As you all may know, I LOVE an authentically talented musician. There is no better feeling than discovering new dope talent. For this month’s “5 Artist You Should Know,” I decided to feature artist that not only record their own music but write and produce it as well. Be sure to check them out below!
#1. Johnny Rain
For the last couple of months I’ve been OBSESSING over this young man’s music. Picture Frank Ocean meets Drake, and you have Johnny Rain. He is such a soulful artist, and I have yet to hear a song from him that I didn’t like. A day hasn’t gone by that I haven’t listen to one of his trance-like slow jams.
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If you haven’t jumped onto the Kehlani Tsumsni (as she calls herself) train yet, you are doing yourself a great injustice. Her music is so real, and very personal. She’s one of those artist that when you listen to her songs, you feel like you actually know her. It’s very easy to connect with her music.
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#3. Iman Omari
If you’re a reggae fan, you’ve probably discovered Iman Omari already. When I listen to Iman’s music I automatically think summertime. It’s something about the sexy sounds of his reggae and r&b mixed music that’s so vibe worthy.
#4. Lion Babe
Lion Babe is a duo that is composed of Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman. Imagine if Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, and Jill Scott decided to come together and form a power group. Well that’s what Lion Babe’s sound is like. It’s soulful, passionate, and electrifying.
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Mulherin are a duo composed of twin brothers, Marshall and Parker Mulherin. I discovered them thanks to my co-worker (and friend) Janeicia, who had recently finished shooting a documentary about the musicians. After hearing just one song by them I was totally hooked. Their sound is so tranquilizing, and they’ll easily become some of your favorite artist to listen to.
I hope my post helped you discover some of your new favorite artist. Make sure to support these incredibly talented musicians. It will only be a matter of time until everyone all over the world is singing their songs. Don’t forget who told you about them first.
Who are some of your favorite “under the radar” artist?! Be sure to tell me about them in the comments!
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