North London's Sinead Harnett is next up. With a balanced love for Dizzee Rascal, Amy Winehouse and The Fugees, her smooth, glittering R&B is a welcome dose of earnest soul that floats to the top of one of music's most-saturated genres right now.
Informed by a youth spent listening to UK garage and house, she started out as the sensual voice you heard over some of today's biggest dance hits. Lending her skills to Disclosure and Rudimental, she caught the attention of BBC Radio 1 DJs getting radio play as a featured artist. Gearing up to release her debut solo EP N.O.W., the 23-year-old laces her newest track "Paradise" with some light funk.
This is the second single off her forthcoming release, following "No Other Way." The first single, produced by Utters and Snakehips, got an up-tempo remix from the J-Pop-loving Canadian DJ Ryan Hemsworth and racked up spins from Zane Lowe. Though the co-sign helps, it's Harnett's crystal focus on making music that feels really good that's going to help her rise quickly. Stream "Paradise" below and pick up a copy of her N.O.W. EP, due out August 31 via 333 Records.