Here’s a round up of new music from singers of the past and present, including one legendary R&B duo.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, inspirational singer Koryn Hawthorne remixed her single “Speak to Me” into a Black Girl Magic anthem featuring Queen Naija.
On the “Queen Mix,” both Koryn and Naija interweave their powerhouse vocals, blending the sound of Gospel and R&B.
“Some of the greatest movements in history have been when women supported each other,” says Koryn in a statement. “I was so excited to work with Queen Naija on this project and hope this track will inspire other artists of various genres to collaborate and support each other, especially women,” echoes Hawthorne.
Sharing the same sentiments, Queen said, “I was honored to be asked to get on the remix of a gospel song being that my foundation started in the church, but I was also excited about getting on a song that I was a fan of already.”
“Speak To Me” comes from Koryn’s sophomore album, I Am, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart.
In another effort to celebrate women, veteran duo Ruff Endz returns with their new single, “Be The One.”
The catchy mid-tempo song finds R&B statesmen David Chance and Dante Jordan willing to put it all on the line for the one they love, singing, “I just want to be the one you trust / I just want to be the one you [love] / I wanna be the only man you want / I just wanna be the one.”
“Be The One” marks the first taste from Ruff Endz’ forthcoming album, Rebirth, the follow up 2018’s Soul Brothers. The group is also known for their 1999 hit “No More” and 2001’s “Someone to Love You.”
By Rachel George
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