R&B Weekly Roundup: Teenear, ROE, Aaria, & More
With new music every week, it’s unarguable how much of an impact R&B has on music as a whole. Although we can’t cover each bit of music that comes out every week, we’ll pick a few songs released during the week that are worth giving a listen to. Our weekly roundup includes new music from Teenear, Bren Joy, and Alex Mali amongst various other amazing voices in R&B.
Teenear — “Special Attention”
Fast-rising singer Teenear releases her new sultry single “Special Attention,” showing fans another side of the rising R&B artist. With alluring vocals, enticing lyrics, and a more mature seductive image in the visual, the Miami-native continues her heat streak. “Special Attention” comes after the release of two successful singles from Teenear, “Free” and “Come See Me”, both lead the path towards Teenear’s debut EP releasing in 2021.
Aaria — “Space”
Detroit songstress Aaria has an undeniable talent. Coming off the release of her single “Stingy,” she channels her inner self with an impressive new record aptly titled “Space.” It’s a refreshing ballad that ladies alike can relate to. Speaking on the record, she stated, “It’s a record about having trust issues, and that’s one of the reasons I set boundaries.”
ROE — “Wanna Be”
Rising R&B songstress ROE puts us in our feelings with “Wanna Be”, her new captivating single with accompanying visual. Speaking on the record, she says, “it’s one of my favorite songs and videos. It’s sexy, relatable, and soulful. It reminds me of those crazy feelings like when a high school crush was the end-all, be-all.” The Venice-native interpolates the iconic Brandy’s debut 90’s single “I Wanna Be Down”, bringing sexy divine energy to the original.
Bren Joy — “Call Out My Name” Cover
Nashville singer Bren Joy continues his live performance installments with a passionate cover of The Weeknd’s “Call Out My Name.” The intimate video was filmed at EXIT/IN in the Warner Records artist’s hometown of Nashville and offers an all-new take on the 2018 song. In a heartbreaking performance, Bren fills the room with pleas while uniquely fusing the sounds of gospel, pop, and R&B.
Alex Mali – “Fighting Words”
Rising Brooklyn-bred artist Alex Mali releases the visual for “Fighting Words” from her EP Phenom. The women empowerment anthem blends her native Caribbean heritage with current R&B sounds creating a playful beat behind Alex’s warning tone. peaking on the record, Alex says “We live in a world where the judgment and belittlement of women are common practice as if they are stamped across our faces. It’s been amazing watching women take back their power despite ignorant labels and this visual is an exaggerated representation of just that.”