Neo-Soul is a musical genre that fuses contemporary R&B and 1970s-style soul with elements of hip-hop. As its name (new-soul) implies, Neo-Soul music is essentially modern-day soul music, with contemporary attitudes and sensibilities. It differs from contemporary R&B in that it's obviously more soulful, and it also tends to have deeper messages and meanings than R&B. In general, neo-soul has remained almost exclusive to R&B outlets such as urban radio and Black Entertainment Television.
Origins: The actual term "neo-soul" is believed to have originated with Kedar Massenburg of Motown Records in the late-1990s. The genre itself however, is considered to have originated in the m ...
A rich, vibrant urban track with sincere and beautiful female vocals and harmonizing. The age-old story about a woman who breaks up with her boyfriend and moves on, only to realize she still loves her ex. Even though she has a good man now, there's no love and she feels she made a mistake. Female Vocals, RnB Music, Neo-Soul
A Down and Dirty Neo soul tune in the vein of D'angelo, Maxwell, Prince and Sly Stone. This Philadelphia style slip shot groove is infectious with it's retro synth sounds coupled with funky live drums, head noddin' base line and funkalicious guitar work. It's sexy and grimy and all things soul, Male Vocals, RnB Music, Neo-Soul
Smooth, groovy R&B, acid jazzy track. Wurlitzer electric piano plays a meandering melody line over a groovy synth bass. Off beat drum groove clocks in at about 90 bpm for a medium/slow tempo groove. Spacey synth pads fill out the background along with a brass section doing horn stabs. Instrumental, RnB Music, Neo-Soul
Male, female love duet. Great vocals, meaningful lyrics. Elegant, mellow and jazzy. Sweet romance, slow dancing. Bar, lounge or easy listening neo soul track. Loving, special, caring and serene. Appreciation for being loved and cared for. Melancholy, perfect for Soap Opera, romantic soundtrack, Mixed Vocals, RnB Music, Neo-Soul
A R&B ballad with a deep beat, lush vocals and a dreamy music arrangement. "Mi Amore I Adore" is about the moment you make up your mind and say 'this is the one'. It's a declaration that you will no longer let it be unsaid. Male Vocals, RnB Music, Neo-Soul
Inspirational, soothing, soulful female vocal urban R&B. Sweet and lush vocals, perfect for romantic drama or difficult moments in life. A hopeful dream of escaping life's problems. Inspirational, hope-filled and uplifting. Elegant and mellow rhythms with a serious prayer for better days. Female Vocals, RnB Music, Neo-Soul
A mellow mid-tempo track with jazz & neo-soul undertones which could have been used as a backing track for lyrics by A Tribe Called Quest or a Sade song when both artists were in their heyday. Instrumental, RnB Music, Neo-Soul
A mellow, yet uplifting mid-tempo track with a jazz swing in the rhythm as carried by the punchy organ throughout the chorus and the bouncy breakdown at the end. Brings to mind a walk in the park with an intimate friend or a cozy dinner for 2 at a nightclub. The rhythm is supported by funky congas. Instrumental, RnB Music, Neo-Soul