Posts Tagged ‘R&B’

Listen: John Legend Releases New Single “Love Me Now”


As promised, John Legend returns with the brand new single “Love Me Now.”

After teasing fans for a few days, the R&B crooner officially debuted the song via a Facebook Live Q&A on Thursday evening, before officially dropping it on streaming services worldwide, as well as a heartfelt, family-driven lyric video.

“It’s all about lovin’ and livin’ to the fullest, don’t wait till tomorrow,” explained Legend on Facebook. “Hold the people you love close to you right now.”

Over the marching production, JL sings about the importance and power of love. “I don’t know who’s gonna kiss you when I’m gone / So I’m gonna love you now like it’s all I have / I know it’ll kill me when it’s over / I don’t want to think about it / I want you to love me now,” he sings.

“Love Me Now” is the first single off John’s upcoming fifth studio album Darkness and Light, which is due out before the end of the year. He also revealed the follow-up to 2013’s Love in the Future features Chance the Rapper, Miguel, and Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, and also includes a dedication to his new daughter Luna called “Right by You.”

“It’s my best work yet,” he promised.

Check out the “Love Me Now” lyric video below.

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New Music: Willie Taylor – Stop Time


Regrets suck. But sometimes in our worst moments, we summon our best.

For Willie Taylor (of Day 26 fame), as the singer-songwriter continues to work on his solo efforts, regret is what fuels his latest release. Entitled simply “Stop Time,” it’s an honest attempt on wax for the crooner to purge his emotions.

Producer Blaze laces the track with metronome-esque keys and strings, an instrumental as emotion-driven as the song’s content. For five minutes, Willie retraces the steps where he went wrong with his woman, the times he should’ve savored and appreciated that he failed to in the moment.

“If I could take it all back, I surely would,” Willie laments on the bridge. “Stop Time” will call to mind the Babyface songs of the ’80s with its nostalgic sound, and might also call to mind love lost with Willie’s stirring vocals.

Hear Willie Taylor’s emotionally-charged “Stop Time” single for yourself down below.

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New Music: Chris Brown feat. Bryson Tiller – Keep You In Mind (Cover)


Look at here!

Chris Brown drops off a surprise cover/remix of Guordan Banks’ hit 2015 single “Keep You In Mind” with additional vocals from Bryson Tiller.

The R&B stars go back and forth over the pulsating production by K. Roosevelt, offering their love up to a new girl.

“I know you like it, and girl I love your perfume / Girl it’s all about you, let’s light this fire up / If it’s room for two,” sings Breezy.

Take a listen to the unexpected remix collabo below.

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New Music: JR Castro feat. Wale – Diff’rent Strokes


Ok, here we go JR Castro.

The Las Vegas based R&B artist follows up his impressive covers project ‘Songs You Were Made To‘ with the brand new single “Diff’rent Strokes” featuring Wale.

A sultry, bedroom banger, the singer sets the mood soft and easy, caressing with his vocal while assuring his lover how he will put it down in the bed, and every other room, wall or floor.

“Ain’t no running out of positions / I’m grateful for this chance to prove to you / I got different strokes,” he sings, while Wale comes in midway through with a chill, melodic verse, adding to the songs sexy vibe.

Castro is currently prepping for the release of his upcoming EP, Breakfast N Vegas, which is due out this fall.

Get an early taste with his newest single below.

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Listen: Emerging Artist Brent Faiyaz Releases Buzz-Worthy ‘A.M. Paradox’ EP


Last month we were delightfully introduced to rising newcomer Brent Faiyaz, with the viral release of his song “Poison.” The addictive slow burner was a highlight on our August Soundcloud playlist, which had us anxiously awaiting the release of his debut EP, A.M. Paradox.

Currently residing in Los Angeles, Faiyaz has been building a name underground as a singer/songwriter, and now with the release of his first project that buzz is certainly going to continue increasing. Comparisons to his modern contemporaries can be made for almost each track on A.M. Paradox, but it’s never overbearing to the point of unoriginal. The effort to deliver raw, real feelings and emotion, with actual vocal chops is displayed beautifully across the EP, which also follows a convo about relationships and sex with his boys.

“I can’t really pinpoint exactly where I pull from musically,” says Faiyaz. “I can go from Sinatra to The Verve, to Marvin to Kodak Black. It’s whatever. I just think authenticity is key. Honest music. Shit that can have you like, ‘I know he’s not lying because I just know. He says it like he means it.’ Music that pulls from real life experience & interaction. You can’t replace that.”

Enough said, Brent Faiyaz is  and you better get to know him now.

#PressPlay below.

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Listen: Newcomer DEVON Releases Debut EP ‘Tug of War’


Philly bred newcomer DEVON is calling for your attention with the release of his debut EP, Tug of War.

Building a grassroots following through shows in New York, Philly and Atlanta, the young singer/songwriter has already worked with GRAMMY winning producer Bryan-Michael Cox, and Jaylien Wesley. We were first introduced to him in 2015 with his captivating cover of The Weeknd’s “Earned It.”

Devon displays a modern, young R&B vibe with influences from past greats of the ’90s. His debut project, Tug of War, is a consistent 5-song story through emotions over two relationships. In the series of tracks, Devon believes he likes one girl, but then he meets another and falls in love with her instead.

Take a listen the project below… What do you think?

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Exclusive: Stevie J Talks Dream R&B Collabo, How He Gets The Ladies


Live from the red carpet of the 2016 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta on Sept. 1, ThisisRnB’s Ni’Kesia Pannell caught up with legendary producer and reality TV star Stevie J.

While he was at the show to support Toni Braxton, and take home an award himself, Stevie took a moment to talk about R&B, including who he would want to put on his all-time dream collaboration.

He also spoke about his infectious ways of swooning the ladies, and let us in on the new music he has in the works, including the upcoming Faith Evans and Notorious B.I.G duets album.

Check out the interview clip below!

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New Music: Kevin Ross – Long Song Away

Kevin Ross Long Song Away

Kevin Ross knows a great love takes time and patience. The Motown Records signee expresses these feelings on his brand new song “Long Song Away.”

Not everything has to be at a fast pace in today’s instant-grat kind of world, explains Ross, who sings out to his new love interest over the guitar laced slow jam.

“It’s not a race when it comes to love / Unless it’s me that you’re running from … I know we’re living in the now, but we can set our own pace / Take my hand, and we can slow dance to the radio,” he sings.

The crooner is currently prepping for the release of his Motown Records debut, which is on the way soon. Take a listen to his new joint below.

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