Samm Henshaw has been releasing music for more than six years, but he's just now releasing his debut album. What took so long?

Hennshaw gained a following after releasing The Sound Experiment EP and its sequel The Sound Experiment II in 2016. High profile tours with Chance the Rapper and Tori Kelly followed. He then released multiple singles, including the viral hit "Broke," but putting together a full length album wasn't easy.

In this episode of It's Real, the Southeast Londoner tells Jordan Edwards how Untidy Soul happened and the secrets to creating an authentic vintage soul sound.

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Following the success of her pandemic anthem "Overwhelmed," Royal & the Serpent (Ryan Santiago) has pushed herself as an artist. Her macabre style and cinematic aesthetics are a perfect match for her mix of early 2000s rock and caffeinated pop.

This recent success has landed the New Jersey native collaborations with The Knocks and GAYLE. She talks to Jordan Edwards and Demi Ramos about the direction of her new EP, spirituality, and balancing her true self with her stage persona.

With her talent, high energy, and vintage style, Catie Turner quickly became an American Idol favorite. She didn’t win, but her seventh place finish was enough to earn a loyal fanbase.

But what happens after the show is over?

Watch Jordan Edwards and Demi Ramos talk to Turner about forging her own path, signing to a major label, and the success of her single “God Must Hate Me.”

Music Features

Joss Stone talks to us about her new album, tour with Corinne Bailey Rae

Plus the joys of motherhood and her tour with Corinne Bailey Rae!

For nearly two decades, Joss Stone has been one of pop music’s most distinctive voices. Hits like “Fell in Love with a Boy” and “You Had Me” have cemented her place alongside other British soul singers like Dusty Springfield, Amy Winehouse, and Sam Smith.

For her upcoming new album (her first solo record since 2015), Stone teamed with legendary producer Dave Stewart (Eurythmics, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger) for a set of songs featuring lush orchestration and a classic horn section.

Watch Jordan Edwards and Demi Ramos talk to Stone about recording the album, motherhood, and touring with Corinne Bailey Rae.