A while back, we featured the beautiful, titillating visuals for Timothy Bloom‘s “Til The End of Time“. Continuing in the vein of The Floacist‘s nude video, there’s not a thread of clothing in sight here. No complaints from me. Its minimal approach left viewers to focus not only on the toned bodies of Timothy and the song’s co-star V. Bozeman, but on the strong voices and lyrics of the pair. After viewing, I hit up the interwebs in search of more from Bloom, and was pleasantly surprised by all of what I discovered. “Blood Rain,” for example, blew me the hell away, vocally. Creatively, he gets it. Hear his ’70’s cool on the infectious “A Tribute,” a possible nod, thematically, to Marvin Gaye‘s “What’s Going On?”. Hear him soar with ease, praising his trusting woman on “Dares to Love Me.” Citing influences such as Betty Wright, Bill Withers, and Jimi Hendrix, Timothy has the voice that Usher thinks he has. For real. While the trained musician has been on the scene as a songwriter for some time (Smokey Robinson, Ne-Yo, Usher, etc.), he’s now signed to Polow da Don‘s Zone 4 and Timbaland‘s Moseley Music Group and has promised an album sometime later this year. For now, fans can quench their thirst with The Budding Rose, a four-song EP that hits iTunes and Amazon today. Here, the singer, songwriter, and producer gets to showcase all of his many musical gifts. My personal favorite is “This May Be,” the closer, which you can get into below. Timothy presents four solid songs that serve as a masterful introduction to a dope and extremely talented artist. His refreshing work only fuels anticipation for a full album. I’m sold.