Since appearing on the MTV series "Daddy's Girls" in 2009, singer-songwriter Alycia Bella has gone on to do behind-the-scenes work with top R&B artists like Frank Ocean and The-Dream. She's now come through with a new single, "Sade & Juicy J," on which she showcases a late-night sound that's perfect for the afterparty. Sade mixed with Juicy J is pretty representative of some of the hottest R&B music right now -- the classic musicianship of Sade with a touch of drug-fueled ratchetness.
"Sade & Juicy J" is a smooth record that has a club-ready hook, boosted by some slick 808s. Bella stays subtly seductive for most of the track, and her mood-setting lyrics are pure sonic temptation. The song is an exciting introduction to a sound that we hope Bella explores further on subsequent releases.
Saturday was worth it, but let's keep it on the down-low
Treat this cookie like a Famous Amos in a Lunchable
Eat it up, eat it up, eat it up, oh I
Flowers on my Cadillac, I'm rollin' like a champion