Jhene Aiko is definitely not new to the music scene. She contributed her vocals to help the R&B group, B2K create their album back in the early 2000's. With her soft sound, and witty lyrical style, Aiko perfectly blurs the lines between R&B and Hiphop with her recent solo offerings, solidifying her as a force in the music fusion revolution. Who would of thought that such a tiny, beautiful mixed woman could break through the longstanding mold of what a music star should look and of course sound like.
"While We're Young" is the standout record for us here at Nelum Playlist, and after five months of being released, we still can't get enough. It is such an incredible record that doesn't depend on a larger than life beat or in-your-face vocals. This track and the attention to detail of it's production slowly hypnotizes you, and all of sudden when the song has taken it's course, you snap out of it, unbeknownst to the voodoo that Jhene has administered.
Her newest album includes some noteworthy collaborations with the legendary Brandy Norwood on "Ascension" and Mali Music on the album titled track, "Trip." Jhene is everything that the world needs right now! She's honest, relatable, and lovable. She's a hippie who indulges, but doesn't forget her purpose. Paris Hilton is probably somewhere in the Hamptons lighting up, listening to Jhene's "Trip," whispering to herself, "That's hot!"
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23 year old, Jordan Fisher is destined for long term success especially with his brand new single, "Mess." His smooth, deep vocal delivery and strategically placed falsettos will pull you in close, and will keep you pressing replay over and over again. The accompanying reverse, single shot visual is incredibly artistic. It's rare for artists to release continuos shot music videos because they are quite difficult to nail, but since the concept for "Mess" was so well thought out and remained simple to a degree, it worked so beautifully. Bonus note: This young man can definitely dance, and do we really need to mention that he's such a cutie? Ummm….He's such a cutie!
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Model looks and style are just some of the qualities that make Alex Aiono addicting to watch. I mean look at that perfectly chiseled face, those symmetrically shaped brows, and that deep intense gaze. It's hard to look away, but what really got him to the level he is currently enjoying is his clean sound and hypnotizing beats and choruses. His latest release, "Does It Feel Like Falling," which features Trinidad Cardona makes it difficult to say farewell to the summer, but as long as Alex is heating up the speakers and screens, I'm sure we'll stay warm right thru the rainy season.
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This is the second time you'll be seeing Drew Allen on our site, and proudly so because if we haven't emphasized it enough, there is great talent attached to his name. The music video for "Which Way" is basic in a sense and reminiscent of the cult classic film "The Blair Witch Project," but who needs an extravagant video when the music speaks for itself? We are betting money on this cool cat that he'll be able to pave a lane for himself in the Pop/R&B world. Keep watch people!
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Why do you desperately need Drew Allen on your playlist?
Drew Allen is undeniably in touch with the current music trends, but what makes him stand out is that he can easily dial back, and bring offerings to the table that we rarely get to hear nowadays. Brand new R&B single, "Sara" is simple and beautiful, but the amazing thing that Drew has done is that he did it right. If you don't believe us, just watch and listen to his newest visual below.
"Sara" makes you want to drop a bath bomb into the tub, and soak in a silky, smooth soup of a good-loving emotional vocal. Couples, get ready to cuddle up to this track on those cold, rainy winter days that are fast approaching. Perpetually single people, beware because you'll be aching for #relationshipgoals after listening to Drew serenading you on those long, lonely, "I'll have an entire bottle of wine to myself" type of nights. And for all you dating app specialists, be prepared to immediately hop into your car in search for your next fix.
We here at Nelum Playlist were able to pull Mr. Drew Allen away from conjuring up the feels just long enough for him to answer a few questions we've been meaning to ask this star on the rise.
Exclusive Drew Allen Q&A.
@nelum.playlist: What city are you based out of?
@iamdrewallen: I'm from Oakland, CA.
@nelum.playlist: Who are your musical influences?
@iamdrewallen: One of my biggest musical influences is Michael Jackson. In addition to him some of my favorite artists who influence me are Frank Ocean, Miguel, Tori Kelly... a lot of artists. I go through phases of who's influencing me the most so that list always changes.
@nelum.playlist: Our team heard and saw the accompanying video of your latest offering, “Sara” and immediately fell in love with your sound. What makes you different from other talent in the running to hopefully become the heir to the male pop/rnb throne?
@iamdrewallen: I consider myself an authentic artist. That's no shade on any other artist at all, but just to say that I was basically born in the studio
and around music, played instruments all my life, and sang and wrote music since i was 10. Music is a part of my life, not just a hobby.
@nelum.playlist: Who produced your “Sara” visual? Describe the process.
@iamdrewallen: Glad you guys like that! lol I actually directed that video. My DP, Marco Bercasio shot it. He does great work and I'm very proud of how well the video came out.
@nelum.playlist: Can we look forward to a full length album in the near future? Any collaborations in the works?
@iamdrewallen: I wouldn't say in the near future for a full album... However, Vol. 2 of "All The Girls I Loved" EP will be dropping soon so there's definitely new music coming soon.
@nelum.playlist: How do you get yourself into the creative mood?
@iamdrewallen: Most evenings I'm in a creative mood lol so I really don't have to do much, but hearing good instrumentals (beats) will definitely inspire me to want to write.
@nelum.playlist: For young artists looking to you for inspiration, can you impart some advice on how to deal with the stress of the industry?
@iamdrewallen: There's so much advise I want to give, but for the sake of simplicity, I'd say be consistent with putting out quality music, and as soon as you feel like quitting, just don't!
@nelum.playlist: When it comes to food, what’s your weakness?
@iamdrewallen: Weakness?... Well I'm not really one for sweets... but brownies get me everytime. Other than that, just in general, I love chicken fettuccini alfredo!!
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Need a song to help you get through the tough times? Currently at the top of the Billboard Christian songs chart with a #1 hit, rapper Lecrae and vocalist Tori Kelly team up to offer an uplifting track that melds Hiphop and Pop vocals so beautifully that it would be difficult to resist their message of hope.
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"Hills and Valleys" is a powerful, Christian hit that will undoubtedly make Tauren Wells a household name. Make sure to check out the original version of this song as well. Either way, the lyrics and his passionate delivery will make you a believer. Tauren is currently touring on the Positive Hits tour with other brilliant acts; Skillet, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, and Gawvi. Check the amazing talent out for yourself by purchasing tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.
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Even after a year of being released, Hillsong's "What a Beautiful Name" is still echoing passion for love and faith into the souls of so many listeners the world over. This haunting, ethereal musical piece is an undeniable force that can speak to anyone in search of peace.
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