Kayla Waters is back with a new effort for 2023. It is called Presence, and she made a point to compose all ten tracks on the album. Even though she did most of the work, Waters has enlisted a couple of heavyweights for assistance. Her father, Kim Waters, and Chris ‘Big Dog’ Davis. Review –
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Out now is the brand new album by Melodic Collective – a new collaborative contemporary jazz group formed by guitarist Chris Allard, encompassing the diverse musical experience and influences of each of the members to produce a fresh and original cohesive sound. Melodic Collective’s synonymous debut album generates washes of emotionally charged, complex and intellectual
Grammy winner Fantasia has announced that her bourgeoning business, Addies Place, will be releasing a line of swimwear. The inspiration for this line comes from her grandmother, Apostle Addie Collins, who passed away in 2015. “Do you remember when swimwear was sexy, yet classy? I want to bring that vibe back with an exclusive Nightgowns
Jazmine Sullivan has a new award from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Her single “Girl Like Me” featuring H.E.R. is now certified platinum. The acoustic-driven track, produced by Bongo ByTheWay, has sold more than one million equivalent units. It previously went gold in February 2022 after selling 500,000 units. “Girl Like Me,” which
Ronald Isley is embarking on a new business venture. The legendary singer and frontman of The Isley Brothers has launched a new spirits brand aptly named Ronald Isley Liquid Gold. At this time, there are two products under the newly-formed company: Liquid Gold Vodka and XO Contagious Brandy. The craft vodka is distilled five times
LAYA isn’t here for the shenanigans. Her new single “F’d Up” echoes this sentiment. Over a spirited production, helmed by Paul Chadwick Norman and ORA Sounds, LAYA tells off folks who continue to press her buttons. Speaking on her new single, LAYA shares, “You ever have somebody try you? Tried you so hard and they
PARTYNEXTDOOR has returned with a new song, “Resentment,” his second release of the year. The self-produced track will appear on his upcoming album, PARTYNEXTDOOR 4, arriving later this summer. “What be goin’ through your mind? / Stayin’ out past five / And you know you gon’ get checked for it / Respect’s what I need, but don’t
Tasha Cobbs Leonard was recently honored at the 2023 Essence Fest. See Tasha’s post about the event HERE.
Natalie Grant is an official judge for American Songwriter’s 2023 Song Contest.