A man of the world, this Brian Fennell. Hailing from Seattle, his former band was called Barcelona and his latest project has Welsh associations (SYML means ‘simple’ in the language of Fennell’s biological forefathers). Following two EPs, this year finally brings his official solo debut (you guessed, SYML), even though Fennell has already racked up almost a hundred million streams on Spotify thanks to his global hit Where’s My Love. The ingredients are also, well, pretty simple: a fantastic voice and gripping songs with a folky attack in an electronic sauce. World music, indeed.