R&bangers: Raheem Bakaré, Marsha Ambrosius, Iv Rox & More
For those who are crying into their pillows every night, dry your eyes mate, here’s another round of The Wrap Up’s R&Bangers that you’ve been waiting for! Have a peep/listen below.
RAHEEM BAKARÉ – ‘PORTRAIT OF LOVE’
If you follow me on Twitter (which you should be may I add!) you probably have seen me screaming my lungs out about this guy, Raheem Bakaré, who recently gifted us with a lyric video for ‘Portrait of Love’. The lead track from his debut EP ‘AWOL’ (released on May 11), this is a brilliant introduction and I’m looking forward to seeing more from Raheem this year.
MIZAN – ‘ANXIOUS’
New York based singer Mizan has one of those voices which captures all your senses (at the same time) when she opens her mouth. Her latest drop ‘Anxious’ does just that. Taken from her EP ‘Dark Blue’ she takes us on a dark journey, with a haunting beat allowing her vocals to take precedence giving that full Mizan effect. I like this, a lot. Enjoy.
IV ROX – ‘CASE OF THE EX’
The girls from IV Rox have put out their latest, this time round covering Mya’s ‘Case Of The Ex’ this instantly took me back to my good ol’ school days. Nostalgia! Reflecting the girl’s individual styles, switching up R&B to drum and bass vibes, this is perfect for a Friday night out. Check it out after the drop.
THE CODE – ‘HE|R’
We recently shared the incredible ‘Gravity’ with you by 21-year-old production duo The Code and guess what, here’s another banger: ‘He|r’. The single offers us a ridiculously smooth R&B beat with electronic drums and accents pulsating throughout. The echoing vocal gives that extra hypnotic effect which leaves you wanting more. Don’t blame me when you’re hooked, I warned you.
MARSHA AMBROSIUS – ‘RUN’
The wonderful Marsha Ambrosius recently let loose her latest song from her ‘Friends and Lovers’ album entitled ‘Run’ - perfect for those Sunday chilled sessions. Delivering us a heartfelt ballad, she demonstrates her traditional vocal expertise giving us a journey of soul and sophistication on this beautiful record.
MICHAEL JACKSON – ‘LIBERIAN GIRL’
In light of the hype around new Michael Jackson album recently, our throwback banger this time round has to come from the King of Pop himself, one of my faves, ‘Liberian Girl’. Released from the ‘BAD’ album back in 1989, the song has all the obvious MJ traits with the distinctive soothing voice and beat making this a timeless hit. We miss you!
Words: Ra’ed Khan (@RaedKhan_)
Online Edit: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)