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On Cue – Heritage

Written by on April 4, 2020

Hi, my name is Sebastian Howard. Im the Heritage Director at WHRW. “On Cue” is a blog post where I (and hopefully other department directors) will post the albums, songs mixes etc. they have been listening to on a semi-regular basis. This is the first.

In general I listen to all types of R&B and Soul. These days my tastes have veered towards more alternative-Soul where artists have taken elements from other genres and combined them with a traditional sound. The albums I have listed also lyrically stray away lovemaking motifs you usually find in R&B and lean closer to the introspective side of Soul. This does mean that some of the tracks will be on the sadder side but I like that shit.

I listened to “New Me, Same Us” to cook breakfast too, take a shower and workout because I like to dance while doing all of those things. The Moses Sumney and Charlotte Dos Santos are not so dancy albums. I really liked making stews to those albums. “It is What It is” is pretty new but I already cleaned my house to it. I sense that it will be a good driving or extensive/long cooking album for me.

Harvest Time – Charlotte Dos Santos

Songs I LIKE– Padre, Josef

If YOU LIKE –Lianne La Havas, Esmeralda Spalding, Laura Mvula

grae: Part 1 – Moses Sumney

Songs I LIKE – Cut Me, Colouour, Polly

If YOU LIKE – Serpents with feet, Nick Hakim, Blood Orange

New Me, Same Us – Little Dragon

Songs I LIKE – Hold On, New Fiction, Are You Feeling Sad

If YOU LIKE – SBTRKT, Hiatus Kaiyote, Sampha

It is What It is – Thundercat

Songs I LIKE – How I Feel, Fair Chance, Black Qualls

If YOU LIKE  – Flying Lotus, Herbie Hancock,  Parliament, Sly and the Family Stone

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