Daniel Caesar, a 19-year-old artist originally from Oshawa, Ontario (now based in Toronto), is an artist who is making quite a name for himself and attracting a lot of attention online and in the right places. Despite this, it wasn’t until yesterday that I randomly stumbled across his Soundcloud profile and after listening to just one song, I was sold.
After some research I discovered he had a few projects out there. After debuting his second EP Praise Break, the unique quality of Daniel’s sound — feathered R&B with tufts of rock, soul, and gospel against bright, opaque instrumentals seems to be sound resonating with many audiences.
Billboard branded him as
A new artist that’s bound to break out
while Noisey praised Praise Break, as
Classically good without being rigid.
In a recent Facetime interview with BuzzFeed he revealed some interesting facts about himself but before we unravel that, lets have a listen to some of his material. Above you can have a listen to song that initially got me hooked called “Streetcar“. Below you can have a listen to his latest EP Pilgrim’s Paradise:
What You Need To Know About Daniel Caesar:
He describes his music as a “collision of all the sounds I appreciated growing up,” but you can just call it: “new soul.”
Religion has shaped him as an artist, but he won’t be pigeonholed.
He thinks Toronto’s music scene is “on fire right now” but still fighting for the recognition it deserves.
And, like other musicians from his city, he doesn’t think being emotional is a bad thing.