“I play my enemies like a game of chess” What we’re listening to this week…
“I wanna go to the places I know / Love to show you the places I go / Wish you could see where I’ve been / man I gotta make it back home to Chicago”
That is part of the hook from “Home” , a soulful reflection on the hometown of singer BJ the Chicago Kid. His new album In My Mind is further proof that R&B is indeed alive and well. From the album’s first single, Church (ft. Chance the Rapper), to its final song; you can feel that both the music and the lyrics are coming from the artist’s soul. Rhythm and Blues.
Snarky Puppy is the kind of band you’d hear about from your friend who’s really into music. All they do is make good music. Soul-filled, instrumentation-driven, genre-merging music. The Brooklyn-based “instrumental fusion band” has just dropped their latest album, Family Dinner, Vol. 2 , an impressive blend of soul, acoustic, jazz, and Latin vibes. The kind of the music that cleanses your musical palette so that you can appreciate a more complete range of musical styles.
“Yeah Yeah, I know you wanted better / I know you want forever”
This one is for everyone who is trying to open up more. Detroit emcee Black Milk is working through his feelings about a strained love on his new single For 4ever. The song deals with the struggle of trying to balance the life you want with the person you love.
Spring is almost back. Which means we are getting closer to road trips and rooftop party season! Time to start spring cleaning your playlist, so we finish this week with some music you can move to. The song is called Colorblind (feat. Soul Gem), and comes to us all the way from Norway’s own singer/rapper Pasha. The song is playful, flirty, and right on time for spring.