UPCOMING: Joël Lobban

Male R&B is a tough sell these days, in that all that stalwarts (cough, Usher) seems like sex-pests and the modern ones sound like they couldn’t even get it up after 50 viagra (cough, The Weeknd). So thank fuck for Joël Lobban, whose Reload presses restart on the genre and blends an effortless soul vocal with twitchy, glitchy electronica that’s fresh and exciting in a way not many newbies can manage. Toronto, you got game.