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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-

Tyra D – ‘Love Or Lust’

Quick pitch:

A dark love story. As the storyline engages the viewer it ends on a surprising plot twist that will leave you wanting more… Lovely vocals!

dynamic: ★★★/5

style★★★/5

performance:   ★★★★/5

Trivia:

Tyra D is an emerging r&b/soul singer, songwriter, actress and model originating from Chicago, Illinois. The talented musician is set to make waves in the scene with her unparalleled sound and empowering style. Starting at a young age, Tyra D fell in love with music and since then has cultivated her innate talent to what it is today. Through her emotion-filled vocal performances, Tyra radiates raw emotion through explosive instrumentation. Inspired by Chaka Khan and Bruno Mars, Tyra D strives to push the envelope with her sound and make a well-rounded, dynamic style.

Tyra D seeks to connect intimately through her lyricism with listeners around the world and inspire them. Overcoming all obstacles, the Chicago artist will have listeners engulfed in the musical world she creates with her no-frills approach and realness. Tyra D is an artist to watch as she is set to cement herself in the music industry for years to come.

Nadia Venice – ‘Let Me Get Back’

Quick pitch:

A calming neo-soul, Ari Lennox type vibe unleashing a chill energy, about wanting revenge on someone but never following through with it because you can’t bring yourself to hurt that person because you still care for them to some extent.

dynamic: ★★★/5

style: ★★★/5

performance:   ★★★/5

Trivia:

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Nadia Venice began writing and singing songs at the age of 6. Her cousin planted the seed when she was young and she continued to hone in on her craft over the years. For the longest time, she kept the songs she wrote a secret but was always known for singing covers. It wasn’t until the age of 19 that she decided to pursue music professionally.

Over the years, she has performed numerous times and made a name for herself on campus at Georgia Southern University. Amongst other well known performers such as Deonte Hitchcock and Cole Swindell, she hopes to follow in their footsteps by achieving success. Currently, she has 8 songs released and is working on her first ep along with two albums on the way.

Projēct Sunlight – ‘More & More’

Quick pitch:

The latest track by Greek project Projēct Sunlight, unleashes that retro soul twist we all long for. Dope!

dynamic: ★★★/5

style★★★★/5

performance:   ★★★/5

Trivia:

To Project Sunlight is to spread life, with the intention to make it as deep and meaningful an experience as possible. Authenticity and freedom of expression put into music. Compositions and lyrics by Theo Christo.

Mamii – ‘Jamie’

Quick pitch:

A captivating new visual for lead single ‘Jamie‘; The accompanying music video shows Mamii as she wrestles with unrequited love, singing soulfully and demanding clarity.

dynamic: ★★★★/5

style★★★★/5

performance:   ★★★★/5

Trivia:

Mamii is a 19-year-old singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Hammond, Indiana. Hailing from a musical family, Mamii grew up singing and playing instruments in church and at home, and these experiences continue to shape her writing process. Both natural and otherworldly, her music is a juxtaposition of acoustic and electronic soundscapes that detail her coming-of-age in the midwest and her experience waking up spiritually into an uncertain future.

Mamii’s recent EP Blonde Boy was featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds and Apple’s New in R&B playlists, and she has quickly earned the attention of artists such as Jacob Collier, Omar Apollo, Smino, Baby Rose, and Syd. Her debut full-length album Black Phoeniix is set to release March 5, and features artwork and creative direction from Mihailo Andic (Summer Walker, Drake, Lil Yachty) and executive production from 1Mind (Juice Wrld, Swae Lee, French Montana, NBA Youngboy). “It’s about trying hard to let go of something or someone that’s not good for you and building a new beginning for yourself,” she explains.

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Xzeniaa – ‘Lonely’

Quick pitch:

A sultry contemporary r&b/soul treat by up and coming Xzeniaa

dynamic: ★★★★/5

style★★/5

performance:   ★★★/5

Trivia:

Originally Xzenia Allen, Xzeniaa was born in Jackson County, Alabama, a small town you can literally step in and out of real quick. As a foster care child until the age of 16, Xzeniaa developed her extreme passion for the arts where she was raised in Decatur, Alabama. With ease, this gifted songbird is quickly becoming a trending topic throughout surrounding cities. Yes! Xzeniaa’s bringing a new feeling to songwriting! Inspired by the Queen Bey, Xzeniaa has a sweet soul like Aretha & a heart similar to Aaliyah’s. Reminiscent of H.E.R and Teyana Taylor all combined this Viragoes’ attitude is originally of her own, some would say similar to that of Megan Thee Stallion. Also known as “AX”, she recently released her latest single, “In My Ocean”. Her first single, “The Box”, was released in 2019 & climbed onto major stations throughout Texas, Georgia, Louisiana and beyond! Focusing on her future, Xzeniaa plans to unleash her debut album “Wildfire” this fall 2021. Hoping to infuse her lifelong passions for the hypnotic sounds of voice along with her enthusiasm for performance, she aims to gain love from relatable fans all around the country.

No Stress – ‘Wake Up’ (featuring Dara Tucker)

Quick pitch:

A genre-breaking dreamy and shimmery track by No Stress featuring Dara Tucker. Masterpiece…. Will you wake up?

dynamic: ★★★★★/5

style★★★★★/5

performance:   ★★★★★/5

Trivia:

No Stress is a mantra. Repeated as many times as needed during a given day, it helps to clear the head of all the strife and noise of the modern world. It also functions as the pseudonym of multi-instrumentalist Paul Horton, a versatile creator often found playing keys in The Alabama Shakes or crafting improvised jazz compositions in Concurrence. With Prelude No. 1, Horton presents the fruits of a cleared psyche that blends everything from hip-hop and jazz to glitch and transcendental ambience.

Born and raised in Athens, Alabama in a household brimming with an eclectic record collection; Horton was exposed to everything from Ella Fitzgerald to Linda Ronstadt to Africa Bambaata to New Edition to Beastie Boys throughout his upbringing. In short, a good dose of everything. This bombardment of influences, along with a Magnavox handheld tape deck to savor his favorite film and TV music, led to a musical path that isn’t corralled into any particular scene or genre.

“Soul Professor”: Christos Doukakis