This past Saturday, Bridget Kelly closed her set at Sterling Sound Studios in NYC for #TheKickBack, with her stirring ballad “Special Delivery,” backed by Chris on electric guitar. Check out our footage above, and more info and photos, click here.
Daley has caught the ears and attention of many with his notably emotional, vulnerable and heartfelt duet, “Alone Together,” with Marsha Ambrosius. The single which originated from his debut mixtape ‘Those Who Wait,’ peaked in the top 5 of the Urban AC radio charts this year, and has helped create high anticipation for the UK-bred vocalists debut album Days & Nights.
ThisisRnB TV caught up with Daley while he was in NYC and recorded this special in-studio acoustic performance of “Alone Together.”
In the second clip from our girl Nicky G’s #MusicTalk with Eric Bellinger, the singer/songwriter shares more details about the creation of Chris Brown’s new hit single “Fine China.”
“He walked in [the studio] and heard maybe 30 seconds of it… he said, ‘Stop it, I don’t wanna hear no more.’ I was like, ‘What are you doing, Why? Wait until you hear the second verse.’ So he went [into the booth] and recorded it and he finished the end of it.” It was one of those [crazy] moments in studio!”
Eric then elaborated on Chris’ upcoming album and compared him to Michael Jackson.
“R.Kelly came back with the music that made everyone shut up. Michael Jackson came back with the music that made everyone shut up. Chris Brown is about to do that — he is the new Michael Jackson. He’s that incredible.”
Do you agree? Watch above!
Daley is working hard prepping for the release of his upcoming debut album ‘Days & Nights.’ In the second clip from our candid chat, the UK bred rising star talks to ThisisRnB TV about the album, from the creation of the writing and production, finding a unique fusion of sound which he calls Future Soul, to being so vulnerable on records for the world to hear.
“Now that I’ve got the final tracklist, and I’ve looked at it as a piece, I’ve realized how honest it is, how much of myself I’m actually putting out there,” Daley explains. “When you’re writing songs individually, everything comes from a personal place, an experience, but then to see all those next to each other I’m like wow, I’m really opening myself out to the world.”
Aside from elements of Hip-Hop, and various strings, the project has a ‘slightly awkward, naive, electronic rhythm to some of the tracks,’ which he claims is something people won’t expect to hear, and what he is most excited to share with people.
It was creating the LP’s title track, when he knew he had found the sound of the album. “The title track ‘Days & Nights’ was my moment where I felt like, ‘Ok now I’m writing my album,’ because before that I was writing with a goal to be putting an album together, but at that point I felt like, ‘now I know, there’s a certain sound and uniqueness to this album.’”
Aside from working with Marsha Ambrosius (Alone Together) and Jessie J (Remember Me) in the past, Daley was honored to be able to work with Pharrell and The Roots on his upcoming debut LP. Peep the interview clip above and stay tuned!
Nicky G and ThisIsRnB recently caught up with singer/songwriter Eric Bellinger at the video shoot for his single “ASAP,” off his brand new mixtape ‘Born II Sing Vol. III.’ Not only does he humbly boast about some of the records he’s written for many of your favorite artists — but he also speaks on advice he’s received from Usher, and what it was like working with Brandy.
Peep the interview clip above and stay tuned for more.
ThisisRnB TV: Daley Reminisces About ‘Those Who Wait’ Mixtape, Talks “Alone Together” Success, British Invasion & Touring with Miguel
British singer, Daley, has been buzzing in the R&B and Soul circles since he first released his debut mixtape “Those Who Wait” back in 2011. The soulful vocalist impressed many with his sultry tone and incredible falsetto. His free-project which he released independently, landed him a record deal in the UK, followed by the US; and his heartwarming duet “Alone Together” with Marsha Ambrosius, has reached the top 5 of the US ‘Urban AC’ charts.
The rising star recently spoke with ThisisRnB TV for a very candid chat about his journey thus far breaking out as one of today’s most buzzed about new singers. In this video clip, Daley reminisces about releasing ‘Those Who Wait,’ from the initial creation to the unanticipated reception. He talks about the incredible success of “Alone Together,” and working with Marsha. He shares his thoughts are on if there is a British invasion happening in the States, and he reflects on his memorable UK tour opening for Grammy-winning R&B star, Miguel.
Check out the clip above, and stay tuned for more.
August Alsina, who we first introduced you to back in 2011, made his New York performance debut this past Tuesday for Def Jam’s ‘Spotlight Live’ event at Stage Forty8. The 20-year old New Orleans native took the stage by storm performing some of his fan favorite remixes such as “Swimming Pools” and “Shoot or Die,” along with cuts off his debut mixtape ‘The Product,’ including “Ode To My Project Chicks.”
August let the crowd know how he likes to live his life with his buzz single “I Love This Ish” featuring fellow Def Jam signee Trinidad James. But, it was his closing song that had the whole place in attention. As he was performing his popular remake of Juicy J’s “Bandz A Make Her Dance,” he cut the track in the middle and pointed out radio personality Angela Yee in the front row. Dedicating the record to her, he jumped into the crowd and serenaded Angela as her friends and peers laughed and cheered at the moment.
We caught up with August prior to the show during soundcheck and spoke to him briefly about his music and what he will be releasing soon. Check out our exclusive video with August at Spotlight Live below!
Luke James thrilled the crowd at Spotlight Live on Tuesday night. The special event, which was put on by Island Def Jam, featured the rising star performing along with The-Dream, August Alsina and BJ The Chicago Kid. Luke’s ability to turn new listeners, and even the harshest critics into fans is uncanny, as he captivates with such honest, strong emotion and impeccable, soaring vocals.
The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter hit the industry-filled crowd with cuts off his latest mixtape Whispers In The Dark, previous single “Make Love To Me,” crowd favorite “I Want You,” and his latest song “I.O.U.” As smoke filled the stage and the lights changed between shades of red and blue, Luke delivered an extraordinary performance of The Runners-produced ballad. Peep our video footage below: