Jessie Reyez Keeps it Bittersweet with ‘Cotton Candy’

Jessie Reyez Cotton Candy New Single

Rising singer Jessie Reyez is keeping things moving with the release of her latest single “Cotton Candy.”

On the somber tune, Reyez expresses her mixed feelings when she’s left in limbo by a lover. “Still waiting for your call / Aren’t you the one that’s supposed to pick me up when I fall / Nothing’s easy in this world / Baby, believe me I just hope you see it when you see me,” she sings.

In an Instagram post, Reyez detailed the inspiration behind the song’s title:

“Trying to brace myself for your call” new song is out. This one was made in my living room a year ago – the same heart break as “Figures”. The tears tasted the same. Me, a mic, a laptop, loss of appetite and rivers running down my face. Nothing sweet about it, so I figured it needed balance. That’s why this one is called “Cotton Candy” To anyone that’s been to my live show – this is the electric guitar song with black beauty.”

Jessie Reyez has had quite an interesting year, kicking off with her Kiddo EP, which cam out in April. The five song project garnered buzz from its heart wrenching single “Figures,” which has near 25 million plays on Spotify. Reyez then landed a a spot on the Nissan stage at the BET Awards in July. Reyes will be joining PartyNextDoor on “The Infinity Tour,” which begins in Dublin, Ireland in February.

Listen to “Cotton Candy” below.

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Chris Brown Releases Deluxe Edition of ‘Heartbreak on a Full Moon’

Seriously, how much music does Chris Brown have on his hard drive? After dropping his 45-track album Heartbreak on a Full Moon on Halloween, the Virginia native returns with a deluxe edition.

The updated version includes 12 new songs (a total of 57 tracks) with guest appearances from Ella Mai, Agnez Mo, Trippie Redd and Solo Lucci.

Brown teased fans on Tuesday night with a cryptic message on Twitter.

Stream the deluxe edition of Heartbreak on a Full Moon below.

Listen to Grace Carter’s New Single ‘Ashes’

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.

Listen to “Ashes” below.

Stream Guordan Banks’ Debut Album ‘Unpopular’

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.”

Listen to Unpopular below.

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