Or browse results titled :. It was a fabulous year for soul. It took us from the streets to the heart, from the political to the personal. Without further adieu, here are the best soul albums of Acadie : Raw , her debut album, is captivating and fiery. Songs of Love and Freedom was a bright and illuminating album that made self-exploration and self-love feel joyous, safe, and expansive. And it remains a lovely soundtrack for the year of love and exploration ahead. With an expressive voice and stories of loss, heartbreak, and longing, Need Your Loving feels like a modern soul classic. If the music of artists such as Gary Clark Jr.
Or browse results titled :. Here are the best soul releases of April Throwback soul built on rock and the blues, Dwight James and his five-piece band, the Royals, are a stellar fusion of past and present. Need Your Loving is a deeply revealing EP on which the Lafayette, Louisiana singer-songwriter addresses loss, trauma, and heartbreak. He anthropomorphizes the year, depicting it as a soul-crushing entity that crept into his life late one night, and wreaked havoc in the many months that followed. So Soulful is a winning collection of sweet, nostalgic soul. And because it features songs from artists outside the U. The concept that powers Wild World is an inventive one: it posits that aliens visited earth in the s, fell in love with soul music, and have now returned with their own futuristic take on the genre.
Joy to the world indeed. It definitely fueled my emotions that day. His still dynamic tenor easily draws the listener in, as Mario imagines turning off the lights -- a hint as to what the night will bring. But overall, it makes for a perfect concoction to dance the night away to. Here comes a time when all you simply want to do is let go and dance. Following in the footsteps of his Grammy-nominated third album Awaken My Love!
All of this alongside a slew of landmark EPs and singles from a number of emerging artists. Last year, we predicted Sza and Daniel Caesar as ones to watch and now we bring you the vanguards of the new school for She probably no longer needs introduction, but H. All signs point towards a debut full length album in Meanwhile, Genius. In , she followed with a smattering of hit singles as she toured the country and featured on the stages of every major music festival. The stage is set.