Swedish-Iranian muse Snoh Aalegra, proves a pure ride-or-die for the new wave of alternative RnB with sophomore album Ugh, those feels again – a celestial, track-by-track portrayal of losing “the one” you didn’t plan on.
Ugh, those feels again, the follow-up album to her well-received debut FEELS (2017), sees an (even more) vulnerable Snoh; baring the complete spectrum of emotion that comes with falling hard (“Situationship“) for what feels like the love of a lifetime (“Find Someone Like You“), to giving it your all (“You“) only to find out that when you finally break all of the smoky mirrors (“Nothing to Me“) – it’s all over and here comes those feels again (“I Didn’t Mean to Fall in Love“).
And finally, when you’re really through… there comes a moment of enlightenment and self-discovery (the ultimate “Peace“).
Simply mesmerising, Snoh is one of the rare few artists that effortlessly demands attention all by herself with no special features in this album – just Snoh, her beatific vocals, a refreshingly-impressive range and of course, to top it all off… Snoh doesn’t just wear her heart on her sleeve, she puts every bit of it into her music.
Hear the bliss below.
J. Cole, together with fellow Dreamville Records‘ artists EARTHGANG, Ari Lennox, J.I.D, Omen, Cozz, Bas, and Lute, present Revenge of The Dreamers III, and it’s nothing but the dream compilation we’ve all been waiting for.
Dreamville Records, founded by J. Cole and his manager Ibrahim Hamad, has finally released the next chapter, a long-awaited follow-up to part II (2015). The album also features guest artists Kendrick Lamar, Buddy, Ty Dolls $ign, Vince Staples, Dreezy, and much more greatness.
Revenge of The Dreamers III (ROTD3) is the ultimate euphoria for hip-hop and alternative R&B fans alike, placing listeners within a realm of rapture; an epic line-up of astounding artists, an unrivalled lyrical flow, bustling bars, heavy-hitting hooks, fresh beats, honey-like melodies, and of course, topped off with the quintessential soul samples to have you hypnotised from the very start until end.
This 18-track marvel is simply incalculable; the procured result of both a collaboration and a community of artists that no one other than J. Cole could bring together.
Listen now below.
While he’s no stranger to the game, Atlanta-raised artist ELHAE seems to slip under the radar from time-to-time.
Now, Atlantic Records‘ pride and joy returns with a low-key R&B gem Trouble in Paradise, which sees an unsurpassed blend of rap, soul and gospel, all while taking a turn from the dejected ELHAE you thought you once knew following his breakthrough single “Needs” in 2016.
Born Jamaal Jones, ELHAE is doubtlessly, an upcoming talent you need to watch, resonating the likes of Yotrane, Eric Bellinger and Arin Ray, to name a few, though hard-hitting with his unique spin on the genre; revealing a personal sound just as sultry as it is stark.
Trouble in Paradise, the more upbeat and fresh successive chapter to Aura II (2017), not only sees ELHAE set the mood with his amorous vocals and deep-diving lyrics, but also takes us through both the perils and joys of having an on-and-off relationship (“Hennessy“), finding faith (“Help Me Believe“), giving praise (“Sanctuary“) and all else in-between.
If you’ve been looking for artists to add to your late night drive playlist for when you’re cruising close to midnight with the windows rolled down, the speakers turned up and it’s just you, your deep thoughts and the music – well, ELHAE is sure to top the list.
The alternative R&B album features Wale, Big K.R.I.T., O.T. Genasis, and Sevyn Streeter.