Civil Selects (R&B Edition): PatriceLIVE, Justin Love, Zyyn, Lolo Zouaï
by RK Jackson
Some new and some seasoned, check out fresh summer sounds from buzzing artists on the R&B spectrum.
Hot Take: The DC Metropolitan Area native jump-started her burgeoning career back in 2015 with her debut album ‘Ghosts of Boyfriends Past’. PatriceLIVE unloads a new Go-Go infused R&B single “Promise,” which is reminiscent of bubbly early 2000s R&B. Her new project ‘WonderWoman’ is out now, give it a spin.
Artist: Justin Love
Track: Bed Springs
Hot Take: The New Jersey native lifts his contemporary R&B sound to new heights with ‘Bed Springs’ which features a ‘Some Cut’-esque bed squeak. Lifted from his latest project ‘When Love Returns’, the new artist isn’t necessarily new, he co-wrote H.E.R.’s hit ‘Focus’ but plans to focus more on his new music.
Track: Situations (f/ Matt Burton)
Hot Take: Taking from a painful past, Zyyn as garnered a modest social following & thousands of streams with his dark R&B vibe. The Kentucky artist is only a year in the game but is definitely one to watch.
Artist: Lolo Zouaï
Track: Brooklyn Love
Hot Take: A pop drenched love letter to unconventional relationships in a millennial era. The Paris-born, San Fran raised singer beautifully flows in between French & English speaking directly to her summer fling. Lolo is truly a fresh find, listen to her debut ‘Highs to Lows’.