’s “New and Next” column spotlights the brightest new talents we think you should know. This week we meet Sweden-born R&B singer/ songwriter Sebastian Mikael who counts Marvin Gaye, Sade and Babyface among his influences. Now based in New York, Sebastian describes his sound as “soulful with a hint of hip hop.”

His first single “Last Night” features rapper Wale. here, he performs an acoustic version of the charttopping song. Listen in and let us know what you think of Sebastian Mikael.