While we’re still in the midst of relishing the finest music that surfaced in 2016, we’re already looking forward to all of the fantastic albums that will emerge in 2017. Rising to the top of our list is Love in Beats, the forthcoming long player from celebrated UK soul man Omar Lye-Fook.
On his BBC Radio 6 Music show this past Saturday, perennial tastemaker (and Albumism hero) Gilles Peterson premiered a handful of tracks from his eighth studio album due out January 27th courtesy of Freestyle Records. And from the sublime sounds of “Gave My Heart” (featuring the legendary Leon Ware), “I Want it to Be,” and “This Way, That Way,” Omar is unequivocally in top form. Other collaborators set to appear on the project are Robert Glasper, Ty, Jean-Michele Rotin, Natasha Watts, The Floacist and Mayra Andrade.