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Premiere: Emiko – Is It Real

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The UK has got a new R&B talent and trust me when I tell you that he is going to conquer the scene by storm!

When I listened to Is It Real by Emiko for the first time I was blown away. I was touched by the artist’s extraordinary vocals which represent his pure passion for music and reflect his strong old school R&B influences.

Bringing people from wide and far together to experience something so special that words alone can never truly encapsulate the feeling.”-Emiko

The song, which marks – surprisingly enough (where has he been all this time?) – his debut single is out today and premiering here on Music & Other Stories.

Let me introduce you to the soulful 21-year old singer from Notting Hill, West London: Ever since he was a kid, Emiko was a rather shy character – too shy to release his stunning music for the world to hear. Yet he found a way in music to channel his shyness as he found the freedom to express himself and let his mind wander.

As strongly evident in his music, his biggest musical inspirations include a blend of old school legends such as Otis Redding, Michael Jackson and Lauryn Hill and more contemporary artists such as SZA, Daniel Caesar, Ray BLK or Frank Ocean. 

Emiko has got a lot of more music coming this year, but for now: grab your headphones, put Is It Real on loud volume and get drifted away by his stirring and poignant vocals – accompanied by a jazzy beat.

Listen now here via a platform of your choice: https://fly.it/ISITREAL

Follow Emiko: Twitter | Instagram 

Written By: Antonia

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