Upcoming Soul Music Releases

Well, the holidays are done and with the new year comes a trove of great new soul music heading our way.

This is always an exciting time for us, as we bring together our listing of the biggest soul music album releases coming this year. Here are some of the highlights:

Long Time Soul Favorites

Well, the holidays are done and with the new year comes a trove of great new soul music heading our way.

This is always an exciting time for us, as we bring together our listing of the biggest soul music album releases coming this year. Here are some of the highlights:

Long Time Soul Favorites

We’re excited about new music coming from Tower of Power, who topped the charts and won our Lifetime Achievement Award for their last album. Step Up arrives in March, around the same time as the new album A.L.I.C.I.A., from Alicia Keys, and the long-awaited return of The Family Stand. Also be on the lookout for an album of remixes from Al B. Sure!, a highly anticipated new independently released album Syleena Johnson, an interesting concept album reimagining classics by former Isley Brothers member Chris Jasper, a career anthology from Omar, more musical magic from the great Raul Midon and the genre-crossing genius of Sergio Mendes. Billy Ocean celebrates his 70th birthday with a new studio album, and Adina Howard celebrates the 25th anniversary of “Freak Like Me” in a new collection with Mothers Favorite Child.

The New Guard

The younger generation of soul stars will be in force, with a new vocal group album led by Leon Bridges, the first post-Motown release from Kevin Ross, a musical sequel to No Beginning No End by Jose James, and happy returns from Kenya, Ingram Street, Music Carolyn, Ascendant, Robin McKelle, Nichelle Colvin, Morgan James, Lovell, Nyah Grace, and Marcus Machado.

The Jazzier Side

SoulTrackers who dig the jazzier side of soul will be excited about the new Shanachie release from vocalist Lindsey Webster, as well as releases from Brian Simpson & Steve Oliver, Pat Metheny, The Smooth Jazz Alley and Vincent Ingala.

Check out the full list below, and come back as we review and play new music from these artists and more!

[Note: If you know of other album releases coming, please drop us a note with Artist, Title and release date to info(at)soultracks.com]

 

Upcoming Releases (shown by date of release)

January

Syleena Johnson - The Woman (January 31)

Kevin Ross - Audacity (January 31)

Omar - The Anthology (January 31)

K Michelle - All Monsters Are Human (January 31)

Ayo - Royal (January 31)

 

February

Gerey Johnson - You Didn't Know (February 1)

Nichelle Colvin - Valentine's Day Treats, Vol 4 (February 6)

Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Sun (February 7)

Morgan James - Memphis Magnetic (February 7)

Jermaine Lockhart - Back to the Sunshine (February 7)

Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here (10th Anniversary) (February 7)

Stella Stephney - Throwback EP, Take 1 (February 14)

Robin McKelle - Alterations (February 14) 

Amber King - I'm Fever, I'm Hot Stuff (February 14)

PrivatProjekt - Welcome (February 20)

Vincent Ingala - Echoes of the Heart (February 21)

Pat Metheny - From This Place (February 21)

Sergio Mendes - In the Key of Joy (Feb 28)

Lovell - Universoul Man (February TBA) 

John Gordon - Luv Junkie (February TBA)

No Plan B featuring V Jeffrey SmithTambo Call:
Music From The Film "Am I Black Enough 4 You?!?! (Feb TBA)

 

March and Beyond

Marcus Machado - No Beginning No End (March 6) 

Jason Miles - Kind Of New: Black Magic (March 6)

James Hunter Six - Nick of Time (March 6)

Jose James - No Beginning No End II (March 6)

Ron DaTraxman Carter - Soul Frequencies (March 10)

Raul Midon - The Mirror (March 13)

Isaac Carree - No Risk No Reward (March 14)

Tower of Power - Step Up (March 20)

Chris Jasper - For The Love of You (March TBA)

Ingram Street - Paint The Town (March TBA)

Nyah Grace - Honey Coloured (March TBA)

Lindsey Webster - A Woman Like Me (March TBA)

Alicia Keys - A.L.I.C.I.A.  (March TBA)

The Family Stand - TBA (March TBA)

Carvalho - Watermelon Smiles (March TBA)

Marcina Arnold - Evolution (March TBA)

The Smooth Jazz Alley - Let's Ride (March/April TBA)

Roachford - Twice In A Lifetime (April 3)

Billy Ocean - One World (April 17)

Gregory Porter - All Rise (April 17)

Miko Rashon - Smile From the Sun (April 24)

Ascendant: Illuminate: YELLOW (April)

Lando - Whiskied Musings & Melodies (May 12)

Marwan (Soulflow) - M.A.D. (Marriage and Devotion) (May 16)

Donnell Isaac - Wine and Relationship (May 29)

Alexi Paraschos - Love Odyssey (May TBA)

YahZarah - The Ceremony (Spring TBA)

Ty Causey - Milestones, Vol. 1 (July TBA)

Oliver Sean featuring Real Indie Project - RIP (July TBA)

Music CarolynThe Labryinth, A Beach and My Garden (July 2)

Lorenzo Owens - The Skin I'm In (Sept. 8)

Joslyn & The Sweet Compression - Treble In the Basement (Sept/Oct)

Kenya - S.H.E. (October)

 

On The Horizon (Release Dates TBA)

Luther Barnes & The Restoration Worship Center Choir - TBA
Paula Ralph Birkett - #Something Better
Algebra Blessett - 
Playlist 
Wayne Brady - 
TBA
Brandy - Freedom Rings
Chazz Dixon - TBA
Will Hammond, Jr. - The Love Album
homemadesoul -  Nobody Really Cares 
Iisma - Superhuman
Cleveland P. Jones - Love & Humanity
Glenn Jones - Love By Design  
Eric Marienthal / Randy Brecker - TBA
Mamas Gun - TBA
Maxwell - MidsummersNIGHT
Ozone - Return of the Jam
Ray Parker Jr - TBA
Will Preston - TBA
Keith Slattery - TBA
Usher - Confessions II
The Weeknd - Chapter 6
Young Gun, Silver Fox - TBA 

 

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