Words: Devin Kelly
This Sunday’s playlist features an eclectic mix of this new-age R&B that’s been gaining popularity in the aftermath of genre-defining artists such as The Weeknd. While The Weeknd has taken the spotlight, there are other artists who have brought their brand of soul-tripping, slow-burning R&B to the table.
How to Dress Well’s live performance of R Kelly’s “I Wish,” which he titles “Waking Up to Life Sometimes Seems Worse,” is the perfect example of this new brand of warm, punctuated soul. It wakes you up slowly. It moves, grows, and unsettles.
“Still Not Falling” is Shy Girls’ second single, and it’s probably the one that’s going to put them on the map. It is regret, at its smooth and crooning best. It is Sade reincarnated.
Ang Low finally provides some uptempo rhythm to this Sunday’s playlist with “Life Goes Down.” It’s too simple to be disliked, too effortless and fluid.Finally, Akiine’s undiscovered track, “Sunglassey,” is the perfect song to leave the home to. Water in motion, rising and falling, sending you off and carrying you away.
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