Austin‘s R&B scene has been growing the last few years, and a handful of the key artists have released enough music for personal growth to start showing. Mélat has always been one to embrace her own style from day one (or at least from when I first found out about her), which is what makes Weak such an interesting song and video. Director Sanetra Longno and cinematographer Peter Longno awash the video in mostly natural light, with Mélat‘s performance draped in heavily stylized purple lighting, and this juxtaposition matches the song perfectly. Though a more traditional fare than what Mélat normally brings to the table, she still manages to make it unique to her by allowing her soulful and deeply personal approach shine through what is normally a standard structure. Definitely check out the video, leave a like and a comment, and spread it around to get others hip to the Austin R&B movement.
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If it wasn’t clear from some of her previous releases, Cha’keeta B is not here for the games. Her latest single, a collaboration with singer Lakrea titled Fuck Boy Free, plants a flag in the sand on that stance, firmly letting all possible suitors know that dedication and honesty is a must, and that nothing less than that will be tolerated. The track is an upbeat banger, and Lakrea‘s assist on the hook makes it one that (let for the song title) would probably get some heavy radio rotation. If you’re a Soundcloud fan though (and I know a lot of you are), then I recommend putting this one in your summer rotation, sharing it around, and leaving a comment on your favorite bar!
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Tagged austin, cha'keeta b, chief, fuck boy free, hip hop, lakrea, r&b, soundcloud, the doomsday device