Tag Archives: R&B

Music by Bergman: Steve Lacy

Steve Lacy is a guitarist, bassist, singer-songwriter, and record producer from Compton, California, the US, and his meteoric rise to stardom is the stuff of legend.

Lacy started making music from a young age, producing beats using his iPhone. He got more serious with music production when he met fellow band members of the band The Internet.

The singer-songwriter from Compton, California, produces alternative R&B and soul music laced with pop, funk, and indie rock. Steve Lacy’s first chart-topping solo hit, “Bad Habit,” was released in 2022 from his third studio album Gemini Rights.

Introducing…Felly

It’s not very often that hip-hop artists can say that their music blends both a New York, and LA sound. Felly, an independent and alternative hip-hop artist hailing from Trumbull, Connecticut, however, is the definition of just that. Over the course of the last eight years, Felly has found his sound and developed an enormous fan base from coast to coast.

After parting ways with 300 Entertainment, Felly returns with the release of Bad Radio, an album filled with his signature tender R&B sound with a newfound touch of indie rock.

Introducing…Lil Silva

Lil Silva is an incredibly diverse, ever-changing artist. A producer whose talent knows no bounds, holding production and writing credits for artists like Adele and Mark Ronson, Silva’s solo project comes from the deepest part of his soul, and it shows. His latest offering and debut album, Yesterday Is Heavy, is a splendid showcase of the multiple styles and genres within which he flourishes.

The muses of La Musa: IAMDDB

If the future is female, then it has already started. Diana De Brito is the epitome of a new generation of female artists – young, talented and self-confident. In her music, this daughter of an Angolan musician combines timeless soul and jazz in the tradition of Nat King Cole and Erykah Badu with modern trap and R’n’B. She calls it Urban Jazz, some would say it is Neo Soul – it’s all true, because IAMDDB is anything but one-dimensional.

The muses of La Musa: Mabel

Mabel Alabama-Pearl McVey is an English-Swedish r&b singer and songwriter. A citizen of Spain and Sweden. In 2017, she had her breakthrough with “Finders Keepers”, peaking at number eight on the UK Singles Chart. Her debut studio album was High Expectations.

With her new album ‘About Last Night…’ set for release today, Mabel has shared new track ‘Let Love Go’ featuring US rapper Lil Tecca.

The muses of La Musa: 070 Shake

With her soaring voice, Kanye West affiliate Danielle Balbuena, AKA 070 Shake, has a knack of investing productions with boundless freedom. She cracks West’s 2018 track Ghost Town wide open with a yearning, melodic nostalgia, and on her 2020 debut Modus Vivendi, the New Jersey-born rapper croons through everything from forlorn synthpop to bass-heavy rhythm.

On the heels of her successful album tour 070 Shake shares a new visualizer for the album track, “Blue Velvet”, directed by her creative companions, C.O.R.E. The new visual directly follows her highly-anticipated sophomore album, You Can’t Kill Me, released to widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings earlier this month.

The muses of La Musa: UMI

Rising Seattle-born and now LA-based musician Tierra Umi Wilson (better known as just UMI) is a perfect embodiment of her middle name, which translates to “ocean” in Japanese. Her music—an amalgamation of lo-fi beats, intense soul, and poignantly simple lyricism—radiates a quiet and compelling peace, not unlike that found in breaking ocean waves. And being half-Black and half-Japanese, UMI has rooted her identity in fluidity. It should come as no surprise, then, that breaking barriers in music seems to come naturally for her.