Archive for Soul/R&B
An anthem for folks who feel like happiness is the truth. You know I’m clapping along. It’s from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack and he also used this song to do the world’s first 24 hour music video, directed by We Are from L.A.
The best artists know how to evolve. Mateo’s evolution has led to We’ve Met Before. The title is a wink at how he’s been working at this break for a long time, dating back even before I signed him to his first record deal at MySpace Records. His persistence has paid off. When I put him in a studio with Grammy award winning producer Krucial Brothers, I knew only good things could come of it but as it turns out some great things have come out of it– this EP being the best example so far.
It’s an EP that perfects the alternative R&B sound Mateo’s been developing. Not only is Mateo’s sound elevated but through his songwriting you’ll take flight too. The lead song, How Good Is Your Love, describes a girl in great detail with the verses, even down to how she rolls up the perfect j, but with the chorus the important question that is still unanswered is just how good her love is. The only issue with We’ve Met Before is that it’s only 5 songs. It leaves you anticipating what his full length album will be. In the meantime, download We’ve Met Before.
I’ll never forget when Drake came into my office years ago, fresh off shooting Degrassi and hungry to break into the music game. I couldn’t be prouder of how he’s evolved over the years and now with this new song, he continues that. Drizzy’s at his best when he gets melodic and he goes all the way with it on this. The new album Nothing Was The Same drops September 17.
Daniel Sannwald’s directing on this is absolutely sublime. John’s album Love In The Future is coming September 3rd, in the meantime, download this delicious song here.
This series of mixes has become one of my favorite things about summer.
The 20/20 Experience in all its glory.
Leave it to Mayer to imagine up a social life for dogs like this. Hilarious. His new album is called Where Does This Door Go and you can pre-order it here.
His first official single since being signed to Interscope. The song is as earnest as they get but Mateo had a lot of fun with this video for it. Office daydreaming to another level.
Quadron is a Danish duo consisting of singer Coco O and musician/producer Robin Hannibal. They’ve been on my radar since their manager/my friend Anthony Demby put their music into my inbox. Quadron makes the kind of soul music that adds on to everything that’s been working in the genre. Coco’s voice is classic and she uses it as passionately as she should. For example, this video for their single Hey Love off their new album Avalanche.