Ariana Pens Situationship Rulebook on “boyfriend”

How Ariana Grande and her perfect high pony stay intact, through loss, breakup, and letdown may actually be the eighth world wonder. Though a self-admitted “trainwreck” on her newest track “boyfriend”, Grande shines on her newest release with Pittsburgh pop duo Social House: a hair-flipped, sulky-pop proposal for your standard, generational ‘situationship’. A pouty, bass-driven beat [prod….

Bryson Tiller Ends Fans’ Dry Spell with “Blame”

It’ll be four years since the birth of Trapsoul and two since sophomore album True to Self‘s, and one thing remains a constant in this ever-changing world: R&B fans’ greedy hunger for more Bryson Tiller. He’s harassed over Instagram, his lovey pics with girlfriend Kendra Bailey flooded with either heavy stanning or nagging demands for a new album,…

New Single – VanJess x Goldlink – “Through Enough” Jarreau Vandal Remix

VanJess, the Nigerian-born electro R&B duo that’s questionably still obscure, joins GoldLink on a revamped “Through Enough”, mixed by Amsterdam DJ Jarreau Vandal. One of five remixes found on the Maxi Single compilation, the 4:20 nightclub cut features driving slap bass, disco-heavy breaks, and the fading in of Jessica and Ivana Nwokike’s original track vocals. Over deep…

Majid Jordan Drops “Day and Night”, Confirms 2/5 Album Date

The OVO-labeled dance-pop duo just dropped yet another gem from their upcoming, self-titled project–expected February 5th next week. Clinging to their trend of slick, loungey ambience, “Day and Night” is a drum ‘n’ synth-driven cut, mashed with fluttery keyboards that provide the completion–not competition–to Majid Al Maskati’s cooing vocals and cerebral hook: (“But here, as…

Gem of the Week: “Smiling Faces Sometimes”-The Undisputed Truth

Song: “Smiling Faces Sometimes” Artist: The Undisputed Truth Album: The Undisputed Truth (1971) Long before mixtapes were a thing, Motown record producer Norman Whitfield was DJ’ing his own trip-funk soundtrack; getting his name out via his own collective of hippie soul singers on a succinct portfolio of R&B jams, entitled The Undisputed Truth. It was the handcrafted…

Teyana Taylor Drops “Your Wish”; ‘The Cassette Tape 1994’

A fan-dedicated, ‘thank-you’ supplementary to her VII studio album [per Def Jam] from last year, The Cassette Tape ’94 is Teyana Taylor’s newest G.O.O.D. Music-sponsored cut, arriving at a low-key juncture in the Harlem R&B singer’s career. It’s poppier than usual; less of the sultry, smoky mystique that enveloped her last, much darker project–and more bright and funky…

Fauntleroy Drops Retro Cut, “Magic”

He’s noted for dropping slick, indie R&B tracks during lulls in the music world; just when we’re craving something new-age, experimental, and succinct…Fauntleroy, a name now fairly synonymous for self-produced, instrumentally sublime, and often heavily dipped in old-soul, delivers. From “Who Are You“, to “Mid-Air“, and “Running Through Red Lights“, he’s been a maniac all…

Drake & Majid Jordan Drop “My Love”

Highly active with Zane Lowe interviews, music vids, and the brand-new Apple Music, OVO coworkers dropped a new track, “My Love”, on Friday afternoon via SoundCloud. Whirling 808s devour the nebulous, submerged track—a dim, deep-house instrumental fashioned by the producer duo. The hook alternated with their tense, tight-lipped interrogation (“Why you wanna be my love?/…

New Track: “Broken Heart Broken Eyes” x James Fauntleroy

Enduring solo act, occasional producer, and Cocaine 80s frontman, mellow-R&B vocalist James Fauntleroy just previewed some new material. The new desolate single, unashamedly titled “Broken Heart Broken Eyes”, arrived on SoundCloud last night. In step with Cocaine 80s cake-layer harmonies and the afro-pop collective’s propensity for candlelight piano interludes. This time, Larrance Dopson lends a…

Miguel Teams Up With Lenny Kravitz For “Face The Sun”

  Miguel’s been silky-R&B’s longtime master of smooth, from every dark, muggy Art Dealer Chic chapter to Kaleidoscope Dream, and in-between-album collaborations with Wale, Janelle Monae, and beyond. Angel-face aside, his whispery voice is, hands down, the slickest: a no-fail means of goosebumps-delivery over gritty, musing beats handpicked to sustain the Miguel melting effect. Now the sixth addition release…