In only a few years, the Londoner Michael Omari has built a career marked by a number of historic milestones: The first Grime LP to debut at number one on the UK Charts, the first ‘freestyle to do the same’ (the inescapable anthem ‘Shut Up’), and especially the first solo black British artist to headline Glastonbury Festival. If he was already a wildly popular artist before the show, the performance has cemented his place as an international star of the highest calibre.
His well known fans and supporters range from Adele and Elton John, who have voiced their support since the beginning, all the way to JayZ. The ambitious 26-year-old M.C. has a new album, “Heavy Is the Head,” and is ready to spread his gospel.
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Stormzy has released his second song of 2019. ‘Crown’ was produced by UKG pioneer MJ Cole and Jimmy Napes and features the grime MC singing alongside a gospel choir. The track follows ‘Vossi Bop’, which was released earlier this year.
Easy Life, the Leicester five-piece, are having ‘Nightmares’; not literally of course, just the new single, produced by Fraser T Smith (Stormzy, Adele, Florence) and out this week.
The track exudes a confident, charismatic twist on those long days (and nights) when you feel anything but. Blending hip-hop swing, jazzy horns and the band’s innate ear for pop hooks, ‘Nightmares’, says the band’s lead singer, Murray, “started with the trumpet sample that we loved from Dionne Warwick’s version of Burt Bacharach’s ‘Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets’. This instantly gave us the feels, and the rest just kind of fell into place.”
Relatively new kids on the block, Felix Pallas have new material baked and ready to serve. They are a fantastic new band with roots well anchored in the equally fantastic city of Antwerp in Belgium. The same city which saw Warhola rise from and we wouldn’t be surprised if Tsar B came from the same place too.
Band members include Simon, Pieter-Jan, Xavier and Ziggy. They have been busy putting the finishing touches and finalising their forthcoming EP with Chris Zane in London and expect it to be dropped after the summer. He’s the guy behind such successes as Chloé Howl, Friendly Fires, St Lucia and more delights throughout the years.
You’ll love the catchy nature of “Similarities” and how the song sticks with you. It is a real winning track