Shanachie Entertainment is revving up two second-quarter releases: Calvin Richardson's "When Love Comes" and Hil St. Soul's "Black Rose."

Making his Shanachie debut on May 27, soulful singer Richardson wrote or co-wrote all the material on "When Love Comes," which he also produced. A video for lead single "Sang No More"—which talks about the pluses and minuses of stardom—will be shot in two weeks.

This is Richardson's first album since his critically acclaimed 2003 Hollywood Records outing, "2:35 PM."

Due June 10, "Black Rose" showcases Hil St. Soul's (pronounced "Hill Street Soul") skillful blend of soul, hip-hop and acoustic sounds on such tracks as the sensuous love-themed "Gravity," uplifting anthem "Smile" and a heretofore unrecorded India.Arie composition co-written with Blue Miller called "Life." Lead single "Sweetest Day," a reflection about life back in the day, will be targeted at urban AC radio.

Comprised of London-based singer/songwriter Hilary Mwelwa and musician Victor Redwood Sawyerr (founder of U.K. hip-hop group Blak Twang), Hil St. Soul counts two previous Shanachie albums: the 2006 "SOULidified" and the 2004 "Copasetik & Cool." The R&B/soul duo's organic sound has gained stateside notice via the top 20 urban AC singles "Goodbye," "Hey Boy" and "Pieces."

The pair initially came to U.S. attention in 2000 with the Dome Records set "Soul Organic," which featured a mesmerizing cover of Aretha Franklin's "Until You Come Back to Me."

Look for Shanachie to also release a new George Clinton album in late
summer. Sly Stone joins the funk master as a special guest.