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DSD November 30, 2017: "City of Dreams" - Tobi Sunmola


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DSD November 30, 2017: "City of Dreams" - Tobi Sunmola

Shaun Cordingley

Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop":'s song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear. If you enjoy the track, please share it, so we can keep on talking about great new music! 

City of Dreams - Tobi Sunmola

Decided to wrap up the month of November on the Daily Song Drop with a chill hip hop track from Manchester's Tobi Sunmola and his latest release "City of Dreams". 

Check the track out below: 

I really like how "City of Dreams" is produced; the track is deceptively simple, mostly getting out of the way of Sunmola's excellent vocals, but there's an subtle, dream-like quality to everything that give the song a hazy feeling that works incredibly well to punch the track up into something quite special (especially when the soulful chorus kicks in). I also have to say that the bass line to "City of Dreams'" is surprisingly complicated--I swear I hear new flourishes in it every time I listen to the track. 

If "City of Dreams" is your first introduction to Tobi Sunmola, I have to suggest that you check out "Simba" or really anything off of his EP Childhood Culture (with a special shoutout to the gritty "Run Free") 

For what feels like the first time ever, both the October 2017 Apple Music Playlist and the October '17 Spotify Playlist have every track we talked about on them.
That also, for some reason, meant that it was a list that took a little time for me to get together, but once I got the first few songs figured out (always tricky trying to nail down how to start) everything seemed to click right into place. 

If you're looking for any of our past playlists, be sure to check out a Friday DSD feature, or serach for theguysfrom on either Apple Music or Spotify!

See you tomorrow for our next Daily Song Drop AND the November Playlist! 

-S (@Shauncord

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