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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-

CLOUDNiNE – ‘The Colors’

Quick pitch:

The Colors‘ is the 2nd single of CLOUDNiNE‘s upcoming album… Smooth!

dynamic: ★★★★/5

style★★★★/5

performance:   ★★★/5

Trivia:

CLOUDNiNE is a producer, singer, and multiinstrumentalist based in Marseille, France. He led a medical and scientific carrier that led him to Birmingham, UK and Chapel Hill, North Carolina for a few years before returning back to France. Next to his professional career, music has always
been the center of his life ! Since age 15, he played in countless jazz bands in France, UK and US as a piano player. But he never had te chance to present his own music. Getting into his 30’s, he knew that now was the right moment to drop it out.

Herbivores – ‘6AM’

Quick pitch:

A sublime neo soul treat… And utterly dance-able!

dynamic: ★★★★★/5

style★★★★/5

performance:   ★★★★/5

Trivia:

HERBIVORES is the exciting neo-soul project from seasoned independent New York musicians, producers and songwriters Bel-Ami, Redddaz, Misha ‘Silky’ Savage, and Will Sacks. Formed under a year ago, the Brooklyn soul collective have already been making a name for themselves across New York’s live music circuit, headlining and selling out the city’s top music venues such as Brooklyn Bowl and Elsewhere (Zone One), among others.

Maya Mae – ‘Breathe Me’

Quick pitch:

A sultry neo soul/contemporary r&b treat with an emotive vocal performance accompanied by a stylish visualizer…

dynamic: ★★★/5

style★★★★/5

performance:   ★★★★★/5

Trivia:

Expressing her art through the gentle and consoling sounds of her voice and harmonies, as opposed to her rather robust and vigorous-like lyrics, 20 year old singer/songwriter Maya Mae creates a sound that could be described as a fusion of contemporary RnB and Urban-Pop. Not wanting to limit herself, she experiments with different kind of sub genres, seeking revival within each project.

‍Along with her passion for music, she’s also determined to cultivate her passion for film and direction. This results in Maya writing screenplays and directing her own music videos, combining her musical and visual attributes for the sake of creation. Surely working towards a future where she can write and direct visual stories for other artists as well.

Afonso – ‘Bloom’

Quick pitch:

London-based Portugeuse crooner and multi-instrumentalist Afonso is back with dreamy, jazz-soaked serenade ‘Bloom‘.

dynamic: ★★★/5

style★★★★/5

performance:   ★★★★/5

Trivia:

A soul and jazz-influenced artist, who sings, writes, and follows his own path. Originally from Portugal, Afonso created his musical project in 2016 after arriving in London. His retro, classy and soulful sound evokes names like Lianne La Havas, Nick Hakim and Moses Sumney and ensures to bring the feeling of warmth to the listeners’ ear. Having continuously worked on his music and performing it in many London venues, the idealist singer prepares to make his awaited debut presenting a truly unique profile.

Abi Flynn – ‘Courage’

Quick pitch:

A heart-drenched, uplifting soul anthem that weaves soul, jazz and RnB over lusicious orchestration and radiant, soaring vocals.

dynamic: ★★★★/5

style★★★/5

performance:   ★★★★★/5

Trivia:

Abi Flynn is a UK singer, inspirational speaker and self proclaimed Artist of Heart. With her radiant, soulful voice that weaves it’s golden tones through influences of soul, jazz and Rnb, Abi’s music ignites something deeper in the heart of the listener.

Having recently traveled to her own depths during a 2 year cancer and self-healing journey which was quickly followed by an intense initiation into motherhood, Abi ’s renewed sense of artistry serves to alchemise challenge and celebrate the full spectrum of the human experience.

Sargeant X Comrade – ‘Morning Light’ (feat Moka Only)

Quick pitch:

Morning Light‘ is about knowing that no matter what comes your way in life there is always a brighter tomorrow. Features Vancouver hip hop veteran Moka Only. An instant classic from its initial second!

dynamic: ★★★★★/5

style★★★★★/5

performance:   ★★★★/5

Trivia:

Sargeant X Comrade can be described as the pioneers of Lo Fi Soul. A new sound that is gaining popularity throughout Canada and all over the world. Yolanda’s rich vocal tones have been catching the attention of music connoisseurs and neo-soul enthusiasts from all over. Sargeant X Comrade’s first release “Magic Radio” has been well received and is quickly gaining popularity on the radio charts. It includes some big name veteran rap features (from Canada & US) as well as some funky musicians that help bring the whole sound together.

“Soul Professor”: Christos Doukakis