by Isaiah Ortiz
As we transition into a brand new season, with that specific chill in the air, nothing is more important than the right soundtrack. We’ve got you covered with five R&B tracks from the late 1990s to the early 2000s to really get you into that fall headspace.
“Newness” by Musiq Soulchild.
This song is the perfect amount of mellow but also groovy. Musiq Soulchild is a phenomenal musician who was a huge part of R&B in the early 2000s. Listen to this track when you’re sitting in a park, taking a walk, or any other mundane activity.
“After Party” by Koffee Brown
This song is Koffee Brown’s best known track off of their first and only album “Mars/Venus” — and it’s well known for good reasons, too. The catchy beat along with the duo’s astonishing vocals makes for perfect combination. Listen to this track on a car ride with friends, or even while you get ready in the morning.
“If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys
This song off of Alicia Keys’ arguably most well-known album, “The Diary Of Alicia Keys,” knows just how to hit you right in the feels. The flow of the song hand-in-hand with her amazing lyricism gives this song endless replay-ability. Listen to this track on a park bench just as fall reaches its end for the best effect.
“Dance Tonight” by Lucy Pearl
This song was the debut single of musical trio Lucy Pearl in the early 2000s. Although the entire album it’s featured on is a solid pick, this song definitely stands out among the rest. Great flow, catchy chorus, and smooth blend of vocals. This song is a great edition to any playlist. Listen to this track while on a walk or just relaxing.
“So Into You” by Tamia
This song by Tamia perfectly captures the fall vibe with its cozy but also sweet sentiment. Although several versions of this single exist, Tamia’s solo has got to be the best. Listen to this song on an early weekend morning while you get ready for the day, or even while sitting at a coffee shop.