Tag: r&b

Aibai – Glow

     Aibai is a producer, based in Minneapolis, that stitches together music from her experience with electronica, and blends these influences with modern alternative, ambient, and rhythm and blues, or what Aibai refers to as, “indietronica.” Here on Glow, one of several singles from a new self-titled EP (March 2021), Aibai fronts this easy on the ears music with vocals from Des, better known as Swims. This is a beautiful track on many levels. Aibai certainly shows that her producer chops are well-honed. Also on the EP, More Than Friends, with Colby Hansen on…

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Tommy Newport – Yellow Lines

     Tommy Newport, combines a touch of spoken word, with a great little rock / R&B tune, layered with beats and an infectious melody on Yellow Line (seen/heard here). My only complaint with this one is that it could have lasted a bit longer than the 2 minutes and change it takes to listen. That said, the music doesn’t wear thin either.  There’s nothing groundbreaking about this track, it’s simply quite good, and there’s nothing wrong with that! As you listen, see if you can avoid tapping your foot or…

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Kate Bankston – Valentines For Tomorrow

     Pop music does not follow a straight line, at least it doesn’t for Kate Bankston, and that is a very good thing indeed. Kate released Valentines For Tomorrow (seen/heard here) as a single last year on valentines day and now it is available as one of the 10 tracks on her new LP, Cry A Little (December 2020). Valentines For Tomorrow explores the circular meaning of life and love, blending the good times with the bad, but reveling in them all with a person who shares all…

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Tafari Anthony – No Good

     Tafari Anthony is a pop singer-songwriter steeped in R&B and soul. Blessed with a truly resonant beautiful voice, able to sing the lower and the higher notes with equal grace, Tafari pleases on every level. In a world full of rough edges, danger, and political unrest, Tafari is like a warm comforting blanket of goodness. Enter No Good (seen/heard here) a single about dealing with an obsessive, clinging lover, which denies the protagonist space to breathe.  “How could I not know that you were obsessed When you started reciting my texts Empty…

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Baby Rose – All To Myself

     Vodka Austin Favorite: Baby Rose has a voice that will knock your socks off. She was due to play at the canceled SXSW event this year, and you can definitely hear why she would be a great performer to go see live. That rich soulful voice is riveting, full of natural vibrato and honest emotion. Accompanied here by what I like to call a muted broken piano sound, Baby Rose has plenty of space to evoke the raw emotion of All To Myself. This track comes from…

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