Editors’ Notes For Alina Baraz, a great R&B song doesn’t need any extras. “What makes these songs so special is that there’s not a thing I want to do besides listen to them in their exact form—as an artist, I automatically hear the chords and want to sing something over it,” the Cleveland singer tells Apple Music of her exclusive Apple Music playlist of R&B songs that inspire her, including classics by SZA, Erykah Badu, and Sade. “There’s few things that stop you in your tracks and slow you down. It’s peace of mind. That’s what inspires me.”

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