Recommended by Jenni Moore
Born Reginald Lamar Williams (and FKA Reggie Williams), R.LUM.R has become increasingly famous for his stellar falsetto, as showcased on his insanely popular single “Frustrated,” which has now exceeded 31 million streams on Spotify. The song’s lyrics aren’t even about a love interest (Williams actually wrote it to himself as he struggled with a decision to move from Orlando to Nashville to pursue music), but he sings it with such passion that you’d never be able to guess. Other highlights include 2016’s longing “Tell Me,” and the ultra-moody “Nothing New.” Though he’s widely considered an R&B artist, Williams cites Linkin Park, Elliott Smith, John Mayer, and Fleet Foxes as some of his biggest influences. Here’s hoping the Nashville up-and-comer brings out his guitar for some of his set.