In The Spotlight

Odette Peters – “What A Lovely Day”

Having grown up on a steady diet of legends like Nina Simone and Diana Ross, this British singer and songwriter discovered her own soulful side from a young age. Initially aspiring to become a poet, she found the symmetry of putting those poetic words to music aged 13. Now based in London, she adds lyrical social commentary to a stirring neo-soul and jazz blend, creating an awe-inspiring sound.

Encouraging people to have an honest and open conversation about mental health and general wellbeing, her first single oozes a buttery-smooth wave of soulful jazz. The spoken intro over gentle electric piano gives the track a contemporary feel, while the mild rhythm and her sugarcoated, Macy Gray-reminiscent vocals add a more vintage jazz layer, making this an absolutely lovely debut.

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Music History

Dan Hartman – “This Is It”

From his album “Instant Replay” (1978):

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New Music

Katy Perry – “Harleys In Hawaii”

With a catchy rhythm radiating smooth tropical vibes, this is the new single by Katy Perry:

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In The Spotlight

Ryan Innes – “You Are Gold”

Raised in a traditional musical environment of classical piano training and singing in a boys choir, this soul brother discovered his R&B calling after listening to a Boyz II Men album. He applied to the media music program at Brigham Young University and, inspired by the likes of Ray Charles and Ray Lamontagne, started penning his own songs. He debuted with a self-titled EP in 2010.

With an infectious, vintage beat, funky bass line and rip-roaring, soul-dripping vocals, his new single is an auditory tour-de-force. Soaked in scrumptious sixties vibes, the melody picks up some groovy guitar and rousing retro organ along the way. Completed by the extraordinary power of his classic sounding vocal acrobatics, this soulful trip to yesteryear adds a golden hue to the sonic sunset.

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Music History

Incognito – “I’ve Been Waiting”

From their album “Tales From The Beach” (2008):

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New Music

Mayer Hawthorne – “Over”

Soulful, smooth and yet groovy, this is the new single by multi-talented singer and songwriter Mayer Hawthorne:

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