Listen to Boney James and Avery*Sunshine’s New Song ‘Honestly’

Grammy nominated Saxophonist Boney James has joined forces with R&B songbird Avery*Sunshine for his new single “Honestly.” The raw and soulful tune is the title track to James’ upcoming 16th studio album that drops on September 1.

James was inspired to work with Sunshine after hearing her number one single “Call My Name.”

“I heard her at a festival we were both playing and then I heard her #1 single ‘Call My Name’ on the radio. I was instantly a fan and just waiting for the right song for us to collaborate,” James said in a press release.

Speaking on the inspiration behind the title of his new album, James said, “I’m fighting the good fight to be my own artist and not be pigeonholed. With a record’s title I always try to find something that will communicate the feeling I get when I listen to it. The feeling I get with this music is a sense of sincerity and intimacy.

He continued, “The word ‘honestly’ really reflects how I aspire to live my life and create my music. One of the great things about music is how powerful it is. It can totally transport people. These are interesting times we are living in and the one thing I can do with the skills that I have is make music that evokes a feeling and takes people somewhere… to do what I can to try and make the world a more pleasant place.”

Honestly consists of 10 tracks including a feature from R&B crooner Eric Roberson.

Listen to “Honestly” below.

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

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Faye B Asks Her Man ‘Who Is She?’ on New Single

Emerging singer Faye B gets confrontational on her new single, “Who Is She?”

On the groovy tune, produced by Eu93ne, the Swiss singer suspects her man is cheating on her with another woman and gives him the ultimatum to choose the person he wants.

The track serves as the first single from Faye’s forthcoming project, The Journey, Vol. 2: The New Old Me. The EP is the follow-up to her 2016 project, The Journey, which included her single “Movin On.”

“I’m staying true to my signature sound, but I’m freshening it up a little,” Faye said in a statement. “I’ve been through a lot over the past two years, so mentally I’m in a different space now and have a lot to talk about on this EP. This is like a rebirth and I’m super proud of my new songs!”

Listen to “Who Is She?” below.

Stream Teyana Taylor’s New Album ‘K.T.S.E.’

After an extended wait, Teyana Taylor finally delivers her sophomore album, K.T.S.E. (Keep That Same Energy).

Executive produced by Kanye West, the album is the fifth project to release within the last month as part of his G.O.O.D. Music rollout. The eight-track offering includes features from West (“Hurry”), Ty Dolla $ign (“3Way”) and Mykki Blanco (“WTP”).

The album was supposed to drop immediately on Friday at midnight, however, Taylor still needed a little more time to put finishing touches to the project. Rapper Pusha T, who is also president of G.O.O.D. Music, confirmed earlier on Friday that Taylor was still working on parts of the album.

West announced the release date on Twitter in April, along with the other G.O.O.D. Music releases. Keeping that same energy he had for the other four projects, Taylor’s album arrives with no prior singles.

On Thursday (June 21), Taylor hosted an exclusive album listening party in Los Angeles that brought out industry tastemakers and talent including her husband Iman Shumpert, Kanye West, Migos and 2 Chainz, to name a few.

Keep That Same Energy is the follow-up to Taylor’s debut album, VII, which dropped in October 2015. The album featured appearances from Chris Brown, Pusha T and Yo Gotti.

Taylor will support her new album on tour later this summer with Jeremih. The two artists will kick off their North American tour on August 3 in Tampa. The month-long tour will hit major cities including Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles and Seattle, before wrapping up in Portland on September 8.

Stream Teyana Taylor’s Keep That Same Energy below.

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.

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