By: Gemma Mastroianni
Happy Vinyl Feature Friday! Today I am featuring a very special record by one of my favourite local Pop artists, Tafari Anthony titled"The Way You See Me."
This Toronto-based artist blends Pop, R&B and Soul, accompanied by his powerful sleek vocals. "The Way You See Me" is an EP with a double meaning covering both the struggle of self-love but also the love he has for his partner.
I've been listening to this record recently because I find it euphoric, exciting, and it has a variety of bops that are so fitting for not only this beautiful weather, but life slowly returning back to normal. I love the openness of his lyricism and I admire the humility he has to be so open about his journey with self-love, something we all struggle/have struggled with at one point or another.
On a more technical level, I think the production on this record is fantastic. It sounds very professional and overall has a full sound with some great bass. Vocals and harmonization are also certainly a highlight and his voice is truly one of the best in the city.
This EP always allows me to reflect on my own journey with self-love and my relationship with others, and fills my apartment with so much harmony! If you want a feel-good album with some ground-breaking vocals, this one is for you!
His influences range from artists like Prince, Brandy, and John Legend, to more contemporary artists like Khalid to Charlie Puth, among others. Often described as a mix of Sam Smith and MNEK, Tafari creates deeply emotional songs that resonate across generations.
Highlights: Centerfold, One For You