Thursday, 12 April 2012 21:45

Billow - Mental Picture

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Denmark seems to be producing a stream of soul talent, a prime example is newcomer Bashir Billow Khalid (BILLOW) who has exploded onto the Scandinavian soul music scene with a stunning debut recording coupled with a cool video. The single, 'Mental Picture', does everything right, musically as well as visually. Could this be the first summer hit of 2012?

With a comb protruding from the top of his fine natural Afro, Billow reminds me of the 70's and the funky, care-free, good-time feeling associated with that era. It's also refreshing to note the absence of skimpily clad girls to spice up the video - good songs don't need it - NO additives here, NO artificial ingredients! Even the rap seems clean, wholesome and fresh. As you can probably tell, I'm loving this tune!

This is definitely an artist to look and listen out for!

Andy Collins

I'm a South Londoner now living in Sweden. I'm also a part-time DJ/ founder of Urbanlife Radio and co-founder of Scandinavian Soul. Music has always been my soundtrack to life and although I listen to everything, soul is always in my playlist.

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