Wednesday, 17 August 2011

New music: Daley ? Those Who Wait

Is this Gorillaz collaborator a soul star in waiting? We think so ...

At the end of last year Gorillaz released the single Doncamatic featuring the vocal talents of Manchester born Gareth Daley. Despite its inarguable brilliance, the song stalled at No 37, which is a shame because it would have been the perfect way for Daley to build on his inclusion in the BBC Sound of 2011 long list at the beginning of the year. No matter, Daley is now signed to A&M Records and appears to be taking his time with the whole "becoming a pop star" thing, offering a free mixtape, Those Who Wait, on his website. Highlights include Alone Together, a gorgeous duet with Marsha Ambrosius, and the drum-heavy Smoking Gun. Best of all is the languorous title track, which features a simple drum clap, fluttering keyboard lines and Daley's impassioned, Maxwell-esque falsetto. Lyrically, it's about the kind of patience required to get to somewhere you need to be. We don't think he's talking about waiting for a bus.

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