Sometimes, underrated is good. It gives the artist more leeway to showcase his talents and let the public judge him based on that alone.
Such is the case with the talented Ben Rector, who — I’ll shamefully admit — I didn’t know until a few moments ago. Upon browsing his bio and his discography, dude’s pretty much made, providing some of his compositions as soundtracks to hit TV series.
You have your soul albums, and then you have your neo-soul ones.
On the upper echelon of the latter (in our opinion, ‘course) is Zaimah‘s latest release, The Collective, a mixtape EP which serves as her return to form after a two-year hiatus. Well, it was worth the wait!
Fusion is the game, and Delaca plays it smoothly [even literally].
Skirting along the neo-soul genre, the quartet — composed of Austin Antoine (vocals), Devon Taylor (bass), Justin Jackson (vocals and keys), and Amir Oosman (production) — is bringing a more laid-back brand of R&B to the table, kind of like the loungey type that dominated the 90′s.
Here’s one ‘departure’ from the usual R&B and soul you’re exposed to: Balance and the Travelling Sounds.
Calling their funky music as “neo-soul” (remember Lili K?), the group meshes musical tropes from the jazz, R&B, and hip-hop genres to create a type of music that’s both nostalgic and unmistakably modern at the same time.
Let Liza Ellen take you on a trip back to the early 2000s.
The Dallas-based songstress, who labels her music stylishly as ‘neo soul’, is out to bring the lucrative R&B genre back to the way it used to be — smooth and chill. One spin on her latest EP, Everything’s Okay, and this budding talent is one to be compared to acts like Jill Scott and even Erykah Badu.
Want us to name some of our favourite things? Well, we got one: it’s Lili K.’s newest EP – My Favorite Things.
22-year-old Lili K. has been making waves in the Chicago music scene with her unique flair of music, which she wittily dubs as ‘neo-soul’. True to her word, her smooth vocals hearken to the days of Ashanti’s “Unfoolish”, fusing them with catchy hip-hop beats.