Best New R&B

Former 2AM Club vocalist Marc E. Bassy dropped his new song, Plot Twist. We Are The Guard is eager to see if this jam is worthwhile on your summer playlist or just another love song gone wrong.
London producer/singer/songwriter Tom Misch reminds us there’s more to the South than the United States, with the smoothly rolling South Of The River, his ode to coming up in London’s southside.
From the Windy City, the rapper known as Towkio is channeling his family roots with his tongue-in-cheek single, Drift. Is it all style and no substance? We Are The Guard unpacks all of this ridiculousness, right now.
RKCB"S single "Vice" is the kind of track that gets played and remixed and played and remixed all the way through the end of 2017 and maybe even if we’re lucky well beyond that into the far future where we can’t even imagine what music sounds like.
On Bello's new song he proves that all that hard work at the elite BRIT School has paid off. His first official single called "Mine," is a stripped ballad that is blowing up
Soulful is the best word to describe Jacob Banks. The Nigerian-born, UK-raised artist makes a stunning comeback with his new EP, The Boy Who Cried Freedom. One of our favorite tracks on the release is Mercy.
THEY. make their own rules on their debut album, Nu Religion: Hyena. Instead of trying to stay within the lines of a genre, the Los Angeles-based duo use the 14-track compilation to experiment with a mix of hip-hop, rock, and R & B.
There is intense emotion behind J. Cole’s music, almost that of torment. The singer-songwriter’s development of gripping word play behind his latest single, High For Hours, gives much for the listener to reflect on.
Awful Records artist ABRA is gaining some much deserved hype with her sultry hypnotic sound that truly shines on her new track, Bounty. It features a stripped-down ticking beat, soft electronics, and her silky smooth R&B-style vocals that keep you in a hypnotic trance throughout the 5 minute duration.
Big Baby D.R.A.M. is a phenomenal, soaring debut record that keeps getting better with repeat listens. Standout cut WiFi, featuring the legendary Erykah Badu, is the 21st Century slow jam we’ve all been waiting for.
If there’s one thing I can root for, it’s someone stepping from out of the shadow of their brother(s). So I’m all in on Bruno Major, and thankfully his debut, Wouldn't Mean A Thing, is easy to cheer on.