Soul

Noisey News

Hear Charles Bradley's "I Feel a Change," the First Song from His Posthumous LP

'Black Velvet,' an album of previously unreleased material, is due out on 9 November.
Alex Robert Ross
9.7.18
Essays

Aretha Franklin's Sketch of Black Femininity

The iconic musician embodied the trials and tribulations that all black women could relate to, and provided the blueprint to alleviate them.
Kaila Philo
8.17.18
In Memoriam

Aretha Franklin, an Unparalleled Singer and American Icon, Dies at 76

The Queen of Soul died on Thursday morning.
Alex Robert Ross
8.16.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Obviously Watch Erykah Badu's New Tiny Desk Concert

The idiosyncratic, existential soul artist warmed up with "Rimshot" before stretching out a remarkable, 12-minute "Green Eyes."
Alex Robert Ross
8.15.18
Premieres

Mojo Juju Grapples With Past and Present On Her Soulful New Single

We're premiering the stunning new video for "Native Tongue", a glitchy Joelistics-produced cut that rages against Australia's colonial project.
Shaad D’Souza
7.5.18
Premiere

Hey Sinner, Country Preacher Paul Cauthen Has a New Sermon to Save Your Soul

Hear the East Texas native's 'Have Mercy' EP now.
Annalise Domenighini
6.19.18
Noisey News

Watch GoldLink's Silky Tiny Desk Concert

The DMV rapper played four songs on his Tiny Desk debut, highlighting the R&B influences that have underpinned every project he's released.
Alex Robert Ross
6.13.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Daniel Caesar's Tiny Desk Concert Is Like a Fancy Dinner but Way More Hype

The Torontonian singer's lush neo-soul thrives in NPR's unplugged settings.
Phil Witmer
6.5.18
New music

"Come Over" Is the Internet Back at Their Smoothly Confident Best

Syd, Steve Lacy and co. have also announced a new album, 'Hive Mind,' out 20 July.
Phil Witmer
5.31.18
New music

Jorja Smith Releases New Song "February 3rd"

The fourth single from Jorja Smith's debut 'Lost & Found' is another winner.
Shaad D’Souza
5.25.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Feast Your Eyes on Janelle Monáe's 'Dirty Computer' Emotion Picture

The full album and film are now available to stream and watch.
Lauren O'Neill
4.30.18
New music

The Internet Return With New Single "Roll (Burbank Funk)" and Video

The Los Angeles band's first single since 2015 features guitarist Steve Lacy on vocals, and it's really damn good.
Shaad D’Souza
4.27.18