Listen. I ain’t typically the one for the dreamy, in-the-clouds R&B that’s so popular these days, but I do like this one from Def Jam signee Jahkoy. ‘Odd Future’ is totally relatable — back and forthing with boo, everything that comes with figuring out relationships.
‘It just doesn’t feel the same anymore, it’s all on me… There’s no one to blame anymore…’
I was invited to a label-hosted BBQ during #SXSW and had the opportunity to hear a couple of his newer records as well. He likes to experiment with EDM. And actually pulls it off though. Very cool vibe.
From Def Jam:
Premiered by Zane Lowe on Beats 1 just moments ago, JAHKOY kicks 2016 off with a new track called “ODD FUTURE” produced by WondaGurl. The Toronto born singer, songwriter and producer created quite the buzz in 2015 with the regular rotation of his tracks “Still In Love” and “Hold Your Hand” on Zane, Elton John, Pharrell and Drake’s respective Beats 1 radio stations. Utilizing his unique blend of R&B and electronic house, JAHKOY also caught the attention of media outlets such as Pitchfork, Complex, The Fader and NYLON, while Billboard named him an “Artist To Watch.”