Single of the Day: Arlo “Ivory” (2017)

With an R&B vocal that oozes an earnest soul quality akin to John Legend, coupled with rhythmic arrangement that boasts confidence in spades comes UK artist Arlo. His single “Ivory” has been rattling around on our Most Played list in office this week and it’s deserving of a listen today, if you’ve not already heard.

Citing influences varying from Adele through to Kanye West and Terence Trent D’Arby, Arlo’s distinctive vocal talent soars, while the emphasis on lyricism is a prominent element of “Ivory” and its ability to stick with you, listen after listen. Uplifting and triumphant, this is a great taste from a young artist to be watching.

A songwriter and vocalist who cites influences from current pop giants Adele and Kanye West to 80’s pop heroes Terence Trent D’Arby and Tears For Fears. ARLO displays a natural knack for story-telling with a wise head on his young shoulders, his narrative is delivered by his distinctive vocal all wrapped up in uplifting pop rhythms and triumphant percussion.


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