Soul

Ifeanyi Elswith "XO"

Ifeanyi Elswith recently released the first single, "XO", from her forthcoming album Everything Festyle which is set to be released on July 24th.

At 21, she has already firmly planted herself in the local music scene through her work with Wyatt Waddell as a member of his band and her work with the local non-profit Notes for Notes.

   

Justice Hill "New June"

Justice Hill has released a new EP called "New June". Hill, a professionally trained pianist, recorded the EP in isolation this Spring, and this is the first new music from him since the 2019 single with Eshé "The Right Time".

This is blend of Soul and Psych Pop and the EP's title track is accompanied by the visuals below.

   

Cordoba "Factory"

Neo-Soul group Cordoba has released a new single called "Factory" featuring A.ADISA. This is the group's second single since the released of their 2018 album, Break the Locks Off Everything New.

This is the work of Brianna Tong (vocals), Eric Novak (vocals and sax), Cam Cunningham (guitar), Zach Bain-Selbo (keys), Khalyle Hagood (bass), and Zach Upton-Davis (drums).

For the video for "Factory" the group reached out to some friends and asked that they record themselves working during quarantine. It features folks from @Jeraf, Blacker Face, Gilt Drip, Jovan Landry, Mermaid N.V.., DXTR Spits, Nexus J., Sex No Babies, and Cloudtone, in addition to Cordoba themselves.

   

The Macrotones are soulful in new EP "Bloody Hands"

Boston’s The Macrotones are a quality group, and that shows in the band’s latest EP Bloody Hands, which delves into the mythos of R&B, soul, and funk to retrieve a sound that has all the grit and glamour of ‘70s underground afrobeat clubs. The title track is led by a robust bassline that slithers in sync with the serrated vocals and snappy beat that add flame to it. “Nighttime Persona” uses brass instrumentation and vibrant, lingering electric guitar work to embellish a song smooth and soulful. The Macrotones find in these tracks the blues edge that artists like Fantastic Negrito and Gary Clark Jr. so effortlessly have.  “All Intentions Hidden” packs the full spirit of a group that does not fear to lose itself in the music it creates; For the right sort of trip stream the bluesy “Snakehunter” below. - Rene Cobar

   

Brandon James "Drifting"

Brandon James has released his latest EP "Drifting". Brandon skillfully blends R&B, Pop, and Soul to create a raw, emotional, and sultry sound.

The EP's lead single called "So Emotional" and is accompaned by the video below.