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why not start with last year's surprise breakout star? conveniently, she's just put out a video for her great new single. i sincerely look forward to hearing this on the radio after "playing games" has run its course.

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

do you see good fortunes for the idiom this year? anticipating any particular artists' albums? let's hear it!

dyl, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 05:29 (three weeks ago) link

Hi Dyl! Her breakout was no surprise to me :)

I like this track a lot (it’s eligible for voting in ILM’s 2019 tracks poll, ahem!) — but man, does LODT’s producer drop bug me... it’s especially grating over the course of the whole album. Sorry to start the year off on a negative! :D)

Don’t yell ‘Judas!’ in a crowded theater (morrisp), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 05:52 (three weeks ago) link

This track dropped back in December, but the video just premiered a few days ago... I like the atmosphere in this song:

DaniLeigh - Wrong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTrS40ZwUB4

Don’t yell ‘Judas!’ in a crowded theater (morrisp), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 06:18 (three weeks ago) link

now that i think about it, i wouldn't mind at all if usher worked his way up to releasing a new album

dyl, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 06:26 (three weeks ago) link

i'm hoping ravyn lenae will put an album out this year

monotony, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 07:00 (three weeks ago) link

luke james has released a handful of tracks over the past few months and will be going on tour soon. this most recent track is probably my favorite of the bunch: a bit freeform, a characteristically great vocal + striking arrangement that drifts off into a gentle haze of atmospherics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCdDqEf1XdY

dyl, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:03 (two weeks ago) link

Her older singles are also really good -- check out "Orange Sweater," it rules:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhEnfp3ZOUw

stop creeping my instagram storiez (morrisp), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 01:12 (two weeks ago) link

Good to see Luke James love! His 2014 album is one of my quiet faves.

This is end of '19, but I fucking love how sharp Usher and Ella Mai sound here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMitI4VbSuo

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 01:17 (two weeks ago) link

a lot of his songs on STAR were very good. “filthy sheets” was a personal fave

maura, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 14:53 (two weeks ago) link

between city winery shifting its booking and this new venue big night live opening—i went to its press event, which was bundled in with an erykah badu show—boston is finally getting more r&b shows. elle varner is here next week, raphael saadiq with jamila woods next month, bilal a week after that. took everyone long enough!

maura, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 17:59 (two weeks ago) link

Kaash Paige may be about to blow up... among other indicators, her track "Love Songs" is #3 on TikTok (which I understand is meaningful) #2019Impact

I love her vibe so much, I guess it's somewhat similar to Summer Walker's early material.. these gorgeous, spaced-out jams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwIIVeGq4Xg

stop creeping my instagram storiez (morrisp), Thursday, 16 January 2020 04:15 (one week ago) link

they always blow up shortly after you post about them on ilm :D

dyl, Thursday, 16 January 2020 05:57 (one week ago) link

that's a very nice song tho

dyl, Thursday, 16 January 2020 06:00 (one week ago) link

ILM’s #1 Tastemaker for Faded R&B

stop creeping my instagram storiez (morrisp), Thursday, 16 January 2020 15:47 (one week ago) link

new jhené aiko p good

||||||||, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 18:53 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy3Y-1KVZeg

dad genes (morrisp), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 01:58 (five hours ago) link


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