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Listen: ThisisRnB Presents: Acoustic Sessions Vol. 2 (Guitar Sessions)

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Throughout the years that we’ve been running ThisisRnB, our original acoustic sessions series has been one of the most rewarding and enriching things that we’ve done. From the earliest developments of it and curating our process over the years, we couldn’t be more honored and proud of the content that has been created through these sessions.

While the videos live on our YouTube channel, we’ve always felt like it would be nice to do something with the audio recordings as well.

So, after revisiting the sessions, we’ve gathered and created playlists broken down into two simple styles–piano sessions and guitar sessions. We are currently releasing them online for free streaming as our gift to you!

Thank you all for watching and supporting us over the years. Thank you to all the artists who allowed us to help capture these amazing performances, along with all the publicists, managers, and record label associates who helped facilitate them. Thank you to all the engineers and studios as well, we couldn’t have done this without you.

#PressPlay and listen to Vol. 2 of the “ThisisRnB Acoustic Sessions” below!

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Listen: Aaradhna Releases New Album ‘Brown Girl’

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New Zealand based soul singer Aaradhna has returned with her long-awaited new album Brown Girl.

Recorded live in Brooklyn and Los Angeles under the guidance of Jeff Dynamite, of Brooklyn-based Truth & Soul Records (Aloe Blacc, Adele, Lady), Aaradhna’s 4th studio album is a literal “who’s who?” of the greatest retro soul instrumentalists and session players on the scene today, creating a dark, therapeutic pace that delves into intertwining topics of race relations, label politics, love, heart break, judgment and ignorance. Above all, the album is Aaradhna’s boldest statement to date.

Covering a broad musical landscape including mixed genres of R&B, Soul, Country, and Blues, Aaradhna delivers a quiet intensity that grows with every story she tells through her music.

“‘Brown Girl’ is a collection of songs about love, heartbreak and dealing with life in general. To me it represents growth. Brown Girl represents how far I’ve come from a girl to a woman,” explains Aaradhna. “My last album ‘Treble & Reverb’ had a little bit more sparkle. This new album is all me, like a slow burning incense stick, it burns slow but leaves behind a scent that’s 100% authentic.”

Stream the album below via Spotify, and pick it up on iTunes now.

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Aaradhna Announces Release Date for New Album ‘Brown Girl,’ Shares “Welcome To The Jungle” Video

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We’ve been waiting for this one…

New Zealand native Aaradhna has announced her long-awaited new album, Brown Girl, is set for release on July 22. Produced entirely by Jeff Dynamite of Brooklyn-based Truth & Soul Records (Aloe Blacc, Adele, Lady, Lee Fields & The Expressions), the album is said to be the soul singer’s boldest statement to date.

“My last album ‘Treble & Reverb’ had a little bit more sparkle. This new album is all me, like a slow burning incense stick, it burns slow but leaves behind a scent that’s 100% authentic,” says Aaradhna.

Recorded live in Brooklyn and Los Angeles with the guidance of Jeff Dynamite, her 4th studio album is a literal “who’s who?” of the greatest retro soul instrumentalists and session players on the scene today, creating a dark, therapeutic pace that delves into intertwining topics of race relations, label politics, love, heartbreak, judgment and ignorance.

Brown Girl is about people trying to put you in a box, when there’s more to you than meets the eye. Covering a broad musical landscape including mixed genres of R&B/Soul/Country/Blues & Pop, Aaradhna delivers a quiet intensity that grows with every story she tells through her music.

Get your first taste of the project with the bold video for the commanding song “Welcome To The Jungle” below, and stay tuned for the album’s title track and official first single “Brown Girl” due out July 1.

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Ticket Giveaway: Aaradhna Live at Apollo Music Cafe on Jan. 9!

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Happy New Year ALL! How about we kick off 2015 the right way and give away some tickets to a great live show! For all of our visitors in the New York City area we have your chance to see buzzing New Zealand soulstress Aaradhna returning to the Big Apple for a special show at the Apollo Theater Music Cafe on January 9!

Known for her unique blend of Soul, R&B, and Pop, the singer/songwriter makes her debut appearance at the famed Harlem music venue, and is sure to please any fan craving authentic talent with lyrical substance. In addition to Aaradhna, NYC based indie Soul band The Rooks will be opening the show.

For those of you in the NYC area we have 2 pairs of tickets available to the show, and they could be yours!!

See the rules and regulations for your chance to win below!

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Exclusive: Aaradhna Performs Acoustic Version of “Wake Up” on ThisisRnB Sessions

New Zealand’s own Aaradhna has quickly become one of our favorite new artists to watch this year. Following the viral success of her feel-good single “Wake Up,” the buzz-worthy singer has been touring the U.S. lately in promotion of her newly re-released album ‘Treble & Reverb.’

During a recent trip to NYC, the 29-year-old treated us to a beautiful acoustic performance of the retro-tinged “Wake Up,” backed by her guitarist, for ThisisRnB Sessions. Showcasing her naturally raspy, yet sultry vocals, Aaradhna will give you a boost whether it’s morning, noon or night.

Learn more about Aaradhna from her recent interview with our friends at Next2Shine, and enjoy her magnetic performance now!


Ticket Giveaway: ‘Sol Village’ at SOB’s with Aaradhna, Nadia Washington, W Ellington Felton, Shelea, Shi Wisdom & Jay Atlas

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SOB’s infamous “Sol Village” showcase will be returning on Wednesday, November 13, presented by our friends at N2S and YKIGS. This month’s show is a special CMJ 2013 edition and will feature performances from Aaradhna, Nadia Washington, W Ellington Felton, Shelea, Shi Wisdom & Jay Atlas.

Over its 10 years, ‘Sol Village’ has featured artists such as John Legend, Musiq Soulchild, Erykah Badu, Raphael Saadiq, Common, Floetry, Dwele and more recently Luke James, Bridget Kelly, Allen Stone and Emily King to name a few. It has served as a cultural breeding ground from which young acts have broken into the next level of their careers.

Are you in the NYC area and want to check out these artists? We are offering 3 pairs of tickets to the show. Just email us at “contest@thisisrnb.com” with the subject line “Sol Village,” telling us your 3 favorite artists right now. Please be sure to list your full name. Winners will be picked at random from the entries. Must be 18+ to enter.

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New Music: Aaradhna feat. Common – Wake Up (Remix)

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Rising New Zealand vocalist Aaradhna recruits Common for the remix to her funky, retro single “Wake Up.” The infectious tune is perfect for a lazy weekend morning, or any morning for that matter!

The singer recently re-issued her latest album Treble & Reverb with a deluxe edition, which has been currently climbing the iTunes R&B chart. Those of you in NYC can catch Aaradhna at SOB’s for ‘Sol Village‘ on Nov. 13.

If you haven’t heard it yet, we suggest you wake up and take a listen below:

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Showtime: Sol Village May 15 w/ Eric Bellinger, Aaradhna, Algebra Blessett & Kay Tunes at SOB’s

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SOB’s infamous “Sol Village” showcase will be returning on Wednesday, May 15, presented by our friends at N2S and YKIGS, and hosted by Eric Roberson. This month’s hand-picked artists include, Eric Bellinger, Aaradhna, Algebra Blessett and Kay Tunes.

Over its 10 years, ‘Sol Village’ has featured artists such as John Legend, Musiq Soulchild, Erykah Badu, Raphael Saadiq, Common, Floetry, Dwele and more recently Luke James, Bridget Kelly, Allen Stone and Emily King to name a few. It has served as a cultural breeding ground from which young acts have broken into the next level of their careers.

Are you in the NYC area and want to check out these emerging artists? We are offering 2 pairs of tickets to the first music fans interested. Just email us at “contest@thisisrnb.com” with the subject line “Sol Village,” telling us your 3 favorite artists right now. Please be sure to list your full name.

Get to know the acts prior to the show here.

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