To many Soul is a relic from the mid-twentieth century, a fad that came and went. However, soul is making a comeback! Here’s your guide to the wonders of Neo-Soul.
Strictly Reserved for You - Charles Bradley
You may think Charles Bradley is an once-forgotten artist hailing from the golden era of Soul, but actually he started producing records a mere ten years ago. This man is bringing back music entrenched with heart and soul for an entirely modern generation. He is not a relic from the past nor an overtly reverential artist. He is a man making music that he loves, music that he grew up with, music that expresses his innermost trials and triumphs.
You’ve Got The Makings Of A Lover - Mayer Hawthorne
Mayer Hawthorne’s silky smooth voice is bringing old soul classics to a modern era. For example this classic from The Festivals couldn’t be covered any better.
I Need Your Company - Michael Kiwanuka
Michael Kiwanuka is single-handily bringing back soul from the 70’s to restored glory in the twenty-first century complete with a huge band and wonderfully complex compositions. This music is like laying lakeside on Sunday afternoon, the sun rays showering down and the aura of summer love taking you over.
We’re here to help you discover the hottest upcoming musicians - if you know any great tracks we haven’t talked about yet, send us a tweet @KinjaEargasm or leave your suggestions in the comments. Follow me @TheArielViera.