EMERGING ARTISTS

New Music: FKA Twigs – Pendulum

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Experimental R&B singer FKA Twigs is back with another taste of her anticipated new album LP1.

Following the shockingly good “Two Weeks,” the British native delivers a falsetto driven display of vocal emotion with “Pendulum.”

Over a rattling drum and synth production, Twigs lets the track ride as she softly and sparingly layers her voice across the soundscape.

Her debut full length album LP1 is due out August 12 via Young Turks.

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Listen: Introducing BB Rose with “Amplified” + “Over & Over”

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D.C. bred and Atlanta based newcomer BB Rose makes her first appearance on ThisisRnB with some pretty stunning songs.  Found on producer Slade Da Monsta’s brand new mixtape ‘Hotter Than July 19th,’ the soulful vocalist makes quite the introduction with her songs “Amplified” and “Over & Over.”

Although she is a brand new rising artist and there is very little information on her, sometimes the records just speak for themselves.

Take a listen below… What do you think?

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Premiere: TIAAN Performs “Dive Deep” Live In-Studio (Video)

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Earlier this month emerging Australian bred singer-songwriter TIAAN made her debut on the site with “Devil’s Touch,” and now she is bringing you the premiere of her in-studio performance video for “Dive Deep.”

Filmed and recorded at an unnamed studio in Los Angeles, with a mood set for sensual mystery, TIAAN and her band effortlessly deliver a memorable performance of the mesmerizing song.

“Into the dust and into the danger, we can dive, we can dive,” she softly sings over the driving electric guitar.

Check out TIAAN’s performance video below, and listen to her self-titled EP on Spotify now.

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Video: The GTW – Calling Cards

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Chicago based talent, The GTW, is making his first appearance on ThisIsRnB with the visual to his ’90s sounding single, “Calling Cards“.

Reminiscent of KP and Envyi’s 1998 hit single, “[Shawty] Swing My Way,” The GTW laced the lovable beat with words of both the joy and frustration in his relationship.

Singing out, “I can’t spell my future without you,” the video shows the interaction of a couple spending their last days together.

Check out the new video below:

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New Music: Sylvia Sylvia – Sweet Wine & Valentines

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Newcomer Sylvia Sylvia makes her debut on ThisisRnB with the brand new song “Sweet Wine & Valentines.”

Without much info provided the emerging singer seems to be taking the mysterious route, but with a raw, soulful vocal and delivery like this plenty will be curious to find out much more.

Over a sparse production with heavy drums on the chorus you will be nodding along without even realizing it, until you and do and then say: oh this is something special!

Nothing but the voice and feeling to talk about here, so take a listen below!

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New Music: Luke Christopher – Heartbreak Fiction

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RCA Records signee Luke Christopher makes his debut on ThisisRnB with “Heartbreak Fiction,” the latest release in his #TMRWGangTuesdays series.

With a sound reminiscent of Frank Ocean on the chorus and J. Cole on the verses, the singer/rapper battles the extreme pain of a breakup so bad that it seems unreal.

“I got this heartbreak fiction, I keep saying that it can’t be over this fast / All the lines we’ve written, so poetic I just can’t put them in my past,” he sings.

Take a listen to the Los Angeles native’s new song below:

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New Music: T’Melle – Drop It Down

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Philly native T’Melle is putting it down with some heat for the summer.

The emerging R&B singer/songwriter/dancer began her career with support of mentor Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC. As a teen she relocated to Atlanta to pursue her solo career which lead to her working with superstar Usher and hitmakers Tricky Stewart, Bryan Michael Cox and Rodney Jerkins.

Now T’Melle brings some rhythm and gangsta with her smooth, sensual single “Drop It Down.”

“You can close your eyes and enjoy the ride,” she softly sings while letting her man know she is going to take care of his every need.

Take a listen to the new single below:

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Newcomer Tosh Alexander Debuts “Right On Time” Video

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Newcomer Tosh Alexander makes her debut with the premiere of the music video for her new single “Right On Time.”

The visual, directed by Jon Vulpine, was filmed in a chic, modernized three-story mansion on the shores of Miami Beach. Alexander wows the camera in several Caribbean looks to accent her Jamaican heritage.

“The video really projects my perception of being in love,” says Tosh. “It feels easy with more simplistic, natural looks. Less was definitely more.” She continued, “Because I’ve spent a lot of time in Miami, I had to celebrate its beautiful culture, color and consciousness of love.”

With a mix of Dancehall and R&B, Alexander intertwines her island roots and urban pop as she sings about celebrating a newfound love on the catchy, breezy single.

Working with producers Tony Kelly, Brian Stanley and Cool & Dre, Tosh is putting the finishing touches on her debut album. Check out her single and video below:

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