Xavier Omar

A few weeks back I attended Xavier Omar’s concert in London.

I was familiar with his music, however,  I didnt at the time class myself a mega fan, who knew every song word for word. I kept having a reoccurring nightmare, where a microphone would be shoved in my face and I would just stand there speechless.

Luckily this didn’t happen (thank God) & I was able to enjoy his performance stress free.

The concert took place in the Islington academy, which is a very cosy/intimate venue. As Xavier isn’t that big in the UK as of yet, this was a perfect choice of venue, as it allowed us (the audience) to connect with both each other & Xavier, forming some what of a bond throughout the evening.

Usually, part of my pre-concert ritual includes watching live performances on YouTube and other social media platforms. However this time, that didn’t happen. I was so caught up with work & life that it completely slipped my mind. I felt as though I was walking into this concert blind, with no idea of what to expect.

On this occasion, my lack of preparation & expectations left me pleasantly surprised. I would have never of guessed that Xavier would be such is such an energetic, outstanding performer. His music is pretty chill & laid back which is completely a different vibe to what I witnessed on stage.

Hands down one of the best concerts I’ve been to this year & trust me, I’ve been to a lot.

If you want to check him out I’ve linked his soundcloud below ☺️

Tunes on a Tuesday 10: Album of the year (freestyle)

Hello humans,

As you may or may not have noticed, there was no ‘Tunes on a Tuesday’ post last week. I was away on a training course for work, so when it came to the end of the day, I was absolutely drained & had no energy left to post (sorry).

This return has me feeling like J.Cole on his new track ‘Album of the year (freestyle). So is j.cole back?

By the looks of things yes, but it could just also be a one off for this freestyle.

The flow, the lyrics, the vibes…everything about this track reminds me of old Cole, Friday night lights Cole … the Cole that we all love and miss.

Don’t get me wrong, KOD was great but it was missing that hunger, that drive & determination that cemented Cole on the throne in the first place. I really hope ‘album of the year (freestyle)’ does as well as I think it can & hopefully signifies the return of J.Cole. Check the track out below.

Tunes on a Tuesday 08: Je t’adore/OMW

Hey everyone, I’m back again with the 8th segment of Tunes on a Tuesday! Honestly, I can’t believe it’s been 8 weeks already, time surely does fly.

This weeks post goes to Sylo Nozra, an R’n’B vocalist/producer from Toronto. Sylo released not one but two tracks just in time for summer. The light, airy production is very similar to that of Lolo Zouaï’s Brooklyn Love, which was my chosen track for the 5th week of this segment.

Lately there have been so many new artists emerging from Toronto or should I say Canada as a whole. It is so refreshing to hear a variety of new sounds from a place which wasn’t previously that well known for music.

Check out Je t’adore & omw by Sylo Nozra below.

Tunes on a Tuesday 05: Brooklyn Love

This weeks Tunes on a Tuesday post goes to Brooklyn Love by Lolo Zouaï.

The 22 year old French-American rose to popularity through soundcloud and has since then quit her waitressing job, to get to grips with her new found fame.

Lolo’s music is influenced by none other than the late Aaliyah Haughton. In her song ‘blue’ she even goes so far as to mention having the late singer’s poster on her wall.

I’m really fascinated with the light, airy, yet slightly electronic feel ‘Brooklyn Love’ gives off.

Lolo is yet to prove her longevity but I’m excited to see what’s yet to come

Adina

Tunes on a Tuesday 02: Stolen Moments

Welcome to the 2nd segment of Tunes on a Tuesday.

This weeks tune is Stolen moments by Cautious Clay. I accidentally stumbled across his album which was released earlier this year and I am so thankful I did.

I think I’m going through an obsession of with the sound of acoustics guitars. Just like last weeks tune of the week (session 32), we’re back at it again with the stripped back vocals and the beautiful stringed instrument.

Check it out below