Omar Lye-Fook MBE has been one of my fave singer-songwriters since I was a teenager. Highly acclaimed by Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone and India Arie among many others, his quirky jazz, funk, soul and avant-garde sounds have captivated me for years. In my opinion he is up there with my heroes Stevie Wonder and Prince for originality.
Enjoy this version of “I Want It To Be” performed at Jazz FM’s studios in January ’17 from his latest album, Love in Beats. The vocals and the accompaniment are so soulful and rhythmic. I just love it and his work.
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