Currently based in the Bayou, IamDele has been one of the most consistent and evolving artists over the past two years. His latest EP, We Skipped Winter, was released in the fourth quarter of 2017 and has a vibe that is reminiscent of DVSN, Bipolar Sunshine or even a “Hold On, We’re Going Home” Drake. On the EP’s standout records, “My Lady” and “Messi”, the singer does a great job of merging the lines of Trap Soul, Afro Beats, and R&B. Most recently, IamDele released the official video for “18 and Busy”. In February, the Dallas singer put out his newest single, “Cambria Ave”.
Going forward, it’s safe to say that the We Skipped Winter artist will continue to put out quality music. However, the issue that he faces is common to a number of talented, lesser-known artists. How can he standout in a crowded field of artists on Soundcloud, Spotify and Apple Music? The problem for IamDele is not that he’s not talented, but more so that there are a number of talented artists with similar sounds. Being the Bayou area for a period of time could be a positive for IamDele. With the unique sounds of Cajun music, Bounce music and other distinct music genres that exist within region, IamDele’s sound could have an even more unique flavor going forward.
In the meantime, be sure to check out IamDele’s latest EP, We Skipped Winter, his newest single, “Cambria Ave” and my personal favorite, “Potent”.