Jude The Obscure is undoubtedly one of the most exciting developing artists on this list having only just released his debut EP 'Moments' in December 2020, after featuring on BBC Introducing in the year previous.
Based in Manchester, the singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist is in the early stages of his career yet has already released timeless bangers such as ‘Strong Enough.’
The song invites you on a journey through how he sees the world at this moment in time as well as highlighting the importance of remaining on track no matter the difficulties.
He shows his natural ability for storytelling through a direct rap flow with lyrics that resonate but Jude’s ability to switch to a much softer singer's vocals is the most pleasant surprise.
Throughout the four songs on the EP he utilises a range of instruments which gives fans an exciting insight to how his craft can continue to develop.
He might not be a born and bred Mancunian but there’s no dispute that Jude suits the city’s exceptional jazz, hip-hop and soul scenes to a tee.
Oh and also makes stupidly good beats...