The Hip Soul of Daley
With an upcoming U.S. tour scheduled, Daley is introducing a fresh new sound while drawing
on the influence of artists popular during the 1990s.
Following the release of "Those Who Wait,"
Daley embarked on several successful tours throughout the U.K. and across the U.S. He has toured with several popular supporting
artists, including Jessie J, Miguel, and Emeli Sande. The artist also headlined a show at KOKO in London that quickly sold
out. After his followup album "Days & Nights" was released, he announced an upcoming tour in the U.S. with shows in major
cities including Boston, New York, San Diego, and Indianapolis.
The artist's lyrical style is an eclectic
mix of soul, R&B, and alternative. This is not surprising, since his music is influenced by a diverse lineup of artists,
including Prince, Usher, Donny Hathaway, Imogen Heap, and Radiohead. When asked to describe his own style in three words,
Daley responded with "future throwback soul."
The buzzworthy U.K. singer known as Daley first
began to attract attention for his unique vocal style in 2010. Daley started his career by playing small gigs at pubs and
festivals throughout the U.K. After he was featured in the Gorillaz hit "Doncamatic," the artist gained industry attention.
Following his collaboration with the Gorillaz, Daley teamed up with Wretch 32 to create the song "Long Way Home." He also
contributed to the song "Alone Together," that features Grammy Award-nominee Marsha Ambrosius. This singer's work with well-known
artists led to a joint contract with Universal Public Records and Polydor, and set the stage for his breakthrough.
Daley's major breakthrough came when he was selected for the BBC Sound of 2011 poll. This resulted in his music being played
on several popular radio stations across the U.K. He quickly attracted a solid fan base with his catchy vocals and poignant
song lyrics. His debut single, "Smoking Gun," received critical acclaim and instantly became a fan favorite.
Daley quickly followed up his debut single with the EP "Those Who Wait." This has been the artist's most successful
album to date, with over 150,000 copies sold. Much of this album is dedicated to themes of love and heartbreak, which resonates
with fans around the world. His highly anticipated follow-up album, "Days and Nights," features uptempo beats and elements
of pop and soul. In July 2013, "Broken" - his debut single from this album - premiered on BBC Radio 1Xtra.
Tickets are becoming increasingly sought after and many of Daley's latest shows have been sold out. Daley's live shows
all feature a mix of popular hits and unreleased songs. The set lists often begin with slow melodies and build up to his more
heavy-hitting songs. The artist is also known for throwing in covers of classic 1980s and 1990s hits that get the crowd moving.
Some live shows even feature surprise guests who help Daley perform his versions of 80s and 90s hits.
Backed by a small
band, Daley's vocals dominate in live performances. Without distracting lights and back-up dancers, the singer's vocals are
on full display for audience enjoyment. Aside from the music, Daley's live shows give fans the opportunity to get to know
him personally. He often sticks around to meet his fans, adding a personal touch that most live shows lack.