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Civil Selects (R&B Edition): Smiles Davis + Quiñ, JSPH, Chrystian Lehr, ODIE & Lou Val

Posted on April 13th, 2018
by
RK Jackson


Wrapping up quarter one of 2018 music calendar with some exciting new releases. This week, we highlight some bright and soulful new additions to the R&B genre. Take a listen and let us know what you think.

Artist: Smiles Davis + Quiñ

Track: Just A Game

Hot Take: Multifaceted DJ with a decade behind the decks for Missy Elliott, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monáe & more joins forces with the vibe inducing rising star Quiñ to create a woozy Electro-Afrobeat dipped bop.

Artist: JSPH

Track: When You

Hot Take: Loaded with soaring falsetto, new artist JSPH drops his first single of 2018 “When You”. Feeling both fresh & nostalgic, the law school grad turned singer-songwriter rides a groovy wave you can catch. An artist to watch in 2018.

Artist: Chrystian Lehr

Track: Hit My Line (ft. Junior)

Hot Take: Most known recently for his self produced covers & mashups, the 106 & Park alum just released his dance heavy visual to his lates single “Hit My Line” which features a classic R&B falsetto guided by a thumping beat with masterfully executed runs.

Artist: ODIE

Track: Northface

Hot Take: Dream-like soul singing comes from this Bay Area/Toronto singer that uses his own blend of R&B with Hip-Hop almost like a chant. His album “Analogue” is one to get lost in, “Northface” & “Little Lies” are standouts.

Artist: Lou Val

Track: Crisp

Hot Take: The canadian newcomer singer brings moody melancholy meets optimism to the game with “Crisp”. Sonically a mix between The Weeknd & Frank Ocean, Lou Val brings croons with a new vibrancy alongside his contemporaries.

 

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