When you can remember where you were and how you felt when you hear a song for the first time you know it’s a winner. That’s exactly how I felt about Tobi Sunmola and his new single Run Free. I was at work, on my lunch break scrolling through Facebook and a friend had posted a link to the video so of course I clicked through and watched.
Wow was the first word that came out of my mouth when I watched it. I’ll be honest, I rarely watch videos until the end because I usually lose concentration but this was so powerful and so different I couldn’t look away. His thought provoking lyrics are delivered in a chant style vocal and the video is so visual without any gimmicks, it actually takes you on a journey. It just gets you thinking about life, love and freedom, take a look here
Tobi is an exciting young recording artist originally from Nigeria but now living in Manchester. His EP, Childhood Culture will be released later this year and he has already done several gigs across the country. You can catch him at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2016 this month too. He will be performing on BBC Introducing Stage and he’s in good company at this festival as Coldplay, Stormzy, The Weekend and Skepta are just a few huge acts on this impressive line up.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Feel free to send new music my way.
Dom Dominique xx