A mix of the old and new, established and unsigned. Released every Friday to help you soundtrack your weekend with only the best tunes.
1. Wyen Solo- Hennessy and Rose Petals
This song is every bit as seductive as its title suggests, a vibe that is amplified by the raunchy video directed by Wyen Solo herself (just a warning, the video, although great, is borderline NSFW!). Hennessy and Rose Petals channels the seductiveness of the RnB queens from the turn of the millennium, and is one of several RnB tracks that we’ve heard recently that serves up serious old-school vibes (see the Cheryl track ‘Need You’ from last week, for example). This seems to suggest that the genre is about to make a very real comeback. If this is the case then we predict huge things from the multi-talented Wyen Solo, whose voice is basically the aural version of caramel and whose songwriting skills speak for themselves. Listen to this one when you’re rounding off your date night.
2. Empire State of Mind
Urban Radar is heading to NYC next week, and we’re getting ourselves in the mood by slapping on the unofficial anthem of the Big Apple. Truly a beautiful homage to a beautiful city, we still can’t get enough of this song full of dreams and opportunity and we challenge you not to feel inspired when you slap this on your headphones. And can you name a bigger collaboration than Jay-Z and Alicia Keys? (No seriously, tweet us.) BRB, catching a flight into JFK.
3. Loyle Carner- Ottolenghi
Everyone’s favourite thoughtful rapper is back with possibly the best named track of the year. ‘Ottolenghi’ is chilled and introspective, as Carner tells of a journey on a train, during which he reflects on how his future children might turn out. The track takes inspiration from neo-soul and jazz, and the smooth piano is reminiscent of similarly chilled-out guys like John Legend or D’Angelo. One for a slow Sunday morning.
4. Jordon Morris- SNF
Keeping it chill this week, next up in emerging RnB artist Jordon Morris with his latest track S.N.F. The production (courtesy of Jay Jay Musika) on this track is really strong, and the heavy beats are the perfect accompaniment to his soulful and seductive vocals. We’re also hearing a touch of influence from some of the slower dancehall or reggaeton records, which gives this track an original edge. Check it out now because with over 17k twitter followers, we guarantee that Jordon Morris is about to blow up.