LOVE IN BEATS...OUT 27 JANUARY
I Want It To Be. The title track is a vibrant, syncopated groove, with one of Omar's trademark, devastatingly catchy melodies riding on top, this is sunshine music made for the summer time. His vocal harmony skills are particularly to fore here... as we have all come to expect.
Destiny features guest vocalist Guadelope born singer Jean-Michele Rotin : I met Jean Michele on a trip to Guadeloupe and we were singing with musicians from the island and it created such a vibe we went studio and this is the result, a nice piece of Zouk mixed with soul, 'Zouk n' B' if you will!. Further proof, if any were needed, that Omars' ears are always open, and more then happy to bring lesser known artists into the spotlight that he creates with everything he does.
Sissy Pa Sissy is a brilliant & minimal, leftfield rhythm heavy number, featuring interlocking beats that will make feet stomp and heads nod whilst a solo trumpet adds some jazz feel into the mix. And the curious Sissy Pa Sissy title?, Omars explains: It's just the name 'Sissy Pa' from the rhythm singing to that beat!
To round off this collection - Scratch Professer, Omars Grammy winning brother and co-producer delivers one of his trademark retwists on I Want It To Be - cut up beats, vocal samples and his utterly unique production skills take this version is a very different direction - and it is also totally exclusive to this single.
As a taster for the forthcoming Love In Beats album - this collection should create excitement worldwide, the styles and sounds are varied - but all have Omars' unique fingerprint on them, style and substance beautifully merged!
Three brilliant new tracks are available now on promotional release and are being played by DJs across the country now. Listen to the tracks, or buy online. The new tracks are just a taster of the new album which we promise will be worth the wait!
Omar features on a charity record in aid of the Tsunami disaster appeal – entitled ‘Give and let live’ by the Hope Collective – which has been put together by Incognito’s Bluey. The track is due for release on April 11. Omar recorded alongside a host of other artists including Chaka Khan, Amp Fiddler, Chris…
Omar’s amazing talent was recognised at the recent ROC Urban Music Seminar – Respect Due Awards. The long term success of his debut track, There’s Nothing Like This ,was awarded at the prestigious event. The award ceremony followed the sixth annual Urban Music Seminar, a free event which was set up to offer valuable advice…
APRIL …Check out an amazing selection of live acoustic tunes and short interviews at www.bet.com …check out Omar’s new US promotional video, including a brilliant interview.
Omar performed at London’s CC Club for the MTV Base show, Baselounge, this month. The show will be broadcast regularly over the coming month on MTV Base. …Be Thankful, with Angie Stone, has now been released on promo in the US and will be followed by it’s public release alongside Omar’s last album, Best…
…Omar performed on Mica Paris’ BBC Radio 2 Soul Solutions show recently. The show broadcast live from the Jazz Café in London and Omar performed alongside Mica, Sean Escoffery, Carleen Anderson and Amy Winehouse. It was a fantastic show…see pictures from the night and listen to the show here.