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Mood: Songs of Summer ’19

As August kicks off, reality hits that summer ’19 is slowly but surely coming to an end. But every cloud indeed has a silver lining. We’ve got all the summer joints you should be bumpin to keep summer in your ears.

From soulfully stellar albums from the likes of Ari Lennox and Lucky Daye to lit singles from Malia, Baby Rose & Zilo, Summer ’19 has not disappointed.

Summer Highlights

2019 has been a huge year for Baby Rose. The 24-year-old made a bold entrance into the R&B-soul world dropping three (yes, three) brilliant tracks on the same day. Rose’s three singles, Borderline, Mortal and Sold Out, are merely touching the surface on what lies next for the uniquely sounding Atlanta-based songstress. She is set to be supporting Snoh Aalegra on her forthcoming European tour this September.

Speaking of Snoh Aalegra, she has also been back in a big way following the huge success of the debut album FEELS in 2017. Her new album ironically titled, Ugh, those feels again, lands August 16th and below the video to its lead single I Want You Around. An artist you quite simply cannot afford to sleep on.

Leven Kali, also came through with the EP Low Tide and the lead single, Do U Wrong, featuring Syd just oozes summer sounds in your ears whether your in the whip or taking a summer stroll. Here are the visuals for this blazing track!

Last but nowhere least is Mahalia’s single featuring Burna Boy titled, Simmer. A track that just rings off as soon as play is pressed! The Beenie Man sample used from the jump sets the summer sounding tone and then Mahalia and Burna Boy do their thing. This could easily be the banger of summer ‘19. 

And these tunes are just touching the surface of what has been released. There has been countless amounts of dope music from the likes of Emotional Oranges, Alex Isley, Amber Mark, Pip Millet, Goldlink, Kadeem Tyrell, BJ The Chicago Kid, Elle Varner, Kara Marni, Hana Jean Deaux and Malia. The list of great music is truly endless and on the whole Summer ‘19 has given us more than enough joints to keep us well and truly simmered.

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