Top 5 new(ish) artists to look forward to in 2015

Nao

Now I think we can all agree that this girl has a truly beautiful voice. It’s very sweet, very delicate and rather innocent. She has that haribo tone….those 10p sherbet vocal chords of yesteryear. It reminds you of a child – a little kid that’s just discovered the art of singing. Nowadays, you don’t tend to hear a lot of singers with unusually high pitched voices. She looks fantastic too (love the natural look – so in vogue right now). Her ‘So Good’ EP is also banging, got a lot of groovy tracks on there. I expect good things from her this year.

 

Ibeyi

I love em! Check out my previous post.

 

Fleur East

Fleur East. Unfortunately she didn’t win the X-Factor but let’s be honest, does that really matter? She’s still gonna get a record label, probably on Cowell’s label too. I’m quite excited to see what she’s gonna do this year. As long as she hooks up with a decent song writer and producer, everything will be A-okay. She’s one helluva performer, a great dancer, reasonable voice and she kinda looks like Janet Jackson which is pretty fucking awesome.

 

Fuse ODG

Fuse ODG is a Ghanaian musician who was born in London and although he’s only been around since 2013 (in the mainstream sense) he already has a few global hits to his name which is quite impressive. His debut album came out last November and its quality stuff. Good range of songs on there, very melodic, very up-tempo, very African sounding…you can tell throughout the whole album that he definitely has Africa on his back and he’s not afraid to show it. 2014 was a really good year for him so we’ll have to wait and see what he does this year. Might hook up with Beyoncé or something….who knows? Anything is possible at this point.

 

Jai Paul

Jai Paul has been around since 2011 and the whole world has been waiting for this guy to drop an album or something but he’s taking his sweet time. He’s signed to XL and they’re basically saying be patient but damn, how long does a brother have to wait? I can’t take it anymore. There are a few rumours here and there suggesting that an album is going to be released this year but who really knows? The only tracks out now are Jasmine and BTSTU…two absolute bangers and then there’s that 2013 leaked mixtape….a lot of fantastic songs were on there but that was unlawfully uploaded on to the internet and I don’t condone illegal activity in any shape or form so I will stop writing about it before I get assassinated. Hopefully, the guy will come out with something fresh this year…maybe in April?