June 21, 2013


UK Soul Singer Daley Stuns With "Songs That Remind Me of You"

Thanks in no small part to sonic mastermind Miguel and torchbearer John Legend, neo-soul is coming back in a big way. 

UK singer-songwriter Daley is the latest soul vocalist to watch. This 23-year-old crafts introspective but confident R&B that's emotionally honest without veering into melodrama, which is always welcome. 

He's currently working on his debut album Days & Nights with Pharrell and Damon Albarn, which has yet to get a release date. In the meantime, he's dropped "Songs That Remind Me of You," an atmospheric, slow-burning jam with some retro guitar licks in the background. As you'd expect, it's about those songs that remained tied to a lost lover in your heart, the kind that can't help but break you a little when they come on the radio. 

Much like Miguel—who he's opened for and is understandably likened to—Daley is building anticipation for the release of his album by giving away a free EP, which this track is taken from. Hey, it worked for Miguel—his Art Dealer Chic EPs helped propel sales of Kaleidoscope Dream into the stratosphere after his debut bombed.

Listen to it above and check out his other killer track, "Smoking Gun," below.