I’m not sure if you’ve heard—you probably haven’t heard—but Ruel, a husky-voiced 14-year-old cherubim from Sydney, Australia, recently released an explosively catchy single called “Don’t Tell Me” and I’m not embarrassed to say that I have listened to it nine times since yesterday.
If there’s any justice in the world, this artist or that artist will be a huge star. It’s a cliché, but sometimes clichés ring true, and it’s apt when it comes to Andra Day. In concert and in conversation, this woman is the truth.
Natalie Cole, the singer whose career spanned four decades and who was the daughter of Nat King Cole, died Thursday in a Los Angeles hospital from congestive heart failure, TMZ reports. She was 65.
It’s been too long since Kelela’s Cut 4 Me redirected airy soul vocals towards underground dance music’s most experimental edge—two years, in fact, and longer since she and producer Kingdom dropped its first game-changing single “Bank Head,” which processed Rhythm & Quad through an anti-gravity chamber.