In creating his own style of dark-yet-whimsical R&B, Josiah Wise looks back to his roots in choral singing and classical music on a début album that is progressive, transgressive, and honest about being a gay black man in love.
The singer-songwriter is forging his own path into the music industry, drawing from his native Ireland’s folk traditions and the total commitment of hip hop in powerfully felt songs that tease the boundary between pain and self-protection.
A self-proclaimed “shy kid,” the musician brings brash performances of her wide-ranging, genre-hopping songs to the Californian desert in anticipation of her début album, Liberated.
After going viral on Twitter with an unfinished song last year, the young musician is harnessing the power of the internet to share her début EP of dark, introspective pop songs.
On her latest EP Stone Woman, the independent Toronto-based musician expands her emotional capacity with songs that pull from jazz, blues, and soul to delve into complicated layers of human relationships.
Over two albums, the young soul singer pulls inspiration from his gospel-singer mother and mentor CeeLo Green to craft evocative and honest songs about identity, ambition, and self-awareness.
The Irish rapper discusses his blackness and other questions of identity on a multilayered début album that both expands and explodes the boundaries of the hip-hop genre.
As the granddaughter of Bob Marley and the daughter of Lauryn Hill, the teenage musician is inhabiting a creative career wherever it may take her, from modeling to her avant-R&B tracks.
The young British musician follows up on her breakout single “Gold Angel” with songs that channel the female renaissance of guitar music and update her blues background for a contemporary era.
The Australian DJ, of the all-female collective Les Filles, offers up a reflective soundtrack for the year’s most complicated holiday.