EMERGING ARTISTS

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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New Music: TIAAN – Devil’s Touch

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Australian singer-songwriter TIAAN makes her debut on ThisisRnB with her brand new song “Devil’s Touch.”

Lite synthy drums kick off the tune, which positively progresses into an intoxicating retro pop vibe highlighted by TIAAN’s sensual vocal. The allure of life’s many “what ifs” became the inspiration behind the song, which she described to Rookie Mag.

“I was in the car with Joel Pott [the lead singer of the band Athlete], who is very happily married with beautiful children, and he mentioned a great subject: He was stuck in traffic one day and saw a chick giving him a bit of the eye across the road. He thought how different his life would be if he just rolled down his window and said ‘hi,’ explained TIAAN.

“The song came out of that idea. It’s about, “What if?” Like, that one thing that could change your life forever. It’s about delving into [the thought that] if you were going to do it, maybe your life would be touched by the devil, and everything would turn to crap—or it could be good.”

Good question. If you are a fan of the material on Solange’s acclaimed TRUE EP, than you should definitely enjoy this cut, which is the first track off the rising singers second mini-EP, due out later this summer.

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Azekel – Holy Matrimony

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Last month emerging artist Azekel had us all reminiscing over the excitement of New Romances, and now the British singer/songwriter/producer has returned with the song’s official b-side.

Titled “Holy Matrimony,” he has officially become one to seriously watch this year! This time around he keeps the production more minimal to start and lets his voice really shine, as it beautifully compliments the soulful track.

If you obsess over D’Angelo, or love Miguel more recently, than you should absolutely press play on this!

Take a listen below:

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New Music: Midnight – Adonis

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Emerging singer/songwriter midnight makes his debut on ThisisRnB with a sublime, future soul masterpiece entitled “Adonis.” Produced by fellow buzzing artist Nick Leng, the title says it all, as the record emulates elements of beauty and desire with mdnt’s sultry falsetto and the light snappy production.

Setting the mood with his opening lines, “Do I make you feel uncomfortable, do I make you feel spiritual / Am I what you’ve been cravin / Let’s take the edge off tonight / Promise I’ma make you feel just right.”

An easy contender for the soundtrack to a late night love scene in a film, or any couple’s playlist, this record has us very excited to hear more from the Brooklyn resident.

Take a listen below:

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