Steven Bamidele is a neo-soul artist hailing from Brighton in the UK. He first burst onto the scene in 2017, and his next EP, Uncrowded is due to drop on October 15, 2021. The first single from the EP has just been teased out, “You Were Wrong”, and we are thrilled to have it as our Track of the Week.
Bamidele was born in Nigeria to a Nigerian mother and white English father. He grew up in Suffolk in the UK, an area that did not have a large population of children of colour. The themes of racial isolation have been recurring themes in Bamidele’s music, unsurprisingly.
After the death of his father, and the onset of the pandemic, Bamidele was on the cusp of giving up music altogether. Fortunately, he has had a change of heart. He started producing for other artists, before returning to his solo career.
“You Were Wrong” is a track that keeps you on your toes, with Bamidales vocals taking you on a trip. The percussion changes up, keeping the track moving and shifting. Bamidele sings of a fractured relationship/friendship. He looks back on what has happened: “So you heard all about me and you didn’t ask, yeah?” coming to the conclusion, ‘you were wrong about me”.