Category Archives: R&B

Esperanza Spalding Shares EXPOSURE Studio Segment With Lalah Hathaway

Esperanza Spalding’s EXPOSURE album is centered around improvisation and capturing the musical moment in one take. She brainstormed the project live on Facebook last week and Robert Glasper and Lalah Hathaway were two of her guests. Watch her and Lalah Hathaway in the above clip as they creatively decide on where jazz and R&B meet. EXPOSURE will only have 7,777 copies available.

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Teenear Unveils Video For Love Me Or Leave Me

R&B singer Teenear has a video for her summer anthem “Love Me Or Leave Me” featuring Fetty Wap. The scenario takes place in high school where a party takes place and Teenear becomes a participant. The Miami-based artist is getting ready for her full-length debut for Slip N Slide.

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Liverpool Native XamVolo Drops New Single Feels Good

XamVolo is a 23-year old singer-songwriter from Liverpool, England and he has claimed soul, UK R&B and jazz as influences on his sound. “Feels Good” is a happy R&B embedded with a Thelonius Monk sample. In 2016, his Chirality EP emerged and now he is working on a full-length debut for Universal Worldwide. He offers a back story for the single “Feels Good” :

“I wanted to capture a feeling.. That headspace you’re in when it’s 4am at a house party in a neighbourhood you’ve never been to..That moment when you slowly realize you’ve spent the last 40 minutes on the couch staring at the vinyl stacked next to the TV..When you find yourself wading from smoke-filled room to smoke-filled room, talking about everything and nothing to nameless people, drinking nameless drinks from bottomless cups, heedless, certain of nothing except the fact that – for once – nothing matters.  That’s the vibe, it’s a good feeling.”

XamVolo will appear at the Gloucester Guildhall Festival this weekend.

 

 

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Tall Black Guy Remixes Terrace Martin’s Think Of You Featuring Rose Gold

Tall Black Guy has added his touch to something new with Terrace Martin’s “Think Of You” featuring Rose Gold. TBG’s I Think I Love You remix spaces the track out into house territory and flaunts his ability to create an inimitable soulful ambience.  Martin’s Velvet Portraits came out last year and his album with the Pollyseeds just came out.

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Blood Orange Shares New Music

Blood Orange posted a new song online today simply titled “BOWERYLDN EDIT 6 15 SEPTEMBER.” The song features his falsetto accompanied by Jason Arce’s horn and string arrangements. The lyrics point to overcoming a situation within the production’s stylishly muffled sound. Blood Orange admitted earlier this summer that he is currently working on following up 2016’s Freetown Sound.

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