Tag Archives: R&B

Best Covers: Christine & The Queens ‘Sorry’

French pop sensation Christine And The Queens has recently covered Prince and “Panda,” and now she takes on Beyoncé‘s Lemonade highlight “Sorry” for the BBC Radio Live Lounge. Christine stamps ‘Sorry’ with wonderful quirkiness and the occasional French verse. Beyonce’s modern R&B pop gets a synthy, vintage makeover. Four minutes of perfect girl power.

Music by Bergman: SG Lewis

The fertile and prolific alliance between soul and electronic music has found in SG Lewis one of its most recent and outstanding disciples. At the young age of twenty, this Liverpool producer has uncovered a path which travels from James Blake to Disclosure and gives a digital gloss to smooth and velvety R&B. After remixing “You & I (Forever)”, by Jessie Ware, the British artist debuted on PMR Beat Club with “Warm”, his first single was streamed over half a million times in just a few months. At the end of last summer, Lewis followed it up with “Shivers”, an EP on which the warmth of R&B takes on a more avant-garde facet. With growing popularity, at the same time, as a DJ, the British artist has released a second EP .

The escapements of Beacon

Brooklyn duo Beacon, who move among R&B, trip-hop, and the most sophisticated electronica, present their second album, ‘Escapements’ (2016). Frontman Thomas Mullarney and minimalist producer Jacob Gossett make their Catalonia debut here in Barcelona as part of the ninth anniversary party for the music website Indiespot. Tonight at Sidecar.

Les muses de La Musa: NAO

La Musa ens presenta avui a la veu del nou r&b. Amb tot just un parell de llançaments, la londinenca NAO ja s’ha convertit en una de les veus més fresques i prometedores del R&B contemporani i el pop negre. Comparada amb artistes de la talla de FKA Twigs i  però amb especial predilecció per les cadències funk i el soul amb vistes de futur, la de Hackney es va donar a conèixer el 2014 amb un primer EP, el vibrant i bromós “So Good”, al qual li han seguit “February 15” i el single “Bad Blood”. Una bafarada d’aire fresc per als sons urbans que, a més d’obrir una nova escletxa en els camins del pop contemporani, ha portat la britànica a colar-se com a veu convidada al “Caracal” de Disclosure. Està previst que el seu àlbum de debut vegi la llum aquest mateix any.