Cool voice, cool music, cool hair. There aren’t many artists who can truly be called unique these days, but Fiona Bevan is truly unique. The British singer-songwriter only recently released her debut album, Talk to Strangers, but chances are you’ve already heard her music. Fiona co-wrote the One Direction hit “Little Things” with Ed Sheeran and the 5 Seconds of Summer single “Voodoo Doll.” Her own recordings are even more interesting, such as the London riot-inspired single “Rebel Without a Cause.” You can watch the official video below along with a live performance of “The Machine.” And a free, legal mp3 of the track “Slo Mo Tiger Glo” is available for download at Amazon.
Not many of Jamendo’s free albums have survived on my permanent playlist, but Youssouf Karembe’s Toguna is a wonderfully evocative collection world music – starting with the exhilarating djembe-driven “Odimiyasin.”