During the final hours of the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans this past Sunday, Roc Nation’s Bridget Kelly took to the stage to premiere two brand new songs from her upcoming debut album. The New York native delivered an emotional rendition of “Special Delivery,” a song detailing a bad breakup, before ending on a positive note with what is set to be the lead single off the album — “This Love,” a track themed around chasing love fearlessly. If you’re still undecided about BK you really should watch her perform this brand new material below.
Archive for July 9th, 2012
Ray Lavender has been making a solid comeback with his single “We Love,” and now the R&B singer-songwriter returns with the buzz track “Hustla” featuring Rick Ross. Ray is currently prepping his comeback album, which is expected to boast collaborations with Fabolous, T-Pain, Akon and Tank, and he is looking to release it this Fall.
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K. Michelle is back and making a strong statement with the title of her brand new mixtape “0 F*cks Given.” The vocal powerhouse who is currently starring in the latest VH1 reality show “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” delivers a whopping 24 tracks of original songs and remixes, plus the hot collabo with R. Kelly “Baby You & I.”
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Wynter Gordon is making a splash with her return to your ear drums. The singer-songwriter has been locked up in the studio working on a major batch of new music, in fact she is prepping a collection of four free EPs called “The Human Condition,” the first of which, “Doleo” (Latin for “pain”) is available now!
According to the singer-songwriter each EP will explore a different emotion, and sees Gordon exploring all sorts of genres that go beyond her dance-pop niche. “Doleo”‘s lead single “Stimela,” for example, was inspired by Hugh Masekala’s anti-apartheid song of the same name and features a chorus sung in Zulu and African-pop production reminiscent of early-80s Genesis and solo Phil Collins. Elsewhere, Gordon explores rock, trip-hop and what she calls “down-south hip hop and Celtic, classical music” that delves into deeper thematic material than the bubbly dance cuts for which she’s best known.
“The music I’m making now is music I’ve always made, I’ve just never been able to release it on a label,” Gordon told Billboard. “I was growing into this person I am now, and I had to make the music that felt right and was passionate about. I didn’t feel like I was singing everything I wanted to sing, doing dance music and pop music. I wanted to make something that felt real to me. These EPs include every genre of music I like. I really just felt like I had to by myself.”
Take a listen to Wynter’s brand new sound below…
Uh Oh… I thought Ne-Yo was going back to pure R&B with this new album, well seems that was far off, ha. Following his smooth bedroom banger “Lazy Love,” the singer-songwriter returns with a new Pop Euro-Dance single titled “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself).” Yea, one of the longest titles ever, but a good topic. The second single off his forthcoming album R.E.D. (Realizing Every Dream), due out September 18, is produced by Stargate and SIA, the video is on the way.
UPDATE: Added the official, CDQ version, check it out below…
Sammie has been on a steady grind for some years now, and while he hasn’t quite received the attention he is working toward, the 25-year old hopes to change all of that very soon. The R&B singer has just released “Lullaby,” the first single off of his upcoming mixtape “Insomnia.” The 12-song set to scheduled to be released late August and is said to be his best vocal performance to date.
While that remains to be seen, take a listen to his latest song and let us know what you think?
Singer-Songwriter Jarell Perry has released a new song off his forthcoming EP “Simple Things.” Well, it’s his own updated rendition of the Stevie Wonder classic “Lately.” We previously featured Jarell will his song “If It Ain’t Too Late,” which received a good response, so check out his version of “Lately” below, and let us know what you think?