Similar to the UK acts, New Zealand singer Aaradhna is pulling creative inspiration from the Motown era of soul music. When it seems like there is not a place in the mainstream for soul music, an artist breaks through to prove there is a demand. The singer to deliver the song now is Aaradhna.
On the remix of "Wake Up", it is obvious that her music influences include Otis Redding, The Temptations, and Sam Cooke. The addition of Common on the song for a guest verse helped generate new interest for those not familiar with Aaradhna, leaving a lasting impressions of the talented songstress. The record topped Singersroom’s Most Played Independent Singles of the Week.
Aaradhna is currently touring the United States in support of her third album, 'Treble & Reverb.'
The international interest continues with Rome, Italy-raised Angela Ricci. The strong brass section crafted by producer Aaron Paul on "So Good" is balanced by the powerful delivery of Ricci's notes. The big band gumbo style taps into the contemporary and old school eras bringing listeners to a beautiful collision.
Paying homage worked for Drake, so ForteBowie tried the concept for himself. Mostly known for his feature on Trinidad Jame$’s “Southside,” Atlanta’s ForteBowie creatively steps out with his own thing. He selected the "Wu-Tang Forever" instrumental to honor Dru Hill and a few drips of R. Kelly. The free downloadod "Dru Hill Forever (It's Yours)" is easily greater than the value.
Along with the artists above, Lamar Starzz, Suxy Q, Karina Pasian, Yummy Bingham, Alexus Rose, Jarell Perry and JMSN landed on Singersroom's top independent singles on the week.