This was really tough to put together and I missed out a lot of my favourite artists because there is just so much fantastic music out there. What a time to be alive the UK scene is thriving with quality artists and music. There is still undoubtedly work to be done but when I look back on the decade and see the commercial successes of artists like Lianne La Havas, Tom Misch, Alfamist, Inua Ellams, Little Simz and longtime Remedy favourites Michael Kiwanuka, Shakka, Yomi Sode and of course Ed Sheeran the music scene Music is Remedy supports has grown massively and is in a good place.
Tune is toooo slick. Soon as the beat comes in your head starts rocking. Keys soft and sweet and the tune has this aura of coolness that covers every aspect it. The video is also incredible. Can’t not rate everything Cleo Sol and her camp put out there… I just want more. Give me more please.
The Cleo Sol that i remember from a few years back was a great vocalist dropping good R&B music. It all went quiet and I feared that she was another artist that had fallen by the wayside. Thankfully she was busy cooking up this wonderful collection of songs.
Grown, classy, slick, quality Soul music. This project with it’s orchestral arrangments, guitar licks, power piano chords and soft warm bass lines is reminiscent of some of the best soul music of the 70′s. The stories she tells however are very much 2018 and her lyrics are key component to the brilliance of this project.
With wonderful songwriting and production the final component is Cleo’s vocal which is just divine over these songs. Its like velvet smooth and soft floating over the music. She’s never trying too hard hitting her notes effortlessly whilst still conveying the pain, frustration and angst found in the songs.
I can’t find fault with this body (which is saying a lot if i’m content with their being no horns). Any of the tracks could have been my favourite track of the year its that good. Salute Cleo Sol, thankyou and I hope we hear more of the same in 2019.
Yesterday Cleo Sol dropped the second of her series of free to download mashup singles. Here she takes 2 massive british anthems of the 90s from completely different genres and gives them a work over turning them into her own. Taking Massive Attack’s classic Teardrop and merging it with the Verves “Bittersweet symphony” is no mean feat and yet she pulls it off.
Really like the angle Cleo and her team are taking with these downloads. She is making a clear statement that she is not just a pop R&B artist and has a lot to offer as well as her superb vocal ability. Listen enjoy and download!
One of the brightest lights currentley on the UK scene Cleo Soul decides to sing her own version of “Quickie” in a park in France. I’ll be honnest i don’t know the original but i am feeling this! Vocals are so on point and filled with charcter that is pushing this lady to new heights. Pretty sure she will be massive over 2012 keep watching.