Stream Syd’s Debut Album ‘Fin’

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The Internet’s lead vocalist Syd’s debut album, Fin, has arrived. Released on Columbia Records, the project is packed with 12 sultry tracks including “All About Me” and “Body.” There is only one featured guest, 6LACK, who appears on “Over.”

Although Fin is Syd’s first solo album, the singer says she doesn’t plan on performing as a solo act.

“I’ve been seeing this as a side project, for sure,” Syd told Esquire. “I feel like once you go with a band, it’s hard to go back. I just don’t see myself performing without a band. And I definitely don’t see myself going and finding another band to perform with.”

Syd, who was used to creating music organically with The Internet, admits the process of creating Fin was a bit nerve-wracking. “This definitely was a different process,” she said. “Booking a session and going into a room with a producer that you’re meeting for the first time and having them play you something…everybody kind of has the general expectation that a song is going to get written in the next couple hours. There is a little bit of anxiety in that process.”

Stream Fin below.

Keithan is the founder/editor-in-chief of Rated R&B

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Stream Priscilla Renea’s New Album ‘Coloured’

Singer-songwriter Priscilla Renea has released her sophomore album, Coloured.

The country-inspired album, which was recorded in Nashville, is described as “a fierce, political, and personal collection of stories that reckon with Priscilla’s childhood in rural Florida, sublime love, violent heartbreak and racial trauma.”

Coloured includes previously released songs “Let’s Build a House” and “Family Tree.” Ahead of the new project, Renea released a dual cinematic visual for “Gentle Hands” and “Heavenly.”

Coloured, the follow-up to 2009’s Jukebox, features production and writing contributions from Honorable C.N.O.T.E, Ashley Gorley, Curtis “Sauce” Wilson, Kevin Kadish, Theron Feemster and Brett James.

Listen to Renea’s amazing new album below.

Listen to Justin Love’s New EP ‘When Love Returns’

Rising singer Justin Love has released his new EP When Love Returns.

The nine-track offering, which features no guest appearances, is packed with radio-friendly melodies and laid back vibes. The project includes previously released tracks “Models” and “Bed Springs,” which has an accompanying visual. He even gives us a taste of his iSingHipHop, an alter ego he cites as his “bread and butter.”

In April, Love shared with Rated R&B the stories he wanted to tell on his new EP. “When Love Returns is literally the return of love,” he said. “I haven’t dropped material in a good two or three years because of a situation I was in. I was legally tied to working with other people I didn’t want to work with. I couldn’t blatantly say that to my fans, though. I could only hint that towards them at least at that time.”

He added, “Now, I can say whatever I want. I was just legally bound to people. When Love Returns is just the return of me showing the world that I’ve been working and I’m here to stay. I’m going to give a bunch of different vibes. They’re going to get a little iSingHipHop, which is my hip hop-singing shit.”

Love is currently working on his debut album, which will be released independently. He plans to support the album with a tour.

Listen to When Love Returns below.

Beyoncé and JAY-Z Release Joint Album ‘Everything Is Love’

Beyoncé and JAY-Z surprise fans with the release of their highly anticipated joint album, Everything is Love. The nine-track offering includes guest appearances from Pharrell Williams (“Nice”) and Migos (“Apeshit”).

The powerful couple is currently on the European leg of their On The Run II Tour. The North American leg will kick off on July 25 in Cleaveland, with stops in Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, Detroit and Los Angeles.

Stream Everything Is Love on Tidal.

Watch their visual for “Apeshit” below.

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