rolling r&b 2019

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i still remember hearing "you know i'm no good" for the first time on the radio in 2007, then "need u bad" in 2008, and in both cases momentarily thinking 'lauryn?' before feeling slightly peeved that some label a&r's were probably hoping for precisely that reaction from me. went on to love both songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gbOocVqeXk

dutch singer nicole bus seems to be getting a strong early push at radio with this single despite having zero profile in this country. she was a contestant on the voice holland? the strain/'rasp' is a bit heavy for me and it all just feels very inevitable/history-repeating. if it takes off i'm sure we'll start seeing the mags write about how it actually all started with one lone club dj playing it at random and seeing a fat person cartwheel to it, then passing the intel to their radio friend.

dyl, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 07:04 (three months ago) Permalink

loving the new dawn's single:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4AO4oqDol4

Nourry, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 20:13 (three months ago) Permalink

Listening to ILX Listen: 2019

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 20:59 (three months ago) Permalink

The whole Asiahn album is good. Her lyrics are very direct, she's not messing around...

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nGK57rj0PD7YuJLSQaP5000Jme0Iv6e_Y

i stan corrected (morrisp), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 23:58 (three months ago) Permalink

"despite having zero profile in this country."

Which country?

sbahnhof, Sunday, 20 January 2019 06:43 (three months ago) Permalink

sorry. i meant to say 'stateside' somewhere in there

dyl, Sunday, 20 January 2019 16:44 (three months ago) Permalink

ppl seem to like this ann marie song i have mixed feelings abt it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYY2-hisuXQ

she has other joints though

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Sunday, 20 January 2019 23:44 (three months ago) Permalink

feels a little like an RnBass throwaway that would have gotten attention mainly on ILX via Lex & tumblr in 2011

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Sunday, 20 January 2019 23:45 (three months ago) Permalink

lol

dyl, Monday, 21 January 2019 01:07 (three months ago) Permalink

pretty solid i think, some lyrics aside

cassie fanclub also may like her voice

dyl, Monday, 21 January 2019 01:16 (three months ago) Permalink

before i clicked on that like i was worried it was gonna be like "2002" or something lol

monotony, Monday, 21 January 2019 01:49 (three months ago) Permalink

link**

monotony, Monday, 21 January 2019 01:49 (three months ago) Permalink

This EP came out in November, but don't think any tracks made it onto the 2018 thread... this one's great!

Ayanis - Awh Yeah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJUiq8GKyc8

i stan corrected (morrisp), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 22:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Shay Lia - "Feels"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b93VFUsu4PA

i stan corrected (morrisp), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 23:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Monica - "Commitment"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB3Z0AjhaJ0

i stan corrected (morrisp), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:30 (two months ago) Permalink

Kehlani (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) - "Nights Like This"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_1swz0QXd8

i stan corrected (morrisp), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 18:50 (two months ago) Permalink

many months old now, but just starting to get radio spins via iheartradio's payola emerging artist program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE9qY8VBKJc

i like the laid-back arrangement and idk i guess anything that pushes back on society's imperative for two people in a relationship to go right back to being strangers once that ends will inevitably perk my ears up a little

dyl, Saturday, 26 January 2019 21:53 (two months ago) Permalink

The reason I posted the Kehlani audio rather than the video is b/c it’s one of those videos with a long intro before it gets to the music.

i stan corrected (morrisp), Sunday, 27 January 2019 17:44 (two months ago) Permalink

ahhhh sh-... sorry I didn't see you'd already posted, my bad

||||||||, Sunday, 27 January 2019 17:48 (two months ago) Permalink

no worries!

i stan corrected (morrisp), Sunday, 27 January 2019 17:51 (two months ago) Permalink

I must have listened to that “Awh Yeh” track like 25 times after discovering it last week... so good

i stan corrected (morrisp), Sunday, 27 January 2019 17:54 (two months ago) Permalink

i should probably listen to that dreezy album

dyl, Sunday, 27 January 2019 20:39 (two months ago) Permalink

it's pretty good

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 28 January 2019 00:29 (two months ago) Permalink

New EP from Summer Walker (Clear, recorded live): https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mTe5_2E-5nzcUqADftVOX7XhWewaKjn5s

Her album was one of my favorites last year!

Bonus -- cool performance on Kimmel last week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFjGHlc3ZoQ

i stan corrected (morrisp), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 00:26 (two months ago) Permalink

Searching the Web for info on Walker — there’s really not a lot out there — I found this from a transcript of a recent Beats 1 interview (apparently her first ever):

I literally just want to make soap, that’s my goal. From herbs and roots. That’s what I always wanted to do but I feel like it takes time because I want to grow the stuff in the garden and that would require me to have a home so I need the finances to get a home to make my garden to make my soap. That’s all I want to do. I gotta get a new car. I want a Mazda because see, the goal here is the garden and the home and going to get a Benz right now would not be very intelligent.

i stan corrected (morrisp), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 13:33 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrEyiJM7FOc

||||||||, Saturday, 9 February 2019 10:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Normani & 6LACK - Waves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-x-eyZf8Ko

yuh yuh (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 17:56 (two months ago) Permalink

Ciara - Greatest Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BjpWJyd_hk

yuh yuh (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 18:43 (two months ago) Permalink

UMI - High School

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nJ2szBl7ws

yuh yuh (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 18:51 (two months ago) Permalink

This UMI track from last fall ("Remember Me") is excellent:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLcEe3uYlmI

yuh yuh (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Mahalia - Do Not Disturb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svTIrOcfYEs

yuh yuh (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:05 (two months ago) Permalink

this new Kehlani song is lovely

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAfxP6BfvNo

Nourry, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 19:53 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm well aware this doesn't need the promotion, but it's my favorite song in the world right now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_aGvdfLTKY

yuh yuh (morrisp), Friday, 15 February 2019 05:22 (two months ago) Permalink

2018 but w/e

maiday - mandala
https://open.spotify.com/track/5EIB96qoNXb64QKMwARpAc?si=qWtpBBtLRhWQ4ExFon5qKw

||||||||, Saturday, 16 February 2019 20:01 (two months ago) Permalink

another 2018 but w/e
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzwKqxGQCuw

||||||||, Saturday, 16 February 2019 20:02 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4976Fgvf5Ps

👌🏽

PaulDananVEVO (||||||||), Saturday, 2 March 2019 10:41 (one month ago) Permalink

i'm starting to hear summer walker's "girls need love" (from the kimmel clip upthread) on the radio and it sounds very great there

dyl, Sunday, 3 March 2019 02:09 (one month ago) Permalink

lol apparently there's a remix with drake now so i'm sure that will continue

dyl, Sunday, 3 March 2019 02:10 (one month ago) Permalink

i like the grittier timbre yk osiris accesses in his latest single. plus: guitar solo!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPiFfJ0UTqE

dyl, Sunday, 3 March 2019 02:32 (one month ago) Permalink

xp Yeah, the Drake remix just dropped (I’m... not a fan, but really cool for her obv.)

yuh yuh (morrisp), Sunday, 3 March 2019 04:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Looks like she also cleaned up her Instagram, deleted a bunch of stuff — making it more “professional”(?)

yuh yuh (morrisp), Sunday, 3 March 2019 04:27 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah i'm not feeling drake's contribution to the remix either. the only good thing about it is that it extends the overall runtime compared to the original, which always seems surprisingly short

dyl, Sunday, 3 March 2019 04:33 (one month ago) Permalink

The disarming brevity of most tracks on Last Day of Summer is a great feature, but it’s true that 2:20 is really brief for a single (it’s actually cool to know that the album version has been getting airplay).

yuh yuh (morrisp), Sunday, 3 March 2019 05:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Hot beat on this track.

Lauriana Mae - Something Real

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6z0K5w9mrk

yuh yuh (morrisp), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 19:04 (one month ago) Permalink

This is jam u may dig if u also "just don't give a f***":

Shamba - IDGAF

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4llHGZs1DUE

yuh yuh (morrisp), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 19:40 (one month ago) Permalink

Hot stuff:

Quin & 6lack - Mushroom Chocolate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vimNtiduRqE

yuh yuh (morrisp), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 20:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Tayla Parx - I Want You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lZ1EVyVLLo

yuh yuh (morrisp), Friday, 8 March 2019 18:12 (one month ago) Permalink

saw her last week opening for anderson .paak! she was really good

maura, Friday, 8 March 2019 19:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Awesome!

yuh yuh (morrisp), Friday, 8 March 2019 19:31 (one month ago) Permalink

this is a jam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqRNV21MV14

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Friday, 8 March 2019 20:21 (one month ago) Permalink

i'm really excited about tayla

i think she will get her own thread before long

dyl, Saturday, 9 March 2019 02:19 (one month ago) Permalink

A girl can dream... 😝

(Srsly tho — I’m sure one of us will start a thread when her album drops)

yuh yuh (morrisp), Saturday, 9 March 2019 02:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Interesting piece on LVRN (with a particularly interesting bit on Summer Walker):

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8501674/lvrn-atlanta-record-label-look-story

They discovered her by chance, when LVRN’s studio manager, also named Summer Walker, decided to Google herself one day. “She saw there was a girl also named Summer Walker who sings and puts videos on YouTube and Vine and built a relationship with her because they shared the same name,” recalls Baiden. Soon after, they all got a text in their group chat that there was an artist they had to meet.

“(Walker) is one of those people that pisses you off just by how talented they are -- but she’s not a try-hard,” Baiden says. “She might be the first punk-R&B chick. She doesn’t like doing press. When you speak to her, her responses are literally one-word answers. She did her first TV performance in a hoodie. As an R&B chick, you’re supposed to get dolled up, stand there, look pretty and sing. But she gives no fucks.”

yuh yuh (morrisp), Saturday, 9 March 2019 23:47 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-new-r-and-b-is-here-reflecting-confused-modern-love

Summer Walker is also in this Briana Younger r’n’b overview piece along with Elhae, VanJess, Pink Sweat$, Marco McKinnis, Eric Bellinger and more

curmudgeon, Sunday, 10 March 2019 00:01 (one month ago) Permalink

ella mai was good tonight

maura, Sunday, 10 March 2019 03:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Nice. Missed her DC appearance but wanted to see her

curmudgeon, Sunday, 10 March 2019 03:34 (one month ago) Permalink

this is dope
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdegiQel3yc

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Sunday, 10 March 2019 10:26 (one month ago) Permalink

i like the beat but not a fan of the song

her uh questionable stagename is unfortunately impossible to ignore in her followup single called (not kidding) "hey lightskin"

dyl, Sunday, 10 March 2019 15:33 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Ciara - Thinkin Bout You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVczk4uIPPg

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Friday, 29 March 2019 17:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

pretty good one

J0rdan S., Friday, 29 March 2019 17:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

has an effortlessly joyful sound to it

dyl, Saturday, 30 March 2019 03:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

a perusal of the youtube comments suggests this was algorithmically served to a large portion of its viewership

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bs1c-L-CUk

the video actually contains portions of three songs from the artist's album satin psicodelic. i think my favorite is the one that plays in the middle, the v lush-sounding "baby i don't mind"

dyl, Saturday, 30 March 2019 03:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Ariana Grande and Victoria Monét - Monopoly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0pryRrJvfI

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Monday, 1 April 2019 21:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://devinmorrison.bandcamp.com/album/bussin

Andy K, Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the final track, "easy", is great even if it ends too early. still need to spend more time w/ the rest

dyl, Saturday, 13 April 2019 16:11 (one week ago) Permalink

new elle varner

http://smarturl.it/KindaLoveElleVarner

maura, Monday, 15 April 2019 17:29 (six days ago) Permalink


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