Bringing their knack for songwriting to a new — more electric — sound, Dragonfruit creates a house hit that makes it easy to forget the world, but “Know Better” really warns of the dangers of losing yourself.
We often block out the pain of reflecting on failed relationships, but Anuka suggests that the associated pain doesn’t mean it’s a failure. “Ode to my Ex” is a wispy ballad that knows the value of taking its time.
Mickey Woods Jr is a rolling stone on “rockin’ rollin’.” he takes the highs and lows of life head-on but at a pace that’s comfortable to him. It’s a dynamic rap track with some harmonic bones.
With her heart in her hand, Haiku embraces “Peace of Mind” as she trust falls back into music and reminds us it’s okay to take a step away when we need to find clarity. Her raps are gentle and comforting with a sing-songy musicality in the revelry.
fika returns with another lesson in love on “Don’t Say I Don’t.” The stripped back goodness is fika doing what they do they do best. Jazzy lo-fi instrumentation and songwriting that cuts straight to the heart. Find your yourself longing for love you didn’t know you were missing.
Lessons about love are hard to learn. K Folks sings about the wisdom of keeping that passion in reserve for the right person. “Save Your Love” is a spiraling R&B with hard keys.
Boski is having trouble with “Forget About You.” While he sings about a face he can’t forget over waves of neo-soul production. A featured verse from Jordan Xx breaks the spell with a flow that comes and goes like the memories of lost love.
As the seasons change, so does the way our moods respond to the environment. Raelle’s “Purple Skies” breaks out of the gloom of Winter with an R&B ode to brighter days and warmer hearts.
Madz warns his lover of the “Small Sacrifice” they’ll be making if they fall for him. He croons sentimental R&B over the hefty tempo of an afrobeats backdrop.
Nothing is black and white for Johnny Burgos on his new single “The Grey.” The Brooklyn R&B singer brings a little color and a lot of soul to the in-between spaces of life.