San Antonio R&B singer Xavier Omar has a voice like hot butter. Take a listen to songs such as “Deep End,” “Just Get Here” (featuring female duo VanJess plus Wale) and “Struck!” from his 2019 album Moments Spent Loving You, and it’s immediately clear why his star is currently on the rapid rise. Like the greats of the genre, Omar has the ability to tap into the emotions of his listener, composing lyrics that are relatable to the everyman. He cites John Legend as an influence, which makes sense. But he also throws in names like Chris Martin and Marcus Mumford, proving that he’s no one-dimensional R&B artist. You’ll hear it all at the Fonda.
Xavier Omar plays with Parisalexa at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4 at the Fonda.