Premiering on CentralSauce is Dallas based R&B crooner Masati’s new addictive single “Intoxicated Truth.” The track’s a yearning and driving ballad that explores the in between area of a difficult relationship.
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.
This March 8 interview with Dende covers the musical short film “In Case You Forgot I’m BLACK.” Dende talks about last summer’s police brutality protests, frustration with the lack of change, the effect of the weight on his person and healthy advice for healing in the communities most affected.
Bairi aka Bairi The Siren emerges with a buttery new ballad about romantic centering. “Free” is wistful and sprawling with an instrumental that settles over a space like a weighted blanket.
“Dreamer” by Kabwasa is an upbeat ode to chasing dreams and pushing them to evolve even as we approach them. Featuring elegant vocals from Ayoni, the track is both reflective and inspirational.
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.
With “Ghost Town” Casper Jones tackles loneliness with a variety of textures. The single is a reflection of staying behind in New York City as an exodus of people left during the initial surge of COVID.
“Fake Love” isn’t love and Pavit Sanghera uses this subtle R&B single to explore the duality of passion and performative romance.
Bluebloods’ latest single exudes vintage beauty in unrest with sharp vocals and intriguing imagery. The song draws a line between the timeless love of the 12th century, the labor movement of the early 20th century, and the current moment that reflects them both.