The ACL Festival lineup is great this year, with stellar headliners and plenty of up-and-coming acts – but with so many bands, how do you choose? Well, one artist you absolutely cannot miss this year is Theophilus London. Theophilus’s style crosses several genres – his delicate mix of soul, pop, electro and R&B set him apart in today’s urban pop and hip-hop scene.
London hit the scene in Brooklyn in 2008 with his first mixtape, Jam! A year later he followed up with This Charming Mixtape, which pushed him to a larger audience. Listening to London’s mixtapes, you can hear the influences of Michael Jackson, Prince, and Kraftwerk.
Although he’s released plenty of material, including the Lovers Holiday EP released earlier this year, Theophilus London’s debut album hasn’t even been released yet! Look for Timez Are Weird These Days to be released on July 19th 2011.
So take some time to check out London’s Flying Overseas video and listen to the first single off his upcoming debut album, Last Name London.
Theophilous London is playing Friday, September 16 – don’t forget to add him to your ACL Fest Schedule! See you there!