Release Date: Apr 24, 2020
Record label: Caroline
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Tom Misch is a singer, producer, and guitarist, releasing music since 2012. He's also the star child of nū-jazz, and a master of the Instagram pick-up jazz guitar sound. Yussef Dayes , for his part, is best known as the man behind the drums of duo Yussef Kamaal, as well as collaborations with Alpha Mist, Mansur Brown, et. al.
After Tom Misch's beige and overly polished 2018 debut, What Kinda Music, a collaboration with drummer Yussef Dayes, brings a flutter of hope. Yussef Kamaal, Dayes' project with Henry Wu, was instrumental in bringing the South London jazz scene to the fore in the mid-2010s, and was championed by tastemaker Gilles Peterson's Brownswood imprint. After the duo split in 2017, Dayes went quiet and Wu went on to perform as Kamaal Williams.