Posts in Category/Tag: R&B

Ryan Beatty – Bruise

April 25th, 2021

RyanBeatty-Bruise

Summary: Ryan Beatty is Everything!

About Artist: Back in 2018 a student asked me if I’d heard of Ryan Beatty and told me they thought I would like them. It was true. His 2018 album Boy in Jeans was an album I fell deeply in love with. Ryan Beatty is an extremely talented vocalist and musician. His albums are cohesive and beautifully stitched together.

About Song: This track is just one of my favorites from his debut album Boy in Jeans. The album tells the story of his experiences of being gay in high school. I have so many favorite songs from this album, you really have to listen to the album all the way through to understand his genius. Ryan’s more recent sophomore album Dreaming of David is even more of a masterpiece and something I will surely post about soon.

Favorite Part: You have to listen to the full album!

Other: Ryan Beatty Wikipedia

Not Hip Hop, R&B,

John Legend – Ooh Laa

March 18th, 2021

JohnLegend-OohLaa

Summary: This is dedicated to that ooh la.

About Artist: John Legend has a voice of gold and face that makes butter melt. I’ve been in love with him since 2003 when I first heard live album “Live at the Knitting Factory”. He has a come along away but he still cranks out the hits.

About Song: This song is the intro track to his recent 2020 album “Bigger Love”. I had ticket to see him in the fall of 2020 but we all know how that ended : (

Favorite Part: I like the old-timey doowap track with the deep bass drop at 0:09. I like the prechorus build and the way the chorus blossoms (0:37). And of course I just love John’s sexy sexy voice.
“You know I’m romantic,
I’d cross the Atlantic for that, Ooh-laa
I’ll wear my best tuxedo,
And you can undress me and we go, Ooh-laa” (1:08)

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R&B, Soul,

Usher – Don’t Waste My Time (ft. Ella Mai)

March 10th, 2021

Usher-DontWasteMyTimeftEllaMai

Summary: Usha Usha

About Artist: Usher has been an R&B pop sensation for several decades while Ella Mai hit the scene big with her self-titled debut album in 2018.

About Song: This song came out in 2019 but is actually a single from Usher’s upcoming album “Confessions 2” (not to be confused with his song that I cried to in high school “Confession Part II”).

Favorite Part: I have a hard time not liking Usher, and Ella Mai just makes this duet too good to resist. I really like Ella Mai’s verse at 1:20.

Other: Ella Mai Wikipedia, Usher Wikipedia

Female, R&B, ,

Jidenna – Boomerang

March 8th, 2021

Jidenna-Boomerang

Summary: Happy Monday

About Artist: Jidenna is member of Janelle Monae’s Wonderland Records. I love his heavily east African influenced style and this song is a great example of that.

About Song: This song is off of an EP Jidenna released in 2017.

Favorite Part: I like the laid back feel of the song. I also really like the bridge at 2:30.

Other: Jidenna Wikipedia

R&B,

Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open

March 6th, 2021

SilkSonic-LeaveTheDoorOpen

Summary: This is how babies are made.

About Artist: Silk Sonic is the newly formed supergroup duo of Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars. They are a match made in heaven and are two artists that I’ve loved for a long time. I got on team Bruno Mars when “Nothing on You” came out in 2009 and have been an Anderson .Paak fan since “Venice” in 2014.

About Song: This song came out yesterday and is the lead single off of their upcoming album “An Evening with Silk and Sonic”.

Favorite Part: Love the vocals, love the drum fills, love the vibe, I love it all.

Other: An Evening with Silk Sonic, Leave the Door Open (YouTube Video), Bruno Mars Wikipedia, Anderson .Paak Wikipedia

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Jazmine Sullivan – Put It Down

February 28th, 2021

JazmineSullivan-PutItDown

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Summary: Sometimes you just can’t help it.
About Artist: Jazmine Sullivan has been one of my favs since she rocketed to fame in 2008 with Bust Your Windows. Jazmine Sullivan is so talented and has a great discography. This song also happens to be produced by another favorite of mine, KeY Wane.
About Song: This song is off her Jazmine’s recent EP “Heaux Tales” (2021). It is her first release in almost six years and even if you don’t love this track, the album is definitely worth checking out. Heaux Tales has a tone of features from people like Ari Lennox, H.E.R., Anderson .Paak and more. The EP is strong on message and discusses female sexuality, body shaming and other issues that have kept Jasmine Sullivan from releasing more music in the past several years.
Favorite Part: Love the beat and love the honest message.
Other Links:
Jazmine Sullivan
Heaux Tales
KeY Wane

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Lo-Fi Coronalife [Side A]

May 21st, 2020

LoFiCoronalife-SideA

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Summary: The CD runs 77 minutes in 50 tracks featuring over 60 artists. I hope you find your new favorite song. I know we can all use a little more music in our lives rights now.

About: I wanted to create a mixtape that had a little something for everybody. The tracks are edited to be short but offer a glimpses into pop hits and odd audial obscurities and alike. A project of the quarantine.

Other: Enjoy some easy listening or get out Shazam and find your new favorite song!

 

 

 

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