Simon Webbe

Simon Webbe isn’t your typical singer-songwriter.  I mean he sings and he songwrites, but he’s more than that.   He’s what you’d get if you mixed Seal with Usher and a super-fly DJ that plays acoustic guitar but is also a part-time break-dancer and friends with Timbaland.  You see what I’m saying?

This UK native first graced the music scene in 2005 with his debut album, Sanctuary.  Overall, the album is definitely different, but good different.  Like putting flavored creamer in your coffee or switching to Geico.  To be honest, the first single from this album, “Lay Your Hands”,  is really what put me on to Simon Webbe.  The mix of acoustic guitar, R & B flavor and sample tracks give it a sound that pulls on many musical genres, uniquely defining the music that is Simon Webbe.

Lay Your Hands

But that’s just the icing on the cake. Or the cake without the icing. Or the sugar that hasn’t gone in the cake yet.  Either way it’s delicious.

After the success of Sanctuary came the sophomore album, Grace.  This is the album that I seriously can not get enough of.  One listen to the first single, “Coming Around Again”, and you’ll be hooked.  One thing I really dig about Simon Webbe is the overall positive feeling he generates through his music.  He chooses not to take liberties with explicit content which, nowadays, is hard to come by with hip-hop and R & B music.  Check out “Coming Around Again” below.  There’s really no video, but you can listen to the song and that’s all that really matter in the end.  But seriously, check out the full video here.

So if you don’t want to listen to a mix of Seal with Usher and a super-fly DJ that plays acoustic guitar but is also a part-time break-dancer and friends with Timbaland, then I don’t know what to tell you. Except that you’re missing out.

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About the Author

Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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