Civil Selects (R&B Edition): RIMON, April + Vista, Kyan, River Tiber & Cmaze
by RK Jackson
Hot Take: The Eritrean singer has become Amsterdam’s new soulful voice. She takes to her debut EP ‘bbygirl focu$’ strong and confident in not only message but tone. ‘
Artist: April + Vista
Hot Take: The DMV’s own April George and Matthew Thompson are ready to take the world by storm. The multi-instrumentalist George is actually credited on GoldLink’s ‘Palm Trees’ and lends vocals to three more songs on fellow DMV artists 2015 project. Her soulful voice coupled with Thompson’s production creates an otherworldly soundscape that marries electronic, funk and soul into their latest album, ‘You Are Here’.
Track: Like Summer
Hot Take: UK artist and producer has been on the scene since 2014 and has made relative waves including some high profile features that have amassed him over 7 million streams on Spotify. Kyan evolves on pulsatingly plush track ‘Like Summer’ backed by ‘Nothing Beyond’. The track modulates and swells as Kyan flirts with the background vocals.
Artist: River Tiber
Track: Deep End
Hot Take: The Toronto Singer/Songwriter returns with isolated new track ‘Deep End’. The cosmic tune bubbles as River Tiber takes his voice and melds it into production. Since Tiber’s 2016 debut ‘Indigo’, his sound has evolved and taken a full experimentation leap. Keep watching.
Track: What Do I Mean