Our "R&B Season" playlist is stacked this week with new tunes from Swae Lee, Pink Sweat$, H.E.R, and more.
We've got plenty of new music on the "R&B Season" roster this week, including fresh joints from Swae Lee, Pink Sweat$, H.E.R., and more. As the fight against systemic racism continues to be brought more and more into the forefront, many artists have been using music as an avenue to express their frustration and outrage at the persistent violence against Black folks that we've been witnessing for too long. One of the more explicitly referential tracks about police brutality toward Black Americans to drop this past week is H.E.R.'s "I Can't Breathe." The title of the track is notably the last words spoken by multiple victims of police killings, including Eric Garner and George Floyd, and is a phrase that has come to be associated with the Black Lives Matter movement to emphasize the severity of police violence in the U.S.
Pink Sweat$ also dropped off a new song, "Not Alright," which is "about the wide range of feelings you experience being black in America," in his own words. We've also decided to highlight Swae Lee's new single, "Reality Check," as well as another cut off Chloe x Halle's new album, THEY.'s new single, and more. Check out all the latest additions to our "R&B Season" playlist below and don't forget to follow our other specially-curated playlists on Spotify.