Feb 4th, 2020
Hot on the heels of the release of his new album “The Anthology“, a collection of some of his most iconic tracks, slept-on gems and 2 new tunes, out now on double CD and digital via Freestyle Records, British star Omar Lye-Fook proudly launches the brand new video to single “Pass It On”, a neo-soul future classic that sees him link up with fantastic singer Terri Walker. The video was produced by Forty Miles West and is set against a series of urban backdrops and Brighton Palace Pier.
“Pass It On” is one of the two new tracks on “The Anthology” and is a beautifully funky collaboration with Terri Walker, the equally single minded and original vocalist who should be no stranger to Omar fans. This is fresh, exclusive and a very fine example of what can happen when two like-minded artists pool their creative, musical talents.
Neo Soul is a much used and abused term – Omar has been both credited and pigeonholed with that moniker, although many critics have pointed out his music has always contained strong elements of Caribbean & African music, jazz, funk, latin and other styles that ‘run of the mill’ neo soul artists rarely touch, or with such authenticity, and that may just be one secret to his long established appeal and success.
Omar is quite simply a one off, a genuinely unique artist. That’s a bold claim, but his vocal and production sound is so identifiable, that you will know you are hearing an Omar track within seconds – and that is the stamp of true originality.