Category Archives: R&B

Lizzo Dedicates Video To Boys

Lizzo has admiration for all kinds of men and she flaunts her interest by directing addressing them in the video for “Boys.” Her costume changes, Queen-like poses, and bold nudity reveal more of an obsession with creating body-positive art than the pursuit of men. Lizzo’s last single, “Fitness” was also a self-image workout with a high-energy video. The Minneapolis-based artist moves through the “Boys” video with a crew just as invested in being sexy and free. In 2015, she released her most recent full-length album, Big Grrrl Small World and since then she has shared a handful of singles. She is touring this summer and tickets are on sale now. 

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Full Crate Directs Video For A Storm On A Summer’s Day With Gaidaa

Full Crate directs the video for “A Storm On A Summer’s Day” collaboration with Gaidaa. The lighting is dim but warm and Gaidaa plays the guitar while singing and hanging out in the house. The lyrics move across the screen as a model looks into the camera in between the scenes of Gaidaa. Full Crate’s Still Growing EP comes out later this year. 

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Emiko Shares Debut Single Is It Real

West London singer Emiko brings forth his debut single “Is It Real” with South London production duo Hilts and Monks. Emiko’s voice harkens back to R&B singers from the ’90s who had a more minimal approach as compared to his contemporaries who don’t shy away from computerized modifications. “Is It Real” will be on his forthcoming EP and he explains how the song came about, 

“My friend Hilts had sent me the instrumental and once I heard it, something really touched me. I knew I wanted to sing about love, but I let my subconscious decide what kind, by just putting pen to paper, and writing what I felt. I’m singing to a girl, who is kind of hesitant to leave a toxic relationship behind, where love is non-existent, and I’m asking her to trust in me to show her what true love feels like – freedom.

Emiko cites Erykah Badu, Sam Cooke, Lauryn Hill and Michael Jackson among his influences and hopes that his music will bring people together. 

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Georgia Anne Muldrow Emerges With First Brainfeeder Single Overload

Georgia Anne Muldrow signed with Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label earlier this year and today she unveils “Overload” the first song with her new home. Muldrow laments about the struggle to maintain relationships in today’s world on The Futuristiks’-produced tune. “Overload” comes out just days after Muldrow’s live set at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Sunday in support of Flying Lotus. Today’s musical premiere of their new partnership has created anticipation for Muldrow’s next full-length project. 

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Marsha Ambrosius: Old Times Official Video

Marsha Ambrosius is returning with a new full-length album in the fall called NYLA. “Old Times” is the first video from NYLA and she is seen singing while holding her adorable daughter and waiting for her man to return home. However, there are two scenarios before he arrives and the first one acknowledges the kind of abuse of power some police officers have used to kill unarmed Black men. Thankfully the video ends with Ambrosius, her daughter and the child’s father together at home. 

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