Daley – “Game Over” | New Music

This is the first track to emerge from Daley‘s forthcoming mixtape Those Who Wait. The Mancunian vocalist is hotly tipped, having made the BBC’s mostly prophetic Sound of 2011 poll at the start of the year and recently supported the legendary Angie Stone at London’s Jazz Cafe. His soulful vocals, unique style and formidable songwriting ability make Daley a great shout to break through into the mainstream soon – he’s already flirted with the charts, having appeared as a guest vocalist on The Gorillaz‘s single “Doncamatic”.

The UK has a glut of quality male vocalists who have all been building buzz and on the verge of breaking through for the last couple of years. With Ed Sheeran‘s ubiquitousness and subsequent chart success, and Maverick Sabre looking likely to follow suit, 2011 will undoubtedly prove to be a great year for homegrown male soul music and its derivatives. Fingers crossed that when Daley’s mixtape drops in mid-July, it lives up to expectations and takes him a step closer to the success he clearly deserves.