Five New R&B Albums to Get You Started in 2023 ft. [@khamari] [@dendeisme] [@oliveosun] & More

Five New R&B Albums to Get You Started in 2023 ft. [@khamari] [@dendeisme] [@oliveosun] & More

Our picks for the best five new R&B albums in 2023 range in style and innovation – from the soulful Khamari to the visionary Jane Handcock.

As we enter a new year of sounds, it’s time to discover the 2023 story of R&B evolution that will characterise our memories and playlists. Here are 5 projects to kick off the new year.


The Los Angeles-based, Dallas-raised artist Liv.e announces the release of her sophomore album, Girl In The Half Pearl. This album chronicles her self-discovery through hypnotic, alluring sounds.

Marvin Dolo

In need of fresh talent? Marvin Dolo is what you’ve been looking for. This multi-talented artist captures a unique collection of experimental sounds in his new album, Fade to Black.


Over 15 million combined streams, a growing UK fanbase, and his upcoming debut album all point toward Khamari having a breakout year. The Dorchester (Boston) native songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, has been teasing fans with fresh music on his social media.

Jane Handcock – World of Women

Originally selling out as an NFT album back in April 2022, Jane Handcock’s new album World of Women will be released for streaming on all platforms from 20th January.

Dende – Before We Crash

Dende entered the year with a sensual 6-track EP of masterly stretched out instrumentals with crisp, smoothly laid out vocals. His latest project, Before We Crash is nothing short of impressive.

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