BBC Music Sound Of 2015 Longlist Revealed

The BBC have just announced their “Sound Of 2015 longlist” showing who they think will make it big in the music world in 2015 and this year I am paying attention.

Previous nominees have went on to become popular and I have been late to discover them i.e. Tom Odell and Sam Smith so I am getting in early this time.

Upon watching all the artists there was only really two that made an initial impression.

Firstly, James Bay, whose song I have heard playing on the radio lots of times but never investigated.


He is certainly to my taste and I will now go on and listen to more of his songs. However, although he is good I think he is too similar to Sam Smith and Tom Odell and I’m not sure the judges will opt for this style again.

My second choice would be Years & Years – an electro pop trio whose combined age looks to be about 19. Age aside, their sound is fresh and it immediately grabbed my attention.


I will be watching to see who comes out on top with much interest!