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African Beats

Blowing My Own Trumpet – Calling Me Home: Sun-Soaked Alt Folk

Alt Folk artist Blowing My Own Trumpet may just possess the most ingenious moniker we’ve ever heard. It cheekily alludes to the artist’s playfully expressive nature which also resonates within their rhythmic feat of folk “Calling Me Home” which breaks the monocultural mould by allowing African culture to effervesce within the organically high-vibe single.

Even if Calling Me Home doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, I can guarantee that your soul will feel infinitely lighter once the sun-soaked soundscape has faded to a close. If your escapism playlists are in need of an update, you’ve struck gold with the image-laden track.

You can check out Calling Me Home for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Michael O – Umbrella: African Beats with An Universally Accessible Urban Groove

No, Michael O’s latest single it isn’t a cover of Rihanna’s iconic hit. Umbrella is a sweetly styled hit inspired by African beats which attacks romanticism in one of the aurally flavoursome ways that you could possibly devour. Summer may nearly be over, but with sun-soaked, high-vibe beats such as Umbrella you’ll get all of the viscerally resonant warmth that will ever possibly need. The beat is accessibly simplistic and stripped back to let the sentimentality behind the track to truly shine through. With such a charismatic style it’s easy to see why urban beats fans have fallen under the adoration of Umbrella, as love songs go, you really couldn’t ask for more.

You can check out the video to Michael O’s latest single Umbrella which was released July 20th for yourselves on YouTube now and find out for yourselves why Umbrella has already collectively received over 85,000 streams.

Review by Amelia Vandergast