Another week, another round of the freshest new drops from emerging artists in the R&B and hip-hop realm. This week, we’re getting sturdy with Ron Suno and Central Cee, feeling ourselves thanks to Doechii and SZA, but not before getting in our bags with Montell Fish and Kate Stewart.
This list is bound to have a track suitable for every moment of the next seven days, and don’t forget to share the wealth with our Spotify playlist, linked below.
On his latest album, Jamie, singer-songwriter Montell Fish laments the loss of a lover, floating through sorrowful guitar and piano instrumentals, reciting poignant poetry that has captured the hearts of nearly four million fans across genres on Spotify alone. On “Last Dance,” Fish evokes what may be a funeral wake, with he and a love interest wrapped in black ensembles, as his fingers rush across a piano to the simple lyrics, “If this is my last dance, I want it to be with you.” The track is lonely and somber, reflecting back Fish’s post-break-up longing and hopelessness.
Mega-singer-songwriter Kirby brings all the summer energy with “Pineapple Cognac.” The single is stacked with quotable lyrics, as the Rihanna collaborator starts off strong with the blunt line: “You gotta stop f–king with these basic hoes.” Other notable moments include “if you want to try ’em all get a buffet/ If you want a bad bitch get a puppy,” the rising Tennessee artist proving her pen with effortless swagger, over a soul-drenched beat.
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