fun, vibing to the music, and drinking.
It provides the vibe of the single, getting high off life, love, and friendship. Despite these challenging times, you can still get to have fun with your girls in your home, privately, and in safety. This artist has featured many other tracks, and this happens to stand out like all the other music she has done before. I'd encourage you to listen to her; she is the new R&B artist who is going to take over the industry with the kind of music she produces.
Her voice is beautiful, smooth, and authentic, and in combination with the rhythm of the beats, her songs give you a different soothing vibe, with a good number of lessons that you can get from the lyrics of the song. She has produced quite a several songs with different messages depending on the inspiration that strikes in.
This is the artist to look out for if you vibe to R&B music.
Dakarai Williams, otherwise known as DKOMX, has released his new single "Keep Talkin'", featuring hot young producer MC Royal Z, from his upcoming mixtape "Wait Til Sunday". The single has a minimal sound with sparse production based around a simple Roland 808-sounding beat pattern (and a well placed police siren or two). Above it DKOMX and Royal Z spit some clever raps in this catchy single.
The single showcases the young rapper's ear for music and his versatility with different rap styles. The writing is clever ("They call me Adam cause I got an Apple but I do not compute a Mac Pro") and in this performance his delivery is assured and slick with Royal Z's contribution complementing him perfectly.
Hailing from Macon in Georgia, Dakari is a high school senior at Mount De Sales Academy where he lettered in theatre and is regarded more as a thespian than a rapper. His musical roots can be traced to his father who introduced him to his legendary friends from the Atlanta hip-hop world including members of the Goodie Mob and Outkast.
DKOMX (which means DK over music) really took off in the music business at the age of 14 when he attended the Otis Music Camp hosted by the Otis Redding Foundation. He was recently favorably mentioned by the famed DJ D-NICE on his Instagram platform and has done corporate and private events as a featured all-ages DJ. If this single is any indication, DKOMX is a talent to watch in 2020 and R&B Music Reviews look forward to listening to the rest of his mixtape.
Chicago R&B artist Matt B is probably more well known internationally than in his home country. He has had huge success in Japan where he topped the Japanese iTunes R&B chart several times, including his first album "Love & War" and his single "Plain Girl". In fact, with his second album ("Dive") he rose to number one on that chart in less than 24 hours.
His new single "Deep" was presented to Matt by Tricky Stewart and engineer Sam Thomas during the recording of his upcoming album. Matt instantly connected with its lyrics about an unbalanced relationship and the need to move on from unrequited love. While the song does have a dark theme it also takes a positive stand on moving on when love isn't working. His lush, warm vocals are a perfect accompaniment to the infectious beat and crisp production values (to which Sickpen, Patrick Postlewait and Bryan-Michael Cox also contributed).
Matt says that his approach to songs is to write the lyrics almost as poetry. In fact in his second semester in high school he had one of his poems published in a book that the school was publishing. He says it helped him to grow as a songwriter in his ability to tell a story, often based on his own life experience.
Matt B's new album, titled "Eden", is slated for release in 2021 and will feature collaborations with Bryan-Michael Cox and Tricky Stewart. Previously he was signed to the Japanese Starbase label.
Singer/songwriter Lyrica Anderson has writing credits for some of the most well known artists in the industry today including Missy Elliot, Beyonce and Chris Brown as well as having three studio albums and four EPs in her own name and a Grammy award.
Her new single "Act the Fool", taken from her forthcoming album "Bad Hair Day", takes on a cheating lover and confronts him with his insistence on wanting to 'act the fool' in their relationship. In the song she displays her remarkable vocal talents with a sultry performance that also shows her vulnerability.
The single comes with a raunchy, NSFW, video which features Anderson arriving at her cheating lover's place of work in a red leather coat and carrying a diamond encrusted baseball bat. After mistreating his co-workers in various ways, she makes her way to his office where she strips off the coat and is shown to be completely nude underneath. She then begins to unleash on her lover as she throws paper from his desk and destroys his computer all while his boss is watching dumbstruck. It is a brave move for anyone to appear naked in their video but Lyrica manages to carry it off with aplomb.
The remainder of the forthcoming album is said to contain songs about her life story including her struggles as an artist and a person, working through unstable relationships and dealing with motherhood. After the success of her single "Marriot" (and no doubt with this single) R&B Music Reviews thinks she is the must-hear contemporary R&B artist of the day. The single and album will be released through RIV Music.
Swedish artist Victoria Moralez sings about inner turmoil in her latest single "Eyes off the Prize". Sometimes people build their lives around a dream -- the prize -- thinking that it would make them feel happy and fulfilled. However, they eventually realize that they are heading in the wrong direction. They know that they need to make a change even if they are scared of doing what it takes to free themselves. They need to build up the courage. Or perhaps they simply need to reach their breaking point.
In this song, the veteran singer Moralez seems to have reached hers. The lyrics are filled with cathartic lines. It is honest about feeling scared with all its physical manifestations: the trembling and the sweat. Yet the situation cannot go on because the secrets and the lies are just waiting to explode. The artists sings about longing for a happy home that just isn't there. Whatever the current situation is, she is ready to walk away from it and find a new path. She will take her eyes off of the false prize and look for her true light. She just has to believe that it's there.
This painful song starts off slow with strong ominous beats that allows the artist's voice to be the focus. It builds to a fast pace as sadness gives way to frustration and resolution. "I'm so over this," she sings with conviction. Anyone who has ever been trapped in a difficult situation can relate to this moment. There will be other dreams and other prizes in store for the future if only you could dare to break free.
Nigerian born and Toronto based artist Idris Lawal's most recent EP "Young, Black & Blue" is garnering tons of rave reviews---and for good reason. Lawal grew up in the global community---Nigeria Qatar, South Arica, and Canada---so his music gives listeners a taste of many different cultures and sounds. And they're loving it.
"Drop" is an addictive song full of afrobob beats and perfectly aligned trumpet highlights. Plus, the track features artists Sydneee Coft, Jelani Watson, and Kyu.
"Gung Ho" also blends a beautiful drum beat with a selection of brass instruments. Lawal raps in a way that is somehow both relaxing and heart wrenching---especially when he pleads fly me as high as the sun go. He keeps up the album's momentum with the track "Medals" that expertly blends, piano, brass, and guitar. It's the perfect song for a lazy summer night.
"Hey Colonizer" is a smoky, jazz tune with strong, emotional lyrics, while "Fools" is equally emotional, with a dark melody that projects the serious matter of the song. In it Lawal sings of a love in which both partners seek to fool and hurt each other.
"Omoge" is slightly more hopeful track, again incorporating an enchanting world music vibe that's impossible not to love. We adored this song as soon as we heard the lyics: She walked by one morning; stole my gaze without no warnings; so graceful she's been here before.
The album ends with the ethereal track "Heal," featuring an interesting, almost echoed drum beat. The lyrics on this song are also really positive, which immediately resonates with all listeners.
Tina Mazcyk is an independent singer/songwriter in her early 20s that hails from the Bronx in New York and writes and co-produces all her own songs.
She has wanted to be a singer ever since she was a child. Through her teenage years she performed at many open mic nights and sang with other groups and developed a name for her fine RnB singing voice. Interestingly she also developed an interest in opera and studied classical singing and musical theatre for several years.
Now, though, she's back in the RnB and popular music groove with her new EP 'Honestly' that showcases her fine and velvety vocals with tracks that range from RnB to hip-hop with some even featuring guitar.
She has a lovely, smokey voice that is well suited to the RnB ballads that she performs with strong intelligent lyrics about love and heartbreak in today's world. The track 'Rewind' shows her effortlessly smooth, jazzy chops that call to mind 90s RnB stars like Brandy, Aaliyah and Janet Jackson (to name a few) with whom Tina can obviously vocally hold her own. 'Tuck You In' features that guitar and allows Tina to showcase her vocal range in a sparse commentary on love gone wrong.
Tina Mazyck's debut EP 'Honestly' is a confident and accomplished debut from an artist that we're sure to hear from in the future. Each of the six songs on the EP stands on its own and several are candidates for single release. Her gorgeous and unique singing voice as well as a thoroughly modern RnB sound and style make her one to watch. This is an EP to put on when chilling with your bae on the couch. This R&B music review gives a big thumbs up to Tina Mazyck.
South Carolina native Jamar Langley is a young talent that is set to take the industry by storm. The artist began as a church singer who already led the choir by the age of six. He dabbled in instruments throughout his teens becoming highly proficient in several of them including the guitar. Now his skills are helping him elevate his music while his vocals are delivering the goods. Blessed with a wide range, one cannot help but compare his voice to that of Michael Jackson when he was in his early solo career. Of course, the two are quite different in terms of style and background.
"Highlight Girl" showcases Langley's abilities in a fun and lighthearted bop. It captures that precious moment when you see a woman at the height of her beauty and it simply takes your breath away. Whether you believe in love at first sight or not, you can't deny that this feeling that you are "spinning round and round... floating off the ground" does happen even to the most jaded of us. There are people who can step into a room and command attention, just like the muse of this song.
If you are looking for music that sounds fresh yet familiar, then have a listen to this single by Jamar Langley. It will make you remember that one incredible woman from your past who seems more like a fantasy than a reality, as well as all of the fun memories that infatuation brought about.
Gianna Isabella recently released her new single, "Feel the Same." This track showcases Gianna's magnificent vocals with a steady, freestyle contemporary beat. The former American Idol (Top 10 -Season 15) contestant has indeed followed in the footsteps of her legendary mother and freestyle legend, Brenda K. Starr.
"Feel the Same" makes you feel great inside as you sway to its fresh, soulful beat. The New Jersey-born Gianna also blends in a smooth array of jazz and R&B on this infectious track. The lyrics are cleverly written and capture the essence of the allure of the 70's old-school disco. With its urban vibes, this track transcends several musical styles and genres --and is a Top 10 hit!
This soothing track is perfect for any summertime party or outdoor social. In fact, "Feel the Same" is the ideal jam to sing and dance to all year round! Gianna's vocals blare throughout the song with real style and pizzazz. I also loved the New Wave feel of the song that brought me back to the early 80s. Gianna is genuinely unique with her singing and impactful delivery. This ballad has several accents of different types of music but is also evergreen.
As a new music sensation, Gianna Isabella has an excellent career in front of her. She has been involved with music ever since she was young. Brenda K. Starr guided Isabella's career on the right path, and that shows in her recent music releases. This song will make you feel like dancing all night long! With its feel-good, positive vibes and smooth tempo, "Feel the Same" will make you feel great inside and out.
If you love new ballads that are hip and contemporary, this track will not disappoint. Have a listen by clicking the link below and experience the magical voice and sound of Gianna Isabella.
Stanley James was in the US Army when he joined a military talent show in Germany and found his true calling. Now the veteran is pursuing his passion under the name Saint Jaimz. A native of Chicago, he's now living in California where he writes, records, and produces songs while heading hi own label Household Name Entertainment. It has been quite a journey and it seems like he's not stopping anytime soon. Saint Jaimz is here to light up the music scene with his own brand of soulful beats.
His smooth 90s R&B style to old throwback hits including this newest single "Being Gentle". The song is actually a reimagined version of the mid-80s hit "Calling Your Name" by Frederick featuring Janice Dowlen. The original composer Jerry Mims gave his blessings for Jaimz and his team to make some changes. The result is a sensual chilled out love theme that is perfect for easy listening and slow dancing. Quarantine dates, anyone? Play this in the background and set the mood.
Indeed, the music video starts with a trip to the record store where Saint Jaimz and featured artist Sene look up the original recording by Frederick. We transition to studio sessions with this amazing duo. The vocals blend so well with Sene providing just the right amount of sweetness and sass to make the lyrics ring true. It's clear that the pair had a ton of fun making music. It's a highly refined R&B jam that you will love to listen to over and over.