Keeping up with the best new R&B songs can be challenging, but there’s a wealth of fantastic rhythm-and-blues tunes to explore each week. Let’s start with a quick update regarding this week’s most notable R&B news.
Tinashe recently announced her upcoming album BB/ANG3L with the seductive single “Talk To Me Nice.” Meanwhile, Snoh Aalegra seems to be gearing up for a new album, evident from her soothing release “Be My Summer.” Additionally, Burna Boy collaborated on the remix of Byron Messia‘s summer hit “Talibans,” titling it “Talibans II.” Victoria Monet shared the tracklist for her project Jaguar II. In other news, Chloe announced the second leg of the In Pieces Tour, Beyoncé provided an update on her Renaissance visuals, and Kehlani delivered a memorable performance at the WNBA All-Star Game.
Here are more releases in the R&B music scene that you should check out:
1. Fridayy — “When It Comes To You”
Philly singer Fridayy continues to impress with his latest single, “When It Comes To You.” His haunting vocals and captivating melodies shine over the song’s cloudy beat as he expresses his feelings for a new love interest. The track serves as the second single from his upcoming debut album, scheduled for release in August.
2. Mahalia — IRL (Deluxe)
A week after dropping her second album “IRL,” Mahalia treats fans with a deluxe edition featuring six additional songs. Among them, “Bag Of You,” “Letter To Ur Ex,” and “Plastic Plants” have already been released, while “Slowly” and “Mani Pedi” are previously unheard tracks. The deluxe edition also includes a live version of “Terms And Conditions.”
3. Roy Woods — “Test What You Know”
Brampton singer Roy Woods is set to end the drought of deluxe projects with the release of his sophomore album “Mixed Emotions” on July 28. Ahead of the album, he gifts fans the fourth single “Test What I Know,” capturing intimate moments with a secret lover.
4. Ama Lou — “Silence”
Ama Lou returns with yet another impressive release, “Silence,” teasing her upcoming debut album “I Came Home Late.” The moody and enchanting record showcases her unique approach to embracing silence.
5. Jahkoy — “More Than Anything”
Toronto singer Jahkoy continues his musical journey as he readies his upcoming project “Pretty Conversation.” “More Than Anything” reflects on an encounter he had with a woman during his time as an opening act for Kehlani’s SweetSexySavage Tour, expressing that love goes beyond material things.
6. Capella Grey — Here, Damn.
While eagerly anticipating his upcoming album “Vibe Responsibly, Volume 1,” Capella Grey eases the wait with a new EP titled Here, Damn. The seven-song project offers a taste of what’s to come.
7. Crayon — Trench To Triumph
Don Jazzy’s Mavins record label is home to stars like Rema and Ayra Starr, and Crayon proves his talent with his debut project Trench To Triumph. The album boasts 13 songs and features collaborations with Oxlade, Magixx, Ayra Starr, Victony, and more.
8. Young Jonn — “Sharpally”
Nigerian singer Young Jonn maintains his momentum in the afrobeats world with his latest single, “Sharpally,” a lively record destined for the afrobeats dancefloor.
9. Mr Eazi — “Chop Life, No Friend”
Mr Eazi is gearing up to release a new solo album, his first since “Life Is Eazi, Vol. 2 – Lagos To London” in 2018. The untitled project already has two singles, “Legalize” and “Chop Life, No Friend.” The latter delivers a playful and lighthearted message, urging listeners to simply enjoy life.
10. Lyfe Harris & Ye Ali — “Sex & Empathy”
The successful duo of Ye Ali and Lyfe Harris returns with their latest record, “Sex & Empathy.” The intimate track explores their desires in their respective relationships: sex and empathy.
These diverse and exciting releases showcase the vibrant and ever-evolving landscape of R&B music, providing fans with a myriad of tunes to explore and enjoy.