Just two months ago Nigerian-American artist Tobi Lou was putting on the performance of a lifetime at Lollapalooza’s day stage right in his hometown… now he’s weeks (maybe days) away from releasing a shiny new album.
Tobi is redefining R&B: plain and simple. The sounds are wild and out-of-this-world, but the soul and overall vulnerability remains. I think that’s what draws so many people to his music and vibe – he’s different, but still relatable. His album Non-Parrishable is to be delivered soon, but he gave us a sneak peak last Tuesday with “WIDE Open”.
The song is a modern, synthed-out confessional love song. Complete with Tobi’s signature boppy beat, “WIDE Open” gives you a look into where his love life is at currently. The track is short and sweet, but that just makes you play it more and more….
If you dig “WIDE Open”, I highly recommend checking out some of his other tunes. My personal favorites are “I Was Sad Last Night I’m Ok Now” (you know by now that I’m a sucker to switch-up songs) and “Just Keep Goin” – both have been in my rotation for the past few months.
Also be on the look out for his upcoming album Non-Parrishable. You can learn more about and give it a preorder at his very cryptic website. Expecting big things! In the meantime, turn this up and enjoy.