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Audio: Marcus Alan Ward, “BodyFeelGood”

The Midwest has no shortage of musical talent and soul singer Marcus Alan Ward is a prime example. The one man band and self-taught musician has been creating noteworthy buzz since his 2014 debut LP Last Night I Grew Tentacles. Hailing from from Cleveland, Ohio the multi-instrumentalist returns with the groovy and upbeat “BodyFeelGood” as…

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Audio: Matt Martians, “Diamond In Da Ruff”

Shortly after The Internet announced developments of solo projects, member, songwriter and producer Matt Martians has released “Diamond In Da Ruff,” along with the revelation of his own upcoming LP. Arriving next Friday, January 27th, The Drum Chord Theory, will feature guest appearances from Tyler, The Creator, Kari Faux and fellow Internet members, Syd and Steve Lacy.…

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Audio: J. Cole, “High For Hours”

We’re still completely in awe of J. Cole’s demonstrated vulnerability on 4 Your Eyez Only. Fresh on the heels of news of the LP’s amazing success, the rapper/activist has shared the politically charged “High For Hours.” The song’s opening verse begins, “American hypocrisy, oh let me count the ways…” as Cole continues by rhythmically supporting his…

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Audio: Keiya, “No Gravity”

Songbird Keiya is back again to lift us off our feet with her magical vocals. The Chicago-born, New York native has been on a bit of a hiatus while working on new music, but recently dropped off a new single. “No Gravity” is the perfect song to remind us why we fell in love with her voice…

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Audio: Khalid, “Saved”

Still drawing in new listeners from his 2016 breakout song “Location,” Texas star Khalid is quickly becoming a crowd favorite. Today (Jan. 13th), he amped his growing buzz with the release of “Saved,” a melodic offering that seems to be dedicated to the memories of a failed relationship. All the while, the 18-year-old El Paso native sweetly…

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Audio: Sampha, “(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano”

British artist Sampha has graced fans with a sincere ballad to his truest companion. In a reflective ode to a piano from his childhood home, the singer-songwriter and musician narrates the story of his soul’s armor. “(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano” is an emotional incantation guided by the crooner’s angelic voice swirling with…

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AUDIO: Alicia Keys, “Sweet F’in Love” (Prod. By Kaytranada)

Still radiating in the musical beauty of Alicia Key’s Here LP, the queen of soft and sultry has teamed up with deep cut king Kaytranada to deliver a blend of throwback, funkadelic vibrations. The modest track finds Ms. Keys soft-spoken and melodically singing “I’m talkin’ ’bout sweet f-ing love,” repeatedly throughout the song. The neo-soul jam was debuted…

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Audio: Tay Walker, “Runaway”

While 25Had is still in frequent rotation, Tay Walker returns with another musical gem. “Runaway” is a vibey ballad in which the multi-talented artist explains his desire to flee reality in order to journey into utopian bliss. The track’s musicality is pretty and fluid beginning with enchanting guitar strums that soon take shape above punchy…

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Audio: Abra, “Bounty”

Abra took to Twitter to announce the release of a brand new track yesterday. She tweeted, “I miss randomly uploading new music on soundcloud whenever I felt like it.” And since the songstress has been confident in her unique style, “Bounty” doesn’t stray far from the signature sound we know and love from her. Bewitchingly…

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Audio: Lorine Chia, “A Little While” (Prod. By Romero Mosley & J.P. Floyd)

Soulful songstress Lorine Chia dials up a lover in her new single “A Little While.” In collaboration with producer Romero Mosley and J.P. Floyd, the singer’s lyrics echo hopeless desperation for closeness with her lover. A sense of yearning will immediately overtake you as Chia’s tuneful plea for more time pervades the track’s subtle, jazz…

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Audio: Nesta, “Eye Candy”

Nesta delivers a new tune that somehow takes the weight off your shoulder. The New York-based singer’s choppy vocals are laid overtop smooth piano keys and a hard hitting bass that creates the perfect melody. Nesta told The FADER  over email that “‘Eye Candy’ is about how love is pleasing to the eye and soul, and the…

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Audio: Big Sean “Living Single” Feat. Chance The Rapper & Jeremih

After an accursed leak this summer, Big Sean‘s “Living Single” officially debuted last night featuring none other than Chance The Rapper and Jeremih. Reminiscent of the memorable 90s black sitcom Living Single, the song details the innate battle everyone seems to go through when joy and pain meddle with the heart’s desires. Sean raps about his struggle with the dilemma…

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