EMERGING ARTISTS

New Music: Sylvia Sylvia – Good Day

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Mysterious newcomer Sylvia Sylvia had us thirsty for more with the release of her single “Sweet Wine & Valentines” this past summer.  Now, the soulful singer serves up a equally impressive follow-up with “Good Day.”

Over a pulsating drum track, the Los Angeles resident rides the beat with her enchantedly raw vocal as she coos about not letting anything ruin her happy day.

“Want to think about you in the nicest way / Want to play the games that we were meant to play / What are the stakes, of my mistakes,” she sings.

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Kevin Ross – ‘Dialogue In The Grey’ (EP)

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Motown newcomer Kevin Ross has been slowly but surly captivating live audiences as he shares his musical talents and vocal gifts. This past summer he toured with Maxwell on the singers “Summer Solstice Tour,” and now he is preparing to open for Ne-Yo on his upcoming “One Night With Ne-Yo Tour,” which kicks off Oct. 12 in San Francisco.

Today, the young singer/songwriter gives fans and new listeners as taste of what he has in store with the release of his first official EP, Dialogue In The Grey.

On “Overrated” Kevin admits he would always choose love over nights of the single life, while showing off his vocal prowess with an enchanting falsetto. The last track, “Dream,” lives up to its name with an ethereal chorus and driving beat.

The 4-track project boasts notable features from T.I. and Ne-Yo, and will definitely open the door for him into the conversation of today’s most promising new artists.

Follow the jump to stream the EP, and you can pick it up on iTunes now.

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New Music: Richard King – I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)

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Last week we introduced you to rising Songbook artist Richard King with his smooth debut single “Plus One.”

Today, in honor of “Royal R&B Classic Remake Monday,” the singer/songwriter has released his 2014 version of Hi-Five’s ’90s classic “I Like The Way (The Kissing Game).” With his sultry tone and stacked backgrounds, fans are in for a great R&B remake.

Check it out below:

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Video: Carmen – Cold

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A few months ago, we posted aN up and coming artist by the name of Carmen as she unveiled her new single, “Cold“. Well, if you were feeling that track before, you can now have the pleasure of seeing what she’s cooked up for the visual!

Strutting her stuff in sky high pumps, the sweet yet sassy young singer flaunts her style and she gets down to business. Letting her favorite guy know that he’ll never have another like her, Carmen doesn’t hold back on the amount of sex appeal she lets out in the new video.

Watch Carmen as she gets to the sh*t talking below!

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Premiere: Get to Know Rising R&B Singer-Songwriter Mike Jay (Detroit Homecoming)

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Emerging R&B singer/songwriter Mike Jay is helping fans get to know him a little better with his 4-part webisode series.

The Detroit born, Los Angeles resident is currently promoting his first official single “Birthday Suit” and debut project ‘The Mike Jay EP.’

Following the first two clips ‘In The Studio’ (Part 1 | Part 2), where he talked about his start in music and moving to Atlanta to pursue songwriting, Mike brings viewers along as he returned home to Detroit this past Spring and caught up with friends and family, visited the local radio station and showed off where he came from.

Get to know Mike better with the new visual below:

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Video: Travis Garland – ‘Mr. Rogers’

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Travis Garland returns with a visual to his latest single “Mr. Rogers,” which is the first release off his forthcoming project ‘Indie Legends.’  After building up a strong following thanks to his self-titled album and multiple mixtapes over the past couple years, Garland has found his lane as an impressive Pop/R&B/Indie hybrid.

Walking aimlessly through a local carnival, the Texas native calls out a woman in his life for being a “sh*tty f*ckin friend,” and letting him down when he needed her most. Garland’s rumored girlfriend Aubrey O’Day makes a cameo in the video as well.

“Taking these bullet wounds from everybody else / I expected better from you / And it cuts so much deeper from you,” he sings.

Check out the visual for the reflective single below:

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Video: Kandace Springs – ‘Love Got In The Way’

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Blue Note Records new soulstress Kandace Springs has been releasing records from her debut self-titled EP, which will hit digital stores on September 30.  Today, the Tennessee native brings us a music video for her first single “Love Got In The Way.”

The retro, electric guitar laced tune gets outfitted with a retro styled visual, as Kandace posts up next to vintage cars and motorcycles and sings out to her alluring beau.

Kandace will make her television performance debut on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on October 3, her full-length album is scheduled for the spring of 2015.

Check out her new video below:

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Watch: Anthony Lewis Premieres New Single “Looks Like Me”

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Burgeoning teen R&B artist Anthony Lewis returns today with the premiere of his socially conscious new single “Looks Like Me.”

With the help of multi Grammy Award winning writer/producers Warryn Campbell and La’Shawn Daniels, the 17-year-old singer uses his gift of voice to raise awareness to a social issue that is near and dear to his heart – the murder and brutality of young African American youth by the hands of those who are expected to protect and serve.

Having experienced racial profiling first hand and knowing a peer in L.A. who was shot and killed by a police officer, Anthony’s hope is to inspire Love and Unity. According to Lewis, “Looks Like Me” was created to be an answer not one of blame or anger. A portion of the proceeds from the single will be donated to charities assisting families with funeral services and building programs for citizen and police relations.

Earlier this year Lewis’ released his buzz single, “Candy Rain” (a cover of the classic hit by Soul For Real), which peaked at No. 11 on the Urban Mainstream Chart. The singer is currently in the studio working on his debut album with Da Internz, The Underdogs, LaShawn Daniels and Warryn Campbell. The album is due out in 2015.

Watch the visual for his empowering new song below:

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