It’s been a long time coming but the neo soul singer is back with his first studio album in nearly seven years, blackSUMMERS’night.
The release of Maxwell’s fifth studio album follows a string of singles he has put out throughout the year, from “Lake By The Ocean” that dropped back in April to “Hostage” just a day before the album dropped.
Stream Maxwell’s brand new album blackSUMMERS’night below and get a copy on iTunes today.
Emerging singer Grace Carter has released her new single called “Ashes.” The song finds Carter singing about the troubles of getting over a past relationship.
“Fighting for my survival / I can’t lay this love to rest / It’s the night when I think of you most,” she sings on the Mike Dean-produced cut.
“It’s a song about the frustration and need to get over someone but not quite having the strength to do so yet,” Carter tells Rated R&B. “Working with someone like Mike Dean who has worked on some of my favourite records was an honor.”
Earlier this year, Carter released her debut single “Silence.” The song made a lot of noise on digital platforms and has garnered over 9 million streams. It was also featured on ABC’s hit series, Grey’s Anatomy.
Carter is putting finishing touches to her debut EP that is slated to release in spring 2018.
Guordan Banks has been grinding for years as a singer and a songwriter. After scoring a hit with “Keep You in Mind,” the Philadelphia native has finally released his highly-awaited debut album, Unpopular. Led by the single “I Wanna Be Yours,” which has over 1.3 million stream on Spotify, the album includes guest appearances from Sonya Elise and Tdot illdude.
In a past interview with Rated R&B, Banks shared the inspiration behind Unpopular. “It’s pretty much how, for me, I stuck to who I was. I never tried to conform or fit in or be anyone else. I just stayed true to myself and my sound,” he said. “A lot of the same people who love my music now kind of didn’t understand it then. But it’s OK because that’s how things happen. I just want to send a signal that stay true to yourself, believe in who you are, make the mirror your best friend…that’s how you really get to identify with true love within yourself. One day people will see it and you will inspire someone else to be themselves. I think that’s a short story of why I named it Unpopular.”
As Justine Skye gears up to release her debut album, Ultraviolet, the Roc Nation artist unleashes a new track titled “Goodlove.” The mid-tempo tune was produced by Frank Dukes and co-written by Skye and PARTYNEXTDOOR, who also contributes background vocals.
“Two in the AM come and get it, get it / Is mine / You don’t stay, you don’t stay far from the crib / So baby pick up, pick up / When I’m calling for it / Skrrrt, pull up, I’m a goodlove / Pull up, I’m a good love,” she sings.
Ultraviolet is scheduled to release on January 19, 2018.