Mic Drop: So You're Saying Summer Is Over and Now We Have to Calm Down?

Mic Drop: So You're Saying Summer Is Over and Now We Have to Calm Down?

Aside from the fact Kendrick Lamar is featured on a new track, artists have decided summer is over and are bringing out the slow alternative R&B jams.

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Baby Keem – “Family Ties” (feat. Kendrick Lamar
Baby Keem – “Family Ties” (feat. Kendrick Lamar
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You’re telling me September is under 48 hours away? What the hell happened to Hot Girl Summer Pt. Deux? I’m serious. We somehow went from it being June and #HotVaxxedSummer to it being September and panic-buying a whole new wardrobe...

...or happily dropping some fire tracks to get us in the mood for fall with some moody instrumentals and even moodier music videos.

Abby Jasmine’s “MIA” is one of those break-up songs where she’s remiss about a “situationship” with amazing beat drops and instrumental switch-ups—like at least four. Kung. Fu. Kenny. Is. Back!! The elusive Pulitzer Prize-winning musician is featured on Baby Keem’s new single—Keem’s voice is very compatible with Kendrick’s and I’m here for it. Kendrick hinted at a new album and book so we’ll see what the rest of 2021 has in store for us. And arguably one of BTS’s most well-known tracks, “Butter,” finally got its Hot Girl remix with Megan Thee Stallion.

Soulection radio was one of the ways I got into music, so his new track, “Exhausted My Options” with Jayla Darden, ESTA. and Sango gives major Soulection throwback vibes. Jorja Smith’s sultry, raspy voice is both highly seductive and quite calming.

The result is plenty of moody—yet aesthetically light—tracks to transition us from #HotVaxxedSummer to #HotVaxxedHolidays. See—and hear—for yourself.

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Abby Jasmine – “MIA”

Abby Jasmine – “MIA”

August 27, 2021, Cinematic Music Group PS)/Kobalt Music Publishing (R&B)

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August 27, 2021, Columbia Records (Hip Hop)

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BTS – “Butter” (feat Megan Thee Stallion)

BTS – “Butter” (feat Megan Thee Stallion)

August 27, 2021, Bighit Music (Pop)

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Elujay – “1080p”

Elujay – “1080p”

August 27, 2021, OneTime! (Dance/R&B)

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Jayla Darden – “Exhausted My Options” (feat. ESTA., Sango)

Jayla Darden – “Exhausted My Options” (feat. ESTA., Sango)

August 26, 2021, Stem Distributions (on behalf of Soulection)

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Jorja Smith – “Time”

Jorja Smith – “Time”

August 27, 2021, Famm Limited (R&B)

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Sait Bodhi – “Get Like This” (Acoustic)

Sait Bodhi – “Get Like This” (Acoustic)

August 25, Def Jam Recordings (Acoustic)

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Tamera – “Strong For Me”

Tamera – “Strong For Me”

August 26, 2021, Moonshyne Music Limited (Alternative R&B)

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