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.
In an age riddled with cynicism and disbelief, an earnest expression of hope is a radical thing, and whilst Audrey channels her soft-spoken affirmation through soft soul palettes and duelling vocal lines, you can’t help but feel there’s an edge to her restrained reminder.
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.
Chris Patrick is 24-year-old New Jersey rapper making big moves on social media. His new single, “3AM” has garnered fresh attention for his career, following up on his song “Swish” making the NBA 2K21 soundtrack. We sat down with the busy artist to get the inside perspective on how he is able to work so successfully while balancing artistry with a full-time job.
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.
“Living the Life” Ft. Drum Mage is a breezy listen. An R&B singer with a knack for spitting verses, Jennifair finds her pocket in the gentle wind. She raps about excelling in the moment, looking neither back on struggles overcame or ahead to treasures not yet received.
Toronto singer Storry details her journey of finding what her life means to her and how she moves forward in the midst of limbo, reflecting on her past to better understand her present.
The production drizzles gently into the track. “Space” hits with R&B styled rhythms and grooves that include a glittery piano, warm baselines, and crispy smooth drums. Sernal croons with a voice as light as a summer breeze as she reflects on what’s led her to needing space.
“Henny Nights” by Lo-Ke is a song about escapism. Get lost in the upbeat rhythm and sing about drinking the blues away, but when the bottles run out you’ll still have to face your problems. Or you could just ignore them and keep dancing to this great single.
“WORTH” is a reassessment of how we place value our self-imposed bodily image expectations. Exacerbated by the pandemic, STORRY laments about the states we view ourselves in. Rapper Thurz comes in to share the male perspective with a bouncy old-school flow.