With the new year underway, I have made it my mission to find an artist that not only breaks the the mould of last years most popular acts (which were comprised mainly of Pop and Rnb players like Katy Perry and BoB) but that also has talent enough to warrant the label of musician rather than commercial brand!
Although this may seem like an impossibility given today's climate of celebrity fanaticism, which more often than not puts looks and controversial behaviour before the individual's professional merits, I may have found a man who does throw caution to the wind in this sense and you have permission to sue me if you think otherwise! His name is James Blake, a 22-year-old Londoner who mixes electronica with soul drenched vocals culminating in a subliminal sound more in keeping with the work of a big black man than a skinny white boy.
Whether you have heard his name or not, you can rest assured that by the end of 2011 you will have something to say about the indomitable force that is James Blake.
Listen to James' debut single Limit To Your Love from his self-titled album James Blake set for release 7 February 2011: