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Column aiming to present 6 glowing with quality tracks, under the “future soul” genus; An amalgam of soul, contemporary R&B and even hip-hop and electronic elements.

-not to be confused with Daley’s “Future Throwback Soul” term-

Threat – ‘Extra Mile’

Quick pitch:

Smooth vibes and a soulful vocal performance. Will you go the ‘extra mile‘?

dynamic: ★★★/5

style★★★/5

performance:   ★★★★/5

Trivia:

Threat’s versatility can be credited to his life experience which took him everywhere from ATL to Miami, from Church to Prison and from sinner to saint. Threat’s heartfelt music inspires, excites and even scares his listeners sometimes, but no matter what, it always connects. Hear the passionate, southern draw of one of today’s most overlooked, undeniable artists of this time.

Santyna – ‘no nah idk’

Quick pitch:

Written to help people who are feeling alone and are struggling with their mental health. Beautiful, noir atmosphere…

dynamic: ★★★/5

style★★★★/5

performance:   ★★★★/5

Trivia:

Santyna suffers from treatment resistant anxiety, panic disorder, and persistent major depression and has had periods of her life during which she couldn’t leave her house for months at a time because of how deeply she was struggling with her mental illnesses. But proactive steps over the years have helped her come to a healthy place in her life, and music has been a driving force throughout much of that journey. She hopes that the music she creates can become a similar salvation for others who struggle with mental illnesses and traumas. She especially loves to see the power of her music on full display when she’s performing live.

Jackie Cruz – ‘Be Bad’

Quick pitch:

A stylish contemporary rn’b gem with pop sensitivity…

dynamic: ★★★/5

style★★★★★/5

performance:   ★★★/5

Trivia:

Jackie’s unique blend of R&B melodies, pop electronic soundscapes and soulful vocals make BE BAD a standout hit. The singer-songwriter has over 1 million Spotify plays and has been praised by the likes of Billboard and NPR. Jackie is an artist that draws inspiration through her own life experiences. BE BAD is an ode to feminism and inclusivity, something Jackie pushes for daily, given the industry’s diversity problem.

Rationale x TS Graye – ‘Whiskey Regrets’

Quick pitch:

Stunning collaborative gem between Rationale & TS Graye!

dynamic: ★★★/5

style★★★★/5

performance:   ★★★★★/5

Trivia:

‘Whiskey Regrets’ is inspired by a story a friend of mine once told me about drunk texting an ex-lover, only to wake up horrified at his actions the next day.” explains Rationale “Musically speaking, I wanted to dig deeper into my R&B influences, and work with the wonderful talent that is TS Graye.”

Rose Gold – ‘Stay Down’ ft. Like

Quick pitch:

Excellent blend of neo-soul with lounge and downtempo with some great lyrical work…

dynamic: ★★★/5

style★★★★/5

performance:   ★★★★★/5

Trivia:

Two time Grammy nominated singer Rose Gold returns with yet another single featuring Like from Pac Div. Debut album coming later this year.

James Vickery – ‘Turn Me On’

Quick pitch:

Up & rising star of UK rn’b, James Vickery, with his sultry, latest single, ‘turns us on‘..

dynamic: ★★★★/5

style★★★★/5

performance:   ★★★★/5

Trivia:

South London’s James Vickery is the new face of UK R&B. With his hugely popular COLORS session amassing 17 million views, James caught the attention of many admirers internationally, subsequently leading to the London-born songwriter inking record and publishing deals with LA-based TH3RD BRAIN and Roc Nation respectively despite being born deaf in his left ear.

“Soul Professor”: Christos Doukakis