The Rise of Alternative R&B

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The Rise of Alternative R&B

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当我走过校园的时候,我觉得我的步伐开始与我3岁的头骨式耳机中响起的奥马尔阿波罗歌曲缓慢柔和的节奏相匹配。
我肯定还没有赶上现在的airpod潮流,但是作为“不受打扰”的结束,daniel caeser用一首新歌流畅地吟唱旋律氛围,我知道我对这种新的音乐浪潮感兴趣。
As a nineties ba通过 who grew up listening to Ryan Seacrest announcing the hottest summer singles on 2-hour road trips to Ocean City, I’m familiar with 替代 R&B’s predecessor.
是beyoncé教我如何区分我的左右和aaliyah,鼓励我重新振作起来再尝试一下,如果一开始我没有成功。
让我知道如何避免擦洗,说实话,除非他是马里奥,否则我不会让任何人爱我。我非常精通任何#throwbackthursday的歌曲,这会使你的心脏陷入困境,并带你回到社会上可以接受的克里斯布朗。
It was these artists and many more who contributed and shaped the early 2000s wave of R&B music as a genre that glorified love and chastised those who couldn’t love right.
While I compile my Throwback Summer playlist with these artists, I float over another playlist titled, “Alternative R&B”. Generated 通过 Spotify, I take note of the artists and songs they qualify as members to this fairly new concept and indirectly realize the most obvious contrasts in the progression of this genre as compared to its past.
Rather than songs that exuded feelings of love and heartbreak, recent music labelled as R&B takes a more introspective approach to its lyrics.
Tones of alienation and excess have been the resounding topic of the music labelled underneath Alternative R&B. The Weeknd is the best example of this and has been one of the most celebrated artists within recent years. He consistently releases singles that are looped on local radio stations and streamed number 1 in numerous countries.
尽管爱情和欲望并没有像21世纪早期的艺术家那样抒情地呈现出来,传统上已经完成了,作为节奏和蓝调的流派,仍然存在着永恒的渴望感。
在这种类型的变化中最大的对比是,这些渴望的感觉不是以一个异性的人为中心。
相反,我们认同歌曲可以解决我们的个人问题,即在孤独,药物滥用或我们的不安全感中寻求和平。
对比不会因为这些不同声音之间的区别而停留在主题上。关键的比较点是经常放在这些艺术家声音背后的渐进式电子元素。
它们让人联想起更为温柔的声音,使这种类型的新方法如此独特。在这些艺术家的声音背后,音乐的方法似乎有一种美味。
While often discredited for being “PBR&B” or “Hipster R&B”, you cannot deny the obvious artistry used in the development of these songs. The lyrics are thoughtful and the music is emphatically fresh and current.
While Alternative R&B is only present as a mere sub-genre on Spotify, I argue that the artists that have manifested their careers from this sound have dominated the R&B scene and have contributed to a consistent sound that has been widely accepted into the public sphere.
Artists like SZA, Frank Ocean and Miguel have since released groundbreaking albums from less than five years ago to now, that have contributed to the evolution of this 替代 approach to R&B.
I look forward to the development of this new phase of a beloved genre and encourage its growth. As Alternative R&B continues to expand and encompass new artists with unique sounds, I urge you to take notice to this rise. Not only for the established voices of the genre, but also for underrated artists like UMI, Xavier Omar, Sabrina Claudio and Dijon who are very deserving of a place on your Vibes playlist.