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.
Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself means cutting everything else out to focus on what you need. MJ Duke takes us into the mindset of the heartless winner on his single “Ruthless.”
Hindsight is 20/20 but Hunter Falls finds beauty in it to have better foresight on “All I Never Wanted.” A contemporary R&B style with neo-soul textures gives the track a landscape to make reflections of your own.
Australia’s own Groovy Daughter captivates with a bassline later echoed in vocalized “da da dums” that stay in your head over many days post first listen. It’s fitting that a song about the artist drowning out criticism can so easily occupy your own headspace.
On the affirming “Superpower,” KIRBY and D Smoke make for a dynamic duo. KIRBY’s dreamy melodies and D Smoke’s concise bars give the song an empowering sense of leadership.
Freedom in simplicity. With just a guitar and some subtle vocal layering, Thythy grows wings on “Free As a Bird.” The minimalistic touch closes the gap between singer and listener making the experience intimate and refreshing.
On “Dynamite 2.0,” Voice Monet struggles to find the words that will bring serenity to her relationship, lamenting her inability to communicate. Her sing-song flow makes use of neo-soul sensibilities with hip hop bounce.
In a spirited debut, Noha Saré dramatically cuts through the crowd with “Talk to Me.” Her voice resonates strength as she sings about facing her fears and finding power in unexpected ways over the ebb and flow of bright production.
Temptation, the serpent in our ear that whispers nothing is truly out of reach. Bubbly and alluring, “Apples” sees the neo-soul band Dragongfruit personifying the story of Adam and Eve as the internal voice of desire.
Artists often sell their image as much as they sell their art. On her new single “Authenticity,” neo-soul songstress Arlana sings about maintaining a sense of self in her music and image with an upbeat rhythm that leaves the competition with some catching up to do.