Smooth, smooth melodies. “Nokia Flip” by Matt Claire lands in the realm of Drake or The Weeknd but floats on by its own unique fusion. Claire’s superb songwriting makes the track all the more bittersweet and relatable.
On “Summer Breeze,” Lorde Fred33 brings an intense fusion of hip-hop and R&B to spacey beat. The single has a hypnotic draw and energy that brings the listener back over and over.
On “Out of My Life,” pop and R&B singer Ghita accomplishes the impossible. She compels a romantic relationship to end and become a successful friendship with upbeat an upbeat pop jam and satisfying vocal delivery.
“Pass Out” is a fleeting but fantastically smooth new single from Forever Slept On, a new project from QU/NTEN. On the track the artist confronts tough questions about himself and running from the ghosts of his past.
If baring one’s soul can bring us together, couldn’t it also push us apart? On his new single “Mvrs,” rapper Bvle explores the question over a solemnly ambient beat with compelling instrumentation.
He’s back. You knew it was coming: a breakdown of the samples from the heart of Jay Electronica’s mythical debut, now a Hov-ridden reality.
“Horrorscope” sails by on the outstanding synth and snare instrumental behind the casual, beat-laced rapping and singing of Chrispin. It’s easy to see how the fun the artist had crafting the track breathes the same light-hearted entertainment to the listener.
On “Go Hard” rappers Cubgod and Jaye Mac deliver an ominous message about the mentality of working yourself to death going hard. The track is grimy and dark with an abundance of energy.
“Mike Vick” falls over a simple rhythmic instrumental with the steady flow and pop culture references of Anterluz and iE-z. The duo brings a diverse texture to the track with a touch of Travis Scott-like autotune and aggressive bars.
Moving too fast? Change up the pace with “Slow Things Down” a smooth neo-soul jam built on gentle guitar strings. fika combines exemplary songwriting with familiar slow jam textures. The result feels like a song you already know and love.