Oliver Malcolm returns with “Kevin.” The Swedish-born and London-raised artists channels his gritty voice over a mellow guitar and a meditative drum loop on his most recent single. “Kevin” showcases Malcolm’s strong personality and the use of simple songwriting to give us an addictive chorus. It’s the perfect combination of alternative and pop music that feels upbeat and nostalgic, making it great for a late-night drive. Malcolm’s unorthodox style is something that sets him apart from many of his peers and you don’t want to miss out on it.
Yebba – Distance
It’s been months since Yebba has released a new song. With “Distance,” Yebba is captivating as ever, the vocalist gives us light and airy lyrics championed by warm and full backing vocals. The Mark Ronson-produced single is everything you want and need from a breakup song.
H.E.R. – Wrong Places (From Songland)
H.E.R.’s newest song “Wrong Places” is radiant as ever and the Vallejo native lets her warm heart shine through on the Raquel Castro written record. “Warm Places” originally premiered on NBC’s “Songland,” a show where emerging songwriters collaborate with established writers and producers for a chance to pitch a record for superstars.
RMR – DEALER (ft. Future & Lil Baby)
This remix is really pushing RMR into the stratosphere with this one.
Doja Cat – Say So (ft. Nicki Minaj)
Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj earn their first No. 1 record on the Billboard Hot 100 charts this week with their latest record “Say So.” The original record (w/o Nicki Minaj) powered through to the top 20 of the Billboard charts thanks to a viral TikTok. If you haven’t heard the record then consider yourself old because everyone is doing the dance that Haley Sharpe popularized.
Trey Songz – Back Home ft. Summer Walker (Quarantine 2020)
While everyone tries to stay safe at home, Trey Songz hasn’t stopped delivering high-quality music. In his newest single, “Back Home” ft. Summer Walker, his smooth vocals reach out to everyone dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. The song is a play on “If it isn’t love” by New Edition. As if it couldn’t get better, the song features R&B heartthrob Summer Walker, who’s warm vocals make the song complete.
Mahalia – BRB
The talented R&B/Soul artist, Mahalia just released her new EP titled “Isolation Tapes.” “BRB” is a relaxed song that is easy to relate to. She beautifully writes about missing someone dear to her and the painful wait to see each other, hitting home with people across the globe. The bittersweet lyrics are made better with her clean and raspy vocals, easily engaging listeners. It’s simple and heartfelt. Whether you’re in need of a pick me up or just want to relax to good music, Mahalia always delivers.
Slimmy B – Different Vibe ft. Lil Bean
Slimmy B recruited San Francisco’s Lil Bean for “Different Vibe.” The song follows Slimmy B and company throughout SF while softly singing about the “different vibes” that come with being a star.
NAV ft. Young Thug – No Debate
For the most part, Young Thug can do no wrong and his feature on NAV’s “No Debate” is no different. Don’t @ me.
HEADIE ONE – ROSE GOLD
It’s interesting to see the way artists are adapting to the world-wide quarantine. Fresh off the release of his collab project with Fred again…, HEADIE ONE shows no signs of slowing down. HEADIE ONE reflectively raps “Am I lost? I just trust the process/I was obsessed with money, now I’m obsessed with the progress” in his latest drill cut.