In the studio with Omar

British R&B singer Omar explains how singing and listening to music helps him feel "happy and relaxed".

"It makes me feel able to carry on with the day," the singer and body percussionist, who has worked with Stevie Wonder and Erykah Badu, said.

Omar has recently recorded his own versions of Bring the Noise songs, which he wanted to put his "own little spin on". The track Summertime, is featured in this video clip.

He says he uses music throughout the day to fit in with his mood, "Sometimes if I feel quite tired I might pop on a certain song and get my energy going," he said.

"Then when I want to just calm down and unwind at the end of the day it takes another kind of song to change my mood."

Omar in the studio recording a rendition of Summertime.

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