Each week, check out 10 new songs to add to your Spotify Playlists. Plenty of different vibes curated for various moods. Each week the list will consist of artists you may have already heard of or new ones to watch out for. Expand your music palette and check out the new singles below.
1. “Bag” – Col3trane w/ Lucky Daye
North London’s, Col3trane and New Orleans-hailing, Lucky Daye have joined forces for a sultry vocal performance on their enticing new track, “Bag.” The thick bed of heavenly synth patterns and the steady groove held by the drums creates a blissful track. Col3trane and Lucky Daye spill smooth, elongated runs before closing with a refined piano solo. This track is the second taste of what’s to be expected on Col3trane’s upcoming project, “Lush Life,” (set to be relased in March).
2. “Tomorrow” – John Legend ft. Nas & Florian Picasso
Hello to tomorrow. John Legend is back with some new material as he links up with legend, Nas and Florian Picasso, the French DJ and record producer. The new single, “Tomorrow” is not to be confused with the song of the same name from his 2013 album, “Love In The Future.” This song is right in John Legend’s lane and Nas continues his stellar form with his pair of verses.
3. “DFMU” – Ella Mai
After a brief hiatus, Ella Mai returns with a slow-burning new single, “DFMU.” The song (the title of which is an acronym for “don’t f**k mu up”) finds Ella going back to the sound of “Boo’d Up,” with a piano-driven DJ Mustard production. A new man has entered the picture who might just have the key to hear heart, but before she goes giving it away, she gives a warning, singing, “Don’t f**k me up, don’t let me down / You know I wanna be around / You tug-n-warrin’ with my heart / Didn’t think it’d evеr be so hard /Crazy I’m lettin’ down my guard.”
4. “Hate Our Love” – Queen Naija ft. Big Sean
Queen Naija is back with a brand new single, and this time around, she teamed up with fellow Detroit native, Big Sean for the romantic, new track. The pair collide on this track where they speak about staying true to their partners as others try to break up their relationships with rumors and negativity.
5. “Stay Down” – Ne-Yo ft. Yung Bleu
Three-time Grammy Award-winning R&B hitmaker, Ne-Yo unveils his new single, “Stay Down,” featuring Yung Bleu. The song paves the way for his anxiously awaited eighth album and first original full-length since 2018, coming soon.
6. “Sugar Love” – Raheem DeVaughn, Bee Boy$oul & The HamilTones
Raheem DeVaughn and collaborator Bee Boy$oul bring in the new year with new music. “Sugar Love” is a standout track on their new collaboration project, “Back 2 Love,” featuring The HamilTones. The single is a well blend of the modern “Love King’s” R&B and Soul, channeling the spirit of Marvin Gaye.
7. “Rent Money” – Mary J. Blige ft. Dave East
The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is back with another single, this time with an assist from Dave East. The two New York artists sail through Blige’s “Rent Money,” a track where Ms. Mary gets a few things off of her chest about a former lover she’s ready to part ways with. This one will make an appearance on Blige’s release this month, titled, “Good Morning Gorgeous.”
8. “Come With Me” – Ant Clemons
If a sexy sound is what you’re looking for, Ant Clemons has you covered with this new single, “Come With Me,” produced by Eric Hudson. On “Come With Me,” Cleamons lets his woman know that he’s ready whenever her body is calling. Although not credited a s feature artist, the single features the unmistakable vocals of Ari Lennox on backgrounds and ad-libs, and their voices play well with each other.
9. “Bliss” – Amber Mark
Following the release of her debut album, “Three Dimensions Deep,” songstress Amber Mark treats fan to a new single entitled, “Bliss.” The single is one of many reasons why “Three Dimensions Deep,” is a must listen. In “Bliss,” Amber Mark details not knowing what true love is until she’s finally found her special someone, her “bliss.”
10. “Chronicles” – Cordae ft. H.E.R. & Lil Durk
Cordae just released a new album last month, “From a Bird’s View,” and now his latest release, “Chronicles,” features H.E.R. and Lil Durk. Cordae brings back the 90s vibe with the track and addition of H.E.R.’s vocals and Lil Durk’s swag, reminding you of the late 90s/early 00s.