EMERGING ARTISTS

New Music: Samm Henshaw – Redemption

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Emerging UK soul singer Samm Henshaw first captivated our ears with an acoustic performance of his single “Only Wanna Be With You.” That was easily enough to make our must-watch list, but now he is back and adds fuel to the fire with another soul-stirring gem, “Redemption.”

Full of solemn power, Samm evokes seasoned meaning over a stripped-down guitar and brassy harmonica, while being beautifully supported by his backing vocalists.

“Oh good lord, good lord, said I can’t keep it up / Said now good lord, good lord, I need you to fill my cup / Said I’m searching for redemption, redemption for my weary soul,” he wails.

“Redemption” is the second release off Samm’s anticipated debut EP ‘The Sound Experiment,’ due out July 13.

Take a listen below:

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Video: Audrey Rose feat. Troy Ave – That Love

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Up and coming singer Audrey Rose has been slowing making a name for herself around NYC over the past year, as she works on her debut mixtape. The New Jersey native released her noteworthy first single “That Love” featuring Troy Ave last fall, and starting raking up the airplay.

Now, ready to give listeners a deeper look into what she has coming, Rose delivers a visual for the breezy, old school hip hop inspired single.

Sexing up the camera and showing off some choreographed dance moves Audrey brings the heat, while Troy cools things down with his wavy street style. The two come together in the end as she calls out her ex for taking her love and devotion for granted. “You know the real, can’t lie I made you better / Where would you be if I never held you down,” she sings.

Check out the video below, and stay tuned for her debut project which is coming soon.

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Watch: Emerging Artist Kyndall Releases “Close To Me” Video

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A month after the release of her debut EP ‘Still Down,’ up-and-coming singer/songwriter Kyndall brings us a new visual from the project, for the record “Close To Me.”

Shot on the sandy beaches of her hometown, Galveston, Texas, the visual features model Don Benjamin playing her leading man. While the weather is gloomy, the two quickly heat up the screen through a passionate romance.

“It was so wild to be back in Galveston—actually shooting someplace I grew up running around, eating shrimp po boys and ice cream sandwiches on the pier,” she told VIBE of the video’s locale. “Talk about big childhood memories! There it is! The coastline of my childhood. It’s not South Beach, but it’s home to me.”

Signed to Atlantic Records, Kyndall brings some freshness to the always evolving world of R&B. At only 19, she is a gifted vocalist and songwriter, but adds a gritty element perfect for the bedroom or the block.

Check out her new video below:

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New Music: Midnight – Sinister

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Emerging Alt-R&B singer midnight does it again with his latest release, “Sinister.”

Prepping for the release of his forthcoming 2-part debut EP, the singer/songwriter continues to provide blissfully provocative soundscapes for the bedroom. Covering love and lovemaking in his own unique way, the New York native explains how intimacy can be beautiful, but dark and dangerous too.

“Love songs often depict intimacy as secure, comfortable experiences, it’s bullshit,” shares Midnight. “Intimacy is dangerous. It’s vicious, unforgiving, and often one of the greatest risks we can take physically and mentally. It’s important for my music to reflect that complex, dark reality, and in the case of “Sinister,” embrace it.”

Over a sparse yet smoldering production by Su Na, he sings: “Now that the fear’s gone, tell me can you feel me? / Now that I’ve turned the lights off, can you see right thru me? / With that black dress off, you’ve got nothin to prove / There’s somethin sinister to me, there’s somethin sinister to you.”

Take a listen below, and stay tuned for more from midnight soon.

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New Music: Greg Banks – Your Love

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Buzzing soul singer Greg Banks will wrap you up with his sultry style and irresistible tone.

Described as a “Vintage Soul” Banks has even been compared to such icons as Prince, Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz. As flattering as this is, the New Orleans native understands the magnitude of those comparisons and the importance of carrying such greatness in music forward.

After impressing many, including Jay Z, with his emotionally-charged single, “16,” Banks now showcases a romantic side with the buttery smooth R&B jam “Your Love.”

“‘Your Love’ describes the depths a man would go to uncover the true treasure and riches of love,” says Banks. “It may take me two years mining, three years climbing, five years under the sea but I’ll come back with your love.”

Take a listen below:

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Leon Bridges Performs “Coming Home” Live at SiriusXM

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Buzzing soul singer Leon Bridges brought his talents to the offices of SiriusXM for an in-studio performance of his single “Coming Home.”

Already selling out shows all across the country, the talented young artist nabbed the Grulke Prize for Excellence at this years SXSW.  Now, Bridges is prepping for the release of his anticipated debut album, Coming Home, due out June 23 via Columbia Records.

Backed by a saxophone player Leon adds a bit of jazz to his vintage soul styled single. Check out the performance below:

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New Music: Sam Dew – Lie

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Singer/songwriter Sam Dew gained a strong industry buzz for his writing credits with artists such as Wale, Miguel, Rihanna, and more. Currently signed to RCA Records for his own record deal, the talented artist is now prepping for the release of his first EP.

The 6-track project, titled ‘Damn Sue,’ will be released on April 7, and is executive-produced by Dave Sitek from TV on the Radio, who recently worked with Kelis on her latest album FOOD.

The EP is an impressive introduction to the talented artist, showcasing his unique writing and sultry vocals. As a preview of the project take a listen to his mesmerizing song “Lie,” which is a tale of hope and desire turning a blind eye to reality.

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Newcomer Paige Young Premieres Acoustic Performance Video of New Single “All The Way”

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Emerging London based singer Paige Young made her official U.S. debut a few weeks ago with the release of “All The Way” featuring UK rapper Chip (aka Chipmunk). Paige’s sultry vocals perfectly coalesces the Kalenna Harper-written and 8-Traxx produced record, and today she gives listeners a stripped down taste of her talents with an acoustic performance video.

The 21-year-old artist has made waves across the pond since she was featured alongside rapper Wacka Flocka on Dubstep producer Borgore’s track “Wild Out” (Dim Mak Records) in 2013. The song garnered her the opportunity to perform live on Steve Aoki’s ‘Aokify America Tour’ at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Following the success of “Wild Out,” she released her first single “Wait” to rave reviews in the UK.

Paige is now in the studio with Kalenna Harper (Diddy Dirty Money, Lady Gaga, Ciara) and Rock City (Rihanna, Drake, Usher) working on her debut EP, ‘Polaroid’s,‘ which is due out later this year.

Check out the premiere of her acoustic performance of “All The Way” below.  What do you think?

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