Lauryn Hill – Ex Factor

This track is from her iconic record the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The track is about the toxicity in a relationship. she’s trying to let go of this man but he can’t seem to let go of her. it gets to the point where he’s going to hurt himself to be with her. Unhealthy loveContinue reading “Lauryn Hill – Ex Factor”

Southern Avenue – Whiskey Love

The rock band Southern Avenue releases a teary soulful rock record titled “whiskey love.” Strong guitar lead and great vocals make this song a total vibe. Especially, when the lead singer starts belting back and forth with the background vocals towards the end of the record. The track is about feeling like an emotional wreck.Continue reading “Southern Avenue – Whiskey Love”

Throwback: Solange – Crane in the Sky

Solo’ Atmospheric lead single from her iconic record “A Seat at the Table.” It opens with hasty light skip drum followed by a thumping bass once the Verse comes in. Truly nice instrumentation. And it accompanied with a light clear vocals throughout the record. She showcases here upper register during the climactic peak towards theContinue reading “Throwback: Solange – Crane in the Sky”

Throwback: Destiny’s Child – Nuclear

Destiny’s child radioactive release “Nuclear” is a Harmonic slow burner. This was supposed to be a reunion single after they reunited during Beyonce’s superbowl show in 2013. The track is deciphered with sweet, soft, serenading vocals that discuss the bonds between two lovers. Unique strong bonds that hold nuclear energy. Although, there are moments IContinue reading “Throwback: Destiny’s Child – Nuclear”

Lucky Daye – Roll Some Mo

This is a R&B track oozing Bossa nova influenced instrumentation. It expresses rich and controlled vocals with an equally powerful drum kick. Especially, in the chorus, where he introduced his love interest to a bit of herb. He lets her slow sink into the experiences then so roll some more. During the verse, he bringsContinue reading “Lucky Daye – Roll Some Mo”

H.E.R. – Do To Me

H.E.R. brings reggae flavor to her track titled “Do To Me. ” Sweet echoing chants support the track by further emphasizing the island feel. This vibe suits her style well. Her silky and husky tone adds a sweet essence that no other artist could. And its genuinely because H.E.R Voice has this quality that justContinue reading “H.E.R. – Do To Me”

Lianne La Havas – Can’t Fight

Gimme those Bossa Nova influenced drums. I just wanna take it from the track and put it on loop in my head. I’m a sucker for jazz fusion. But honestly, her vocals are so clean and pure. It’s almost like she pierces through the background with making a mess. And what’s interesting is that sheContinue reading “Lianne La Havas – Can’t Fight”

Victoria Monet ft Khalid & SG Lewis – Experience

Yes! 70s disco prevails. Hand me my roller-skates, shades, and bell-bottoms cause this song to travel me back in time perfectly. I mean just look at the Afros and purple hues (in the music video below.) Their voices compliment each other really well. And it has enough of modern influence to keep it relevant. TheContinue reading “Victoria Monet ft Khalid & SG Lewis – Experience”

Ravyn Lenae – Rewind

The wave of experimental R&B is still at its prime. For instance, this track here true ear-candy. That bass accompanied by the snare is iconic. Firstly, the Vocals on the chorus are gorgeous. The tone and control almost resemble a woodwind instrument. And she’s not necessarily showing off powerhouse vocals, but a simplistic whisper approachContinue reading “Ravyn Lenae – Rewind”

Gallant – Doesn’t Matter

This electronic – R&B mid-tempo number consists of rich vocals and dynamic production. In the verses he stays in his chest voice, saying lines “like this love is an accident waiting to happen let’s go out with a bang.” Hear his voice sounds like an early 2000 usher. In contrast, during the chorus, he pumpsContinue reading “Gallant – Doesn’t Matter”