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I’m proud to say that Toronto is the home to incredible R&B talent. I’ve already written about Ms. Melanie Fiona (who is nominated for a Grammy), but now I’ve got to introduce Rhea, the newest member of N*E*R*D. Above is a video of the song she sang to audition for Pharell and company, “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”. This song has been around for over 100 years now (published in 1905) and has been covered by icons such as Marvin Gaye and Lauryn Hill. It’s good to see that classic R&B hasn’t been forgotten among the new artists. Although I’ve never been a fan of melismas (those voice riffs a la Mariah Carey), Rhea’s control is so on point that they sound natural and effortless. If you weren’t looking forward to N*E*R*D’s next album, now you have a reason. Shouts to cityonmyback for this one.