Chloe meets us with the track “19,” which is a song that tells the coming-of-age story of a young woman who is going through the growing pains of transitioning from a teenager to adulthood. “19” is something different and refreshing, but far from the mainstream corner, fusing together a catchy pop soundscape with theatrical origins and an indie rock vibe.
The effect of Chloe’s song “19” is to draw the listener’s attention to lyrics that describe a journey of self-reflection. She creates an arrangement with a lot of ebbs and flows, much like the action of waves lapping on a beach, which is quite beautiful, thanks to the extensive use of reverb and delay. As a result, there is a sense of emotional depth throughout. As a result of the overall mood shift, the lyrical passages allow you to enter into a new world and we begin to connect with the bold and beautiful undertones that run throughout this song.
“When I feel better… something just goes wrong. Nobody gets me… I live in a bad dream. The world is ending and I am only 19.”
Here at Modern Soulful Music, supporting upcoming artists with a powerful message is our #1 priority, we know you’d be happy to check out Chloe’s song “19.” You will not be disappointed, her branding and authenticity are something you will not find in many artists.
“Deny” is one of the most emotionally charged releases we’ve heard this year, from the singer/producer Nolle. We are soul grateful that we are now getting the honor of bringing this music to your attention.
Deny is a song about the ups & downs of denying your true love. Nolle sings with such depth and soul. Bedroom / Lo-fi Pop, Slowcore, and Indie Rock listeners will appreciate the emo-vibe of ‘Deny.” The slow tempo and heavy use of reverb give a spacey acoustic atmosphere that hypnotizes you. Close your eyes and get lost in Nolle’s world of denied feelings and love through her eyes.
Make sure to not skip through it! We know for sure, that hard work went into this relatable release! Everything right down to each measure of the song has the potential to get stuck in your head. It has a hypnotic and chilling tone to the musical elements that really sit deeply in your soul.
The lyrics speak to you from the perspective of a young love that desires secrecy and distance due to fear. This song will put you in a mood that takes you to another universe. Nolle’s pitch is tuned to perfection as it blends effortlessly with the dynamics of her instrumentation. The beat flows through you in a harmonic rhythm that really aligns with the heartbeat. The texture of this track is met with such musical precision.
“I use to think about you when I’m alone. But I’ll never tell a soul. I said I love you from afar…”
Noelle – Deny
With mysterious synth production, calming vocals, and newly introduced guitar elements; Nolle expresses a profound understanding of her emotions in her songwriting beyond her years. Nicole Hylton (Nolle) is a 20-year-old all-around creative from Calgary, AB Canada who found her passion for music the day she was born into a new generation of family musicians. She also writes and produces all of her own projects. Now residing in Vancouver, BC Canada where she is majoring in Music Management, Nicole continues to push the boundaries by beginning to make a name for herself as a much-needed strong female voice in a male-dominated industry.
We’re happy to bring you content from Nolle, and we’re especially excited to see what is in store in the future! Who knows, perhaps in the next year or two you might be seeing Nolle on the billboard! Listen more here:
Madeleine is a London-based keyboardist, singer, and songwriter. Having grown up in a musical family, she has made a name for herself in the London jazz and neo-soul scenes, playing with acclaimed and up-and-coming artists like Arlo Parks, Chloe Bodur, and Poppy Ajudha.
Madeleine’s beautiful neo-soulful voice organically melts onto this track with musical perfection. The seductive beat of the instrumentation really tugs at the heartstrings making you fall in love with the lyrics. The rhythm blends effortlessly with her voice. Her intense, yet smooth melodic tone creates great dynamics on the track. The harmony was mastered to perfection, with such delicate and intimate design. The jazz-inspired elements are soothing complementing the electric guitar riffs.
The smooth tone and sensual octave range make Madeleine “Lost to You” a Contemporary / RnB masterpiece that also offers a diverse production to keep things soulful. The tune employs a genuine calm feel alongside a single vocal lead and minor echoes of voice for added impact, with essential yet smooth background and soft pace.
“The narrative of Lost To U focuses, in essence, on the intimacy and rawness of relationships, whether it be with others or with yourself. For me it’s about the fragility of being so close to someone, yet neither of you can truly say how you feel. Believing that you can’t give yourself to someone, so surely soon you’ll be lost to them because you couldn’t be vulnerable.”
Tonight, we’re featuring “Last Train to Paris” by Teezy93. We’ve received this modern soulful music from Teezy93 about a week ago and fell in love with the sound! “Last Train to Paris” sheds new light on the modern soul, striking an emotional chord because of its transparency, fragility, purity, and the powerful artistic thread that runs through the work.
Hit that play button below to deep dive into the music! You might have just found your newest playlist addition! The vocal tone, the sharp delivery, the dynamic flow, and the similarly sharp, smart arrangement of the vocals contribute to the weight of the track.
When it comes to R&B music, harmonic melodies and great instrumentation are extremely important. We think that Teezy93 is definitely on the right track in this regard. It’s no surprise that with time, after a year later the music just keeps going up!
You got to check out “Last Train to Paris” and add it to your playlists!
Toscano “Teezy93” is a Belgium record producer, sound engineer, and recording artist. He is notably known for his production on “Mosaïque Solitaire” by rapper Damso
A smooth tone and a consistent flowy vibe make Almira Zaky’s “Clarity” an RnB masterpiece that also offers a soothing instrumental selection to keep things modern but soulful. Almira creates an arrangement with a lot of ebbs and flows which is quite beautiful. As a result, there is a sense of sumptuous richness throughout.
Almira’s journey as a vocalist began at a young age when she would perform for thousands all around the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. She went on to attend Virginia Commonwealth University to study Public Relations and Business where she booked acts like Travis Scott, Tory Lanez, GoldLink, & Masego at just 19-years-old.
In Almira’s third single release, “Clarity”, she is able to captivate audiences with her light and airy vocals, intimate lyrics, and emotional cadence to open up about how she has dealt with her own grief, losing both a best friend and a partner all in two years. It is a personal story about not knowing what comes after such a loss when all that person provided you with was patience and peace of mind while the world never stopped moving around them. Almira hopes that “Clarity” will remind listeners that they are not alone in their journey and that it is okay to slow down to ease your heart and find your footing again.
“I just need clarity. I just need serenity. I just need you here with me. Baby, come and be my peace.”
Almira is a triple-threat artist that writes, sings, and dances and is heavily influenced by Kehlani, Chris Brown, Jhene Aiko, and Ariana Grande. She is on her way to becoming a household name with her vibrant presence, outspoken lyrical skill, soulful tone, and ability to relate to audiences all over the world while inspiring others to become the boss of their own life. Check out her single “Clarity” now.
Hailing from the UK, the female group 303 comes with this seductive track “Make Your Move.” 303 is a modern R&B act for the new age, packing bundles of charisma, soul & musical talent. The group’s 3 members – Io, Chloe & Maddie – have been said to create a timeless sound, effortlessly capturing classic elements of R&B and soul from the ’90s to now.
303’s musical influences of 702, Destiny’s Child, and SWV shine through on this track. Their modern sound is a fresh sounding reblend of classic 90’s R&B and neo-soul. Their smooth pitch and harmonic melodies will really put you in the vibe. As the tempo builds, you feel the texture and dynamics of the track “Make Your Move.”
The instrumentation of the beat & rhythm of “Make Your Music” really creates the time-ticking mood for this track. The dynamic effect of “Make Your Move” is to draw the listener’s attention to the catchy lyrics of romantic anticipation, head-nodding rhythm, and, of course, the 303’s melodic soft vocals in the background.
Moments of melody and structural alterations keep things interesting along the way. Meanwhile, the story is told, intimate and engaging, with the unexpected familiar connection to sentiments of confidence and drive.
“Can you hear the clock ticking? Boy, make your move…”
There’s no time to waste. Check out this soulful track now:
Manifest by Cuba Cris and Barri B is modern soulful music produced to perfection as an affirmational R&B soulful track. The harmonic melodies, hypnotic drum breaks, and steady tempo will touch your spirit to believe in the unseen. The instrumentation and the beat of the song have a rhythm that vibes well with both Cuba Cris and Barri B vocals. This song will surely get you in the mood to manifest your dreams into reality.
Seductive tone, gentle vibrato, attractive octave range, and a consistent flowy RnB instrumental makes “Manifest” an alternative RnB classic that also offers a mystical selection to keep things soulful.
Cuba Cris from Atlanta is a multi-dimensional artist that challenges the boundaries of R&B and Hip Hop. Barri B is a sing-songwriter and audio engineer that resides in Valdosta, GA who also believes in helping other artists showcase their talents too. Together, they’ve put together a catchy soundscape with magical origins and blissfully soulful RnB vocals helping to pave the way for a more creative, sensitive, and modern RnB realm of tomorrow.
“Would you believe you could manifest everything that you dream? Close your eyes and awake up to a new reality.”
Check out this modern soulful track on Spotify here:
Berlin-based artist and rapper Kaleo Sansaa raises the bar in the conscious, alternative, and storytelling hip hop vibe, with the striking intensity of “Black Light.” Kaleo keeps things simple yet effective, with a creative, almost soothing beat, excellent vocal rhythm, flashes of melody, and an overall song that grabs the listener’s attention.
As a result of the overall soulful vibe, the listener’s spirit is bound to feel healed and whole as a result. It is only a brief moment, but you’ll feel the soulful swagger of the lyrical passages that are bold and strong running throughout this song.
“Black Light” highlights Kaleo’s unique and experimental brand of hip-hop – named solar-based-hip-hop by Kaleo – which sets her apart from many of her contemporaries. Solar-based hip-hop is essentially the pure expression of the soul and is characterized primarily by hypnotic, experimental hip-hop beats. Describing the sun as her greatest inspiration, at the core of Kaleo’s message is her solar-based philosophy – the belief that the sun never truly sets for mankind.
Check out Kaleo’s single “Black Light” on Spotify here:
“Angel” by Alexa Valentino is a definite highlight, with captivating melodies, a relatable theme that is packaged in a unique way, and great storytelling. She beautifully crones “when did you become an angel… when did YOU grow a pair of wings?” as she tells the story of being victimized by a self-absorbed narcissist.
Moments of melody and structural alterations keep things interesting along the way. There is a sense of smooth and soothing self-realization of growth throughout.
As a result of the overall mood shift, the audience’s spirits are lifted by her words. The empowerment of the lyrical passages is transformational, as the listener begins to connect with the bold and beautiful undertones that run throughout this song “Angel.”
Alexa Valentino’s voice is heavenly and demands the listener’s attention while also energizing them. Check out her new single here:
“We Are Awakening” is giving soulful and revolutionary vibes from the JAC Music corner, fusing together a psychedelic soundscape with theatrical origins and blissfully soulful vocals. Smooth tone, gentle vibrato, and an attractive octave range make JAC Music “We Are Awakening,” a Contemporary / RnB masterpiece.
“We Are Awakening” sheds new light on the signs of the times, striking a chord with listeners because of its transparency, fragility, purity, and the powerful artistic thread that runs through the work.
The first single ‘We Are Awakening’ was prophetically written several years ago and both Gribbin and Farriss are excited to finally be releasing the song.
‘Ciaran and I have both been given a gift as musicians and songwriters – we want to share that gift with the world. We aren’t here to prove anything as musicians, rather we want our music to inspire and uplift folks, connect communities and bring joy to people’s hearts.’