Three official singles have been released from As If: "All U Writers", a 5 1/2 minute (5 minutes on the album) long song featuring vocals from Teresa Eggers, released 28 April 2015. "Freedom '15", a groovy leviathan of a disco track, released 30 July 2015, and features vocals from Yolanda Harris Dancy and Taletha Manor. A lyric video for "Freedom '15" was uploaded 20 August 2015. The third single from the album, "Bam City", was released 30 September 2015, with an accompanying music video. "Ooo", a grooving love song, was released with an accompanying music video on November 16, 2015.
One promotional single has been released from the As If: "Sick Ass Moon", an "R&B-tinted house track", released with "Freedom '15" on 30 July 2015.
In a positive review for Exclaim!, Daniel Sylvester called the album "one of the most enjoyable, if schizophrenic, dance albums of the year."
The Jīva or Atman (/ˈɑːtmən/; Sanskrit:आत्मन्) is a philosophical term used within Jainism to identify the soul. It is one's true self (hence generally translated into English as 'Self') beyond identification with the phenomenal reality of worldly existence. As per the Jain cosmology, jīva or soul is also the principle of sentience and is one of the tattvas or one of the fundamental substances forming part of the universe. According to The Theosophist, "some religionists hold that Atman (Spirit) and Paramatman (God) are one, while others assert that they are distinct ; but a Jain will say that Atman and Paramatman are one as well as distinct." In Jainism, spiritual disciplines, such as abstinence, aid in freeing the jīva "from the body by diminishing and finally extinguishing the functions of the body."
Jain philosophy is essentially dualistic. It differentiates two substances, the self and the non-self.
According to the Jain text, Samayasāra (The Nature of the Self):-
Actor. B-boy ... While ‘LOVE.’ and ‘SOMO.Fume’ dove into sultry R&B, ‘Be Yourself’ is their sunny counterpart, drawing inspiration from JAY B’s b-boying roots and experimenting with soulful, groovy melodies. Title track ‘go UP’, for example, is a full-on funk throwback, and ‘Fountain of Youth’ celebrates his GOT7 bandmates and fans with ’80s guitar pop ... .
Her rich blend of funk, rock and soul, led by her powerhouse vocals and backed by a spirited band, takes audiences on profound musical journeys ... Her soulful grooves have moved many fans, who tell her that her songs express stories of their lives and act as a soundtrack to their journey.
... this trio creates a powerful “alt-country” sound, followed by New England legends Jon Butcher Axis, contributing their soul-infused vocals and psychedelic guitar play that mixes rock, funk, jazz, Americana, and blues to the festivities on Sunday leading up to The Wailers.
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What we needed, even if we hadn't known, was the Bangas unique mix of everything that's musically going on in the Big Easy these days — hip-hop, soul, funk and rock — often in the same song, along with some of Ball's poetry, spoken in multiple voices as the band continued to play.
Sep. 23—Tarriona "Tank" Ball was relaxing at her New Orleanshome last week for good reason. "We just finished touring," Ball said ... Nominated for the Best New ArtistGrammy in 2020, the New Orleans-based quartet brings together hip-hop, funk, soul, gospel and rock with a touch of spoken into a distinctive, hard to classify, irresistible sound ... Capitol.
Importantly, Rasta ideas in Jamaican music were not an attempt to ‘recover’ African-ness in post-colonial pop, rather they opened up a space whereby all kinds of Black cultural struggles towards overthrowing mental slavery could be incorporated into the mix of Jamaican music, whether that was funk, soul, folk blues or jazz.
... of funk and disco bangers, at tomorrow's free entry event ... So why not head across the city to the Northern Quarters Mint Lounge, the spiritual home of Funkademia, to see in the following day with even more soul, funk, disco, hip hop and R&B gems! Saturday = sorted.
Whether it’s 32-year-old Inayah showcasing the ebbs and flow of postpartum woes, SiR singing about how much he loves his wife amid this toxic R&B wave, or Phony Ppl and JordanHawkins making way for a genuine resurgence of ’70s funk and soul, music lovers can indulge in more tunes to tickle their fancy.
Combining everything from psychedelic music, elements of soul, Detroit-influenced funk, some rock and country, Tree No Leaves brings a melting pot of music to its original tunes with some influences of African, Cuban and Brazilian music sprinkled in.
It marked Miguel as one of the more graceful and charismatic soul ... On songs like “Hard Way,” his vocals were an impassioned glide, arching into multi-tracked Summer Of Love melodies over reverb-laden retro soul guitar and a beat that could pass for funk or boom-bap.
Tracks like "Sweat" are addictively bouncy, a heady blend of R&B and funk that sound like a night out. While the bass-driven and soulful "Let It Go," featuring an assist from Seattle bard Dave B, moodily ruminates on all the thoughts that creep up on you after a night of drinking.
The album's lead single, "Don't Quit!®," came courtesy of Bobby Caldwell, the smooth-soul multi-instrumentalist and hitmaker behind 1978's "What You Won'tDo For Love." A pulsating AOR-funk jam, "Don't Quit!®" came complete with encouraging words from Jake himself.