This new SZA track has me really excited for a proper record. Produced by XXYYXX, the track alone is intoxicatingly slow and bass-heavy…add in SZA’s dreamyyyy layered vocals and Chance the Rapper’s almost out of turn verse and it’s perfect. And that was a Mortal Kombat reference I heard, right?
When I found out that NPR was launching an R&B/Soul station, my interest was immediately piqued. And when I listened to it for an almost full eight hours the other day – I could not have been MORE DELIGHTED. I’ll Take You There is hosted and curated by Jason King (known for many things, but(…)
THEESatisfaction can do no wrong and when is NOT the right time for some new spaced-out R&B? The duo’s new mixtape – “and that’s your time” is yeah – 19 minutes and five seconds of bliss. Listen below and/or buy it from their Bandcamp while you wait patiently for their new full-length record.
It just so happens that three extreme R&B jams have appeared in the world in the past week or two and thus, I was inspired to bring back ye olde Banger Report! Two of the songs are adorably joyous and one is just straight up heart-wrenching. Read on to see what beautiful person in the(…)
Eternal thanks are due to PA friend and confidante Chronicles of Cashmere for introducing me to this glorious song. K. Michelle’s new track ” I Just Wanna” serves as kind of the blatant, over-the-top female answer to Miguel‘s “Do You….” The melody is similar and the message is on the same track (let’s bang)…and let’s(…)
Moneyworth, AKA Meaghan Garvey, is many things to many people. For me, she is these things: 1. She wrote that amazing article “Why Are You So Intimdated By Girls Liking Rap Music“. 2. She’s one of my favorite people to follow on Twitter for many reasons – her love of semi-obscure ’90s R&B to name(…)
In this new world of alt R&B (or Alt’N’B as I tend to call it), there are many losers. Between slimy try-to-harders like How to Dress Well and all the bands that want to “try something new for their next record” and end up sounding like a hot white boy mess, the movement definitely has(…)
This edition of The Banger Report was inspired by this Jessie Ware track/video, in which she covers the 1994 Brownstone song “If You Love Me.” Jessie’s version is awesome and the video, gorgeous, but when I let my (younger) coworker know that this was a cover, he had no idea and after listening to the(…)