Written by Xam and produced by himself and Bruno Major, Old Soul channels an eclectic mix of old-school soul and jazz while radiating a chilled, contemporary electronic tinged vibe. Plucky strings, warm synth stabs, and a lazy beat pair beautifully with Xam’s commanding vocals.
Speaking about the track, XamVolo says:
“‘Old Soul’ is meant to be very pure; a clean slate at the start of the upcoming journey. The character speaks from the headspace of someone with few worries, living with the freedom to focus on and enjoy the simpler things in life. For now, their world is a near-utopia – occupied by trivial pursuits and good vibes – that is, until a certain life-changing encounter…”
At the age of 23, XamVolo is wise beyond his years. A true artist, he oversees every element of his music, which he describes as “a messy mind over raw, dark jazz grooves”. He’s been championed by a wealth of tastemakers – from Annie Mac, Gilles Peterson, Huw Stephens and MistaJam through to The 405 and Complex (to name but a few) – and sought after by a number of notable producers, including Paul Phamous (Channel Orange).
The ex-architecture student is currently dividing his time between festival appearances (see dates below) and sessions in the studio as he works on his debut album due to be released by Universal worldwide.
XamVolo live dates:
May 19th – The Great Escape (12:30pm show @ Patterns Upstairs) Brighton
May 19th – The Great Escape (20:30pm show @ Prince Albert,) Brighton
May 28th – Liverpool Sound City
June 24th – Glastonbury Festival
July 16th – Citadel
July 21st – Liverpool International Music Festival
July 30th – Y Not Festival
August 25th – Lost Village
Check out the exclusive Music-News.com recent interview with Xam Volo below.