Comeback Season Maybe? Revisited
So you have heard my thoughts on the male UK R&B singers I hope will make a comeback this year, but what about the ladies?
For the most part garage, and eventually funky house, seemed to drown out the melodious voices of many vocalists. If the time is taken to delve into some of the original versions of our favourites from the noughties there are some real gems.
It gives me great pleasure to present to you, comeback season - the female edition.
This singer was also very popular in the late 2000s with the release of her single Heartbroken, famously remixed by T2. Similarly the original version of the song was much more slow and soulful.
She has written songs for many UK and US artists, while continuing to release music via her own record company JA Music.
She briefly returned with the song 'Higher' in 2017 but has remained under the radar since then.
Ny is a London-based singer who has made a name for herself in the late 2000s with her velvet vocals. Appearing on songs with the likes of DJ ironik and touring with Tinie Tempah, it seemed that she was set for stardom. However following a brief appearance on South side story Ny has been relatively quiet on the music front.
I am sure you all remember the singer from Tinie Tempah's song 'Tears'.
After a long 5 year hiatus Cleo Sol made her return to the music scene in 2017, reminding each of us of the smooth soulful vocals we fell in love with so many years before. The vocals stylings from Cleo's latest project are very much reminiscent of Marsha ambrosious from 'Some type of way' era. While her new sound is clearly more Jazz inspired, here's hoping the remnants of her R&B foundations make an appearance in 2018.