I know this has been out for a while, but seeing as I STILL have this mixtape on HEAVY rotation, and I didn’t own a blog when this came out, his music needs to be heard!
Daley is a soulful singer/songwriter from Manchester, who has been breaking out on the scene ever since he was nominated for last years ‘BBC Sound of 2011‘ alongside some of my favorite artists to this day; Jamie Woon, James Blake, Jessie J. Although he didn’t place in the top 5, that definitely hasn’t slowed him down. He released his FREE mixtape around summer of last year, and it has been on repeat ever since.
His first music video was released for a track titled ‘Smoking Gun’ off his mix-tape, and I must say it’s AMAZING. It’s simple, yet the visuals can be only explained as artistry at its finest.
From his work with Gorillaz, and British rapper Wretch 32, to his mixtape work with the beautiful Marsha Ambrosius he has definitely earned his spot to be one of my favorite artists. His mixtape is all about beginning his journey, and each track has its own place on it. While he keeps it soulful, there is still a certain variety of sounds and genres that are mixed in within each track. The mixtape as a whole is a standout, and if you don’t have it,well, you should!
His album is due out this spring, and another video for his sexy ‘Alone Together’ track is in the works. Singer/Songwriter at its best.