February 11, 2013 No comments yet
I was seeing a lot of “wtf is that guy on stage with Rihanna?” last night. And while I’m all like “but that’s Mikky Ekko!” I’m all for people learning who this guy is because he deserves it. More than writing Rihanna’s newest single “Stay,” (which she kept him featured on the song AND in her video for the song premiering today because she “fell in love with his voice” – me too, girl), Mikky Ekko is a singer-songwriter producer who first caught attention – including the attention of Clams Casino – with his song “Who Are You Really?” back in 2010. Mikky’s music is bluesy and gritty and urban all at once. While those elements may sound like a far fetched combination, under Mikky’s guidance, it’s completely devourable.
Bonus: never forget when Mikky stopped by BBC and sang a wondrous live cover of The xx’s “Chained” and his own “Pull me Down” that you can listen to here.