When it comes to R&B, there have been very few people who’ve been as consistent with coming out with great track after track as Loick Essien has been over the past couple of years but even by his standards, the snippet of slow jam “Nobody Like You” that leaked in the earlier stages of 2012 was one of my favourite things that I had heard from the London singer/songwriter, ever.
Fast forward eight months to January 2013 and finally, here we have it in its full glory (Loick recently revealed that he had initially written it for British teen pop sensation Conor Maynard, although I can’t imagine him doing it justice) and it sounds better than ever.
I really hope everything starts to piece together for Loick in 2013 and we get to hear a lot more official material from him, as there is no doubt that he’s been one of the UK’s most slept on talents since he first came out with “Love Drunk” back in 2010 (which also happened to be one of Labrinth’s first major label placements). Press play and download “Nobody Like You” below and stay tuned for my impromptu interview with Loick Essien that I did for issue 3 of Beatz Magazine, which drops on Monday!
What do you think?