It’s that time of the quarter again. We've put together a list of the melodies you have been vibing to over the last three months. From testimonials and finding deliverance from the Highest Creator to heartbreak and reminiscing on yesteryears. These are your vibes of the quarter for Q1 2022!
1. SUNDAY SERVICE CHOIR’S ‘BACK TO LIFE’
The chorus of voices with powerhouse vocals brings forward both peace and serenity. ‘Back To Life’ is a gospel promise, affirming listeners to live “at the top of the sky” through the guidance of the Most High. Receive a fulfilling recharge with this number.
2. IYAMAH’S ‘EGO’
Next up is Iyamah and her sultry lullaby, ‘Ego’. Beckoning a lover to strip down from their shallow armour and detach from their ego, the neo-soul songstress provides a safe space for vulnerability and nakedness. But once she goes beyond the surface, Iyamah is forced to recognise a reflection that resembles her own.
3. JEAN DEAUX’S ‘GANG’
Jean Deaux shows off her attitude with ‘Gang’. Possessing the ‘Recipe’ to her saucy flow, Gang is an addition to Deaux’s charming ambiance. Allow Jean Deaux to provide you with the elements of what makes a ride or die.
4. RACHEL CHINOURIRI’S ’SO MY DARLING’
Owning lyrics that leave you exposed and empowered, Rachel Chinouriri’s ‘So My Darling’ is no exception. Reminding listeners of life’s little pleasures of friendship and love, ‘So My Darling’ is an ode to the human connections we value the most. Listen to the TikTok sensation below.
5. MADISON RYANN WARD’S ‘FAMILIAR’
Next, we have Madison Ryann Ward’s ‘Familiar’. Harnessing smooth, silky tones, Ward gives her testimony as she embraces the connection she holds with her Creator. Telling the story of spiritual intimacy, Ward provides a haven for listeners.
6. MUSTAFA’S ‘CAPO’ FEATURING SAMPHA
Next, Mustafa and Sampha team up to manifest a beautiful tragedy. ‘Capo’ reveals a tale of the overflowing pain death brings to the loved ones of those who have departed. The sweet mellow sounds of the keys give this track a richness that will leave listeners feeling full.
7. DIJON’S ‘THE DRESS’
Dijon adds some funky flavour to the mix with ‘The Dress’. In this gentle ballad, Dijon has to accept that the glory days have faded in this love affair. Let your heartstrings be pulled by this rich and raw vocalist.
8. SAM HENSHAW’S ‘EAST DETROIT’
Let's keep running the theme of missing that special someone with South London singer Sam Henshaw with ‘East Detroit’. The song explores Henshaw latching onto a glimmer of hope that a reunion will surface with a past lover. Allow Henshaw's soulful bellows in defeat to leave you surrendering.
9. JORDAN RAKEI’S ‘STREET LIGHT’ FEATURING GWEN BUNN
Finally, we have singer-songwriter Jordan Rakei’s “Street Light”, featuring Gwen Bunn. Taken from his iconic ‘Groove Curse' EP, the duo gives us a hushed melody gushing with lovestruck lyricism. Tapping into that Neo-Soul frequency, 'Street Light' makes the perfect cool down for the end of a working day.
What have you been vibing to lately? Anything to get you ready for these lighter months? Tweet us and let us know! You can also send in submissions via our Instagram stories for our regular #VibeOfTheWeek!