New & Next: Meet R&B Soul Singer Shaliek, Watch Him Perform 'The Past'

R&B's newest crooner sings his debut single, "The Past."'s "New and Next" column spotlights the brightest new talents we think you should know. This week we meet R&B singer Shaliek, who's debut single "The Past" is already heating up the charts. His album Blood, Sweat and Tears, is out in September.

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"I'm soul music, passion, great melody, great lyrics," Shaliek tells ESSENCE. He describes his current single "The Past" as a song about "learning to let go, learning to forgive, learning to love and move on."

Watch Shaliek perform "The Past" and let us know what you think.

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