REVIEW: Miguel – ‘Wildheart’

Artist: Miguel Album: Wildheart Label: RCA Genre: R&B, Soul Kaleidoscope Dream from 2012 set the bar very, very high for Wildheart. Grammy-award winner Miguel was on the verge of continuing to champion for the R&B/neo soul sub-industry alongside the likes of D’Angelo and Erykah Badu. In this new record, Los Angeles was his chosen cynosure and […]

Leon Bridges Is About To Become Your New Favorite Soul Artist

The greatest moments in life are those that catch you completely off guard. Be they big or small, it’s the unexpected occurrences and chance encounters that keep life exciting, and earlier this week I stumbled across someone who has quickly won his way into my heart. If you have a few minutes to spare I […]

Jessie Ware Releases Soaring New Single “Say You Love Me”

Jessie Ware‘s debut album, Devotion, was lavished with love from all corners in 2012. “Wildest Moments” was an especially transcendent gem. A huge, yet understated, gem that was paired with a similarly serene video. The singer had soul in spades and a voice to die for, and it’s long felt like a matter of when, not […]

tUnE-yArDs Shares New Single “Wait for a Minute”

Freak folk group tUnE-yArDs announced last month that a new album would be coming out May 6 via 4AD. The album, called Nikki Nack, will be a brighter, more accessible sound than the previous two albums. With the new single shared today, “Wait for a Minute,” we get a better understanding of how. Unlike the previously shared “Water […]

MUST LISTEN: Jon Bellion – “New York Soul”

If you needed to hear something slow and sweet today then I think we found that song for you. The artist is named Jon Bellion, and he’s “Hip – Pop Soul- Kinda,” at least according to his Facebook page. He just released a new song, and it’s definitely worth a listen or ten. He sings […]

UTG INTERVIEW: Kevin Jenkins Talks ‘Step Inside,’ Social Media in Music

“Why ignore the stories my heart longs to tell?” Kevin Jenkins has been contributing to others’ work for the better part of four decades but recently, the Brooklyn-based soul artist decided it was time to branch out and create some works of his own. His debut effort, Step Inside, is set to release on September […]

REVIEW: Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire

Artist: Alicia Keys Album: Girl on Fire Genre: R ‘n’b, soul Label: RCA It seems like Alicia Keys has been off the radar for an eternity. Granted, she’s had an eventful couple of years – marriage and motherhood and a role in shaping one of the most outrageously addictive songs of recent years (Jay-Z’s “Empire […]

Bad Rabbits Announce Tour Dates With P.O.S.

Boston’s Bad Rabbits have been everyone’s best kept secret for far too long, and this Fall they will move closer to their deserved success with a new tour alongside hip hop great P.O.S. These two musical powerhouses will spend the better part of November on the road together, with dates spread across the East Coast […]

REVIEW: The Royalty – Lovers

Artist: The Royalty Album: Lovers Genre: Indie-pop/Indie-rock/Blues Label: Victory It’s been three long years since The Royalty have released new material. The El Paso five-piece have spent that time indulging in their love for indie-pop and Soul singers. After signing with Victory Records back in November, The Royalty has finally released their much anticipated sophomore […]

LYRIC VIDEO: The Bunny The Bear – Soul

After weeks of trying to avoid the inevitable, The Bunny The Bear have released the ridiculous-looking lyric video for their track “Soul.” This honestly some of the worst music we have been subjected to in months. UTG’s initial battle with scene kids over if this band’s music was listenable proved that this group seems to […]

Review: The Internet – Purple Naked Ladies

Artist: The Internet Album: Purple Naked Ladies Genre: Trip hip/Electronica/Soul Label: Odd Future Records The Internet, a hip-hop/soul duo, is a part of  the L.A. hip-hop collective, OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All). The group is comprised of Syd Tha Kid-Odd Future’s sound engineer, audio mixer and DJ-on vocals and Matt Martian of […]

STREAM: Common ft. John Legend – The Believer

The only song from Common’s upcoming album featuring a guest appearance has found its way online and UTG has the stream. Combining the already soulful sound of Common with the one-and-only John Legend, “The Believe” gets our hopes very high for the forthcoming release of The Dreamer / The Believer. You can stream the song […]