THE MUSIC GENRE WHICH PORTRAYS EXOTICISM AND SENSUALITY.

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TANUJ BANSAL.

I love music with all my mind, heart and soul and most probably with all of my other organs and everybody does, because I never seen a human who don’t want to vibe to the poetry and art in harmony and symphony and this is a cosmic wonder which inspires our imagination in a countless way with making to develop our views in different ways varying the situations, helps us to express ourselves in poetic nature with seasoning of sweetness and clarity in our thoughts, elevates our mood mind in all kind of feelings and trust me it’s a total brain workout. Music stimulates our mood and mind because it increases the neurotransmitter dopamine in our brain which is responsible for all those rewarding feelings.

Today we are going to know about the one particular genre of music which acts like a foreplay, which portrays love in the form of intercourse, this genre basically makes you feel euphoric and calm at the same time with its touches of exoticism and sensuality, today we’re going to know about Rhythm and Blues and what it is in today’s times. It’s my favourite genre. The reason behind this genre and all its sub-genres being my taste is because it makes feel pleasure, it makes me feel euphoria infused with calmness. It creates a strong aura of emotional and physical intimacy with the seriousness of keeping the emotions and with me still being calm and sensual in an exotic way. There’s this famous quote in the movie “Begin Again”, it goes like “You can tell a lot about a person by what’s in their playlist”. Well, my playlist does consider other famous genres like Hip-Hop/Rap and all sub-genres of Hardcore Metal but R&B is what you’re going to find the most. Though, you still need to listen the songs and understand what and in which way these artists, or poets who make poetry infused with music, are addressing the things written in their lyrical part as well as the infectious music these songs have and the aura, the ambiance they create around everyone who heard or still listens to these godly artistic approaches for exoticism and sensuality in intimacy and love, emotionally and physically with harmonic nature.

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WHAT IS R&B?

Rhythm and Blues often called as R&B or R‘n’B, is genre of popular music which usually consisted of piano, one or two guitars, bass, drums, one or more saxophone and sometimes background vocalists. R&B lyrical themes consists pain and joy, the quest of freedom, triumph as well as failures in terms of relationships and love, economics and aspirations and today it took the way of something erotic but with more amounts of sensuality and it keeps the emotions in mind and the love in heart in an exotic way.  

WHAT IS THE ORIGIN AND FROM WHERE IT ORIGINATED AND INTO WHAT?

It was originated in communities of African-Americans when African-Americans migrated into urban industrial areas back in 1920s-1930s and created a new market for jazz and blues and related genres of music as that’s from where the precursors of R&B came back in 1940s. In mid 1950s, this genre contributed to the development of rock and roll, and paid its part in soul music by 1960s. Several rock bands like Rolling Stones, The Who and The Animals were referred to and called as R&B bands and their infusion rock and R&B was known as British Rhythm and Blues. By 1970s, R&B was used as blanket term for soul and funk. By late 1980s, it developed into a newer style or commonly a sub-genre “Contemporary R&B” which combined elements of pop, soul, funk, disco, hip-hop and electronic music with Rhythm and Blues. Slow Jam is what turned music of R&B into a downtempo ballad which mostly sounded softly with heavy emotional and romantic lyrical content. Then by 1990s and 2000s, a new sub-genre “Alternative-R&B” came into existence with infusion of EDM, Hip-Hop and Rock and became popular. It took a darker style when The Weeknd’s “House of Balloons” came back in 2011, which is one of my favourite albums from one of my favourite artists of all time. RnBASS or simply the ratchet music also came by this time and became the part of mainstream industry by the amazing songs produced by DJ Mustard.        

WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THIS GENRE TODAY?

With the evolution starting back in 1980s till nowadays is exceptional but the original taste has somehow got lost in time. Yes, there are exceptional songs and poetry in the lyrics exist and these have become better with technology for producing, composing, mastering and recording became better. These songs from all sub-genres are more progressive and has touches of love and emotions but still are not quiet ‘love songs’ but are more sensual exotic love songs.

This genre is not faded, but in my opinion, took a side of something with vaster varieties in music, with more explicit lyrics and modern finishes.

WHAT DO I SUGGEST TO LISTEN AND WHY?

Go for an artist named PLAZA, he is new and emerging Canadian artist and he makes songs for sensual late nights and lovely long drives.

Go for The Weeknd’s Old music from 2011 to 2017, they will surely get you in the mood.

Go for Chase Atlantic, this boy band is going make you vibe as their aura is as strong as approach of person with bed room eyes and lush atmosphere.

Go for the Aftertheparty, if you want something way deeper and soothing.

Go for PartyNextDoor, if you prefer music with neon lights on.

Go for Manila Grey, if you need music for your car.

Notable Mentions:

12AM, 11LIT3S, Anders, Croosh, Sobhhi, Ye Ali, Darci, NBDY, Black Atlass, FrvrFriday, SAFE, Austin Lam, Always Never, Yo Trane.

A SMALL SURPRISE!

There’s a Spotify Playlist for you all to vibe upon.

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