For anyone questioning where music good music has been and where its headed, theres a guiding light on the horizon: 2 x Grammy award winner Timothy Bloom.
Dont even think about bottling him, as R&B. Hes much more than that. Yes, you can hear glimpses of Prince, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke in his music and lyrics. But theres also Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz thrown in for good measure. Its that fusionpeppered with soul, gospel and countrythat courses throughout his music.
Classify me as diverse, says Timothy. I have the gospel background, which is where I get a lot of my soul; the emotion in my playing. But my music is ultimately a fusion of many influences. I could never see myself doing one type of music. When anyone asks me who Id like to work or tour with, I answer everybody.
Timothys accomplishments also show how diverse his music talents are. In 2010, Timothy released an EP on Interscope Records entitled The Budding Rose which contained the controversial and provocative video for the single Til the End of Time. In 2014, Timothy released an independent self-titled album which was #13 on the iTunes R&B charts release week and in the Billboard top 100 R&B albums. But Timothys talents extend to songwriting and producing as well. He has written and produced for Motown Legend Smokey Robinson as well as writing and producing Grammy Award Winning Songs for both Ne-Yo (Say it on Because of You) and Chris Brown (All Back on F.A.M.E).
Although todays music industry likes to pigeonhole artist into distinct categories, Timothy strives to break the norm and just create amazing music.
Seeing is believing.