Alt-soul singer Daley slowly but surely is bubbling up to the level of some of his fellow U.K. singing peers. With his lithe, honeyed vocals and R&B ways, his is a style far different from the likes of Jessie Ware, Emeli Sande or Ed Sheeran.
“It’s really nice to see everybody getting better and better,” he says of them—folks he’s known since before they blew. “Everybody has their own sound.”
Daley says his forthcoming debut album “Days and Nights” is something like a “diary,” revealing thoughts he’d held privately before. “Technically, it’s a love album,” he explains in an interview at Billboard’s New York studio. “It may just be a breakup album,” he adds, “to be honest.”
During his visit, he gave a page from his journal, “Look Up.” Watch him perform the quiet ballad below.
He also performed “Love & Affection.” Catch that here.