The top three Most Played Songs by Independent artists this week are led by Marcus Cooper, Dawn Richard and Glenn Lewis.
The impact of Marcus Cooper’s trips to Jamaica has influenced the new creative direction of his music. He is still targeting the ladies, but now on "Feels Right," he is backed by the Jamaican riddims rather than a production style of his past records like “I Love Girls.” It has almost been five years since he dropped his debut album, ‘The Introduction of Marcus Cooper,' but he will not delay the release of a new project any longer; in February he will release ‘Break Up to Make Up.’ The Floridian embracement of the tropical sound has connected with fans; he earned this week’s Most Played Independent Single.
Dawn Richard is not allowing the comeback of Danity Kane to halt her solo career; she pulled out “Levitate” from her music vault. Using a choppy melody, Dawn’s description of floating sensation can be due to heart tingling or a smoke in the room. Take a listen to make your own interpretation.
If Glenn Lewis’ “Closer” can possibly help save Peter Gunz and Amina's relationship, it is no surprise it drew interest from people. The single is lifted from Glenn's latest album, Moment of Truth, which was released in the latter half of 2013.
The remaining artists on the Most Played Independent Single of the Week include Jack Freeman, Eric Roberson, Justina, JRDN, Algebra Blessett, Carmen Rodgers and Ray Lavender.
Jack Freeman – Magenta
Ray Lavender – So Cold
R&B heartthrob Ray Lavender returns today with a new song “So Cold,” but not regarding the record low temperatures. Rather, Lavender expresses the chilly disposition of his former woman’s actions.
JRDN – Love Ain’t Enough
After many attempts to make a relationship work, Canadian smooth crooner JRDN concludes that sometimes “Love Ain’t Enough.”
Justina – Lord Have Mercy Ft. Denzil Porter
Bronx rapper Denzil Porter hops on Justina’s soulful offering, “Lord Have Mercy,” for an official remix. About two minutes in, Porter raps about the things he may have to ask mercy for.
Carmen Rodgers – Make A Way
Foreign Exchange has given the people a refreshing sound for years … they are like a musical gumbo of sorts. Now, Carmen Rodgers is giving you a taste of her upcoming release Stargazer, featuring the single “Make A Way.”
Algebra Blessett – Right Next To You
Soulful siren Algebra Blessett premieres the brand new tune “Right Next To You,” a salute to a special someone.
Eric Roberson – Anymore
Eric “Erro” Roberson kicks off 2014 with the brand new single “Anymore,” a soulful lullaby about a broken relationship.
Glenn Lewis – Closer
Glenn Lewis “feels fortunate” and he’s making sure he keeps his lady close in his latest single “Closer.”
Dawn Richard – Levitate
Newly-reunited Danity Kane member Dawn Richard continues to drop solo music for her Hearts. This newest one released from the vaults is “Levitate,” another banger that has Dawn promising to get you lifted like never before.
Marcus Cooper – Feels Right
Marcus Cooper hooks up with Jamaican dancehall artist Konshens for “Feels Right,” a mid-tempo jam that has the singer suggesting taking the party from the club back to his residence.