Posts Tagged ‘jazzy RNB’

May 29, 2018

As if we aren’t already insanely excited for Lykke Li’s new album ‘so sad so sexy’, the Swedish artist has gone ahead and dropped off these two new treats to stir us into a wild frenzy of agitated anticipation. Sex Money Feelings Die could very well be our favorite song off the album that we’ve heard so far, even though we’re very much in love with Hard Rain, Deep End, and Utopia. Synthpop meets R&B soul on the tune, co-produced by Jeff Bhasker. It even boasts a sparse and spacious trap beat. It’s obvious Lykke Li is going for a more urban influenced sound on her forthcoming full length. Accompanying that gorgeous tune is a collaboration with Portland hip hop sensation Aminé named ‘two nights’ which you can stream below. Lykke’s new music is like Banks’ dark R&B pop meets the tenderness of Wet. We’re not complaining. ‘so sad, so sexy’ arrives June 8th via RCA. Pre-order, here.

May 19, 2018

It really doesn’t get much better than Me & You ◑. I mean, seriously…. HONNE and Tom Misch, on one song together? I think my life is fulfilled now that the two UK projects have united to give us a delectably grooving swathe of velveteen electro-soul and jazzy strings. We celebrated when HONNE returned last month with two new tunes after spending much of the past couple of years working quietly on their next album. And now, this?! My heart can’t take it! HONNE even offers up a fabulous music video to go with the song, featuring a dance troupe in what looks to be South Korea. Dashing Tom Misch turns in molten guitars on the uptempo swooner. HONNE’s next album Love Me/ Love Me Not will be out sometime this summer. Our eyes are peeled for a release date and pre-order details.

Me & You ◑ is available, here.

April 26, 2018
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Kentucky newcomer Brennan Villines arrives with confidence on swaggering first song Bad Habit. He’s a smooth operator with that soulful voice of his, and his snazzy smoldering R&B soul debut oozes steamy sexiness. Rich in brass and rife with melting strings, Bad Habit is that Tom Misch and Bruno Major union you’ve always wanted, with a dash of Justin Timberlake’s wily charm, too. Brennan explains: “Bad Habit came into fruition as a result of my experience with my bad habit. Also any song I can slide an Office reference into I’m happy about.” This swooning introduction to the singer songwriter is taken from Brennan Villines’ debut EP Make It Work, a deeply personal project which tells his honest story and experience with a specific relationship that turned his life upside down through drug addiction. Brennan worked with Benny Reiner on the record, a Grammy Award winning musician who is an original member of the Hamilton cast and has worked with the likes of LAUV and Berhana. Keep up with Brennan Villines via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

March 24, 2018
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There’s no possible way a new Marian Hill song could surface without us giving it some love here on IHM. We have less than two months to go before the duo release their sophomore album, and we also can’t wait to catch them at Coachella and on tour in San Francisco. The platinum-certified Philadelphia project spellbinds us as they tend to do with new song Differently. Slinky beats and wily bass are interspersed spaciously across the snazzy song, making it a mischievous pouncing, sensual prowling new Marian Hill treat that we can’t put down. Differently was produced by Marian Hill and notable Canadian producer Boi-1da (Drake, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey). The duo also recently released a short episode for Differently as part of their ten one-minute visual series which conceptualizes each song off forthcoming album Unsual. Watch the episode for Differently below. Sophomor ealbum Unusual drops on May 11th. Pre-order, here, if you haven’t already done so like we have. Visit their website, here, for spring tour dates. 

September 18, 2017
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LEISURE is on a roll. After a long absence from the scene, the New Zealand collective seems primed and ready to pump out a whole lot of stellar music. Just last week, they gave us a dreamy swirling R&B soul gem named Alone Together. Now, they’re back with another song named Money, and who doesn’t love money? Especially when it comes to jazzy swooning, silky smooth sonic currency like this debonair tune? I can feel goosebumps rising on my skin as buttery perfection snakes its way through my ears from this swanky grooving jam. LEISURE sure knows how to woo us with their dusky, gooey alt R&B, electro soul, and spacey funk.