Similar to 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 impression 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$’s “Southside,” Atlanta’s ForteBowie creatively steps out with his own thing. He selected the “Wu-Tang Forever” instrumental to honor Dru Hill and a few drips of R. Kelly. The free downloadod “Dru Hill Forever (It’s Yours)” is easily greater than the value.
Along with the artists above, Lamar Starzz, Suxy Q, Karina Pasian, Yummy Bingham, Alexus Rose, Jarell Perry and JMSN landed on Singersroom’s top independent singles on the week.
Aaradhna – Wake Up (Remix) Ft. Common
New Zealand R&B singer Aaradhna enlists Common for the remix to her single “Wake Up,” a positive, reminder to be proactive and productive. Complete with 1960s, Motown-like handclaps, Aaradhna and Common come together to arouse your motivation.
Angela Ricci – So Good
The Rome, Italy-raised songstress says her influences include Ray Charles and Nina Simone, which is evident in her debut single “So Good.” The song begins with a blues piano riff that saunters along, then breaks into a more modern blues groove.
ForteBowie – Dru Hill Forever
Mostly known for his feature on Trinidad Jame$’s “Southside,” Atlanta’s ForteBowie creatively steps out with his own thing; he takes Drizzy’s “Wu Tang Forever” track and lays his own vocals for the solid jam “Dru Hill Forever”
Karina Pasian – She Wont Let Me Down
Karina Pasian puts all her confidence in herself in the face of a disloyal world in “She Won’t Let Me Down,” where the singer looks at her reflection and sees the only person she has faith in.
Suzy Q – Loving You
Indie songstress Suzy Q remakes her idol Minnie Riperton’s classic hit “Loving You,” with production support from veteran producers Carvin & Ivan.
Yummy Bingham – Is This Real
This is all leading up to the release of her EP, “No Artificial Flavorz”. The records that will be released are songs that will not be on the project with the exception of this new joint entitled, “Is It Real.”
Jarell Perry – Don’t Run From Me
As Jarell Perry and Bay Area rapper Locksmith prep to hit the road this fall/winter, the frequent collaborators announce their trek by releasing the ambient jam, “Don’t Run From Me.”
JMSN – The One
JMSN returns with a new single called “The One” from his EP â Pllajeâ arriving on Nov. 5. It’s hypnotic but still rides; his dreamy vocals meshing with the airy production, making for an ethereal listen.
Alexus Rose – Left Out
Alexus Rose delivers a soulful lullaby on “Left Out,” her latest single produced by Ricky Blaze. On the dancehall-tinged track, the Brooklyn bred assures her lover, “after tonight, you ain’t gotta worry about nothing else, I’ll always be here.”
Lamar Starzz -A Man’s Way of Thinking
Ladies, want to understand an unfaithful man’s mind? Lamar Starzz rolls out another one, this time giving the ladies a peek into the psyche of a cheating man as he explains “A Man’s Way of Thinking.”