The lost element of love songs is that “what the heck” feeling, according to Talya Amira. Her new single “Float” encapsulates the chaos of romance alongside the elation of soaring. Sure, being swept off your feet is exhilarating, but it’s also nerve wracking.
Tyler sat down with Nora Toutain over Zoom to discuss reconciles her Moroccan heritage, Canadian residence and the influence of the pandemic in an amazing show of adaptation. The elegant songstress’ new album, Grounding Place, Vol 1. is out now on all platforms.
Sugary sweet with a cool whisky bite, but it’s the taste of bitters that leaves the real flavor dancing on your tongue. “Orange Bitters” is a subtle R&B song but Gillian Mapp adds just a dash of citrus, all the difference for this memorable sonata.
Southeast London soul singer, Raelle, releases her new single “Sundown” today! Tinges of orange and yellow, a hint of pink among the clouds, the song lights the darkness with an uplifting melody and masterfully layered vocal harmonies.
The heavily gospel-inspired production of “No Assistance” is textured by a harmonizing church choir and light keys, but Call Me Ace stands out distinctly with an aggressive delivery. His passion is religious, his zeal is clear, and his bars are tight.
The gospel inspired “Heaven Looks Like” visualizes the afterlife as gathering around the table with beloved friends and family. Milla Thyme raps about finding heaven on Earth among the people who mean the most to us.
Songs like “Dedication” are rare peaceful moments that can compel us through the turbulence. Mark Ferg says “the best way for me to contribute to what’s going on right now in the world is to reflect and document it through my art.”
Musical power-couple, JUICYPEAR, sing about the ups and downs of marriage as if on a “Rollercoaster” of rises and falls. The thing about roller coasters though, even the anticipation at the height of the ride is unmatched by the overall thrill of the experience.
As a woman of color, AMEERAH feels like there are way too many questions that she’s expected to answer. Her new single “Questions” explores the constant pressure with a tasteful balance between R&B and hip hop.
Looking back, we didn’t have much a summer this year. “Stay (Summer Interlude)” by Just J brings about memories past, especially in the stagnant space that’s filled the year. But sometimes when we think of better times, we find ourselves trying to stay there.