It was certainly no easy feat for a new artist with a rock sound to warm up the crowd for a performance by smooth R&B artist, Kem. But Polow Da Don’s Zone 4/Interscope recording artist, Timothy Bloom, recently met and conquered the challenge at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia as the highly popular artist’s opening act. Bloom instantly captured the attention of the restless audience, flawlessly delivering his popular anthem of black love and loyalty, ” ‘Til The End of Time” (featuring the stunningly gorgeous and vocally gifted V. Bozeman).
Bloom, an up-and-coming artist who clearly embodies both passion and soul by balancing strong vocals and tender lyrics, also took advantage of the opportunity to display his versatility on the guitar and keyboard. He’s not your average artist of today.
It’s challenging to fit Bloom into any box, genre-wise, because his sound is part rock, part pop and part R&B. Though Bloom brings his own style and voice to the musical world, many have compared him to legends such as Prince, Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz. That’s an impressive circle to be compared to.
For loyal and devoted fans of Kem, whose sound is distinctively R&B, soul and smooth jazz, Bloom’s rock performance ran the risk of being a near-miss. But, though his vocals were at times drowned out by the instruments, he held his own and proved to be an unconventional yet extremely effective opener for the night’s headliner.
Though Timothy Bloom will continue to plant seeds, till and water the ground until his first album, In Full Bloom, is released later this year (Courtesy Zone 4/Mosely Music Group/Interscope Records), the increasing online buzz about the artistic boldness and beauty of his newly released and highly viewed video, ” ‘Til The End of Time” certainly proves that this new musical talent has arrived just in time for spring. –d.l. stringer