My Top 5 R&B EP’s of 2017 – @TariqAmazin
My Top 5 R&B EPs of 2017.
Jaz Karis – Into The Wilderness
The South London songstress blessed us earlier this year with a hugely soulful EP. Blessed with great lyrical content as well as a heartwarming soul tone, this EP is easily one of the standouts of the year. With heavy influences of Neo-Soul and gospel, the project is an awesome listen and definitely has me wishing it had more tracks.
Standout Track – Sugar Don’t Be Sweet
Marie Dahlstrøm – Nine
Danish-born London based singer Marie Dahlstrom, dropped an outstanding EP which has continuous replay value. She manages to marry her soulfully angelic voice with outstandingly warm production. This again a project which affirms her place amongst the ever-growing female R&B lane.
Standout Track – Before Then
Bosco – b.
US-based singer Bosco came through with an outstandingly eclectic project here on b. Consisting of influences ranging from jazz, funk, pop, and soul she optimised the ability of meshing varied sounds within a cohesively sounding album. This again has fantastic replay value from start to end.
Standout Track – Flowers
Emeli Sandé – Kingdom Coming
For well-renowned artists it can be very easy to stay in the same lane and simply don’t change anything as it clearly is not broken. However, Emeli Sandé did the complete opposite here and gifted us with a fantastically packaged EP titled Kingdom Coming. With rap features from Wretch 32, Giggs & Dave East the project sees Emeli go down a much more aggressively yet soulful route which works well throughout. Again another one to definitely have in heavy rotation.
Standout Track – Kingdom Coming ft. Wretch 32
H.E.R. – H.E.R., Vol. 2
Away from the mystery of trying to work out what the US-based singer even looks like H.E.R. yet again let all her music do the talking with yet another stellar project. On the back of the very well received Vol. 1 which dropped in 2016, she again went on from strength to strength here on Vol. 2 by keeping to her consistent sound yet avoiding to sound redundant. Her amazing vocals are clear to see throughout as well as vividly relatable content leaves for a great listen from back to front.
Standout Track – I Won’t
Written by @TariqAmazin