Tune Into the Future: The Next Wave in R&B, Soul, and Jazz



Uncover the heart and soul of music by meeting the new stars of R&B, Soul, and Jazz

Step into the vibrant universe of groove music world, where the rhythms of R&B, Soul, and Jazz intertwine to create a mesmerizing soundscape. As you navigate through this sonic journey, you’ll encounter fresh releases from pioneering independent artists who are forging new paths for what was historically a predominantly black music genre, shaping its future with every note.

By clicking the Spotify song box, you can immerse yourself in the latest tunes and let their innovative melodies redefine your music taste.

With every click, you’ll be supporting these groundbreaking artists and producers, helping to illuminate their path in the gospel music style and beyond. Don’t just settle for the mainstream; watch music videos and explore the depths of new playlists curated with passion and precision.

FRANCESCA CONFORTINI releasing Pieces of Glass
FRANCESCA CONFORTINI releasing Pieces of Glass

We encourage you to follow these artists on Spotify and their social networks. Engage with their work, like and listen to our new curated playlists, and become part of a community that celebrates music’s evolving landscape. You can listen to our playlists which contains the artists’ music, and know more about the artists by scrolling down the page.

(BR)OTHERS – (Br)other

Diving into the effervescent world of the Minneapolis music scene, (BR)OTHERS emerge with their debut single “(Br)other,” marking a pivotal moment for R&B and Soul music enthusiasts. The brainchild of Prince alumni Michael Bland and Sonny T, this single promises a rich infusion of Funk and Neo-soul, reminiscent of the groove-heavy tracks of NPG, Corey Wong, and Vulfpeck. It’s a refreshing take that resonates deeply with the US culture and redefines Male Vocals within this genre.

Their collaboration is not just music; it’s a panoramic view of Retro Soul and Easy Listening, encapsulated in a single that’s as Relaxing as it is Nostalgic. Their ability to weave the essence of Soul Rock and Rhythm And Blues into their sound places them on a parallel with icons like Prince himself and the innovativeness of Lenny Kravitz. “With ‘(Br)other,’ (BR)OTHERS doesn’t just play music, they craft grooves for the soul,” a quote truly reflective of their artistry.

For fans and newcomers alike, this single is a doorway to experiencing a unique blend of Pop and Singer-songwriter sensibility, underscored by an undeniable Groove. Stay connected with (BR)OTHERS across all platforms, including Spotify, Facebook, Instagram, X to catch every beat of their journey. And don’t forget, like and listen to our curated playlist for more music that moves and inspires.

MATT DEANGELIS – Been There Done That

From the heart of Turnersville, New Jersey, Matt DeAngelis emerges as a beacon of hope in the music world with his latest single, “Been There Done That.” His soulful approach to contemporary pop, combined with elements of gospel and soul, summons the emotive storytelling talents of legends like Stevie Wonder and John Legend. In this single, he artfully weaves his personal beliefs into melodious encouragement, urging listeners to persevere through hardships with an underlying theme of resilience and learning from past mistakes.

As a staunch advocate for peace, Matt’s mission to spread hope and encouragement is palpably felt through his euphoric soundscapes. His voice, a blend of neo-soul with a touch of classic sound, creates an easy listening experience that is both nostalgic and forward-thinking. It’s clear he has mastered the delicate art of drawing from the wells of US culture to craft music that resonates on a universal level.

“In a world clamouring for authenticity, Matt DeAngelis delivers with unprecedented genuineness,” says a PopHits.Co curator. His music is not just about the rhythm or the beat; it’s a powerhouse of inspiration, a soulful journey into the depths of human perseverance. We invite you to dive into his world by checking out his website, Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, X, BandCamp, SoundCloud, and YouTube. Like and listen to our curated playlist for more contemporary pop marvels.

NELDA – Everything Is Scary

Emerging from the vibrant heart of the United Kingdom’s music scene, London-based NELDA is carving a unique niche in contemporary pop with her latest single, “Everything Is Scary.” This track stands as a testament to her exceptional talent, blending elements of jazz and soul into a composition that is both nostalgic and refreshingly modern. NELDA’s approach to storytelling through music, inspired by her research and conversations with a diverse group of songwriters from around the globe, infuses her work with depth and a palpable sense of community.

“Everything Is Scary” emerges not just as a song but as part of a larger narrative exploring voluntary displacement, set to be fully unveiled in a concept album in July 2024. The single’s classic sound, underscored by NELDA’s captivating female vocals, offers listeners a lounge experience that’s both relaxing and thought-provoking. It’s as if the collective experiences of individuals from Italy to Australia have been distilled into a universal melody that resonates with anyone who’s ever felt like an outsider.

As a music curator for PopHits.Co, I assert that NELDA’s work is an essential discovery for fans of contemporary soul and easy listening. Her music promises to transport you to a world where the complexities of UK culture and global citizenry are explored through sublime harmonies. “NELDA is the voice that the contemporary music scene’s been waiting for,” and her single “Everything Is Scary” proves just that. To dive deeper into her world, make sure to visit her Spotify, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. Like and listen to our curated playlist for more unparalleled musical experiences.


While you’re embracing the vibrant hues of the coming season, let your ears feast on a masterpiece – ‘Pieces of Glass’ by Francesca Confortini, hailing from the artistic alleys of London, United Kingdom. This single not only showcases her exceptional skills as a singer-songwriter but also defines a unique intersection of summer haze pop tinged with elements of jazz and R&B, reminiscent of the legendary British culture. Confortini, with this track, dives deep into themes of renewal and the essence of living in the moment, reflecting a sheer depth of the soul wrapped in euphoric melodies that echo the contemporary soul and pop’s classic sound.

Comparing her to the likes of Adele or Amy Winehouse wouldn’t be far off, as Francesca brings to the table a refreshing female vocal prowess combined with the groove and funk inherent in British and UK culture. Her narrative in ‘Pieces of Glass’ isn’t just a song; it’s a journey through her vulnerabilities and strengths, depicted through a rich and engaging sonic experience. The single is an invitation to glide along with its lounge and relaxing vibes while embracing the unpredictability of life, as Francesca beautifully puts it, a metaphor reflecting duality and longing.

As a curator at PopHits.Co, I’m compelled to say, that Francesca Confortini’s ‘Pieces of Glass’ redefines the landscape of contemporary pop and jazz music. It’s an artistic expression that encapsulates the essence of living fiercely in the face of fragility. “In a world that yearns for genuine music, Francesca’s voice is a beacon of hope and renewal,” a testament to her poetic craftsmanship and impeccable musicality. Don’t miss out on this exquisite addition to our curated playlists across all major platforms – Website, Spotify, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. Dive deep into Francesca Confortini’s world and let ‘Pieces of Glass’ enrich your playlist with its classic yet contemporary charm. Like and listen for an experience that’s both relaxing and invigorating.

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