Zaia has been building for years, and whilst he’s recently seen a placement on the ‘Insecure’ soundtrack “bear fruit,” he tells Miki Hellerbach that whilst his sound is ever-changing, his ATL roots run deep.
“Imagination” is rich and endless. In a space where creativity has no boundaries, Kai Straw has spun a world with soul music where he can live with the memories of an ex in fantasy where the good memories aren’t tainted by the pain of reality.
In the new video for “Rick Moranis,” Frak is haunted by the ghost of a would-be-lover. He raps over continuously evolving funk production, assisted by the alluring vocals of OFLO.
With summer just around the corner it’s time to start those sunny day playlists. Peter Anderson strikes a groovy balance between funk and soul with his electric guitar driven instrumental, “Simmer.” Press play to fast forward to weekends spent at the beach.
On “Take Me Away,” August Charles offers a trade. Steal him away from his pain and in return he’ll borrow your ears and take your breath. Comprised only of a single piano and vocalist, Charles summons the energy of acts like John Legend and Elton John with the soulful punch of Marvin Gaye.
Sultry R&B sensibilities mixed with trap influenced production makes a hell of a single. On “I Just Wish You’d Call Me” 18-year-old Nyah Grace fills a big song with a big voice. The dynamic between her voice and the instrumentation is fluid and elegant.
The tension of “Oxytocin” is thick. The harmonic lamenting of Benjamin A.D betrays the deep yearning of a connection that feels one-sided. His vocals grasp the edges of each line with passion, it’s effortless to fall into the tragedy he unravels.
Sit down, sip up. On his single “Codeine,” CeddroDaGod rap-sings about the toxic allure of addiction, but then pulls the rug out from under the listeners expectations by changing the perspective of his vice. The pull of a bad relationship can be just as toxic.