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 12: Let’s get away

Hey guys,

Apologies for not posting last week, If I’m being completely honest I lost track of the days… As ridiculous as it sounds, it is true. But I am back on Tuesday, with another tune. Coincidence? I think not.

This week’s Tune on a Tuesday goes to ‘Let’s Get Away’ by H.E.R.

Sampling ‘Day dreaming’ by the late Aretha Franklin (R.I.P Queen), this was H.E.R’s way of paying her respects, and I must say that it was beautifully done. To be honest, H.E.R kills every song she drops and this one is no different. Listen with your eyes closed and you can almost imagine yourself on a beach somewhere with the love of your life (almost).

 

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 09: Turning Page

Welcome back guys!

This week I haven’t really found any new music that I like enough to post, so I thought it would be best to throw it back, and dedicate this Tuesday’s tune to Turning Page by sleeping at last.

Turning page was featured in Breaking Dawn part 1 (the 4th instalment of the Twilight Saga). It was one of the most memorable tracks from the film, due to the fact that it was used to walk Bella (the protagonist) down the aisle. Naturally 15 year old, Twilight obsessed me, decided that I too would one day walk down the aisle to that song & have my wedding on August 13th, the same day as Edward & Bella. A little overboard I know, but we will wait and see.

” I’ve waited 100 years, and I’d wait a million more for you”

The first line of Turning Page beautifully captures the essence and emotion that is carried throughout the remainder of the song. This song is most definitely the reason to why I am constantly in my feelings. Even at such a young age I loved the idea of love & lived vicariously through music like this . Although I wouldn’t label myself as a romantic, one day I hope I will actually be able to listen back to this song and feel for myself just what Sleeping at last were singing about, and who knows, I may even walk down the aisle to it 😋

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.