So far, JMSN‘s new project has trended toward being influenced by blues and soul, and it’s bred some fantastic, intimate singles (“Most Of All,” “Cruel Intentions“). With It Is set to drop in a couple weeks, the Michigan producer/singer delivers yet another cut from the LP, “Hypnotized.” While the song completes with Christian Berishaj belting over an ensemble of guitars, piano, bass and horns, “Hypnotized” begins with another layer of welcomed influence — reggae.
JMSN kicks off the ditty trading verses with Arima Ederra, both agreeing the should call “a spade, a spade” and, you know, get down to business. While both may be “hypnotized” and entranced by one another, it’s pretty clear they both know how this scenario ends. JMSN’s three-for-three thus far, and It Is is shaping up to be one of the year’s better efforts.
Stream “Hypnotized” below, and pre-order It Is on iTunes before its May 6 release date.
JMSN – Vocals, Guitar, Rhodes, Percussion
Andrew Boyle – Drums, Timbales
Yuki “Lin” Hayashi – Bass
Alekos Syropoulos – Sax
Aaron Provisor – Piano, Rhodes, Organ
Misha Bigos – Rhodes, Keys
Arima Ederra – Vocals
Eliza James – Violin
Ronnie Ficarro – Bass