MU­SIC: PEY­TON, JAKE SHEARS, MORE.

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Long­time House mu­sic stal­wart Pey­ton rein­vented him­self as a neo-soul singer via The X Fac­tor in the UK. Al­though he didn’t win (blame Sharon Os­bourne!) it gave his pro­file a sig­nif­i­cant boost and now the openly gay man with the sul­try voice is do­ing it all on his terms. There’s not a whiff of House beats here, in­stead it’s Pey­ton keep­ing up with Sam Smith, Adele and Ed Sheeran – lots of bom­bas­tic cho­ruses and lyrics with themes of unity, hope and love (es­pe­cially on the gospel drenched Be My Enough). And what’s wrong with that? Pow­er­ful anti-bul­ly­ing an­them When They Go Low comes with an im­pact­ful video and – hur­rah! – there’s a bunch of club-friendly remixes to please his dance­floor fan base, too. Per­haps for his next al­bum the two sides of Pey­ton – house­meis­ter and cool soul­ster – could even co­ex­ist. For more go to pey­ton­mu­sic.com.

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