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Vocalo’s own Ayana Contreras teamed up with NPR to talk about the very best album releases of this week. There’s something here for everyone. Listen to the full conversation on Spotify.

Alex Banin’s debut EP “DID I IMAGINE” is a reflective look at the Chicago artist’s life pre-pandemic, full of bouncy beats driven by conversational lyrics.

Grammy award-winning Cory Henry delves deep into his deepest musical heroes, favorite keyboards, what it’s like to be back on tour again and more.

Vocalist and producer KeiyaA returned to her hometown for the first time since the release of her critically-acclaimed project Forever, Ya Girl to perform at the Pitchfork Music Festival.

From the ninth grade on, REDWOOD and Ekep Nkwelle knew they were fated to find one another.

Released on August 27 by toucan sounds, The Garden is the sticky sweet fruit of a collaboration between avant-r&b singer Brandon Markell Holmes) and Rogue Vogue.

Focusing on themes of nostalgia, longing and homesickness in her lyrics, Blackford’s sound is rooted in jazz with touches of pop and R&B. Her July 16 single “Distance” was featured on Vocalo’s July 2021 In Rotation playlist.

Texas soul singer Leon Bridges discusses his latest album, Gold-Diggers Sound, the music that inspired it, the scent that instantly makes him nostalgic and more…

With just two songs to his name, bouncing beats, soulful vocals and provocative music videos are already Grante Young’s signature.

In new single, “Go Away,” contemporary R&B singer-songwriter Omar Apollo dives into the nuances of unrequited affection.