ThisRnB is catching you up with some R&B releases What You May Have Missed.
Ari Lennox drops new album:
Ari Lennox is applying more pressure and delivering more soul with her new album, “age/sex/location,” which dropped Friday, Sept. 9.
The 12-track album, which is a follow up sophomore album from the R&B songstress debut album, “Shea Butter Baby,” was released under Dreamville / Interscope Records, features heavy-hitters such as Lucky Daye, Summer Walker, and Chlöe Bailey.
“Queen Space” is all about realizing it’s a privilege to get her love. You should be grateful and don’t waste her time. Lennox’s voice is soulful and the tracks are a good mixture of bop and chill.
In the track, “No Settling” Lennox says she is “I ain’t waiting on somebody who ain’t waiting up for me,” meaning she refuses to settle for anything-even love.
Dreamville’s lable head, J. Cole, took to the internet to compare the album to Alicia Key’s debut album, “Songs in A Minor” which debuted in 2001.
Listen to “age/sex/location” by Ari Lennox below:
Zyah Belle releases Yam Grier album:
R&B singer/songwriter Zyah Belle has shared her debut album “Yam Grier” full of smooth vocals and music that is relatable.
The 14-track project talks about loving yourself, being confident and of course, love. “Ready or Not” is about going for it! Going to get your baby, the one you love. The beat is chill and sexy. “DND” is upbeat and talks about “being in your own world.” Basically, she is talking about protecting her energy. “Don’t you call my number, I can’t come to the phone right now.” She not only sings, but she spits bars, showing off her rapping skills.
Zyah’s singles “DND” and “Not The One,” have already received accolades from BET, Vib,e Uproxx and even MTV. She was recognized as one of People Magazine’s “Emerging Artists You Should Be Listening to All Summer Long.”
In addition to her new album, she also debuted the first episode of her “Road to Yam Grier” docuseries, which gives fans a look behind the scenes of the process of making her album. She is very candid, sharing struggles as well as triumph.
You can catch Zyah Belle this fall on tour with India Shawn.
Listen to “Yam Grier” by Zyah Belle below:
Bryson Tiller switches it up with new single, “Outside”
Bryson Tiller is giving his fans a twist with his new single, “Outside,” which is the perfect mixture of R&B and hip hop.
Tiller samples “Wait (The Whisper Song)” but does it the Bryson Tiller way and puts his catchy lyrics and his own spin on it. You can still dance and bounce to the beat, but it does have a R&B feel to it.
“Thumbin’ through the ‘Gram, tryna figure out where you been. All he need to know is that you’re outside.”
Tiller released his last album, “Anniversary” during the pandemic. Tiller said his fans can expect the “unexpected from,” in an interview with RollingStone.
“‘Outside’ is the polar opposite of what everyone is used to hearing from me,” Tiller added in a statement to RollingStone. “Normally, we would release a song intended to put people deep in their feelings, but this song is anti-feels.”
Listen to “Outside” by Bryson Tiller below:
Sevyn Streeter pays homage to Michael Jordan with new single, “23”:
Sevyn Streeter is shooting her shot with her new single “23.”
Produced by Needlz and DomGotBeats, she pays homage to NBA icon Michael Jordan, hence the name of the song. Streeter is singing all about loving herself, taking risks and enjoying life.
“I’ve been working out all summer for these pics, milkshake, getting thick, he gon’ shoot his shot.”
Streeter also released a music video to accompany the single. In the video, she is with her girls having a good time, whether it’s at work, cruising or on the basketball court dancing and working out. She even has a cameo from fellow R&B singer, Eric Bellinger as she washes a car, but in a sexy manner of course.
Earlier this year, she dropped the deluxe version of her sophomore album, “Drunken Wordz Sober Thoughtz.” Seven is working on a third album for 2023, according to a press release.
View the music video for “23” by Sevyn Streeter below: