ARTium Recordings – 27th October

Los Angeles-based Snoh Aalegra amalgamates nostalgic R&B and soul with contemporary hip hop flair in her debut album Feels. Released on ARTium Recordings – also home to the likes of Jhene Aiko, Common and ‘Nothing Burns Like The Cold’ guest vocalist Vince Staples, Feels draws inspiration from Michael in the vocal and Janet in the R&B sensibility. There’s a hazy west coast feel to ‘You Keep Me Waiting’ which features Vic Mensa and showcases the breadth of Snoh’s vocal range. The album’s title track reaches to Amy Winehouse for inspiration, whilst the lo-fi down-tempo groove in ‘All I Have’ and ‘Sometimes’ feat Logic would be at home on a Soulection mix. Snoh Aalegra commands her own space, simultaneously throwback and brilliantly fresh.

Buy: Snoh Aalegra – Feels