[R&B/Soul] Ro James – Neon Lights

When we last heard from New York native, Ro James, he was expressing a new found patriotism towards the idea of love. He’s back yet again with another fervid ballad to help soothe the soul. “Neon Lights” elicits some of the same raw passion associated with classic R&B. It’s actually incredibly tough to listen to this new track and not draw comparisons to late 90’s crooner, D’Angelo. Like those great singers before him, James keeps the song’s entire focus rooted in his soft, ethereal voice while he serenades his lover over a simple, echoing bass line. It’s easy to find yourself drawn in from the very first second, with eyes closed and head bobbing all the way through. As 2012 comes to the end, it’s become increasingly clear through artists like Ro James and Miguel that R&B isn’t dead yet.

’Ro James – Neon Lights’
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[R&B/Soul] Ro James – Pledge Allegiance

Ro James is the next big thing in R&B. You just haven’t heard of him yet. It might seem like a bold statement to make, but once you listen to this track you’ll share the same sentiments. The New York crooner brings together a smooth blend reminiscent of classic 90’s R&B modernized with some atmospheric synths to propel it into the future. On the track, James really plays off the patriotism theme, as he takes an oath to honor his relationship with his lover, while employing such creative lyrics as “I wanna put your love in my pocket/So when I wanna use it I got it.” Ro James’ first single is truly a remarkable track, and has us all intently anticipating his new EP, Coke, Jake & Cadillacs dropping later this year. If you’d like a get a look at the man behind the music, check out the video below to get a brief glimpse into his life.

’Ro James – Pledge Allegiance’

[via Pop Drop and Roll]

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