You Need to Watch Shura's Bendy, Rose-Tinged Video for '2Shy'

"2Shy" is the fourth single from Shura, a London trio fronted by singer-songwriter/producer Alexandra Denton, and it's their best—although it's seated firmly in the nostalgia zone of r&b synth-pop that's dominated the blogs, if not the charts, for years, "2Shy" works within the genre to generate something pristine and… » 4/10/15 7:20pm 4/10/15 7:20pm

Tinashe's Amethyst Mixtape Is G-Funk for a New, Womanist Los Angeles

Twenty-two is a really important age for a woman: far enough off from teenhood that it feels grown, new enough to adulthood that self-actualization is a prospect of excitement and fear, like when your stomach starts to drop in airplane turbulence. Some emotions are new; even newer is how confidence cements them there.… » 3/18/15 7:10pm 3/18/15 7:10pm

Watch Dawn Richard Get Real About Self-Love in New 'Projection' Video

For a few years, Dawn Richard has been independently releasing some of the best, deepest, and most experimental R&B out, and in the States it's been comparatively under-noticed—even as her former crew Danity Kane reunited and broke up again to a slew of tabloidy headlines. What gives! Regardless, in January, she… » 3/16/15 10:45am 3/16/15 10:45am

Baby, Please Watch The Finest Moments In Pleading From R&B Videos

Nerve has noticed a troubling trend in pop music: Dudes are aren't falling to their knees and begging us to come back to them anymore. Before watching their montage of the finest climactic moments from classic R&B videos, you might want to lay down on some silky sheets and light a few candles — or if you're a dude,… » 11/18/11 5:20pm 11/18/11 5:20pm