hmv's Next Big Thing... #20 Zak Abel
Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week we bring you Zak Abel and his soulful vibes...
Who Is He?
19 year-old Zak Abel hails from North London, and, like a lot of the singers trying to establish themselves in today's music industry, he has come up through collaborations. He's worked with Gorgon City on their top 20 hit 'Unmissable', done tracks with Bondax and Wookie and worked with dance legend Joker on his debut EP.
Who Does He Sound Like?
Abel's voice takes you straight to some of the best and most innovative voices, guys like Gil Scott-Heron, Antony Hegarty, even soul legends like Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye, sweet and soothing, but with real darkness in the under belly.
Why Should I Be Excited?
He's got a gorgeous voice and has a great ear for a big tune, that's more than enough.
Can I Hear Something?
Sure you can. 'Wise Enough', the first track from Abel's EP with Joker, is below for you. You can pick up the whole EP here.