Grammy-nominated Soul singer, Leon Bridges has just dropped his highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Good Thing’. The 10-track album features the singles ‘Bad Bad News’, ‘Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand’ and ‘Beyond’. It’s a contemporary soul/R&B album, however, he has Jazz/Funk driven tracks such as ‘Bad Bad News’. Leon Bridges rose to notoriety in 2015 when he released his first album, ‘Coming Home’, the album channelled early ’60s R&B which caught the attention of many. Bridges sweet soul music is bringing a new flavour to R&B and this new album is cementing his path within the industry.

Ama x

I’ve always been a massive fan of this lady so was extremely happy when I heard her announce she’d be dropping an album in the fall called ‘Passion Like Fire’ also quoted in this Salaam Remi produced / Co written gem.

Salaam is a production giant developing hits for the Fugees, Amy Winehouse, Nas and Miguel and he’s locked in his familiar hip hop soul stamp on this beauty of a record.

This will be the former Quincy Jones’ protégé’s 7th studio album coming via (e)one (entertainment one) and I’m hoping the rest of the album has input from Salaam because Tamia sits beautifully in this lane.

Enjoy this piece of audio niceness  

R xx


The wonderful Janelle Monáe is back in the music game strong after stelllar performances in two major Academy Award nominated flix Hidden Figures and Moonlight, the latter picking up the award at the 89th Academy awards.

Busy on film and busy putting out R&B niceness like this one!!
Watch out for her album Dirty Computer dropping April 27th. Pre order here

R xx

 

Lauryn Hill is set to embark on a massive tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her debut and only solo studio album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’.

According to The Fader, she’ll perform the classic LP in full and the 29 date North American tour will commence July 5th 2018 in Virginia Beach.

There’s nothing to suggest she’ll be bringing the tour this side of the pond but hopefully if she does it will truly reflect the albums original versions and not the reggae-rockified versions she delivered last time round.

Watch this space!

RH x

Alicia Keys is back in a big way!! Dropping a seriously addictive track, ‘In Common‘ which delivers dancehall undertones perfect for the summer!

Produced by Illangelo, known for producing Drake, The Weeknd and Majid Jordan, the track is a fresh, slightly unexpected sound for Alicia Keys.

Details of a new album are yet to be announced, but fans can catch Alicia as a judge on the new season of The Voice in the US later this year and you can pick up the new track here

@CarlyMond

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Another homegrown talent for RnB fans to keep their eye on this year as London based singer/songwriter Rene debuts her first single, ‘Underwater‘. The track showcases Rene‘s rich, soulful and emotive vocal with smoooth electro-RnB Vibes.

Take a listen to the stunning debut below and check back soon for details of an EP dropping this year.

@CarlyMond

Following a surprise OVO Sound showcase at SXSW‘s Fader Fort at the weekend, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Drake have dropped their new collaboration, ‘Come and See Me‘.

Fellow OVO member Noah “40” Shebib shines on the production of this ambient track which will feature on PARTYNEXTDOOR‘s forthcoming album, ‘P3’ (release date TBC) check it below:

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It’s not easy to gain a fanbase and critical acclaim from dropping a few tracks without doing any promo or revealing any artist details, yet that is exactly what Toronto’s mystery RnB force DVSN have done!

Since they dropped their debut single, ‘The Line‘ in October of last year, the RnB world has been speculating who the vocalists, writers and producers are. We know that they are signed to Drake‘s OVO Sound label, we know that producer Nineteen85 is involved, we know that they have released four flawlessly enigmatic tracks and we now know that their debut album entitled, ‘Sept 5th‘ will be released on April 1st.

The album will consist of 10 tracks including previously released singles, ‘With Me‘, ‘The Line‘, ‘Hallucinations‘ and ‘Too Deep‘, pre-order it here and remind yourself of DVSN‘s addictive vibe below.

@CarlyMond

Multi talented, Grammy award winning producer and musician Robert Glasper has just announced a new album entitled, ‘Everything’s Beautiful‘ an 11 track project of reworks and reinterpretations of classics from Miles Davis.

The album features collaborations with Illa J, Erykah Badu, Laura Mvula, Stevie Wonder, Ledisi, Phonte, King and more and is set for release on 27th May. ‘Everything’s Beautiful‘ is the second Miles Davis project Glasper has undertaken, he also produced the soundtrack to the forthcoming biopic ‘Miles Ahead‘ which stars Don Cheadle set to drop on April 1st.

Glasper explains that he feels ‘Everything’s Beautiful‘ explores the kind of music that Davis might have be making if he were alive today and reflects the kind of artist collaborations he would likely have chosen. Pre-order the album here to unlock the first track ‘Ghetto Walkin‘ which features Bilal and click the link below to see Glasper talking about this incredible new project.

@CarlyMond