PREMIERE: Theo Croker Reveals His Creative Influence in "Inspirations: Escape Velocity"
Everyone is inspired by something -- This is not limited to Theo Croker, and today he is revealing his creative food for thought. In preparation for his album, Escape Velocity, Theo has put together the ultimate playlist that sparked his original artistry and is keen on sharing it with his fans.
"'Inspirations: Escape Velocity' represent the music that inspired the direction and creation of my new album Escape Velocity. The selections are direct influences for where my head was at in trying to merge all the styles and genres that inspire my own sound. These are all artists that I feel push the boundaries of their respective genres. These artists do not play by the rules when it comes to composing, performing, and even how they technically record their music. Always resulting in a new spin on the same twelve tones that exist worldwide. Escape Velocity is my response to such influences and my journey to honestly pull together all the music I've heard into one statement."
It's no wonder Theo's music is as intricate and uplifting as it is -- drawing from influences like Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar and Taylor McFerrin, amongst a whole slew of others. His music seamlessly fits in this pocket of groove, contributing to the ever-growing and dynamic world of jazz and smooth artistry.
Vibe with Theo in his exclusive Spotify playlist above to prepare for the album out on May 6. Fans can also follow this special Escape Velocity playlist to be notified when the official reveal is live. Listen to the opening tracks to hear two new singles off the album -- "Because of You" and "It's Gonna Be Alright".