The U.K. soul invasion on U.S. soil has been prominent since debuts from Estelle and the late Amy Winehouse. With artists like Adele and Emeli Sande breaking chart records here and abroad, newcomer Daley is poised as the next up to make an impact. With refreshing vocals like veteran crooner Maxwell, the singer-songwriter and his creative “future soul” musical style should easily capture the hearts of soul music lovers. In our new intimate video series, Singersroom Inside, we caught up with Daley at New York City’s SOBs to talk music, soul movement, and he even gave us one of the sweetest a cappella’s we’ve heard in awhile.
Stateside … Being in the states is just different, I feel like the music that I make is appreciated in a different way, because It’s kind of where soul music was born. I feel like people feel it a little more.
UK Soul Movement … I think for so long the British kind of wanted to do what America was doing.
Musical Style … There is always soul at the core of my music. I kind of like to think of it as future soul or future throwback.
Center Stage … Being on stage for me is just like a channel to the audience, you don’t have to think about the song anymore, you just channel it to people…I don’t know where else to get that feeling, it’s really a liberating feeling.
The Album … I’m working on my new album and I feel like it’s a good perspective of who I am as an artist, incorporating soul, the British element and some of my influences.
Dream Collaboration … Prince is my favorite artist in the world, if I could even get a guitar riff from him that would be insane. Jill Scott is another artist that I love, just endless names.
Without Music … Maybe trying to be a superhero or something like that.