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Experience Sensual Nostalgia: Hermosa's 'Chapter 23' Delivers Smooth R&B Vibes

Hermosa Riley, also known by, onlyhermosa, is a passionate American singer-songwriter hailing from Spartanburg, South Carolina. Her journey into the world of music began at a young age when her teacher recognized her innate talent and creative flair in various writing projects. This early spark ignited a lifelong love for music, leading her to explore the realms of piano, drumming, songwriting, and singing during her formative years at Schools of the Arts. Hermosa's musical expression revolves around profound themes, with a particular focus on relationships and personal experiences. What sets her apart is her unapologetic display of raw emotion, which she wears proudly on her sleeve. Drawing inspiration from the likes of iconic figures in R&B, such as Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston, Hermosa infuses her creations with a unique and distinctive touch. Her talent has recently catapulted her to the forefront of the music scene, with her hit single "Searching" receiving widespread acclaim and airplay on major radio stations across the country, including 99.7 DA HEAT MIAMI powered by iHeartRadio.


Chapter 23

Songwriting: Hermosa Riley

Production: Jordan OG Bowser

Engineering: Mosticks, Lambert Waldrip

In the words of Hermosa: "The EP is [a] nostalgic, modern-day R&B project. I wrote the entire project myself, I took my time, and it really turned out amazing. It flows well. I’m really excited for everyone to hear it. This is the R&B that has the 90s element that everyone’s been missing."

hermosa "chapter 23"

LONG STORY SHORT: Hermosa's latest EP, Chapter 23, is a mesmerizing journey through the intricacies of relationships, adorned with sensual lyricism in songs like "Pull Up" and an exploration of the messiness of love captured in lines such as "Let's finish what we started/Long as you don't tell nobody/I'm still getting faded off the Hennessy." Her enchanting vocals, with a buttery quality, take center stage in each track, complemented by smooth beats that infuse a distinct '90s nostalgia into the EP. What sets Chapter 23 apart is the seamless energy that flows through all six tracks, creating a cohesive listening experience that feels like a musical play-through playlist, making it a must-listen for fans of soulful R&B.


Stream Chapter 23 below!


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