R&B Round-Up: New Music from Sammie, Andra Day, Brian McKnight, & Avant

Published: Tuesday 9th Jun 2020 by Rashad

Ever keen to keep the magnifying glass on some of R&B’s brightest talents, That Grape Juice is excited to report the latest happenings of some of the genre’s best movers and shakers.

Peek inside for news on Sammie, Andra Day, Brian McKnight, & Avant.


New Song:  Andra Day – ‘Make Your Troubles Go Away’

In the midst of a global pandemic, Andra Day has been riding high on iTunes charts with her inspirational anthem ‘Rise Up.’

To follow in its stead, Day’s unveiled a similarly designed tune titled ‘Make Your Troubles Go Away.’  Simple yet effective, the piano and string-driven tune puts the singer’s voice center stage as its heartfelt lyrics uplift.

 “You’ve been looking for the quick fix / And it’s leaving you helpless / But I would give you all of me to make your troubles go away,” she sings on the song’s soaring chorus.

Hear it below:

Proceeds from the track will go to GiveDirectly, an organization providing monetary relief for families hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Album Stream:  Sammie’s ‘Such is Life’

Sammie is back with his fifth studio album, ‘Such is Life’ (the English translation of the age old French adage, ‘C’est La Vie’).

Boasting appearances from the likes of Tank, Rotimi, and more, the LP – available courtesy of EMPIRE – is his first recorded project since 2019’s ‘Send Nudes’ EP and was led to chart battle by its four singles:  ‘Friend Zone,’ ‘Picky,’ ‘All Night,’ and ‘Peace.’

Listen below via Spotify and Apple Music.


New Song:  Brian McKnight – ‘Bad’

After 30 years of cranking out some of the genre’s most memorable efforts, R&B veteran Brian McKnight is preparing his ‘Exodus’ from the industry via his 20th studio album (click here to pre-order) .

Reporting the LP will be his last, McKnight kicked off the June 26-due project with singles “When I’m Gone”, “Neva Get Enuf Of U,” and “Nobody.”  

Now, he’s returned with “Bad.”

“Bein’ the good girl / Might be a drag / That I can’t get with you, yet / Makes me sad,” he croons on the chorus. “That this might turn into somethin’ / Makes me glad / Well, baby, you got my number / When you wanna be bad.”

Hear the song in full below.



Hot Shot:  Avant Unveils Cover Art for New Album

July 10 will bring with it the 9th album of R&B staple Avant (who recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of his Platinum-selling debut album, ‘My Thoughts’).

Titled ‘Can We Fall In Love,’ the LP – which comes as his first studio effort since 2015’s ‘The VIII’ – is expected to house the 2019-released single, ‘Not Gone Lose.’

Executive produced by Steve ‘Stone’ Huff, look above to peep the project’s recently unveiled cover art.

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  1. Missmeka1987 June 10, 2020

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