Premiere: KoraTheArtist Shares New Single ‘Sail Away’

Rising singer-songwriter KoraTheArtist has released her new single “Sail Away” featuring Flex Kartel. The mid-tempo banger is lifted from the D.C. native’s forthcoming EP that is slated to release later this year.

“’Sail Away’ for me means to rise to the next dimension or to ‘surf’ over the craziness and hate we face. I wanted to dig deep into the message but still give off a vibe that will have you replaying the song over and over again,” KoraTheArtist tells Rated R&B. “With this record, I needed to break through stereotypes and social barriers and put together an inspirational set of melodies and soulful vocals. Accompanied by EBM artist Flex Kartel, he truly uplifted the message with supporting lyrics that added what I call that ‘sauce.'”

Kora has been putting her pen to good use. She collaborated with producer David Knocks (Future, Trey Songz) to co-write all of the music for BET’s Eclipsed, which stars Danai Gurira (Black Panther).

Listen to the exclusive premiere of “Sail Away” below.

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

Gallant Enlists A$AP Ferg for ‘Doesn’t Matter’ Remix

Singer-songwriter Gallant calls on rapper A$AP Ferg for the remix of his new single, “Doesn’t Matter.”

Ferg opens the track with a fiery verse. “Baby girl you’re so amazing / And your body so hot like cajun / We could hit up in this spot and in the nations / Skinny dippin’, might wanna leave your braids in,” he raps.

In addition to the remix, Gallant released an accompanying visual with Ferg. The updated video is similar to the original except the New York rapper is seen spitting his bomb verse in a blue-lit room, with an occasional drop-in from Gallant.

Last week, Gallant and Ferg premiered the remix during their performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Gallant is prepping for the release of his untitled sophomore album, which will arrive later this year on Mind of A Genius/Warner Bros. Records. In the meantime, he will launch his Too Good To Be Tour  this fall with special guests Cautious Clay and Jamila Woods.

Macy Gray Announces Tenth Album ‘Ruby’ and Shares New Song ‘Sugar Daddy’

Macy Gray satisfies her sweet tooth on her new single “Sugar Daddy.”

On the sassy trap record, co-written by Meghan Trainor, the raspy vocalist tells her sugar plug to supply her needs in candy; not dollars. “And I know I got it bad, I got a problem,” Gray sings, “But I’ll take them cavities long as I get them from you.”

Along with releasing “Sugar Daddy,” Gray shares its accompanying visual. The Christian Lamb–directed video, which stars Kevin Ross, is an ode the 1972 Billie Holiday biopic Lady Sings the Blues, which starred music icon Diana Ross as the lady of the hour.

“Sugar Daddy” is the lead single off Gray’s new album, Ruby, which is set to arrive on September 7. The album will mark her first release since 2016’s Stripped jazz covers album. In addition to Trainor, the Tommy Park Lumpkins co-produced record will feature Gary Clark Jr., Johan Carlsson and Tommy Brown.

Call on your “Sugar Daddy” below.

Tiffany Evans Reminds Us ‘Money Ain’t Everything’ on New Song

Tiffany Evans is using her beautiful voice to spread a positive message. The singer/actress has released a new track on her Soundcloud called “Money Ain’t Everything.”

Evans revealed she wrote and recorded the song four years ago. “I was in a really vulnerable space in my life,” she said in a statement. “I remember being fed up with the world being so materialistic to the point where we hurt others just to get what we want. I just wanted to spread a message that Money Ain’t Everything. It doesn’t guarantee life or happiness or true love. Inner peace, compassion for others and your purpose is really all that matters in the end. With the way everything is happening in the world right now, I hope this song speaks to every soul out there that is seeking Peace.”

“Money Ain’t Everything” is the first song Evans has released this year. Although the track isn’t an official single it will definitely hold over fans until she drops her new project later this year.

Listen to “Money Ain’t Everything” below.

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