Soul-pop artist Robin Barnes sings wonderful acoustic R&B that will renew your chilly spring mood. This self-described “Songbird of New Orleans” has her own loyal local following, where the twentysomething performer is a mainstay at luxury hotels in and around the Big Easy. And it’s not a wonder why anyone would gravitate toward her bluesy, soulful sound. Her video, “What I Gotta Do,” features two actors navigating the terrain of their courtship from an amorous start to its kiss-off ending, with Robin narrating their journey. There’s lots of tender amour on display, so press play and take that walk down a jilted lover’s memory lane with Robin Barnes’s latest lovely visuals.—Sun Singleton

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Get updates on Robin Barnes at RobinBarnesMusic.com or on Twitter @robinmbarnes.

Sun Singleton is a Virginia-born singer/journalist based in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @sunsing.

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