Just in case Zo! and his friends didn’t fill your soul/R&B queue for today, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Ayah are here with Back for More. The free mixtape — it sounds more like an album, really — features 13 cuts from across the spectrum of soul and R&B. The title-track, for example, stomps with a cool groove and sultry vocals from the Canadian singer while “Forgive Me Love” is a mid-tempo, head-in-the-clouds ballad. The blending of styles on Back for More is what truly makes the project stand out and both Jazzy Jeff and Ayah are to thank for that. He doesn’t become complacent with his approach to the production and she follows his lead with her vocals. This and the aforementioned Zo! effort are just what soul and R&B need right now — forward-thinking, artistically on-point music with plenty of, well, soul.
You can stream Back for More below and download it on Bandcamp.