Fresh off the release of his latest album, No Beginning No End, which he says “sums up how I feel about music right now,” vocalist José James is set to embark on a U.S. tour. Shedding his label as a jazz singer, James’s newest work combines elements of soul, electronica and hip-hop to create a robust sound that transcends genres. Featuring an appearance by Robert Glasper, among others, the standout release is stamped by his signature vocal dexterity. Visit josejamesmusic.com for a list of tour dates.
Defined by signature soul sound and superior writing skills, India Shawn recently released her solo debut, Origin, led by the self-affirming single “Be Yourself.” The singer/songwriter has collaborated with everyone from Chris Brown to Keri Hilson, El Debarge and Monica, but she amply displays her solo singing talent with her latest effort. Visit iamindiashawn.com for a list of tour dates.
Whether he’s writing hits for John Legend (“Everybody Knows”) or collaborating with Big Boi and Janelle Monáe, Scar is always on his A game. Fresh off a performance of David Letterman alongside Killer Mike and El-P, he’s now taking his act on the road in support of his long-awaited yet-to-be-titled EP. Led by the cinematic, soulful single “Otherside,” the singer/songwriter’s live performances are just as intoxicating as his music.