Courtnie delivers a fresh take on the sultry and cerebral archetype of the R&B singer. Her ethereal soundscapes carry traces of her passing time in Chicago, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and—for the moment—Brooklyn. “Need,” her debut single, keeps it light and lusty, giving plenty of room for her musicality and sharp diction to shine. Nebula(2015), her first EP, got hot nods from NPR, Saint Heron, Billboard, and Vibe. Courtnie’s next project—she reports “it sounds like colors”—is set for a September release.
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