You may remember Paolo Nutini from way back in 2006. He's a young Scotsman from Paisley with an incredibly soulful voice who released his debut album, These Streets to much fanfare 3 years ago, hit up the festival circuit then quickly dissolved back into the Paisley tapestry of Scotland.
I bought his debut Album back in 2006 as an impulse purchase while at a grocery store in the UK. I was paying for my lunchtime sandwich at Sainsbury's and saw his album sitting on a lonely rack marked £4.99. I had heard a bit of buzz about the album so I picked it up and decided to give it a listen. I was FLOORED when I heard it. His melodic and bluesy soulful tunes gave me chills (think of a male Amy Winehouse sans the drugs), I couldn't believe he was only 18 when he recorded it. The album did extraordinarily well in the UK peaking at #3 on the charts, despite not making any sizable waves in the notoriously hard to crack North American market.
After a long 3 year hiatus and a year spent recording (which saw the likes of Kings of Leon producer, Ethan Johns, help out on the production front) Paolo is finally ready to reveal his sophomore album, Sunny Side Up due for release on June 1st. He claims that it is his best work to date, so I'm super poised to here it.
Listen to: Last Request (Beautiful Song)
Watch to: Loving You (Personal Favourite)