Daley returns with the smooth R&B gem, “Until The Pain Goes Away,” featuring the soulful songstress Jill Scott. The ballad is the first offering from the UK crooner’s upcoming EP, Those Who Wait, and also follows his 2014 debut album, Days + Nights.
If you wanted a clarification on what “R&B magic” meant, this duet serves as the perfect answer as both singers deliver intoxicating and heartstrings pulling lyrics and melodies about love and war. Their emotive and passionate vocals are complemented by laidback, mellow piano keys and hard-hitting 808s that helps put your mind in a trance for almost four minutes. Simply; It’s that feeling you get after unwrapping a surprise gift.
“Having Jill involved is an honor,” Daley explains. “She’s royalty in my eyes- someone I’ve looked up to musically from a very malleable stage in my songwriting career. When I was just starting to understand how to put my feelings into song, Jill was one of a handful of influential artists who’s music helped me figure out how to channel that.”
Working with one of his greatest inspirations came about after Daley opened one of Jill Scott’s shows in London. “She was really kind and encouraging and we stayed in touch,” he says. “In the studio writing this song I just had a feeling… kept hearing Jill’s voice as the song developed, like it was asking for her energy. I’ve learned to trust those gut feelings when they occur, so after a little hesitation I sent it to her for her thoughts… and was thrilled to receive a reply that she loved it! She took it and interpreted it in her own amazingly soulful way, and it was done.”
Daley’s upcoming project, Those Who Wait, plays off his 2011 mixtape of the same name, which was released independently as a free download.
Listen to “Until The Pain Goes Away” below: