Watch Daniel Caesar Electrify NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk’ With His Soulful Performance
Daniel Caesar, backed by a six-person band, gave us all of the soulful vibes while at NPR’s unplugged settings. Our hope is that this becomes a thing.
Daniel Caesar pulls out all the stops for his inaugural Tiny Desk performance at NPR’s home base. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, backed by a six-person band, not only took us to church via his debut album Freudian, but also brought in H.E.R. for the electrifying finale.
Tiny Desk proved to be just the perfect match for Daniel Caesar, his musical director Matthew Burnett, and crew. Running through the three-song set, Daniel quietly inspires awe with his musicality. From “Japanese Denim” to “Best Part,” the Toronto soul superstar flips the idea of “dinner and a live show” on its head, providing a subtle, yet powerful charge, using the melodies as a conduit.
Armed with a clear vision for the performance, Nevon Sinclair, Danah Berry, and Camille Harrison’s vocals add lift and lightness to Daniel’s vocals. Through H.E.R. into the mix for the closing number, and you feel like you’re sitting front row at an impossible-to-not-enjoy night out with the one you love.
In this case, it’s music.
Watch Daniel Caesar and his squad get busy for NPR’s Tiny Desk, which you can watch above.