“Baby Oh I” is a cinematic experience that opens with gushing strings, before being joined by the evening’s curtain raiser, Vincent Darby. Showcasing a voice of great maturity, finesse and flair, Vincent is in fact not even in his twenties. A modern crooner with timeless style, It’s easy to get wrapped up in Vincent’s latest commercial RnB offering.
Penned in Toronto Canada alongside collaborator Gray Hawken (of Locals Only Sound), the track is a moody winter night directed by arpeggiated synth work countering Vincent’s climbing vocal. Far flung from his native Birmingham the teen is clearly a product of his diverse hometown, with the Ormiston Academy alumni leading the way in the resurgence of classic RnB.
Discussing the track Vincent says:
“We began the song at around 2a.m. and finished the main body of it at about 5 a.m. We then added to the production over the next few days and then when we got to the studio we changed a couple things to turn it into the song it is now.”
Baby Oh I is not a re-hashing of modern throwaway RnB that’s purpose built for streaming. There is a class, a flavour and a narrative that circles around the phrase “love is here to stay”, and it’s clear that Vincent and his brand of soulful RnB is here to stay too.