Friday, May 8, 2015

Vicktor Taiwò at the Penthouse at the Standard Hotel, East Village

Born in Nigeria, Vicktor Taiwò at a very early age relocated with his mother and two sisters to London, England. As a young adult, he intended a career in photography, but an opportunity to write and record music may have changed the course of his trajectory. Juno, Taiwò’s five-track debut EP, will be released digitally on June 16.

Taiwò made his U.S. debut tonight at the Penthouse at the Standard Hotel, East Village. Backed by a bassist and a keyboardist, Taiwò’s music was a soft, soulful, dreamy synth pop. The set included songs he already recorded as well as new songs that were still under construction. Taiwò is a young man, but he sang both light and dark tunes about relationships as if he had both enjoyed and suffered a plethora of romantic experiences. Several songs were driven by pulsating rhythms, but he seemed most convincing on the slow jams, as he poured his vocals and his emotions over the audience surrounding  him.

Visit Vicktor Taiwò at www.vicktortaiwo.co.uk.