New Waves 2018: Kaleem Taylor

The hook of Kaleem Tay­lor’s music is his arrest­ing voice. He’s capa­ble of the low, black-cof­fee tones of Kwabs (‘Bro­ken Mir­rors’) and the angel­ic grace notes of Sam­pha (‘Still Love’) – and, like them, he’s equal­ly good at mak­ing you sit up and stare at your music play­er in surprise.

The Hert­ford­shire vocal­ist has made appear­ance on club tracks by Tcha­mi (‘Miss­ing You’), Isla, Snake­hips and oth­ers. Just last month he released his Ver­sion EP, and it’s a mar­vel of sup­ple neo-soul.

Tay­lor told Fringe Fre­quen­cy that he has big plans for 2018, which include releas­ing videos to sup­port Ver­sion, a new EP due before the sum­mer and a tour. Tay­lor says: “I count­ed so many bless­ing in 2017, but my aim is always to do bet­ter. It’s a chal­lenge I’m ready for. Growth is key. From the new music, you can expect to see that growth as well as an even more per­son­al approach in the songs.”

Social: @kaleemtaylor on Insta­gram, @Kaleem_Taylor on Twitter

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