By: Adrian Jacobs
This week, R&B artists gifted the community with several amazing new songs and albums. The release date includes songs from Kehlani, Giveon, Khalid, UMI, and PJ Morton.
Kehlani — Blue Water Road
Foremost, Kehlani dropped the third album of her career after a two year break. During this two-year period, Kehlani has had many life-altering challenges and experiences including entering the motherhood, losing two of her close friends to drug overdose, publicly breaking up with rapper YG, and coming out as lesbian and nonbinary. With these struggles, Kehlani created her album “Blue Water Road”, where she infuses confessional lyrics with newfound emotional confidence. The new record features input from guests like Thundercat, Syd, Justin Bieber, Jessie Reyez, Ambre, and Blxst.
Giveon — Lie Again
Next up, Giveon released his first single of 2022. In the song ‘Lie Again’, Giveon pleads to his lover to keep giving an appearance in their relationship because he is not ready to accept the truth. The R&B artist plans to release an official album sometime this year, and many believe this was just a sneak-peek.
Khalid — Skyline
Khalid is hard at work completing his third album Everything Is Changing, which is taking much longer than expected. In the meantime, he dropped Scenic Drive last December in order to tide fans. Khalid’s latest single “Skyline” mixes the beats of R&B with hints of new-age pop.
UMI — Whatever You Like
Following Khalid, singer UMI releases her second single to her upcoming 15-track album she is set to release at the end of May. The track arrives with a joyous video that watches the singer and her friends on a journey of self-discovery as they connect with the inner child within themselves.
PJ Morton — Watch The Sun
PJ Morton surprises fans with an amazingly made album after a quiet 2021. Morton returns with his ninth album, Watch The Sun. It consists of 11 excellent songs with features from Chronixx, Mr. Talkbox, JoJo, Stevie Wonder, Nas, Wale, Jill Scot, Alex Isley, El Debarge, Zacardi Cortez, Gene Moore, Samoht, Tim Rogers, and Darrel “MusiqCity” Walls.