BEST NEW TRACK: DAYO BELLO - MINE
There is a small school in the London Borough of Croydon that specializes in the performing arts, media, and design. The school We At The Guard are referring to is called the BRIT School and it has trained such superstars as Adele and Amy Winehouse. Another alumni is a 19-year-old named Dayo Bello and his talent is definitely worthy of attention.
DAYO BELLO - MINE
On Bello's new song he proves that all that hard work at the elite vocational has paid off. His first official single, called "Mine," is a stripped ballad that is blowing up, already streamed hundreds of thousands of times in its first week. It's garnering so many plays because it tugs at something deeper than the superficial. There are no fancy synths or jangly strings. Bello doesn't need any distraction from his otherworldly, entirely engrossing voice. His storytelling is quite wonderful too. In his first verse he sings: "The thought of letting our love go freezes my thoughts at night." He lets his listener into a day-in-the-life of a young man struggling with a romance that may or may not be destroying him. In all honesty, we forget what he's even singing about because his voice is just that mesmerizing.