The eighth studio album by the ever-dependable singer spans soul, zouk and a touch of jazz

Love in Beats album OmarThere are only a few artists whose fans will buy their work without listening to it — Kaidi Tatham, Dego, Jill Scott… and Omar.

Over the years the quality of the UK singer’s output has been consistently high. On Love in Beats, like his previous offerings, your fingers are never tempted to hover over the fast-forward button to avoid a duff track. There isn’t any.

From the ’60s groove of Vicky’s Tune to the waltz of De Ja Vu, the album is a masterclass in satisfying songwriting.

Guest appearances include the late soul producer Leon Ware, Blue Note pianist Robert Glasper, UK rapper Ty, and The Floacist, one half of disbanded R&B outfit Floetry.

On this page are two tracks and a video from Love in Beats on Freestyle Records, which can be bought pretty much anywhere.

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Vicky’s Tune feat. Ty & Robert Glasper
 
De Ja Vu feat. Mayra Andrade
Track listing
1. Vicky’s Tune (feat. Ty & Robert Glasper)
2. Insatiable (feat. Natasha Watts)
3. Gave My Heart / Its so Interlood (feat. Leon Ware)
4. Feeds My Mind (feat. Floacist)
5. De Ja Vu (feat. Mayra Andrade)
6. Girl Talk
7. This Way, That Way
8. Hold Me Closer
9. I Want It to Be
10. Doobie Doobie Doo
11. Grey Clouds
12. Destiny
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