Singersroom’s “IndieRotation” is a weekly evaluation of the latest singles, leaks and releases from independent artists. Each week we will deliver a list that showcases the week’s hottest records based on our editorial staff, listeners feedback and spins.
As the music industry transitions, independent artists are achieving the same quality of music and attention as the major labels’ rosters. The players on this week list include new names and veterans re-emerging on their own. Jarell Perry, the songwriter of Fat Joe & Chris Brown’s “Another Round,” uses his penmanship for his personal satisfaction with the release of “Lately.” Stepping out to the masses, Perry shows his vocal chops as he battles Stevie Wonder on a rendition of “Lately.” The record will be featured on Jarell’s forthcoming project ‘Simple Things.’
Aaron Camper is only a few steps away from going insane on “Madness.” The Grammy nominated singer, who has been busy on the road with Jill Scott, Chris Brown, etc, is now focused on his solo project.
Rochelle Jordan’s elusive approach to creating songs that have the bear minimum of instrumentation continues to hit home due to the power of her chanting melodies. “Too Long,” her second single co-created with KLSH, was given a foundation with a bass drum and high hats before being layered by her breathy vocals.
2. Aaron Camper – Madness
Producer: Chally Mikes and Adam Blackstone of BassicBlack Entertainment
3. Rochelle Jordan – Too Long
4. Komika – When We Be
5. Brooke Valentine – Don’t Wanna Be In Love
Producer: Deja the Great
6. JoiStaRR – I’m Not Bleeding
Producer: Warryn Campbell
7. Sparkle – So Bad
Producer: Sparkle & FlyBoyz
9. Tyra B – Sex
10. Novel – I Know Now
Producer: No I.D.