Tag Archives: R&B

Haim – Three Songs

Haim are an exciting new R&B female trio from Los Angeles, CA. They do a great job blending 90’s R&B with modern pop arrangements. I’m really enjoying these singles. Not only are the songs catchy but they have a lot of emotional feeling. I’m looking forward to hearing much more from these ladies in the future.

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Solange – Losing You

Is R&B making a comeback this year? To me it feels like it is. We have gotten some great new music from Frank Ocean, Jessie Ware, and recently Miguel and now a sweet new single from Solange Knowles (Beyonce’s younger sister). R&B seems to be moving more into the spotlight because of these talented young, new artists. This song feels like it’s straight out of the 8o’s. I love the sample and beats on here, and Solange’s vocals sound great. I like Solange’s personality in this video and in this song. She’s authentic.

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Jessie Ware – Running

Watch out Beyonce! There’s a new diva in town. Her name is Jessie Ware and her debut recordĀ DevotionĀ is one of the better R&B records I’ve heard this year. Jessie is from the UK and she used to be a backup singer but now she’s front and center. Jessie is an impressive new singer. She uses her powerful voice tenderly and gracefully. I like the 80’s sounding guitar riffs in her single “Running” and Jessie Ware’s sultry vocals pull me in and keep me entranced. It has a late night drive sorta vibe. If you like 80’s pop and R&B music or enjoy Whitney Houston’s or Sade’s sound, Jessie Ware might be the new artist for you.

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Frank Ocean – Thinking About You

Frank Ocean is an extremely talented up and coming R&B singer. His vocals are very impressive, and his voice brings to mind the great R&B singers like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. His recently released debut record Channel Orange is pretty solid. One of the best songs off the record,”Thinking About You”, is a beautiful ballad about caring about someone and wondering if they feel the same way about you. Ocean travels through emotional landscapes with his music and his stories about love and heartbreak can be quite moving. Frank Ocean is a thoughtful artist and has one of the most refreshing and exciting new voices around today.

Listen to “Thinking About You” here.

Listen to Channel Orange here.

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Usher – Climax

“Climax” reveals the vulnerable side of Usher to us. It’s a slow jam about a relationship’s end. Usher’s aching vocals and Diplo’s production give us one of the best R&B songs of the year.

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