This Fresh Finds Fridays column features releases from Susan Carol, Camper ft. Syd and Tank, Party Next Door, TEMS, Normani, and The Amours.

Check out this week’s roundup below. Don’t forget to let us know who you’re listening to in the comment section below.

Susan Carol – Karma

I’ll let karma get you first!”  Yeah, that might be the best thing to do in a situation where trust and hearts have been broken and payback is on the menu.  That’s exactly what Grammy-winner  Susan Carol sings about in her latest release, “Karma.”

The Texas native, singer, and songwriter brings her soulful, crisp vocals to the new track ushering in a new era and official debut with Def Jam Recordings.

The single ‘Karma’ presents an imagined payback mixed with thoughts of revenge, as the relationship has reached its end. A slow burner with firey vocals, Carol sings, “Hope Karma gets your first/that’s just how it works/hit you where it hurts/Get what you deserve…”.  She emphasizes patience and emotions as she awaits Karma. Carol conveys the message in a manner that makes the listener feel what the song is about while giving the message a sense of urgency.

In a statement to ThisIsRnB Carol shares her thoughts about the song saying, “I hope people listen to “Karma” and feel a sense of relatability, love and responsibility to always put out the energy you want to receive. Treat people how you want to be treated. Love people the way you hope to be loved!

Carol has already piled up millions of streams across projects such as her independent Organic EP and collaborating with GRAMMY® Award winner PJ Morton, among others.  She will embark on a North American headline tour kicking off April 30th in Philadelphia, PA at City Winery. The tour will visit major markets coast-to-coast, with stops in Atalanta, Oakland, North Carolina, St Louis, and Chicago with potential additional dates to be added.

For more on Susan Carol click on her Instagram here.

Camper ft. Syd & Tank – I Need It

Grammy-winning Producer, Musical Mistro Camper, has done it again with the unveiling of his highly anticipated single “I Need It,” featuring the exceptional talents R&B’s  Syd and Tank.

With Syd’s beautiful vocals and Tank’s velvety tone on full display, this melodic slow jam captures listeners’ hearts right from the first note. Additionally to flawlessly blending the voices of Syd and Tank, Camper arraigned a hook that lingers in the memory long after the song is finished. Camper continues to make magic.

Camper, Syd, and Tank are the winning combination you didn’t know you needed on the song.   “I Need It” is a lush, dewy, dreamy, romantic song that will keep you craving all the sensuality you desire from your partner.

“I Need It” follows Camper’s 2023 solo single, “Whatever You Say.”  As shared with ThisIsRnB, both songs will appear on his highly awaited album” Campilation” due to drop in early spring, perhaps on or around the composer’s birthday May 25th.


PARTYNEXTDOOR  creative cover art for PARTYNEXTDOOR4  is the perfect representation of what you can expect from the album; sensuality at its The  OVO signee pens his own intimate feelings throughout the project while melodically tapping into passion, intimacy, and more.

 A total of 14 tracks are spread out over 45 minutes in PARTYNEXTDOOR4.  Similar to his previous albums, this project has no skips and is very catchy. For those who like the sexy mysterious aura of PND’s music, you’re in for a real treat. OVO never lets the fans down with the intros and outros.

The flow of lyrics, beats, and various instrumentations are consistently consistent throughout PPATYNEXTDOOR’s vocals and tenor, making it a pleasure to listen to

The core vibe of the album lies within 3 standout tracks; #7 – “Her Old Friends” An introduction of the guitar in the first moment of the song sets the mood for a chill and melodic vibe. #11 –“Real Woman” This song has a different tempo and more beats that give it a more upbeat feel, in line with something that might be played at a strip club. #13 – “Family” – Beaks away from sexual themes and focuses on brothers and family.

TPARTYNEXTDOOR4 is the follow-up “Party Mobile” released in 2020.

TEMS – Love Me JeJe

TEMS is coming in smoking hot with her new release “Love Me JeJe.” It’s a straight banger. Feel-good joy and happiness are infused into the song and vibe by her soothing vocals.

As TEMS sings in the pre-chorus  “Because I love and I love and I love and I love you only / Because I need and I need and I need and I need you more, yeah / You know I run and I run and I run and I run / Fly, we can fly in the sky in the night /Hold me in your arms, in your love and your light.., ” she sets the tone for the chorus singing, “I’m on your wave right now (Need you more, wave) / I’m on your wave right now, yeah (Need you more, wave) / I’m on your vibe now (Need you more) /  You got me on your side now, yeah (Got me on your side)  /I ‘m on your wave right now, woah, woah, woah, yeah, yeah, yeah…,'” you can’t help but catch the wave and sway back and forth, side to side to the smooth contagious fluid Carribean rhythmic beat and senual sound.

TEMS shared the meaning of the song and journey to the album “Born In The Wild” during an interview with Apple 1’s Eddie Francis saying, “Jeje is African and Jeje also just means the concept of the song Love Me Jeje, Love Me Tender, it just means love me softly, take your time with, love me unconditionally and show me good love.”

Earlier in the month Coachella marked TEMS’ debut with ‘Love Me JeJe’ and the announcement of her long-awaited debut album “Born In The Wild.”

“Born in the Wild” is actually about my journey. It’s about my experience as me and about the experiences I’ve had so far. And it really felt like the life I lived before, the life I was accustomed to felt like a wilderness. And it’s not really more so, yes, I was raised in Lagos and that’s a part of me, but it’s not really about the place, it’s more about the state of being. It was a wilderness in the environment I lived in and there’s so many things that happened and so many lessons I learned to come and be this person now. It is basically coming out of the wilderness. So that’s basically what Born In the Wild is about.  I’ve had to step back a bit to make sure or to check in with myself that I’m being true and also just find healing from all the trauma. Everything I experienced before Tems, I think I had to unlearn a lot of things. And this album is just, it is just a new way of me expressing myself while still centering who I am in it.”

 ‘Love Me JeJe’ is  a song you’ll want to add to the top of your favorite playlist immediately and keep it on repeat.’

Normani – 1:59

The wait is finally over after a two-year pause, Nomani drops a new single 1:59 featuring Atlanta Rapper Gunna.

Normani always brings the sensual and sexiness to everything she does, and 1:59 is right on time.  The pun definitely intended.

‘1:59’ is the first single released from her forthcoming album “Dopamine.” If this is an indicator of what to expect from the album, it is likely to include some relationship conversations which we’ll be eavesdropping in on.

Normani took to Instagram today April 26 to make the announcement about the single and confirm the official album release date writing “yeeee 1:59 out now and DOPAMINE coming JUNE 14th 🖤.”

Together with Rapper Gunna, 1:59 is a captivating track filled with layers of sex appeal and catchy melodies. The song is about reuniting with a long-lost love and finding a way back to that love.

YouTube fans are super excited about the single writing, “She found her sound. And it’s immaculate. Not overdone. Pitched just right. Beautiful harmonies and stacking. Normani is such a damn talent. Gunna sounds good as hell too!” “HER VOICE IS LIQUID GOLD.” “THE WAIT IS OVA!!! Watch this be a WHOLE MOOD!! YAAASSSS Ya gave us a fix, DOPAMINE IS COMIN.”

Mark your calendars, DOPAMINE drops on June 14th.

The Amours – Changes EP

The Amours composed of the dynamic sisters Jakiya and Shaina share their debut EP “Changes” executively produced by Camper, out now via November Yellow.

Known for singing backup for PJ Morton on his tours and albums with an appearance on Tiny Desk, they built the name of The Amours. In 2019, they won the Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “How Deep Is Your Love”–a cover of The Bee Gees’ 1977 classic–found on Morton’s Gumbo album. They also sang backup for the viral tiny desk performance of Juvenile.

‘Changes’ is a vocally powerful solid project that finds the beautiful duo complimenting each other’s sound and energies while celebrating women from all walks of life.

Speaking on the EP The Amours shared, “We’re beyond excited to share this body of work with the masses. The process of formulating this project has been one of the best experiences of our lives. We were able to really dig deep and showcase a level of vulnerability we have yet to reveal to our fans. In the midst of this process, we’ve gone through a whirlwind of Changes. From the EP title to the shift in songs, scratching everything and starting over. We’ve embraced every single Change we’ve had to endure. Most recently, at the conclusion of this process, we lost one of our biggest fans and a piece of our heart, our grandfather Lee S. Berry. We dedicate this project to him, our hero. As we continue on, and embrace one of the hardest Changes we’ve ever had to deal with we know that he is smiling down on us, rooting for us to keep going.”

The entire EP is a beautiful expression of artistry presented with flawless runs, harmonic and melodic cadence, and plenty of r&b soul with no skips.

“Changes” standout tracks include “Before I Met You,” “Pick Me Up,” “Change,” “Safety Net,” and previously released “JK, I Love You,”

The Amours are set to begin touring starting on June 8th in La Plata, Maryland with stops in key cities New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and Philadelphia.

For more and to keep in touch with The Amours on Instagram click here.


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