Welcome back to “Curated,” where we dive into playlists from artists who are making noise in the music world. This time, we’re turning the spotlight on Femi Tahiru, a singer-songwriter from the UK who’s getting people’s attention with his one-of-a-kind sound.
Femi’s latest song, “The First Time I Got High,” gives us a taste of what he’s all about. It’s packed with smooth singing and catchy beats, and fans can’t wait to hear what he’s got planned for the rest of the year.
Now, Femi is sharing his “Curated” playlist, and it’s a chance to see what gets him moving. He’s picked songs from all over the place, mixing old-school soul with new-school vibes. There’s a little something for everyone, whether you’re into Brazilian beats or ’70s funk.
What makes this playlist special is how Femi’s picked songs that mean something to him. You can hear the influences in his music, and it’s a cool way to see what makes him tick. He’s chosen tracks that speak to staying true to yourself, working hard, and letting your creativity shine.
Whether you’re already a fan of Femi Tahiru or looking to dive into new musical territories, this playlist is a vibrant mix of rhythms, moods, and genres.
Armando Trovajoli, Andee Silver – “L’amore dice Ciao (Slow Take)”
This song has been the soundtrack to my life for at least a year now. No words, no stories, just pure warmth and elegance. Since finding this song, I’ve been obsessed with film composers from the ’60s and ’70s. They just knew what they were doing, and it showed through the music. I love it.
Childish Gambino – “Baby Boy”
Donald Glover will forever be someone I’m influenced by when it comes to creativity. He’s an example of what you could be with patience and perseverance, and I admire his involvement in any form of art. This song hits me differently in that it’s such a deep and raw song that you can’t like or dislike it. It just is. And his falsetto is crisp.
Femi Tahiru – “The First Time I Got High”
My most recent song I’ve made. It’s about being in a scenario where everything seems to be fine physiologically, but then one instance of peer pressure leads to heart palpitations, blurred vision, disorientation, and fear for one’s life. All the good stuff…
Cruza – “Let Me In”
Don’t wanna be the guy, but I was listening to these guys before they got big. No, but in all honesty, Cruza are a delight, and I wish I could rediscover them for the first time. Not that it takes away from my listening experience now, but just to get that initial “what the f**k” moment again. This is a song that I always used to bop on the way to uni, so I have a lot of memories attached to it.
Khruangbjn – “If There Is No Question”
This song is basically acid. Everything these guys do is just pocket nutritious. This is another song I have a deeply emotional attachment to. It’s hard to put into words, but that’s okay because it need not be explained, just listened to.
Rita Lee, Roberto De Carvalho – “Casa Sério”
I recently found out I want to go to Brazil more than anything, and I’m currently learning Portuguese, so in order to get a better understanding of the language and culture, I dipped my head into their music and fam. I am in love. RIP Rita Lee.
24 Carat Black – “The Best Of Good Love Gone”
Either we need for 70s style music back, or I need to go back in time because it’s one of the only eras that I can listen to religiously. They just had soul, maybe because of what was happening during those days, but every element you hear in this track just emulates love and passion. No one is half arsing. If you wanna be put in a trance with a stank face then tune into this.