XamVolo All The Sweetness On The Surface

All The Sweetness On The Surface

XamVolo

Released on January 25, 2019 by Decca (UMO)

Main artist: XamVolo

Genre: R&B/Soul > Soul

Distinctions: Qobuzissime ( January 2019)

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XamVolo’s shape-shifting debut album is stunning. At only 23 years old, the Londoner-turned-Liverpudlian infuses a delicate soul hemmed with jazz and pop in All The Sweetness On The Surface, a mix that was already well distilled in his two previous EPs, Chirality (2016) and A Damn Fine Spectacle (2018). It’s an ingenious record that stretches itself over fifteen diverse tracks. Everything changes, except his warm voice that remains well-attached to his lyrics, which he unfurls nonchalantly. Lose yourself in the voluptuous R&B which is shaped by guitar riffs, distant synths, softened choirs and the heavy tempo on the suave track Lose Love. Enjoy the well-cut jazzy brass of Feels Good, which samples from Thelonious Monk's Thelonious. Succumb to the elegant soul of Old Soul. Behind those round tinted glasses, Samuel Akinlolu Folorunsho has created the perfect neo-Soul setting. © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz

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Album : 1 disk - 15 tracks Total length : 00:52:24

  1. 1 The Surface (Intro)

    Jeremy Wheatley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Stuart Hawkes, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XamVolo, Producer, Vocals, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Samuel Folorunsho, ComposerLyricist Copyright : A Decca Records Release; ℗ 2019 Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  2. 2 Old Soul

    Stuart Hawkes, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Dawson, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bruno Major, Producer, Guitar, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Bass, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - XamVolo, Producer, Co-Producer, Vocals, Recording Engineer, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Samuel Folorunsho, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2019 Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  3. 3 Below

    Jeremy Wheatley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Stuart Hawkes, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Fred Cox, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Co-Producer, Bass, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - XamVolo, Producer, Co-Producer, Vocals, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Samuel Folorunsho, ComposerLyricist Copyright : A Decca Records Release; ℗ 2019 Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  4. 4 Beast

    Jeremy Wheatley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Stuart Hawkes, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XamVolo, Producer, Vocals, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Samuel Folorunsho, ComposerLyricist - Nathan Britton, Keyboards, Piano, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : A Decca Records Release; ℗ 2019 Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  5. 5 Lose Love

    Jeremy Wheatley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Haven Gillespie, ComposerLyricist - Stuart Hawkes, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Fred J Coots, ComposerLyricist - Freddie Joachim, Producer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - XamVolo, Producer, Additional Producer, Vocals, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Samuel Folorunsho, ComposerLyricist Copyright : A Decca Records Release; ℗ 2019 Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  6. 6 Sudden

    Jeremy Wheatley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Stuart Hawkes, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Phil Dyer, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - XamVolo, Producer, Vocals, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Samuel Folorunsho, ComposerLyricist - Nathan Britton, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : A Decca Records Release; ℗ 2019 Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  7. 7 The Slaize Interlude

    Jeremy Wheatley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Stuart Hawkes, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XamVolo, Producer, Vocals, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Samuel Folorunsho, ComposerLyricist Copyright : A Decca Records Release; ℗ 2019 Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  8. 8 Feels Good

    Jeremy Wheatley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Thelonious Monk, Composer - Stuart Hawkes, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joe Morris, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Bishop, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Farmer, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Dyer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John Turville, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Anthony Vasquez, Composer, Producer, Co-Producer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Phamous, Composer, Author, Producer, Co-Producer - Nick Mills, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Matt Horne, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - XamVolo, Producer, Engineer, Additional Producer, Vocals, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Samuel Folorunsho, Composer, Author - Alam Nathoo, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Cedric Mitchell, Composer, Drums, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Anatoliy Vyacheslavov, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Matthew Genovese, Composer, Engineer, Guitar, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 2019 Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  9. 9 I Win You Lose

    Jeremy Wheatley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Stuart Hawkes, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XamVolo, Producer, Vocals, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Samuel Folorunsho, ComposerLyricist Copyright : A Decca Records Release; ℗ 2019 Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  10. 10 Alive

    Jeremy Wheatley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Stuart Hawkes, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Phil Dyer, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - XamVolo, Producer, Vocals, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Samuel Folorunsho, ComposerLyricist Copyright : A Decca Records Release; ℗ 2019 Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  11. 11 Sins Of A Soldier

    Jeremy Wheatley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Stuart Hawkes, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Anthony Vasquez, Composer, Producer - Paul Phamous, Composer, Author, Producer - XamVolo, Producer, Co-Producer, Vocals, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Samuel Folorunsho, Composer, Author Copyright : A Decca Records Release; ℗ 2018 Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  12. 12 Cathedrals

    Jeremy Wheatley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Stuart Hawkes, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Maths Time Joy, Producer - Tim Worthington, Composer - Timothy Worthington, Drums, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - XamVolo, Producer, Additional Producer, Vocals, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Samuel Folorunsho, Composer, Author Copyright : ℗ 2019 Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  13. 13 Adored

    Jeremy Wheatley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Martin Smith, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Stuart Hawkes, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Justin Parker, Composer, Author, Guitar, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Rich Cooper, Composer, Author, Producer, Drums, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - XamVolo, Author, Producer, Vocals, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Samuel Folorunsho, Composer Copyright : A Decca Records Release; ℗ 2019 Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  14. 14 Gold Again

    Jeremy Wheatley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Stuart Hawkes, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Phil Dyer, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - XamVolo, Producer, Vocals, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Samuel Folorunsho, ComposerLyricist Copyright : A Decca Records Release; ℗ 2019 Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

  15. 15 All The Sweetness (Outro)

    Jeremy Wheatley, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Stuart Hawkes, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - XamVolo, Producer, Vocals, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Samuel Folorunsho, ComposerLyricist Copyright : A Decca Records Release; ℗ 2018 Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

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  • XamVolo’s shape-shifting debut album is stunning. At only 23 years old, the Londoner-turned-Liverpudlian infuses a delicate soul hemmed with jazz and pop in All The Sweetness On The Surface, a mix that was already well distilled in his two previous EPs, Chirality (2016) and A Damn Fine Spectacle (2018). It’s an ingenious record that stretches itself over fifteen diverse tracks. Everything changes, except his warm voice that remains well-attached to his lyrics, which he unfurls nonchalantly. Lose yourself in the voluptuous R&B which is shaped by guitar riffs, distant synths, softened choirs and the heavy tempo on the suave track Lose Love. Enjoy the well-cut jazzy brass of Feels Good, which samples from Thelonious Monk's Thelonious. Succumb to the elegant soul of Old Soul. Behind those round tinted glasses, Samuel Akinlolu Folorunsho has created the perfect neo-Soul setting. © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz

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