Music Video: Malaika - Beat Out Of Time
Sometimes, while perusing the musical highways and byways of the internet's vast musical universe, we happen across a talent that simply stops us in our tracks. Such was the case when we set our ears on Irish singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Malaika (Malaika Shaw); instantly charmed by the sophistication and vitality of her ear-catching hybrid of jazz, pop and soul, our senses were well and truly arrested by the sparkling energy and luminous musicality of her enchanting talent. With a beautiful clarity of tone framing the warm, soul-brushed maturity of her articulate vocal delivery, Malaika intimately invites the listener into her world with the kind of confidence and poise that only the most authentic, intuitive and soulful of talents can manifest. Showcasing her music-school honed understanding of the intricacies and nuance of musical composition with the lush, jazzy polish and melodic grace of her song, 'Beat Out Of Time', Malaika demonstrates just why BBC Radio airplay has already come her way, along with being hand-picked by Jamie Cullum to perform at The Montreal International Jazz Festival 2015.