Shelley FKA Dram & Summer Walker Shine On This Week's R&B Season Playlist

Fans have been early awaiting a new album from Shelley fka DRAM. The singer’s 2016 debut, Big Baby DRAM has aged incredibly but there’s been so much to happen in his career including a name change. His new self-titled album is arguably one of the best R&B releases of the year so far. At 10-songs, he keeps the features to a minimum but the guest appearances that do lend their talents to the tracklist bring out the best in Shelley. “All Pride Aside” ft. Summer Walker was a necessary addition to this week’s R&B Season playlist update.

Earlier this week, we shared a list of “The Next Generation Of R&B” exploring the new voices in the genre which included Montreal-based group Chiiild. Last year’s Synthetic Soul came just before the pandemic struck but it certainly became a necessary vibe for maintaining one’s sanity indoors. This summer, they’re expected to drop Hope For Sale which they gave us a taste of this week with “Gone.”