Syleena Johnson Readies New Album ‘Rebirth of Soul’

Syleena Johnson is ready to reintroduce classic R&B songs using her voice. The singer has teamed up with her father and legendary musician/singer Syl Johnson for a new album called Rebirth of Soul. 

Scheduled for a November 10th release, Rebirth of Soul features Syleena’s rendition of R&B songs from the ’50s and ’60s. The songs were recorded in real time with live musicians just like the good ole days.

“The inspiration behind Rebirth of Soul is my father,” Syleena said in a press release. “I wanted to honor him and classic soul music in a time when auto tune and electronic beats reign supreme. While I am not against this kind of creative musicianship, there is so much more to the real thing. True Soul music tells stories…stories that can heal a nation.”

The first single from the album is “Make Me Yours,” which was originally recorded by Bettye Swann. The album will also include a mix of landmark and underrated R&B gems from back in the day.

“For each song I channeled the emotions of the record,” Syleena said. “I put myself in the mind of each storyteller and in doing this I was able to merge myself into the story of each record. This is how I was able to put my own personal stamp on each record.”

Over four years ago, in 2013, Syleena told Rated R&B about her plans to release a collaborative album with her father.

“The good thing about Rebirth of Soul is that it’s a timeless record,” she said. “It’s a remake album, so it can come out at any time.”

In other news, catch Syleena as a co-host on TV One’s new talk show Sister Circle weekdays at 9 a.m. local time.

Listen to “Make Me Yours” below.

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Stream Vedo’s New Album ‘From Now On’

Emerging artist Vedo has released a brand new album titled From Now On. The album features 11 tracks, including the Natasha Mosley-assisted song “4 Walls.”

“Guys are too hard to say ‘I Love You’ and the women are too hard to ‘let the man be the man,'” Vedo told Rated R&B. “We need more love. The purpose of the album is to bring back the true essence of R&B and embody the woman.”

From Now On features production by Fortune, Tariq Beats, Paul Cabbin, VOV, Arto Beatz, Eif Keyz, Abel Beats, K City, Dee Money, Major 88, Vontae Thomas, Swiff D and VSN.

Vedo is an Atlanta resident by way of Benton Harbor, Mich. In 2013, Vedo competed on season four of NBC’s The Voice, where he was on Team Usher. After being eliminated and suffering the loss of his mother from stage 4 lung cancer, he continued to channel his musical abilities and push through to chase his dream. Aside from being an artist, Vedo also is a songwriter. He has written records for artists like Jason Derulo, Jacquees and Chris Brown.

Stream From Now On below.

Avehre Finds Himself ‘Shattered’ on New Song

Rising R&B singer Avehre is back with a brand new track called “Shattered.” On the raw and honest track, an emotional Avehre sings about lost love.

In a statement to Rated R&B, Avehre said, “‘Shattered’ is about a love that was meant to last forever — a love I never wanted to fade away. Unfortunately, we grew apart. Everything we built was shattered in the wind. We could have maybe worked it out. We could have rekindled things but I was left standing there alone,” he said. “Sometimes I reflect on past situations and wonder ‘what if?'” I think we’ve all been there. I remember recording this song in the studio and singing from a place of brokenness, yet clarity because I was clear on what we could’ve been had they stayed.”

“Shattered” is not an official single, rather it’s something to hold over listeners while he works on his next project that is slated to release some time in 2018.

Stream “Shattered” below.

Listen to Teenear’s New Song ‘All I Want’

Rising singer Teenear has released her brand new single titled “All I Want.” Produced by Anthony Franks this heartfelt single tells a story of a girl missing the love of her life and reminiscing on her memories of their relationship.

““All I Want’ is a song about someone that does nothing but make you feel pure joy when you’re around them — but they can’t always be around,” Teenear said. “It expresses genuinely being in love and wanting to always be in the moment with someone that makes you feel nothing but love.”

“All I Want” follows Teenear’s Fetty Wap-assisted single “Love Me Or Leave Me.”

Watch the lyric video for “All I Want” below.

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