Happy Sunday, Internet people. I hope you're in the mood for some soulful r&b vibes. Today's feature - "Still My Mother’s Baby" is the first single from Steven Bamidele's upcoming EP A Sense of Belonging scheduled for early 2020.
I was struggling with figuring out how to describe his sound, but one thing's for sure - it carries a Prince scent. The whole thing sounds like velvet and I absolutely love it.
The song is about the singer's previously rocky relationship with his mother, and how his religious upbringing shaped who he is a person, whether he liked it or not. The song deals with themes of identity, different generations of people dealing with mental health, and familial love.
The Brighton-based artist croons in an effortless, yet vulnerable falsetto, over crunchy hip-hop drums and dreamy synths and guitar.