Wednesday, 3 May 2017

XAM VOLO – SINGLE REVIEW

Xam Volo – Old Soul (Universal Music) 
Xam Volo - Old Soul

Release Date: Out Now

Ironically, Neo-soul is the genre used to describe 23 year old Xam Volo (Sam Folorunsho to his mum), ironic because his new single is called ‘Old Soul’. More ironic because this track starts with the kind of swinging, Jazz influenced guitar that you would expect to hear wafting from the bars on the south coast of France. Soon enough, however, a smooth beat kicks in, a groaning bass line slides in and Xam Volo’s voice just impresses from the first breath. Here is a pretender to the Gregory Porter throne in terms of vocal ability and range but with more of Prince about him in terms of his creativity and curiosity when it comes to the music. And he’s only 23. Expect big things, very big things.



Live Dates:

18th May – The Great Escape, Brighton
27th May – Sound City, Liverpool
21st June – Glastonbury Festival, Pilton

7th September – Festival No 6, Portmeirion 

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