Or browse results titled :. As the decade came to a close, soul artists cranked up the heat. These are the best soul albums of At the beginning of the year, Minneapolis-based singer-producer and rapper K. Raydio made a bold promise to fans : She would release a new EP every month. The UK artist tackles social inequities, inner-city life, and domestic violence, all with the same sense of urgency. Her warm, soulful voice and unflinching perspective made each track a powerful listen. UK singer Majja has a penchant for unpredictability. The end result feels like Erykah Badu gone rogue. Her short but potent EP ushers the listener into her mind, as well as her courageous heart.
Every day my inbox overflows with music. Similar genres too from decades past but with a modern take. And I get that. People miss the real-deal musicians, the greats who innovated their own styles and sounds. They were artists of firsts. These 50 modern blues, rock, and Southern soul artists are some of my personal favorites.
Signed to Nettwerk Records after she took her musical pursuits to LA, Boston's Rosie Darling debuts as a singer-songwriter who brings a soothing voice and peace of mind to these turbulent times. There's a lightness to Jennifer Castle's songwriting and performance on Monarch Season. She's not lonesome or abandoned; she's simply solitary in her thoughts and feelings.
Neo-soul was born out of a necessity for the representation of the black alternative. For more than two decades, the neo-soul sound has produced some of the most prolific artists of generations including Maxwell , Floetry, Frank Ocean, Anderson. Paak , and Thundercat. We are now in and the movement is as strong as ever. Okayplayer has highlighted 23 artists that are pushing neo-soul forward. Q is from the ilk of Bilal with a falsetto that can pierce through any indifference and a penchant for snatching your attention with the tantalizingly abstract. The calming assertiveness of her voice is borderline therapeutic and with the world currently burning in civil unrest , she may emerge from the flames a shining star that soothed the souls of many. With St. His voice is smoldering in the way a lit candle is, illuminating in its slow burn and relaxing in its effects. Her ability to conjure nostalgia with only 22 years of living on Earth makes one wonder if a legend will be born if and when she masters those neo-soul proclivities that minuted other legends like Jill Scott.