Saturday, January 07, 2017
To be released on January 27th, 2k17 is "Love In Beats" , the eighth full length studio album by British (Neo)Soul legend Omar who is collaborating with the likes of Jean-Michele Rotin, Leon Ware, Natasha Watts, Floacist and a few other guests vocalists on here. Scheduled via Peppermint Jam the twelve tracks represent Omar's musical spectrum to the fullest and fuse Soul with literally everything, from complex, piano-driven Broken Beat in "Vicky's Turn", classic Soul grooves in "Insatiable" and deep, late night vibes in "Gave My Heart". Furthermore we're even surprised by tango'esque offbeats in the well-anthemic, bilingual "Deja Vu" which defo turns out to be our favorite tune on "Love In Beats" whilst "Hold Me Closer" brings a more Easy Listening feel well suitable for 80s-themed cocktail party gathering, "I Want It To Be" caters a little more uplifting atmosphere and a well-interesting stab sequence which reminds us of St. Etienne's 1991-released classic "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" for a reason and "Doobie Doo" introduces a sweet'n'crackly vintage vibe musically whilst keeping it real on the sunny side of life. But these are only a few tunes picked from an album that's defo one timeless and classy addition to any record collection out there. Check.