Bilal’s new album ‘A Love Surreal’, out earlier this month on eOne & BBE Records, is a real gem. Even though Bilal has been doing his thing since the 90’s this is only his third LP and a great follow up to the impressive ‘Airtight’s Revenge’ out back in 2010. I managed to catch Bilal live at Blue Note New York a year or so ago and he blew me away – this guy is the real deal.
‘West Side Girl’, the second single to drop from the album will remind you a bit of the jazzier side of Prince with his off-kilter delivery and the funky backing track. Bilal’s vocals is what drives his tunes, and that is perfectly on show here.