Soul music is intrinsically part of the Black experience.
It transcends time and genre, without a real set of guidelines or a handbook with formulas to follow. Soul is a feeling – an intangible force that oozes out of your pores and fills your aura. It's not hard to tell when it's authentic or to spot when it's being forced. These 11 newcomers have it in abundance. The world, and our commuting playlists, are better because of them
1. Anderson .Paak, Dr. Dre's newest signee, is the man with the sauce right now
2. Masego keeps the ladies moving.
3. SPZRKT has been consistently waxing poetic
4. Smino & Monte Booker are a hip-hop soul man/producer duo making the people bounce
5. Tiffany Gouche is the best you never heard, with the smooth silky vocals
6. BOSCO is an innovator that isn't afraid to challenge your ear
7. Alex Isley. Yes, that Isley. Amazing singer, talented producer, what more do you need?
8. Kirby is the Roc Nation signee you need to know about
9. April + Vista are a DMV duo making big waves
10. Jennah Bell has been slaying you softly for a while now
11. Ari Lennox is the J Cole Dreamville signee to look out for
And you know we've got you covered on that Soundcloud tip, right!
Now you can vibe out to these jams at your leisure. You're welcome. Who are some of your favorite new artists? Let us know in the comments.